Richland County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

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Did you know... The Richland County Dog Warden's Office & Adoption Center is self-funded and does not receive any tax paying dollars. Our revenue comes from dog license fees, adoptions, impound fees, and YOUR donations. You can send Donations by check or money order to the shelter: 810 N. Home Rd. Mansfield, Ohio 44906 or you can DONATE ONLINE at the only Richland County Dog Shelter authorized site :


Please consider sponsoring a pet so that they can go to RESCUE.

The shelter always accepts cash donations. However, there are always other things we need too. You can call it a wish list: BIG AND SMALL CRATES - PLASTIC & WIRE CRATES, BLEACH, LAUNDRY DETERGENT, DOG/PUPPY FOOD, Capstar flea tablets, Advantage flea drops, pet shampoo,Paper Towels, and sturdy collars and leashes for our dogs here at the facility and those going on transport to rescue.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for wanting to help us!!!

We are now open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00PM. Our kennels do get shut down 15 minutes before closingl each day. We are closed Sundays & Holidays. The best way to contact us about general questions including specific questions about our shelter dog(s) or puppy(s) is by email. If you are interested in adopting one of our shelter dogs, please email our office or stop by in person for an adoption application. Our email address is

Most adoptions are $99.00. Adoptions include the following: License $16.00 - Microchipping $26.50 - 1st Series Vaccinations $26.50 - Adoption Fee $30.00 - Spay or Neuter $20 off Voucher. **Adoptions may now include a rabies vaccination at a $15 additional charge. We accept Cash, Checks, or Money Orders. We do NOT have a slider for debit or credit.

As an added measure of security and safeguard for your beloved pet to be returned home if lost, The Richland County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center offers Microchipping. This process is fast and safe for your Pet. For your convenience this can be done within minutes of your new adoption or feel free to just walk in.

Click here to donate a Kuranda bed for our dogs!! Donate a Kuranda Dog Bed THANK YOU!!!!

Who We Are

I am your animal control officer. I am not the dreaded "dogcatcher” or the “murderer” I’ve been called. It is not I who allows your pet to roam the streets, to contact diseases from other free-roaming animals, to be hit by passing motorist or poisoned by rotting garbage. I am the one who must look into those sick, pain-glazed eyes, try to remove the animal without causing it further pain, and then humanely “put it to sleep” to end its suffering. It is not I who allows your pet to breed, then dumps the unwanted puppies and kittens on the roadsides and in animal shelters. I’m the one who must find the tiny animals before they die of starvation, exposure or disease, and as a act of mercy, exterminate them. It hurts me to be forced to kill hundreds of thousands of animals each year, but because of irresponsible people, I have no choice. It is not I who abandons unwanted animals on farm roads, telling myself some friendly farmer will surely take them in and give them a good home. But I am the one who must pick up the frightened animal who waits in vain for its beloved master, wondering why it has been abandoned. I am the one who must help that friendly farmer trap, tranquilize or kill that animal because it has begun to roam in packs with other abandoned hungry animals, killing livestock, fowl and game. I am not the one who breeds and fights dogs in the name of “sport.” But I’m the one fights the breeders and participants, and must pick up the dead and dying animals that have been left behind. It is not I who keeps a pet confined in an area too small—without food, water, shelter or exercise. But I must deal with the irresponsible owner who does. It is not I who refuses to spend time and money to keep up regular inoculations that pets require. But I am the one who must pick up the sick animal that is dying of a preventable disease. So remember, the next time your child is bitten by a stray dog, your trash is dumped or scattered, your pet is lost or stolen, poisoned or hit by a car, it is the animal control officer you call—not the “dogcatcher.” The next time your pet is picked up, or you are cited for neglecting or abusing it, remember, I am only trying to get you to fulfill your responsibility to your pet, your neighbor and yourself. Do not scorn me. Respect me, for I am the product of dog owners irresponsibility. I Love Animals, and I care. © 1987, Universal Press Syndicate

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Come Visit Us!

We are located at 810 Home Road North, Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Located next to the Richland County Fairgrounds. We are currently open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. and Saturdays 10:00 Am to 2:00 PM. Our kennel area does get shut down at a quarter til each day.
Richland County Dog Warden
810 North Home Rd.

Mansfield, OH 44906
Phone: 419-774-5892 or 419-774-5893
Fax: 419 774-1392
David Jordan - Richland County Dog Warden

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