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Fairfield County Dog Shelter

1715 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130

Our Mission

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 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM

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

-Wet dog food

-Dry dog food (Purina Dog Chow)

-Soft dog treats for training


-Laundry Detergent

-Nylabones - L/XL

-Kuranda Beds

-Paper towels

-Clorox Wipes

-Poop Bags

-Kongs - M/L

-Jolly Balls


-Peanut Butter, Cream Cheese, Hotdogs


Adoption Policy

Dog Adoption Fee: $150 (license included)
Puppy Adoption Fee:  $175 (license included)
Senior Adoption Fee: $100 (license included)

All adoptions are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Shelter policy does not permit reservations, pre-payments, or pre-visit 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. It also includes a leash and collar.

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

  • day hours
    Monday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Wednesday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM
    Sunday Closed

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