Our Mission: Respect The Dog

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Secondhand Mutts Provides 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


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


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.


We Need Homes

More about all our Adoptables



Beagle, Male, Housetrained

Griff is a middle aged beagle. His owners wanted to do what was best for him and remove him from the home where he was stressed out by small children.

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Female, House trained, Loves Kids

Thumper is an 8 year old Doberman Pinscher. If you are looking for a loyal dog who needs no work look no further.

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Ridge was eluding capture by many good Samaritans, volunteers of the shelter and the dog warden. Finally a trap was set and he was caught and taken to the shelter.

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Don Knotts


Puppy, Male, Pocket Pitty

Don Knotts is about five months old, he’s a happy-go-lucky pitbull terrier mix puppy. He is around 30# and will probably stay the size of a “pocket pitty”.

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John Ritter


Male, Bully Mix, Happy-Go-Lucky

John Ritter is about a year old, he’s a happy-go-lucky pitbull terrier mix. He is young, playful and eager to please.

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Tom Hanks


Puppy, Male, Pitbull Mix

Tom Hanks was thrown against a wall and broke his leg in the process. He’s in good hands now with Secondhand Mutts.

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Going The Extra Mile for Bob

It’s dogs like Bob that we go The Extra Mile for and boy it is going to be a long mile for this heart breaker of a hound dog.

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Male, PUppy, Terrier Mix

Stay tuned more in the coming weeks and update his profile accordingly.

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Anatolian Shepherd Mix, Female

Banana is a beautiful, gentle soul. Her owner had an unexpected medical issue that made it so he could no longer take care of her.

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Garth Algar


Heartworm Positive: Going The Extra Mile

He was abandoned by his former family in rural South Carolina and thanks to one of our long time volunteers (who moved to the area) she was able to secure him a temporary home until he could arrive in Cleveland.

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Family Friendly, Loves Everyone!

Velvet is a great family dog and she’s been waiting awhile to find a family with kids to spend her life with. Could it be your family?

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Big League Chew


Male, 3-4 Years, Housetrained

More information on Big League Chew coming soon!

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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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Meet-Our-Mutts in April: Rocky River


Saturday, April 1, 2017 19565 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at Pet People. Our volunteers will be chaperoning three lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of Pet People.

Meet-Our-Mutts in April: Brecksville


Saturday, April 15, 2017             Creek View Commons 8249 Chippewa Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at PetValu. Our volunteers will be chaperoning five┬álucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of PetValu.

Meet-Our-Mutts in April: Shaker Heights


Saturday, April 21, 2017 16675 Chagrin Blvd. Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at PetValu. Our volunteers will be chaperoning five lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of PetValu.


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