CITY DOGS Runners – Running the Akron Marathon this

Friday, September 22, 2017

CLEVELAND —  The City of Cleveland's Division of Animal Care & Control’s “CITY DOGS Runners”  has 3 - 5 member teams, and 1 solo half marathoner running in the Akron Marathon this Saturday, September 23rd to bring awareness to the dogs at the City Kennel that are looking for forever homes. 

The CITY DOGS Runners take adoptable dogs from the kennel on 2-5 mile runs throughout the city multiple times each week, to help burn off energy and provide extra enrichment to the dogs while they are waiting for adoption.  “This program has taken our dogs to the next level in regards to increasing their quality of life during their time spent with us,” said Ed Jamison, Chief Animal Control Officer for the Division. “We hope to continue to highlight the amazing dogs that we have in our care, and increase adoptions by participating in this event. All of these dogs deserve great permanent homes.”

Enrichment programs such as Run Club can be supported at:

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 W. 7th St. Open hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm and Sunday 12pm-2. Walk in adoptions are accepted, but appointments are encouraged. Make an appointment to meet with an Adoption Counselor by emailing or by calling the adoption hotline at 216-664-3476.

About CITY DOGS Cleveland

CITY DOGS is a program of Cleveland Animal Care and Control.   The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pit bull-type dogs who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know our dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be. 

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at