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Stray Dogs

If you have a complaint about stray dogs please contact the Wood County Dog Shelter at 419-354-9242.

Please provide us with the following information:

Address where dogs were last seen including the nearest crossroads.
Description of dogs including breed, color, size, hair length, collar or tag details.
Also indicate what direction the dogs were last seen heading.

Complaint Regarding Neighbor's Dog

If you have a complaint regarding a neighbor's dog please bring the complaint to the dog owner's attention. Often times neighbors are unaware that their dogs are causing a problem and are more than happy to correct the problem.

If the problem persists, please contact the Wood County Dog Shelter at 419-354-9242 with the following information:

Dog owner's name, address, and phone number.
Description of dogs including breed, color, size, hair length, collar or tag details.
Description of the event exactly as it happened.

A deputy can be sent to the dog owner's residence to advise them of the complaint.
If you are willing to sign a written statement supplied with pictures of the dog running loose citations can be issued.

Injured Dogs

If you have information regarding an injured dog please contact the Wood County Dog Shelter immediately at 419-354-9242 or contact the Wood County Sheriff's Office at 419-354-9001.

Dog Exposures (Bites, Scratches)

If you or someone else has been potentially exposed (skin broken) to rabies by a dog , obtain medical attention immediately.
If the dog is running loose contact the Wood County Dog Shelter as soon as possible.
Take pictures of the exposure and fill out an exposure report with the hospital, Wood County Sheriff's Office, Wood County Health District or the Wood County Dog Shelter.

Barking Dogs

There are no state laws regarding barking dogs, as a result the Wood County Dog Shelter is unable to
assist with barking dog complaints. Please contact your local police or the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

Animal Cruelty, Abuse, or Neglect

Please contact the Wood County Sheriff's Office at 419-354-9001.

Emergencies After Hours

For all after hour emergencies please contact the Wood County Sheriff's Office at 419-354-9001.