Wood County Dog Shelter

Andrew Snyder, Chief Dog Warden

A department under the Board of County Commissioners

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

Lost Dog Information

1) Report lost dogs to our office immediately at 419-354-9242. We are often the most likely agency to find or hear about your dog.

2) Always visit the shelter in person to look for your lost dog. View our latest list of impounded dogs.

The date and time the list was last updated can be found in the lower left corner of the list.

3) Ask to fill out a lost dog report in person or over the phone in case we receive a call regarding your dog.

Do not solely rely on the lost report, continue to check in person at the shelter for your dog.

The shelter is often unable to match dogs with lost reports due to differing opinions regarding breed, color and other reported information.

4) Two cities in Wood County employ animal control officers. If you reside within or near any listed below please contact them.

Bowling Green Police Department
Tom Sieving, Animal Control Officer
Perrysburg City Police Department
Jeff Studer, Animal Control Officer

5) Contact your local police or Sheriff's office in the event someone has contacted them with information.

6) Post flyers with the dog's picture, description, date lost, area lost, and your contact information at veterinary clinics, pet stores, groomers, boarding kennels, grocery stores, and post offices. Submit an ad in local newspapers as well.

7) Check the Wood County Lost & Found dog Facebook page.

8) Contact adjacent county dog shelters. Dog Warden Directory

Found Dog Information

1) Report found dogs to our office immediately at 419-354-9242. If the dog is wearing a Wood County dog license you may attempt to obtain the owner's information by searching the dog license database by license number.

2) Take the dog to a local veterinarian's office or to our office to be scanned for a microchip.

3) Check the newspaper for lost dog ads, as well as pet stores, groomers, boarding kennels, grocery stores, and post offices for lost dog flyers.

4) Contact your local police or sheriff's office as well.

5) Contact the county dog warden of the county in which the dog was found. Please do not transport found dogs out of the county in which they were found as this reduces the chances the owner will find their dog. Contact adjacent counties if the dog was found near the county border.