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Portage County Dog Warden Shelter

8120 Infirmary Rd
Ravenna, OH 44266

Our Mission

The Portage County Dog Warden’s office is here to help the residents of Portage County, Ohio with the following issues:
*Dogs running at large
*Unlicensed Dogs
*Nuisance, Dangerous, and Vicious Dogs
*Dog bites
*Dogs attacking livestock
*Stray Dogs
*Lost and Found Dogs

Ohio law requires that all dogs be licensed by the time they are three months of age. All Dog Licenses MUST be renewed by JANUARY 31st each year regardless of when they were purchased. Dog Licenses not Renewed by JANUARY 31st will be assessed a $15 PENALTY in addition to the cost of the licenses. A license can be obtained in our office, the County Auditor's office and several locations throughout the county.

All dogs must be kept under reasonable control at all times. This would include a pen, leash or chain, or be trained to respond to adult voice commands.

This office does not handle calls involving cats or wild animals. Calls concerning wild life should be reported to the Ohio Division of Wildlife at 330-644-2293.

To report problems concerning cats or the abuse or neglect of any animal, please call the Portage Animal Protective League at 330-296-4022.

Our Office does not handle Barking Dog Complaints. If you have a Barking Dog Complaint you should contact your municipal Police Department or your Township Trustee. Those entities would enforce any Barking Dog/Nuisance Noise Ordinances.

*Always in need of donations for the shelter dogs: Good quality dog food, soft treats, Kongs, and Kuranda Beds Check out our wish list on Amazon

Adoption Policy

The adoption fees are at $97 which includes a  Portage County license. All adult dogs will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. They will also be heartworm tested, vaccinated against Parvo/Distemper, given kennel cough vaccine, given general dewormer and have a 1 year rabies vaccine. All dogs adopted from PCDW are microchipped (fees included in adoption). Puppies old enough will receive vaccines and will be spayed and neutered, as well as microchipped prior to adoption.
We require all potential adopters to bring all family members as well as other dogs in the home to meet and greet at the shelter facility. The PCDW has an outside fenced area that facilitates dog introductions in a low stress environment. If looking to adopt a pit bull or pit bull mix please contact our shelter (330) 297-6924. We do facilitate pit bull adoptions at our shelter.

Kennel hours are: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM 

                              Sat  9:00AM - NOON.    

                              We are closed Sunday & Major Holidays. 

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