Shelby County Animal Shelter

Shelby County Animal Shelter

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Our Featured Pet...

Dundee here. These people at the shelter named me Dundee because they thought I was a little scruffy and the name just fit. They believe me to be a cattle dog mix. They tell me that I have the body of a cattle dog with a little added scruff. Whats not to love about that. I am roughly about a year old, so I am still full of plenty of energy. I am some what cage shy and hesitant to come. However, get me out of my cage and I can be your best friend if just given the chance. Come down to the shelter and see me today! If interested, please contact the Shelby county animal shelter at 498-7201.


We have small dogs, large dogs, and plenty of cats in need of great homes. If you have lost a pet or are looking for one, please look at the shelter first. We have Pure Breeds, Mixes, 'n Mutts... They all have awesome personalities and are so sweet. So please, if you're considering adopting a pet, check at the Shelter before a pet store. You may find you best friend.

Who We Are

The Shelby County Animal Shelter, is a County office designed to serve the residents of Shelby County and the Surrounding area. They are a low kill shelter who attempts to find home for the animals within Shelby County. We answer calls for stray dogs, complaints of dogs running at large, as well as animal kills by dogs and coyotes in a timely manner. Don't assume because the Police Dept. or Sheriff's Office is contacted that we will respond. Call us the following day on complaints and dog bites to make sure we are aware of the call and if we are responding. We are open to people looking for a pet, people looking for a missing pet, and to people who just want to look at the animals. We accept dogs and cats from owners as well as strays. A fee may be involved. Call the office during hours of operation to make sure. We offer tips for pet care and have information in general for animal owners.

Adopting a friend

Adoptions at the Shelter involve a fairly simple process. First, an application form must be completed. Dogs three months and up are $44. This fee includes the dog license and adoption fee. However, if the dog has been spayed or neutered by the shelter the price is $74.00. Puppies' 8 weeks to 3 months adoption fee is $35. This includes a DHLP booster, the dog license and adoption fee. Cats and kittens are $15. Please remember that our animals receive no vet care. So please seek out a veterinarian of your choice as soon as possible to spay and neuter.

Come Visit Us!

Our shelter is open Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9-1 and closed on Sunday except during special events. We answer emergency calls on off hours only. If you need to contact us during off hours, we can be reached by calling the Shelby County Sheriff's office or Sidney Police Dept.
Shelby County Animal Shelter
1100 Clem Road

Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: 937-498-7201


ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Ohio Dog Friendly License Plates

By choosing to purchase the Dog Friendly plate, a portion of the fees, $15.00, of the total plate cost provides funds for spay and neuter surgeries of homeless dogs, cats and pets in need, as well as educational programs concerning proper veterinary care, the care of those pets for senior citizens, veterans, individuals on low income, pets in shelters, humane societies, and foster/breed rescue groups

Kuranda Dog Beds

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