Belmont County Animal Shelter

45244 National Rd.
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Visit us on the web at: here

Open six days a week:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-4 pm
Sunday 12-3 pm

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter


Donations welcome: Purina, Pedigree, Grain free, Diamond dog food, dry and canned Purina cat food, litter, pet toys, buckle collars, and leashes. Clorox, mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber water bowls, stainless steel kennel buckets. We now have an obedience training program for some of our dogs. Selected dogs are sent to a local correctional institute and are taught basic obedience by the inmates,including housetraining. We have a high adoption rate with dogs from this program!

Who We Are

We are the Belmont County Animal Shelter. We operate Belmont county's only animal shelter. We house stray and owner surrendered animals. At any given time, the population of animals in our shelter averages 45-70 canines and 20-45 felines. We offer programs for assistance with having owned animals altered, programs on humane education, and enforce Ohio dog laws according to the O.R.C.

Adopting a Friend

Adoption fees: $125, all dogs and puppies, $25, adult cats not de-clawed; $35, adult declawed cat; $50 kittens. (There is a $5 County selling fee also required for all animals, this is included in the adoption fee) Residents of Belmont County, Ohio must also purchase a dog license for $12 and pay any late license fees if they exist. All animals are spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations. Our pets are adopted to be a part of your family, so they must live inside with you. Our hours are: Daily 10-3pm Closed Tuesday, Sunday 12-3.

Adoption Procedures:

  1. Complete an adoption application online or in person.
  2. Upon approval, you may select a pet when one that you like becomes available.
  3. Confirm your selection with the shelter manager who will arrange for the animal to be spayed or neutered and inform you when your pet is ready to leave.

We adopt our dogs and cats to approved individuals and families. We also take more than one application on an animal and choose the best match. We will consider only those rescue organizations who are 501C3's. This means they must be non- profit organizatons that also adopt only to approved individuals and families, and will not sell any animal to the public, including retail establishments and pet stores.


Direction to the shelter: From Interstate 70 westbound, turn left off of the exit and proceed to the first traffic light. Turn right at the light onto Route 40 and proceed under Interstate 70. From Interstate 70 eastbound turn left onto route 40 and pass under Interstate 70. From both directions, travel one fourth mile after passing under Interstate 79, you will see the entrance to Ohio University Eastern on the right. The first road to the left past the OUE entrance is the shelter road. Follow it past the old white brick building on the right. The shelter is on the left and slightly down a grade. We are located off I-70 just 10 miles west of Wheeling W.V., app. 2.5 hours from the Cleveland area, take I-77 south to I-70 (Cambridge area), I-70 east to exit 213.
Map to our shelter

Belmont County Animal Shelter
45244 National Road West
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Phone: 740-695-4708

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