The Wood County Dog Shelter is a department operated under the direction of the Wood County Commissioners. Each Ohio county is required by state law to employ a Dog Warden. The Wood County Dog Shelter serves as the Dog Warden's Office and is used to shelter stray dogs.
Wood County is one of the largest counties in the state of Ohio at 617 square miles and has an average population of 125,488 citizens.
The Wood County Dog Warden and Deputies are required to patrol the county and impound any stray and unlicensed dogs as well as to enforce sections 955.01 to 955.27, 955.29 to 955.38, and 955.50 of the Ohio Revised Code.
The Dog Shelter per Ohio Revised Code is not authorized to handle cats.
The Wood County Dog Shelter receives hundreds of stray dogs and adopts them to new homes or redeems them to their owners each year. The Shelter strives to reduce the number of stray dogs throughout the county and provide homes for the hundreds of dogs brought in each year.