The Animal Rescue Center

(We are a network of foster homes.)

Available for Adoption

Our Happy Tails


We have many puppies and dogs available for adoption as well as a large variety of cats and kittens. They can be seen at our Adoption Center in Eastlake located at 36370 Vine St. Hours are Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from Noon until 5:00 p.m. If there's an animal on our Petfinder site that you would like to see, please e-mail us and we will be sure to have that animal at the Center on Adoption Days for you to meet. Adoptions are on a first come, approved basis. All adult dogs and cats over 6 months are vet checked, spayed, neutered, up to date on shots, and flea treated. Dogs are heartworm tested and cats are Felv/FIV tested. Adoption fee for adult cats is $50. Kittens are $60. Adoption fee for dogs under 5 years is $140. Adoption fee for dogs over 5 years is $80. All puppies and kittens under 6 months are vet checked, have age appropriate shots, deworming and flea prevention. Kittens are tested for Felv.


We are in need of people to foster puppies, dogs and kittens until permanent homes can be found. ARC will take care of all medical expenses. You need only supply food and love. Anyone interested in becoming a Foster please e-mail: and a volunteer will contact you.

Who We Are

The Animal Rescue Center (ARC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 no kill animal rescue organization made up of a network of foster homes (we have an adoption center). We are dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and adoption of domestic animals. Many of the animals we rescue are from high kill facilities. When we rescue an animal from a pound, we have very little background information on the animal. Most have been picked up as strays or "dumped" by previous owners. Each animal is assessed on an individual basis before being adopted. We cannot guarantee the health of any animal after adoption. Some animals, often due to severe infections, trauma, or disabilities are adoptable as "special needs" pets. These animals need special owners who are considerate of the pet's condition and/or limitations. Any animal that does not rehabilitate to the point of being adoptable or is significantly chronically ill is considered on an individual basis and often finds a home with an ARC volunteer. No animal is euthanized based on age, disability, Felv/FIV or heartworm positive results or medical needs. However, we are limited as to the number of animals we can care for due to the availability of foster homes.

Special Needs Pets

We have many pets that have disabilities and are looking for someone who will open their home and heart and give them the love they deserve. Some are blind or missing an eye, some have deformed legs but still get around. Some cats are leukemia or FIV positive. None of the disabilities is life threatening or inhibits these animals in any way.

Adopting a friend

Please contact us for more information on any pet listed on Petfinder. We also have a variety of other animals that may not be listed on the site. Please call us if you have a specific pet in mind.

Come Visit Us!
The Animal Rescue Center
P.O. Box 110685

Cleveland, OH 44111
Phone: 440-942-1753

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

[Home] [Information] [Shelters] [Search]