The Lucas County Canine Care & Control center at 410 S. Erie St. in Toledo has outlived its useful life. The Lucas County Commissioners and LC4 team are excited to be moving forward with the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art facility to provide the Lucas County community, our staff, and our dogs with the best environment possible.
Our new home will be located at 1301 Monroe St., along the developing Monroe Street Corridor in the block bounded by Monroe, 13th, Washington, and 14th Streets. The former OhioMeansJobs Lucas County building that once stood on the approximately 2-acre site has been demolished, and construction is slated to begin in the fall.
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• Kennel rooms limited to a maximum of 8 dogs to reduce barking and reactivity.
• Large double-sided kennels provided for all dogs to reduce stress and increase autonomy and choice.
• “Real Life Rooms” give options for privacy and provide quieter spaces for anxious dogs.
• The use of glass throughout the adoption areas and dog play areas to provide ample daylight, visibility, and transparency.
• Easy access for all dogs to outdoor play areas adjacent to dog holding rooms with proper screening when located near pedestrian walkways.
• Large dog yard for off leash exercise and playgroups.
• Normal operating capacity for 172 dogs; Elevated operating capacity of 201 dogs.
• The intake area, which includes exam rooms and Lost and Found services, is separated from the public adoption lobby.
• Proper indoor ventilation to reduce the spread of airborne disease and protect vulnerable dog populations within the facility.
• Durable materials and hygienic surfaces for easy cleaning and reducing the spread of disease.
• Secured after-hours stray dog drop off for use by police agencies.