Our events are not only super fun but they are key to the development of our funding to help the dogs in our program. Because we are not a traditional shelter we like to get our dogs out to as many events as possible to meet potential forever families. We are always in need of volunteers at our events – the most common opportunity is chaperoning dogs and answering questions from interested families. Many of our events held in the summer are at outdoor locations and in the fall and winter our focus is adoption events in partnering pet stores.

If you would like to volunteer read more here.

Dunks for Dogs

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dunks for Dogs (art)

Join us for a fun night! Dunk some of Cleveland’s favorites! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cleveland Kennel/City Dogs and Secondhand Mutts. All are welcome to attend, admission is free! Raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle and lots of fun at the Dunks for Dogs event!
Step on up, give a ball a toss and do your best to hit the target and make a splash! Here’s the list of folks getting dunked for the dogs and the time the dunking will comence!:
6:30: Mindy Naticchioni, Shelter Manager, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter
6:50: Dr. Brian Forsgren, Gateway Animal Clinic
7:10: John Baird, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter & Retired Chief at Cleveland Animal Care and Control (City Dogs)
7:30: Keith Dozer, Dog Warden, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter
7:50: Dr. Matt, Tremont Animal Clinic
8:10: Dr. Bob Litkovitz, Tremont Animal Clinic
8:30: Ed Jamison, Chief Dog Warden Cleveland Animal Care and Control (City Dogs)
8:50: Greg Murray, Local Photographer
9:10: Becca Riker, Owner, The Mutt Hutt and Founder of Secondhand Mutts
9:30: Becca Britton, Director, Friends of the Cleveland Kennel
Take a chance to toss a ball and make a splash for two great causes:
$5 per ball
$12 for 3 balls
$25 for a guaranteed dunk, yes – you get to smack the target!
While on the patio enjoy a $5 bar menu (patio only) or step inside for the full menu which is available all night.
Your well-behaved, leashed dog is welcome on the patio. Please no retractable leahes.
Can’t attend? You can attend virtually and buy your ball toss or guaranteed dunk. Click here to make your donation.

Secondhand Stuff: Flea Market & Rummage Sale

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Flea Market Art - FB

Interested in selling your stuff? pots are first-come, first-serve until they are gone.

Contact Leah Kubiak by August 30, 2017 at for seller information and reservations.

Just Add Salt+: A Fine Dining Experience to Benefit Secondhand Mutts

Sunday, October 1, 2017


salt_diningJoin us for a fine dining experience at one of the “hottest new restaurants in Cleveland”. There is limited seating available for parties up up to 15. Co-owners Jessica Parkison and Chef Jill Vedaa will serve up an amazing five courses paired with wine. Cash bar cocktail hour will st art the evening off and end with something special to take away.

$100 per person
Omnivore or Vegetarian Options Available
Cocktail Casual Attire

More details coming soon!salt

17625 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107




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