Our Mission: Respect The Dog

Respect the dogtm

shelter
socialization
vet care
homes
Secondhand Mutts Provides Shelter

Shelter

We provide shelter for our dogs in loving, committed, foster homes as well as at The Mutt Hutt daycare and boarding facility.

Secondhand Mutts Socializes Their Dogs

Socialization

Our dogs are socialized in a cage-free daycare environment. This environment provides mental, and physical stimulation allowing our dogs to learn positive behaviors from other balanced dogs and human pack leaders.

Secondhand Mutts Secures Vet Care

Vet Care

Prior to being adopted into a forever home, our dogs receive a full health screen, spay or neuter, vaccinations, heartworm testing, as well as flea and heartworm preventative. We are 100% committed to any dog who arrives needed special veterinary care and treatments.

Secondhand Mutts Finds Forever Homes

Forever
Homes

We carefully screen all applicants to insure our dogs are adopted into their final forever home. Individuals and families applying for our dogs are interviewed in person and references are checked during the adoption process. Check out our Mutt Match Application for adoptive families.

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We Need Homes

More about all our Adoptables

Bella

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I NEED A FOSTER HOME!

Bella is an 8 month old Labrador/Mastiff mix. Sadly, she was surrendered by her owners due to financial hardship.

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Possum

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House Trained, Spaniel Mix, Small Dog

Possum is a 4-5 year old Spaniel mix. She is 20 pounds and fully grown at that weight. She was surrendered by her owner to a rural Ohio shelter.

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Oscar

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Under 25#, Young, Very Friendly

Oscar was picked up as a stray in rural West Virginia, taken to the county shelter and was never claimed. Oscar is only 20 pounds, he’s about 6 months old.

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Betty

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ADOPTION PENDING!

Poor Betty, found in the Flats of Cleveland, starving, cold, and dirty. A Good Samaritan took her in to help get her back on her feet.

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Tomahawk

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Young, Mutt-Mix, Great Personality

Tomahawk is a young, small to medium sized mutt. He arrived from Mason County Animal Shelter picked up as a stray, put on hold to be reclaimed, and then released to rescue.

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Wendy

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Weimaraner, 2 years old, Great running partner!

Wendy was picked up in March running as a stray in Parma. She spent 3 weeks at the Parma Animal Shelter hoping to be reunited with her owner but nobody claimed her.

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Gus

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4 years old, XLarge Breed, Calm

Gus is a gentle giant who is loves kids and deserves to have a forever home. He is 120# of love.

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Rolo

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Doberman, Young, Running Partner

Rolo is a stunning, 13 month old, red and rust male Doberman Pinscher. He was sadly surrendered by his owner who fell ill and could not longer give him the life he deserved to have

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Roots

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Pom-Chi-Shire (Pomerian/Chihuahua/Yorkie)

Roots is a two year old Chorkie (our best guess….Yorkshire Terrier mixed with Chihuahua), but he could have some Pomeranian or Maltese in there.

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Ozzie

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I NEED A FOSTER HOME!

Ozzie, a Pug/Terrier mix, is a former Secondhand Mutt that was adopted a few years ago (2010) and then again in May 2013 and is back again to find a new home.

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Baxter

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Beagle/King Charles Mix

Baxter is a 3 to 4 years old Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund Mix. He is about 30 pounds. He loves kids and other dogs!

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Bernie

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Crate Trained! House trained! Loves Kids!

Bernie is about 2 years old. He was found wandering through downtown Cleveland this winter and a Good Samaritan picked him up.

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Sweet Potato

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Ready to find her home!

We don’t really ever need to find dogs, they find us. This emaciated, fairly beat up, obviously dumped Doberman was found in during a bad wind and rain storm.

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Kanga

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I NEED A FOSTER HOME!

Kanga is a 40 pound pitbull mix, she was taken to a high-kill shelter in central Ohio, and when the shelter told the owners they were too full and couldn’t take her in, they threatened to shoot her.

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Yosemite Sam

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Someone please adopt me!

Yosemite Sam is looking at you to adopt him. This playful boy was picked up as a stray in late 2012 by a Good Sam.

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Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

Services provided by
Gateway Animal Clinic

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Events

Meet-Our-Mutts in April

04/19/2014

Come to the Pet People store in Avon to meet our mutts who are in need of a forever home. Our dogs will be there from noon until three in the afternoon. For information please call 216-664-9660.

Dyngus Dog Crowning and Parade

4/21/2014

┬áMonday, April 21, 2014 Please stay tuned for more information about our partnership with the Dyngus Day Cleveland Parade. Secondhand Mutts and dog owners are invited to celebrate Dyngus Day with their dogs at Kishka’s Beer Heaven Tent on Detroit Avenue and West 58th Street in Cleveland. In addition to the crowning of Miss Dyngus […]

Ranger K-9 5K Race & Pooch Parade

05/03/2014

Saturday, May 3, 3014 Edgewater Park, Cleveland, Ohio 7:30 AM We’ll be here with some of our dogs after the race. The race is to support the Ranger’s effort to raise money for bullet proof vests for their working K9s. Your participation in the race supports the Cleveland Metroparks Ranger K9s and we think that’s […]

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