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.

12 Days of Christmas Giving

We know you love to give and are always so honored and humbled by the kindness and generosity of our supporters. We’re receiving a lot of inquiries on exactly what we can use now so we thought we’d present our 12-days of Christmas wish list of items we use all the time! Thanks in advance for your kindness!

Donations may be dropped off at 2603 Scranton Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm and weekends from 10 am to 4 pm.

 12 Days of Christmas

Day 1: US Mail Forever Stamps


Day 2: Dog food


Available at Costco:
Nature’s Domain brand Turkey & Sweet Potato (Costco)
Kirkland Puppy Complete

Available at local Pet Supply Retailers:
Diamond Naturals brand Grain Free White Fish & Sweet Potato formula dog food
Diamond brand Puppy Food
Bil-Jac Frozen Dog Food

Day 3: Office supplies*

astrobritepaperPurple folders
Purple paper
Pink paper
Orange paper
Blue paper
White paper

*You don’t need to order from Quill necessarily but these are the current brands/colors we use

Day 4: Pill pockets, Velveeta (the non-refrigerated blocks)







Day 5: Palmolive, all types of dog shampoo









Day 6: Baskets (the bigger the better), Cellophane Wrap and Stuffing:
For Raffle Items at our events








Day 7: Quality toys:
Kong brand, Nylabone, strong rope toys









Day 8: Wine….Liquor…Beer…..we can explain:
(yes, alcohol….. for our Raffle Baskets – they raise a lot of money for our cause)


Day 9: Gallon sized Ziplock or Any  off brand zip type bags





Day 10: Made in the USA treats, marrow bones, and antlers







Day 11: Gift certificates: Costco, Gateway Animal Clinic, PetFix




Day 12: CASH!
bag of cash

Dewey’s Pizza School

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Take a class behind the glass


kitchenCome learn to toss and top your own pizza and gain ultimate pizza knowledge from our highly trained experts.  Space is limited, reserve your spot today. Seating available every half hour starting at 11 am.

11 am to 2 pm
$25 per person

100% of the proceeds benefit Secondhand Mutts

Dewey’s Pizza
18516 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44107

To reserve a spot in the kitchen please call 216-228-2299


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