Lucas County Canine Care & Control

Featured Furry Friend

Meet Krispy
Paw Print Border Paw Print Border

News & Events

posted on Friday May 3rd, 2024 at 1:28PM
  TOLEDO, OH – Lucas County Canine Care & Control (LC4) is offering an adoption special to celebrate Star Wars Day. Dogs aged 6 months or older can be adopted for just ... read more
posted on Sunday April 14th, 2024 at 11:56AM
Nearly 10 million pets go missing each year. In 2023, LC4 cared for around 2,700 stray dogs. Most of those dogs are lost. Of those, only 863 were claimed by ... read more
See More Posts

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 33 people made up of: 5 Canine Control Officers and their crew leader, 3 front desk clerks, 2 dispatchers, 9 Canine Care Technicians and their crew leader, the veterinarian, two Registered Veterinary Technicians, a Veterinary Assistant, the Community Outreach Coordinator, the Personalized Adoption Counselor, the Behavior & Enrichment Coordinator, the Community Engagement Manager, the Office Manager, the Canine Care Center Supervisor (Deputy Dog Warden), and the Director (Chief Dog Warden). 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 owners.

The Ohio Pet Fund supports spaying and neutering of owned and shelter animals with the proceeds from the sale of Ohio Pet License Plates. Please consider this option next time you renew your Ohio license plates! We received a $2500 grant from them previously to help with the cost of spaying and neutering all our adoptable dogs.