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Pet care services right in Downtown Cleveland - West Flats

We are along the river on the west bank of the flats in Cleveland, conveniently located for downtown residents and workers as well as those living and working in the Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods. We have easy, free parking and are the only facility with a doggie dance floor beneath huge skylights!

Our fully air conditioned building keeps our guests cool in the summer and our riverside patio provides an amazing outdoor space to bark at the boats passing by!

Home away from home for your pet

This family-owned business was inspired by Dexter, our golden retriever who was once the center of attention for a young vet student until she graduated and began leading a busy work life followed by married life and three children. Many of us love our pets as much as ever, but we find we don’t have the time, energy, or space that they crave. K9 Cleveland strives to give dogs like Dexter the attention and social interactions that they deserve. We treat your pets like our own.



We have a wide array of pet care services.

Feel confident that our pet CPR and first aid certified staff will keep your dog or cat happy, healthy, and safe.

Pet Boarding

Give your pet a getaway when you have to go away! With our canine cottages and cat condos, we are there for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dog Day Care

We offer full and half day options for your dog to get exercise and socialize in a fun and safe environment.


We offer professional full-service grooming, including a haircut and style, bath, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and more.

Dog Training

Check out our current offering of training seminars and courses. Learn how to positively reinforce good behavior to keep you and your dog healthy and happy.


What People Are Saying About K9 Cleveland

"Love this place! Unique location right on the river and they host all kinds of fun events in addition to the daycare, boarding and grooming. I tried the grooming and they did a fantastic job- he was sparkly fresh and didn't she'd for almost 3 weeks! I'm impressed, it's hard for me to find effective grooming for my husky. My boy has boundless energy and always comes home tired and happy. Definitely recommend" by Deanna, Google review

"Great environment, great staff." - NEO Drew, Google review

"This place is a true gem for dog lovers! It is so classy, there is a disco ball and a doggy dance floor where the dogs can meet with a ramp for the dogs can play on!" - Kristen Elizabeth, Facebook review

"Our puppy (6 months old) LOVES this place and so do we. [...] The first time he was a bit shy to go in, but the second time he couldn't wait to go. Once we pulled in the parking lot, he got so excited and went right in. Such peace of mind knowing he is having fun and so well cared for. Grateful we found them!!" - Sherrie Tamunday, Facebook review

"Marty has so much fun when he's there and he's soooooo tired when he gets home!" - Chrissy K., Square customer feedback

Plan Your Special Event With Us!

Looking for a place to celebrate your dog's birthday, have a dog-friendly office party, or even host a "Bark Mitzvah"? K9 Cleveland can help! As a former night club, we have plenty of bar space and free parking, and we can even help with cakes and treats for dogs and humans alike. Contact us to begin planning your event today!