Wood County Dog Shelter Photo

1912 E Gypsy Lane Road Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Tuesday 8:30 - 6:30
419-354-9242 Phone Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
1-866-860-4140 Ext 9242 Toll Free Thursday 8:30 - 12:00
419-353-9802 Fax   3:30 - 4:30
419-354-9001 Emergencies Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Saturday 9:00 - 1:00
  Sunday Closed
New Year's Day Monday 10:00 - 4:00
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00
President's Day Wednesday 10:00 - 4:00
Memorial Day Thursday 10:00 - 11:30
Independence Day Friday 10:00 - 4:00
Labor Day Saturday 9:00 - 12:30
Columbus Day Sunday No volunteer hours
Veteran's Day Holidays No volunteer hours
Thanksgiving Day    
Christmas Day    


The Wood County County Dog Shelter extends our sincere appreciation to the Bowling Green Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society for their generous donations to the Wood County Dog Shelter over the years. The Bowling Green Arbor donated $250.00 to the shelter's veterinary care fund in 2014 which is used to provide medical treatment to dogs residing at the shelter. In addition to the monetary donation, the Bowling Green Arbor donated a large bag packed full of dog toys, leashes, collars, harnesses shampoo, bowls and grooming supplies. The Bowling Green Arbor contributed over 12,000 hours of volunteer work and conducting community oriented activities which made these donations possible.

The 2013 statistics are now available for viewing online under the "Shelter Info" link above. The shelter adopted 279 dogs to new homes and rescue organizations, 173 dogs were redeemed or reunited back with their owners and 102 dogs were euthanized in 2013. Of the 279 adoptions, 143 were transferred to 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organizatons. The shelter adoption rate for 2013 was 81.6%. The Wood County Dog Shelter thanks all of the shelter volunteers who assisted in photographing, exercising, socializing and publicizing our dogs for adoption and thanks all dog rescue organizations and adopters who have transferred and adopted dogs from our shelter. We appreciate your support and assistance.

The Wood County Dog Shelter applied for a grant for 2014 offered by the Ohio Pet Fund to assist with providing spay/neuter to dogs residing at the shelter and to cover the cost of the spay/neuter certificates issued to adopters. Last year the shelter applied for and received a $2,000 dollar grant from the Ohio Pet Fund for the same purpose. The Ohio Pet Fund contributes grant money to animal shelters, humane societies and non-profit organizations throughout Ohio to assist with spay/neuter expenses and spay/neuter education. Grant money comes from the purchase of Ohio Pet License Plates which are vehicle registration tags available at Deputy Registrar License Agencies throughout Ohio. For more information visit the Ohio Pet Fund Webpage.


The Wood County Dog Shelter is a department operated under the direction of the Wood County Commissioners. 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. Each Ohio county is required by state law to employ a Dog Warden. 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 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. The Dog Shelter per the Ohio Revised Code is not authorized to handle cats.