Our shelter sustained a flash flood on February 28, 2011. As a result our shelter lost 3 small dogs and we were displaced from the shelter for several weeks. In the 6 weeks that followed the flood our shelter was set up temporarily at another location thanks to the generocity of a local rescue ran by Ron and Vilma Briggs. We did return to the shelter in May. We were able to clean up the kennel area and begin using it again. Our office is currently located in a mobile unit near the building where our dogs are kenneled. We are in dire need of a new shelter. Please spread the word and continue to follow us on Facebook for any updates. Our immediate need is to raise funds--which will allow us to proceed with building a new shelter at a different location (to be determined by the Morrow County Commissioners). If your group or organization would like to help in any way please contact us at the shelter. 419-946-1747
***many thanks to the volunteers who have helped and those that continue to help our shelter.
Kong toys of any kind or size would be greatly appreciated by our furry friends
Collars for all breeds specifically tiny breeds.
Dog crates and/or fold-up cages of all sizes(small, medium, large and extra-large) for our foster volunteers.
Chain-link 6-foot high kennels for our foster volunteers.
Our dogs thank you!
We would like to thank the following:
Ron and Vilma Briggs for assisting with our dogs.
The special friends who have donated food, towels, toys, treats and monetary donations. Our loyal volunteers.
Veterinarians, Dr. Prothman, Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Mooney for their valuable time and expertise.
The rescue groups who have helped save our dogs....you are greatly appreciated!
Monday-Thursday 10 A.M. to 4P.M.
Friday By Appointment ONLY
Saturday 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Sunday 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Who We Are
We are a county funded shelter. Our operating budget is very limited. We are open to take in strays and owner turn-ins. We only have 29 kennels and our focus is to promote and adopt out the dogs we take in.
We try to learn basic information on the dogs, if they know basic commands, are spayed or neutered, good with other dogs, etc. We do have helpful volunteers that will take a dog home to see how they are in a home situation.
As with most shelters we do not know everything about each dog. Our fees to adopt are low. We CANNOT guarantee the health of any animal.
Adopting a friend
Our fee for adopting a new companion is $130.00. Our adoption fee includes Morrow county dog license, spay or neuter including pain medication, vaccinations and all dogs over 6 months of age are heart-worm tested.
Come Visit Us!
We are located on the south end of St. Rt. 42 as it enters Mount Gilead, the shelter is at the extreme back of the Morrow County Fairgrounds, the Shelter is the only tan building in the fairgrounds. From Columbus heading north on Interstate 71, you will take the Rt 61 exit, Turn left onto Rt. 61., follow Rt 61 until it stops at the junction of Rt. 42, turn right onto Rt. 42 turn left into the fairgrounds at Gate "C", follow this lane to the back of the Fairgrounds.
Gate C is closed during the winter months. Please use Gate A next to the Certified Gas Station to enter the fairgrounds.
Morrow County Dog Shelter Physical address
195 S. Main St.
Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338
80 N. Walnut St. Suite A
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.