6260 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134 | Parma Animal Shelter, 501(c)(3) organization

Dog Intake Policy

Learn about the Parma Animal Shelter's Intake Policy.

Dogs brought into the Parma Animal Shelter, Inc. by Parma Animal Control, Parma Police, or the public are subject to impound fees, $20 the first day, and $10 per day thereafter, payable to the City of Parma, along with a onetime Bordetella vaccination fee of $10, payable to the Parma Animal Shelter, Inc.

Within 24 hours of arrival, incoming dogs will be given an oral vaccination against this highly contagious but treatable condition that can lead to pneumonia. This helps protect current resident dogs and lost animals that the shelter intakes.

Please note that the Bordetella vaccination fee is separate from the City of Parma impound fee. If you’re picking up your animal, be prepared to have exact cash or a check for the Parma Animal Shelter and the City of Parma.

The fee schedule is as follows:

  • $10 – One time Bordetella oral vaccine – Payable to Parma Animal Shelter, Inc.
  • $20 – Impound fee (charged daily until pickup) – Payable to City of Parma*

*Note: $20 the first day, $10 per day thereafter


All animals brought into the shelter will be turned over for adoption after three (3) business days.

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