3 Morrow County Dog Shelter

Morrow County Dog Shelter

We are a county run dog shelter. We enforce state and county laws and sell dog licenses. In addition to that we accept stray, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and find them new homes. Many dogs are found wandering as strays or injured on the road. Some are abandoned by their owners while others are surrendered for various reasons. And a number of dogs are impounded due to law violations and are never reclaimed by their owners. The dogs are examined for identification and checked for injuries upon arrival. We note gender, breed and approximate age. Our shelter is currently in a floodplain and we are actively raising funds to build a new facility. Our shelter has struggled with flooding issues and we have sustained (most recently) 3 floods since February of 2011.

Our Adoptable Pet List

Click here to see our Happy Tails!


Wish List

  • 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!

    We're Open

  • 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.
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    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
    Mailing Address
    80 N. Walnut St. Suite A
    Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
    Phone: 419-946-1747


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    Donate a Bed
    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.