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posted on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 at 10:28AM
Join us on March 21st for our first Snout and About for 2020!  Give a shelter dog a much needed break from the kennel by going on a field trip around ... read more
posted on Friday February 28th, 2020 at 5:14PM
  Join us on February 29 for an adoption flash sale! All of our adoptable dogs will have a reduced adoption fee of $5 plus a $25 license. Dogs will be ... read more
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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 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 this year to help with the cost of spaying and neutering all our adoptable dogs.