Secondhand Stuff: Flea Market & Rummage Sale

Saturday, September 16, 2017



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.

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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




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Meet-Our-Mutts in August: Pet People

August 5, 2017


19565 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116

12:00 to 3:00 pm
Ted & Trixie

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.



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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.
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ADOPTED! August 14, 2017


Arrival Date: 7/13/2017
Breed: Terrier Mutt
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Weight: 20# approx
Personality: Scared/Fearful but warms up
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Unknown
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Not recommended
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200


Rudy is a product of “convenience euthanasia”. His owners took him to their veterinarian for care about his severe skin issues and did not want to or could not afford attend to his needs and opted to euthanize him instead. Luckily for Rudy and our relationship with local veterinarians they were able to reach us and asked us if we could spare some room and safe his life. We agreed to take him in and now we are seeking a foster home until we find him a forever home.

Rudy is a great passenger in the car as you can see from his picture on the left. He was pretty nervous when we first met him and were greeted with some growls of fear. He responds well to females and high pitched tones and with a little coaxing he was leashed up and taken out for a walk with one of our volunteers. Once comfortable he got his “freedom ride” to our facility. Rudy met a few dogs and did well but seems to like being around people more and did bark to get our attention. He is slowly being integrated into the pack of dogs at daycare and should be ready to find a foster home in 3-5 days.

Rudy_backRudy has a severe case of flea dermatitis. The vet treated him with all the medicines he is able to take to help stop the discomfort and kill the fleas and eggs immediately. In time his hair will grow back but it could take months. It is recommended that Rudy remain on a non-liquid flea preventative in the future (we recommend Nexguard). Rudy is up to date on shots, neutered and microchipped. Rudy is a dog that will not require regular grooming services but a dog that would benefit from oatmeal baths every 8 weeks and a trim if his new owners see fit to trim him. We like his shaggy look though!

We can’t wait to see how Rudy looks in 6 months!

Check back for an update on Rudy or email us if you would like to meet him.


Coming soon!

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ADOPTED! September 12, 2017

Rogan smiling

Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Beagle Mix…. Pom/Beagle/Lab…Mutt!
Gender: Male
Age:  1-2 years
Weight: 20#
Personality: Scared, Shy, Curious, Playful
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained:  Yes
Kid-Friendly: 10+ (for now as he makes progress)
Cat-Friendly: Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200


Rogan WVRogan was picked up as a stray in Boone County, WV and taken to the local shelter. The shelter in this rural area is congested and overrun with dogs and the dogs there are all at risk of being euthanized. Rogan was especially fearful of people during his stay but not so much as to show any aggression when he was approached. Only a few volunteers could handle him and they saw a dog that should be given opportunity. One of our most rewarding types of dogs to take in are those who are scared and desperately need to be socialized. We are able to provide scared dogs with stability, decompression and other dogs to communicate with and show them the way to happiness. Rogan is a welcome addition to our program and we are excited to watch him transform and find a forever family when the time is right.

Rogan has been spending his time decompressing in a quarantine space. He has met a few dogs including Ted and Big League Chew (our long time resident and welcoming committee dog). Rogan perks up when he’s around dogs and comes out of his shell. Humans must approach him quietly and he will allow a soft touch but in most cases look away cautiously. He is very curious and we know that in time he will come full circle. Rogan will continue to meet dogs and then acclimate to the daycare pack when he is ready and then we will move him to a foster home.

Check back for an update on Rogan or email us if you would like to meet him.


FOSTER HOME REPORT by Julie M., Brunswick Ohio


Rogan does extremely well in the house. He exhibits no destructive behavior or excessive barking; I’ve only heard him bark twice. He is also house trained. He has no food aggression issues. While Rogan doesn’t mind being crated there’s really no need. While I am at work he enjoys spending time with his foster brother, Bulleit, sitting in the bay window watching the neighborhood action. That’s where both of them can be found when I arrive home.

Rogan loves other dogs. He’s become very attached to Bulleit. Wherever Bulleit goes, Rogan follows. Whether it’s inside the house or within the fenced yard he keeps very close to Bulleit. He has been exposed to other dogs and does well with them. I have not yet cat tested him.    

Rogan is very slowly coming out of his shell with me. Although he remains hesitant and afraid when approached, as previously mentioned, he never shows signs of aggression. Instead, he puts his head down and looks away or rolls over on his back although he’s exhibiting less of the rolling over behavior. He cautiously takes treats now and happily greets me at the door when I arrive home. He is allowing more “pets,” particularly if Bulleit is receiving them at the same time. When he is relaxed and feeling “protected” by Bulleit in those moments, he is very loving, curious and playful. He enjoys the affection and even nudges Bulleit out of the way for more attention but then often quickly backs away because he becomes frightened again. He still doesn’t trust his human (me). Bulleit and I are slowly working on it.

Rogan is a joy to have in the house. Updates to come as Bulleit and I keep working to socialize him and show him the “doggie” ropes.

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ADOPTED! July 26, 2017


Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Female
Age: 6 months
Personality:  Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained: Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Xena-outsideXena’s owner could no longer care for her and was worried she may be abused by someone living in her home. She spent most of her time chained outdoors when nobody was home – craving attention but maintaining her gentle spirit. A neighbor reached out to inquire about her care and suggested she find her a new home and that is when a connection was made to our organization. We were happy to evaluate Xena for our program and she did well and admitted her the same day she was dropped off. We are currently seeking a foster home for Xena to move into so we can get to know her better and match her up with a loving adopter.


Check back for an update on Xena or email us if you would like to meet her


Coming soon!

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Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Tree Walker Hound
Gender: Male
Personality:  Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes – No small dogs due to prey drive
Crate Trained:  No
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly No
Origin: Stray – Boone County, West Virginia
Adoption Fee: $200

Ted-carTed is a big old hunk of love…..and he has “happy tail” to boot! Ted was so excited to leave the county kennel in West Virginia he wacked his tail so hard it started to bleed (thus, “happy tail”). Ted was found as a stray and taken to the local shelter that is over run with dogs and forced to euthanized dogs when they are overpopulated. We were happy to add Ted and Rogan to our adoption family and help find them homes.

Ted just arrived and will be moving to a foster home where we will get a report about his at home behavior and update on how he is doing. He has acclimated well with the pack and is seemingly a happy-go-lucky fellow that loves other dogs and people. Hounds can be mischievous and tend to hunt for food and little critters but they are also excellent family pets. They do require a lot of exercise and Ted is no exception.

Ted is up to date on shots and will be neutered prior to his adoption.

Check back for an update on Ted or email us if you would like to meet him.


He is a very sweet dog and their were no issues with him and my Greyhound Zinc.  Ted has a very high scent/hunter drive.  He really just likes to be outside all the time.  Actually, it is difficult even getting him to come back inside as I have resorted to coaxing him with treats and putting him back on leash to get him inside my house.  He basically runs around the yard catching various scents like hound dogs do.  

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ADOPTED! July 28, 2017


Arrival Date:  5/29/2017
Breed: Golden Retriever
Gender: Female
Age: Senior (10, maybe)
Weight:  7# (As of 5/2/17)
Personality:  Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Not Necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender to Vet Clinic
Adoption Fee: $200


Hone_bedHoney is a golden oldie and boy is she a special one. She was surrendered by her owner to a Pennsylvania veterinary clinic, then taken in by a rescue and transferred to one of our committed fosters and we agreed to take her in and find her a home. Honey is as happy as they come, she is eager to please, she loves other dogs, kids, cats and attention! She has some minor medical issues including a skin infection that we are treating with weekly medicated baths, an eye lid that requires entropian surgery and arthritis that will require pain medication to manage her throughout her life. If you are looking for a dog that will be your constant companion and you have the funds to afford an older dogs care and needs please let us know. The seniors don’t and won’t disappoint!


Honey is currently in a foster home with 2 adults and 2 kids (pre-teen and teen) as well as a Flat Coated Retriever mix and 2 cats. She gets long well with everyone. Honey is up to date on shots, she is spayed and her eye surgery will be covered with her adoption as we have not yet set a date for surgery.

If you are interested in meeting Honey please fill out an application or email us. Look for her at upcoming events too!

Can’t adopt? Consider contributing to The Extra Mile fund and make a donation in Honey’s name. Each dollar raised helps us keep our bank account in the positive to help more dogs who need us for medical crisis, heartworm treatment, behavior training and more.

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Christmas in July

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1:00 to 5:00 pm

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Our pantry is starting to look a little bare so we’re holding a donation drive! Our friends at Forest City Brewery are letting us set-up our drive in their party room. We’re going to bring some food and snacks (vegetarian friendly) and hang out for a few hours.

Suggested Entry Donation: $5

Buy your own beer, bring our dogs an item from our wish list and come hang out in the bar or beer garden. Your well-behaved, leashed dog is welcome at Forest City Brewery in the beer garden (any day, not just this day!). Dogs are not welcome inside. Please: no retractable leashes!

Paper ready for a list to Santa

We’ll also have a great raffle basket for the winner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest!
Pull out your best, ugliest, most gawdy Christmas sweater now! You’ll need to upload a picture of you (or your pet!) in your sweater (we’ll spare you having to wear it day-of!) The picture with the most “likes” by the close of the event wins the gift basket!
*Wait for the post with directions before uploading any pictures!)*
Forest City Brewery
2135 Columbus Road (Enter off Freeman Street)
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(Street parking is available on Columbus Road and adjacent streets)
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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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