Adoption Information

All of our dogs cost $75.00.
You will receive a $50.00 spay/neuter certificate.
You will also receive a current Wood County Dog License.

The majority of the dogs available for adoption were found as strays, as a result we must assume they have not been vaccinated. Vaccinations are not included unless otherwise indicated by shelter personnel.

Adoption Requirements

Adopters shall be eighten years of age or older.

Adopters shall be permitted to own a dog at the address listed on the adoption application. Adopters residing with parents, renting their home or renting their land may be required to provide written, signed and dated permission by the homeowner, landowner or landlord authorizing the dog to reside at the residence.

Adopters shall not breed the dog and shall spay or neuter the dog, at their own expense, within thirty days of the adoption date or upon the dog reaching six months of age unless the spay or neuter is contraindicated in writing by a licensed veterinarian. The Wood County Dog Shelter may provide a spay or neuter certificate to the adopter in an amount determined by the Board of County Commissioners to reduce the adopter's spay or neuter expense.

Adopters shall provide adequate food, water, shelter and veterinary care to the dog in accordance with RC 959.

Adopters shall confine and license the dog in accordance with RC 955.

Adoption Procedure

Dogs are currently adopted on first come first serve basis. Dogs are available for adoption on or after their available date. Please call the shelter to determine the dog's available date.
Upon completion of all required paperwork and upon paying the $75.00 adoption fee you may adopt the dog the same day provided it is on or after the available date.

If you have any questions regarding available dogs or adoption in general please give us a call at 419-354-9242.