Are you looking for your BFF? Look no further. Colleen is at the Parma Animal Shelter just waiting for you!

We need some GivingTuesday Love!

Please consider donating to the Parma Animal Shelter to help us continue our mission of providing a safe haven for animals in need.

Dine To Donate

When:  December 7, 2023 @ 11am – Close

Where:  Applebee’s – 4191 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

Applebee’s will donate 15% of your check to Parma Animal Shelter.


From Wednesday, December 13th to Saturday, December 16th, 10% of all services will be donated to the shelter. Future Direction Hair Studio and Spa is located at 6879 Ridge Road in Parma. Anyone interested in participating in this great cause can call 440-845-6766 to schedule their appointment.

Reduced Adoption Fees for Cats & Kittens

Until Further Notice:  Adoption fees for adult cats $30, senior cats $25, and kittens $50 each / $75 for two!

Acme Community Cash Back

Help Support Our Organization! Shop & Earn 5% Cash Back – Save your Acme Fresh Market receipts dated August 1, 2023-February 15, 2024 to help us raise money.

Paw Points Rewards

Help us earn free Fresh Step Cat Litter!  Join the Paw Points rewards program and see how you can help improve the lives of our shelter cats.

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Learn how you can become a Parma Animal Shelter Volunteer.

PAS Adoptable Dogs & Puppies

Adoption fees: Puppies, 6 months & under – $200.00; Small Dogs, 7 months to 7 years (25 lbs. and under) – $200.00; Click HERE to view full list of adoption fees.

Winter Shelter Update

Calendar of Events
We are so excited about our upcoming events!

  • Great Lakes Brewing Company Dine to Donate, November 29th 4-7 pm, 2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland
  • Applebees Dine to Donate, December 7th, On-line or in person with flyer. Use code DOINGGOOD 4191 Rockside Road

We would like to thank everyone who has been supporting our shelter with donations to our fundraising campaigns.  We’ve made it easier to donate using a credit card, Paypal or by mail.    We are also grateful to those who continually share our social media posts and help us find homes for our guests.   For those generous people who are willing to donate from our wish list, we have made updates!  You can donate through Amazon or Chewy wish lists too. For those of you who use Fresh Step litter, every point you donate will help us buy litter for our foster kitties.  It’s easy to create an account and upload a picture of your receipt. We also have ongoing campaigns on Giving Grid to help us raise money for medical care for our guests.

We are also looking for volunteers so if you can help, please submit an application.  We are looking for volunteers to help staff our front desk, walk dogs and take care of kitties. There are 100 jobs necessary to run an animal shelter. We are proud to be 100% volunteer. Once trained, volunteers can choose from open slots on Signup Genius during the week if they have extra time to give. We appreciate the many people who step up to help with events and come in for extra shifts as needed. Our Star volunteer last month was volunteer Jean Bolling!


  • You can visit the shelter to adopt without an appointment! We are open 10-12 noon on Saturday and Sunday and 5-7 pm daily. Our front desk staff answers the phones during these hours and also from 10-12 noon M-F. We have made our website as helpful as we can by including resources and links to answer most questions we receive via phone calls.
  • We require visitors to fill out an adoption application and receive approval before adopting.
  • We strongly suggest filling out an application before visiting with our cats or dogs, otherwise you will have to wait for your application to be reviewed and come back at a later date to adopt.
  • Responses to applications for cats will be sent from via email within 72 hours of submission.
  • Responses to applications for dogs will be sent from via email within 28-48 hours.
  • Your approval email will detail any information you need to know for adoption.
  • We cannot guarantee that a specific cat or kitten or dog will be available during your visit, and we will not be putting holds on kittens.

To submit an adoption application, check out our adoption policy page and please fill out this Cat / Kitten Adoption Form.

Potential adopters are welcome to fill out an application during their visit to the shelter but we do recommend that they do it on-line ahead of time. The application will then be reviewed by health and welfare. If they are a good match, an appointment will be scheduled with an adoption counselor. All other animals in the home must be brought in for a meet and greet to determine compatibility with our shelter dog.

Please click the link provided below to fill out the dog adoption/fostering inquiry.

Any questions please email
Dog adoption/foster inquiry form

Become a Permanent Foster

From time to time, the Parma Animal Shelter takes in kittens and cats that will need ongoing veterinary care.  It is possible to take one of these felines home as part of our permanent foster program.  As a permanent foster, you provide basic supplies (regular food, litter, etc.) and love, and the shelter pays for the medical care of the animal.  Some of these animals require daily medication or frequent trips to our veterinarian for procedures – each situation is unique.  If you would like to permanently foster one of our special needs cats or kittens, please email


Catch a glimpse inside! Here’s a walk-thru view of the Parma Animal Shelter.

Join our Team!

Saturday AM kennel attendant and dog walker
Thursday kennel attendant, someone to arrive at 4 PM
Sunday morning cats
Saturday morning cats
Thursday evening cats
Saturday evening cats

Friday am dog walker
Thurs pm dog walker
Wed pm dog walker
Tues am dog walker
Mon pm dog walker

Saturday evening front desk
Wednesday morning front desk
Saturday morning front desk
Sunday evening front desk
Tuesday evening front desk

Vet tech or vet assistant: Thursday 4 – 6 PM
Monday evening vet tech or vet assistant 4 – 6 PM



Are you looking for your BFF? Look no further. Colleen is at the Parma Animal Shelter just waiting for you! She is a very sweet, quiet, calm senior female cat. Colleen is very friendly and loves people. She will follow you around while you do chores around the house. Colleen has the cutest meow and likes to talk and may have some stories to share! Colleen will let you know when she wants something. She loves being out and about and if you put her back in her cage, she will give you a bit of a scolding. Colleen does love to be brushed. She is playful and likes string toys. She might be okay with another cat, a quiet dog and children. Fill out an application online. You will receive an email once the application has been approved. (dob 9/10/13)

Upcoming Events

10:00 am Future Directions Hair Studio an...
Future Directions Hair Studio an...
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm
Future Directions Hair Studio and Spa will give Parma Animal Shelter 10% of all services.  Call 440-845-6766 for an appointment.  Treat yourself to a little pampering while helping animals in need!

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If you’ve lost a pet, click HERE to search found animals.

To view info and tips for finding a lost pet, click HERE.

You can also visit our FACEBOOK page to see if anyone has posted a lost or found pet.

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