Fairfield County Dog Shelter

1715 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130

Our Mission

Our Shelter gladly accepts donations.  Listed below are items most needed:

Wet dog food

Dry dog food

Soft dog treats


Laundry Detergent

Batteries (all sizes)

Hose Nozzles


Paper towels

Scrub/brillo pads

Dish Soap

Disinfecting Spray/Wipes

Latex Gloves (Size Med needed most)



It is the purpose of the Fairfield County Dog Shelter to embrace the dogs of the community; to keep lost or adoptable dogs safe until they can find their way home; to protect Fairfield County through the enforcement of State Animal Control Laws; and to continue to provide the community with educational opportunities on the importance of pet safety and population control.

Business Hours:  Monday - Friday  9am-6pm & Saturday 11am to 3pm

Please note: Our adoption room is not available

Adoption Policy

Dog/Puppy Adoption Fee:  $140 (license included)
Senior Adoption Fee: $90 (license included)

All adoptions are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Shelter policy does not permit reservations, pre-payments, or holds.

Please note: Our adoption room is not available to view and/or visit with dogs 15 minutes before closing.

Accepted form of payment: Cash or card. Full payment is expected upon adoption. 

Adoption fee includes the dog and a dog tag (honored in any county in the State of Ohio for the remainder of the calender year). Each dog has been spayed/neutered, heartworm tested (if old enough), given rabies (if old enough), started the vaccination process, microchipped, given a flea topical, given heartworm preventative, and dewormed

Rescue Adoptions

The following information is required to receive the discounted adoption fee:

501.3(c) certificate (proof on non-profit status)

List of authorized transporters or contacts (Proof of affiliation w

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