Dog Warden

Health and Social Services
General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 419-774-1392
Emergencies: Dial 911
810 N. Home Road

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The purpose of the Richland County Dog Warden’s Office and Adoption Center is to function

primarily as an animal control organization and facility under the provisions set forth in the

Ohio Revised Code, while also increasing the number of adopted dogs through greater public

awareness. The staff are dedicated to the promotion of public safety, responsible pet

ownership, reducing pet overpopulation and the humane treatment of animals.

What the RCDW provides:

Adoptable dogs.

Our adoption fees are $175.00. That includes the spay/neuter, deworming, first round of

vaccines, microchip and current year dog license.


Sales of dog license

Educational talks/speaking about dog safety and care

A safe place for dogs while waiting for their owners

Enforcement of the ORC 955 regarding dogs

Volunteer opportunities

Needed medical care for all dogs in the facility

A 24 hour response to injured stray dogs and aggressive dogs at large.