Wood County Dog Shelter

Jodi Harding, Chief Dog Warden

A department under the Board of County Commissioners

Doris I. Herringshaw, Ed.D.    Craig LaHote    Theodore H. Bowlus

Shelter Hours

The Dog Shelter is open to the public during normal hours, including Saturdays.

Limited Entry; Masks/Face Coverings Required

Entry may be limited based on the number of people inside the Shelter.

Entry will not be permitted if you are not wearing a mask, scarf, or other adequate face covering (must cover mouth and nose).

Please check your temperature at home before coming to the Shelter. If you have a fever (over 99 degrees) or are experiencing shortness of breath, body aches, muscle aches, or headaches, please DO NOT come to the Shelter.

Maintain Distance

Everyone must maintain a distance of 6 feet from each other and 10 feet is recommended.

Hand Washing

Please wash your hands frequently, including before you come to the Shelter. Hand sanitizer use is also encouraged.

Limited Staffing

The Shelter will not be fully staffed yet. Unexpected closures are highly likely to respond to calls and meet other statutory obligations. Please call in advance.


When there are dogs at the shelter, existing volunteers may walk dogs during Shelter hours.

Buying Dog Licenses

Please purchase dog licenses online instead of at the Shelter whenever possible. https://doglicenses.us/OH/Wood/

Dog Park

The Dog Park continues to remain open, membership may be purchased at the Shelter.


Please direct questions to the Wood County Dog Shelter at 419-354-9242 option 2.

Date & Time Location
Dec   13, 2023    1:30 - 3:30 Perrysburg:  3 Dog Bakery
Dec   19, 2023    1:30 - 3:30 Pemberville IGA
Dec   20, 2023    1:30 - 3:30 Pet Supplies Plus - Perrysburg
Jan   02, 2024    12:30 - 3:30 Perrysburg:  3 Dog Bakery
Jan   03, 2024    1:30 - 3:30 Pemberville IGA
Jan   09, 2024    1:30 - 3:30 Northwood Municipal Building
Jan   10, 2024    12:30 - 3:30 Pet Supplies Plus - Perrysburg
Jan   16, 2024    1:30 - 3:30 Rossford Municipal Building Atrium
Jan   17, 2024    1:30 - 3:30 Troy Villa Club House
Jan   23, 2024    1:30 - 3:30 Haskins Municipal Building
Jan   24, 2024    1:30 - 3:30 North Baltimore:  Great Scot
The Wood County Dog Shelter was awarded a $2,500 grant in 2020 offered by the Ohio Pet Fund.
The grant money will be used to assist with providing spay/neuter to dogs residing at the Dog Shelter.

Ohio Pet Fund grants are made possible by the purchase of Ohio Pet License Plates available at www.oplates.com.

For more information visit Ohio Pet Fund's website.
Ohio Pet Fund Flyer
Kroger Rewards

Wood County Dog Shelter Photo

The Wood County Dog Shelter in Ohio 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.

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.

Dog Wardens are law enforcement officers and have the same police powers as sheriffs and police officers in the performance of their duties. The Dog Shelter per the Ohio Revised Code is not authorized to handle cats.