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Medina County Dog Shelter

The Medina County Dog Shelter is in operation Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.–4 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For inquiries or more information, please first call us at 330-725-9121. Thank you.

Download 2024 Dog Shelter brochure

Medina County Dog Shelter Visitor Policy

The Medina County Dog Shelter is always happy to welcome visitors. However, to ensure the smooth operation of the facility along with the safety of visitors, employees and the animals in our care, visitors to the Medina County Dog Shelter (“Shelter”) are expected to observe the following:

  1. Visitors to the Shelter should restrict their visits to the Shelter’s regular operating hours.
  2. No drugs or alcohol on premises.
  3. Only those 16 or older not accompanied by adults may enter the facility.
  4. Staff are not required to escort or wait on visitors who appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who are belligerent or threatening.
  5. Anyone who wishes to see or interact with the dogs may do so at the discretion of Shelter personnel. Visits with dogs may be occasionally restricted (e.g., at the start or the end of a day, during shift changes, meals, etc.) as deemed necessary in the sole discretion of Shelter personnel.
  6. Questions regarding the status or availability of individual dogs available (or not available) for adoption should be directed to the Dog Warden during normal business hours.
  7. Shelter personnel are not required to tolerate behavior that they deem to be disrespectful or offensive. If an employee is subjected to such behavior by any visitor, the offending visitor will be asked to leave the shelter.
  8. No unauthorized photography of dogs, staff or facilities.
  9. No food or dog treats may be brought from outside shelter facilities without express consent of Shelter staff.
  10. No feeding of dogs by visitors.
  11. Refusal to follow any request or direction of Shelter personnel, or continued violations of this policy may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of visitor privileges, at the discretion of the Dog Warden.

Dog Shelter Visitor Policy Rev. 8/2023; Resolution 23-0654

Found a Lost Dog? Conduct a License Search

Conduct a dog license search by clicking here.

Dogs Currently Available for Adoption

Below is a list of dogs currently available at our shelter. The adoption list is updated daily, and may only be a partial listing of the animals that need a loving home. For more information, please call or visit the Dog Shelter.

All stray dogs at our shelter are scanned for micro-chips, but a dog license is always the sure ticket home. All of the dogs listed are current on DHPP, Bordetella, and dewormed.

Want more information?

Get details on spaying and neutering your pet, dog license and fee information, and access important stats and information about the dog shelter.

Spay & Neuter Info License & Fee Info About the Dog Shelter

Fox8 News Segment

The Medina County Dog Shelter staff, Nikki and Julie, were recently on Fox8 News! Watch the video here.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Medina County Dog Shelter. After you have completed the application, please feel free to drop it off at the shelter, email it to, or mail it in.

Download Volunteer Application

Download Dog Shelter Volunteer Handbook

Donation Wish List:

Fleece Blankets, Dog Food (dry), Leashes, Dog Collars (medium to large collars are needed most), Treats

Ohio Dog Laws

Sec. 955.10 Tags To Be Worn:
Every registered dog, except dogs constantly confined to registered kennels, shall at all times wear a valid tag issued in connection with the certificate evidencing such registration. Failure at any time to wear such tag shall be prima-facie evidence of lack of registration and shall subject any dog found not wearing such tag to impounding, sale or destruction.

Sec. 955.21 Failure to Register Dog:
No owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog more than three months of age, nor owner of a dog kennel, shall fail to file the application for registration required be section 955.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, nor shall he fail to pay the legal fee therefor.

Sec. 955.22 Confinement of Dogs:
No owner, keeper, or harborer of any dog shall fail at any time to keep it either physically confined or restrained upon the premises of the owner, keeper, or harborer by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision, or secure enclosure to prevent escape, or under reasonable control of some person, except when the dog is lawfully engaged in hunting accompanied by the owner, keeper, or harborer or a handler.

National Listings

The link below are regional and national listings of animals that are available for adoption.


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