Contact Information
Address 1912 E Gypsy Lane Road
  Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone 419-354-9242
Toll Free 1-866-860-4140 Ext 9242
Emergency 419-354-9001
Fax 419-353-9802
Email wcdogshelter@co.wood.oh.us
Shelter Hours
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 12:00
  3:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Saturday 9:00 - 12:00
Sunday Closed
Holidays - Shelter Closed
New Year's Day Labor Day
MLK Jr. Day Columbus Day
President's Day Veteran's Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day Christmas Day
Wood County Dog Shelter Photo

General Information

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.

Door to Door Dog License Enforcement to Commence

The Wood County County Dog Shelter will begin conducting door to door dog license checks in May. Dog license sales revenue and shelter fees are the only revenue sources utilized for the operation of the Dog Shelter. No additional tax revenue funds Dog Shelter operations. The Wood County Dog Shelter extends thanks to the Wood County residents that have purchased or renewed licenses for 2015.

The Bowling Green Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society Donates to Shelter

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. Read More

Ohio Pet Fund Grant

The Wood County Dog Shelter applied for and received a grant in 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. Read More