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 - 6:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 12:00
  3:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Saturday 9:00 - 1:00
Sunday Closed
Volunteer Hours
Monday 10:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 4:00
Thursday 10:00 - 11:30
Friday 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday 9:00 - 12:30
Sunday No hours
Holidays No hours
Holidays - Shelter Closed
New Year's Labor
Martin Luther King, Jr. Columbus
President's Veteran's
Memorial Thanksgiving
Independence Christmas
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.

Holiday Hours

The Dog Shelter will close at 4:30 pm on December 23, 2014 and will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2014. Happy Holidays!

2015 Dog License Sales Satellite Locations & Schedule

January 6 Friendly Village Mobile Home Park 10:00 - 12:00 Main Office
January 7 Troy Villa Mobile Home Park 1:00 - 4:00 Main Office
January 13 Perrysburg City 1:00 - 4:00 City Office Building Atrium
January 14 Village of Haskins 1:00 - 4:00 Town Hall
January 20 City of Northwood 1:00 - 4:00 City Council Chambers
January 21 Village of Pemberville 1:00 - 4:00 Town Hall
January 28 City of Rossford 1:00 - 4:00 City Municipal Building
January 30 Fostoria 12:00 - 4:00 City Municipal Building

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