Dog Warden & Adoption Center

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 Kennels Open at 11am, closed on Mondays
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:


Sales of dog licenses

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

A 24-hour response line to emergency calls

Adoptable dogs

Our adoption fees are:

$50 for dogs who have been in the shelter for over 1 year

$100 for over 6 months

$125 for over 3 months

$150 for under 3 months

That includes the spay/neuter, deworming, first round of

vaccines, microchip and current year dog license.