Lend a Paw

Do you have a love for animals in need? Experience taking care of kittens or animals with special needs? There are many ways to support the animals in need in Lakewood.

Volunteer Opportunities

At this time, the shelter does not have a volunteer program. But they welcome community members to stop by the shelter anytime during adoption hours to walk, play, and socialize with the animals. For volunteer inquiries, please contact the shelter directly at (216) 529-5020 or animalshelter@lakewoodoh.net.

CCLAS is always looking for passionate people to join our network of animal lovers to help with fundraising or connect with the city run spay/neuter transport and foster care program.

A group of CCLAS volunteers smiling at an event.

Join our team!

Throughout the year we need volunteers to help with scheduled fundraisers such as our Hair of the Dog Happy Hour, Lakewood Summer Meltdown, and Arts Festival Bake Sale. The best way to get involved is to email to find out what opportunities are available and when our next member meeting will be held.


Become a foster

During primarily the spring and summer months, CCLAS works with Lakewood Animal Control Officers to provide support for cats and kittens in foster homes when they are newly born, ill, or in need of special attention. If you have room in your home and heart for a litter, please email Lakewoodanimalshelter.foster@gmail.com or contact the shelter directly at 216.529.5020.

Spay/Neuter Transport

Do you have a flexible schedule and an interest in helping with our spay/neuter program? CCLAS helps the Lakewood Shelter find volunteers to transport animals from the shelter to the APL to be spayed or neutered. Availability Tuesdays between 8 and 9 a.m. or 4 and 5 p.m. is a must. Appointments are once a week as needed. The transport program is managed by the staff at the shelter and City of Lakewood volunteers. If interested in helping, send us an email!

Foster Form

Lend a paw to animals in need!