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Lucas County Canine Care & Control

410 South Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43602

Our Mission

At Lucas County Canine Care & Control, we have new dogs available for adoption every single day! Be sure to check out our adoptable dogs, and stop in for a visit anyday of the week. We are sure to find you the perfect match!



Lucas County Canine Care & Control handles stray and homeless dogs and enforces dog laws in Lucas County, which is in northwest Ohio, including the City of Toledo. We handle about 300 dogs monthly. We have a staff of 25 people, including six Canine Control Officers, four office staff, seven kennel staff, one veterinarian, two veterinary technicians, a community outreach coordinator, a behavior technician and three management positions. We do not receive money from the County general fund. Our department is funded primarily through the purchase of dog licenses. Your dog license purchase not only helps to protect your dog, but also helps us care for homeless and stray dogs, protect the community from loose and dangerous dogs, and help reunite lost dogs and their ow

Adoption Policy

We have a wide variety of dogs available for adoption, ranging in size, age, temperatment, and appearance. Each dog has a unique personality and quarks that make them truly one of a kind!


Each adoptable dog has had a full behavior assessment, physical exam, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing (and preventative), and treatment for internal and external parasites. Each dog will also leave the building with a current Lucas County dog license. This is all included in the normal adoption fee of $125.


If you are interested in visiting with a particular dog, we require that you spend some time visiting the animal to ensure it will be a compatible match. It's always recommended to bring along all members of the family (especially any children) to the shelter for the meet and greet, and also any resident dog(s). Our staff will assist in a controlled introduction between your new dog and resident dog, so you and your family have an idea as to w

  • day hours
    Monday 11-7
    Tuesday 11-7
    Wednesday 11-7
    Thursday 11-7
    Friday 11-7
    Saturday 11-5
    Sunday 11-5
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