About Us


If you are missing a dog, it is very important that you visit the shelter in person as often as possible and file a lost report with us.

Other things you can do that will help locate your pet:

Post a lost or found animal on lostandpound.com

Let your local police department now.

Inform your neighbors.

Post fliers

Put picture on facebook.

Do anything that will get the information out that your pet is missing, making sure you give as much detail as possible.  


Adopting A Friend

Please come visit, we have cats and dogs available for adoption.  Our adoptions and rescues are routed through the Harrison County Humane Society where animals will be spayed/neutered, and vaccinated.

Unfortunately, we are a high volume animal control shelter which prevents us from holding any animal for extended periods of time.

Feel free to contact us if you are looking for a particular breed and we will be happy to let you know if we have it.

Who We Are

Harrison County Animal Control
2, Box 933
Shinnston, WV 26431
Telephone-304-592-1876 Fax-304-592-1876


Harrison County Animal Control is a member of the National Animal Control Association, with employees having National Animal Control Training and Certification. We have West Virginia and NACA Certified Animal Euthanasia Technicians. 

The primary function of Animal Control is to ensure the public’s safety from dangerous animals and diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The state of
West Virginia requires that all dogs be licensed and that license be worn at all times. Licenses provide identification of the dog and its owner. The National Animal Control Manual states “It has been proven that licensing programs, adequately enforced, greatly reduce the numbers of surplus animals impounded unnecessarily, and encourage owner responsibility.” Owner responsibility will help in protecting citizens from zoonotic diseases, primarily rabies, and in providing security to citizens from annoyance, intimidation, irritation, and injury from animals. Therefore enforcement of licensing will not only help with the return of a dog to its owner it will also have an effect on the safety, health, and welfare of the public.”

The Animal Control Shelter houses stray, surrendered, quarantined and confiscated animals.

If you have an emergency after hours, contact the Bureau, 304-623-6559, and one of our officers will return your call.

Stray dogs are held for a 5 day stray period.  After the 5th day, the dog will become property of Harrison County Animal Control.

Come Visit Us


10:30 am to 4:00 pm


10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Closed-Sundays and County Holidays


Contact Harrison County Animal Control Shelter


Available Animals

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