Happy Tails

Helping Dogs Find Healing and Happiness

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS) has a very important job: It’s not just about finding dogs new homes. It’s also about rescuing, healing, and rehabilitating dogs that have seen the worst. Whether they are sick, have been abused, or have never had a home, once they find their way to CCAS, they are given love. Everything we do comes back to giving these dogs the best new beginnings.

There’s nothing we love more than sharing the dogs’ transformation stories! Here are just a few.

Posie before and after

Meet Posie

Posie, a hound mix, came to the shelter at eight months old weighing only 19 pounds. She was emaciated and suffering from severe mange. In just two months, the shelter helped her heal—and find her forever family! Now, Posie loves people and dogs and especially loves to play. She was a recipient of the Dick Goddard Best Friend’s Medical Relief Fund.

Colt before and after

Meet Colt

Colt, a pit bull-boxer mix, came to the shelter when he was three years old. He was found on the side of the road in East Cleveland in critical condition: gunshot wounds to the head, a shattered jaw and nose, and an injured leg that would be amputated. Even though Colt went through a horrific ordeal, he blossomed into a loveable and affectionate pup.

Did You Adopt From CCAS? Give Us a Pupdate!

Did you adopt a CCAS dog? We want to know: How are they living their best lives? What has your journey been like with them? What makes them special?

Every Thursday, Friends of the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter highlight pups that have been adopted from our pals at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter.

We want your photos and stories! Fill out the form below, and your CCAS grad could be featured as a future FCCAS Throwback Thursday pup!


If you would like to support the very important efforts of CCAS to rescue, heal, and rehabilitate animals in dire need of assistance, please consider making a donation.