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:
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
Needed medical care for all dogs in the facility
A 24 hour response to injured stray dogs and aggressive dogs at large.