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Athens County Dog Shelter

Dogs Currently AVAILABLE

Dogs listed here were either ADOPTED, RESCUED or CLAIMED BY OWNER


If you have been considering adopting a "best buddy" NOW is the time to find him/her at the dog shelter. Adopt a dog and SAVE A LIFE!

Current Shelter Hours:

The shelter will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 10:00 to 7:00
Saturday 10:00 to 1:00
Closed Sunday
(hours may be subject to change)

Shelter Shot Sponsor of the Month

The February Shelter Shot Sponsor is "Athens Chamber of Commerce"
The monthly Shelter Shot Sponsor provides a 5-way vaccination, to each and every dog that enters the Athens Co. Dog Shelter for the entire month. The vaccinations will guard against diseases such as parvo and distemper. If you or your business are interested in being a monthly sponsor for our program please contact FOSDinfo@gmail.com Thank you!


Be listening to Thom Williams in the morning on 970 WATH for the SHELTER DOG OF THE WEEK.

The Athens County Dog Shelter is now on FACEBOOK. Go to http://facebook.com and become a follower. Read the latest on the dogs at the shelter and other shelter news. There will also be Bark-outs, announcements of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and general doggy info that we hope will be informative and fun.

Adopting a friend


Come Visit Us!

If you have lost a dog it is preferable to come and stop by in person to look at the dogs or at the very least send us a photo for us to compare to dogs in our care.

If driving to the shelter it is easier to find if you drive to Chauncey as that is the town closest to the shelter. Street address is actually 13333 St. Rt. 13, Millfield, OH.

From the north: Take Route 33 east to the State Route 13 exit. Go thru Chauncey on 13 south. We are approximately 1/2 mile from Chauncey on the right, next to the County Home and Job and Family Services.
From Athens: Take Route 33 west to the 13 exit. Take 13 north 2 1/2 miles. We are located on the left, just after the County Home and Job and Family Services.

County Dog Licenses

ALL dogs in the county must have a license even if they live inside or have a fenced-in yard.
Dog licenses can be obtained from the Athens County Auditorís office, 15 South Court Street, Room 330, Athens, Ohio 45701. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, (740) 592-3226. Dog Licenses can also be obtained from satellite locations. For more information about dog licenses see http://athenscountyauditor.org/dog_license.asp

With money from the dog license fees the county can afford the employees needed to take care of the dogs of the county.

Street Address: Athens County Dog Shelter
13333 State Route 13
Millfield, OH 45760
: 740-593-5415

If driving to the shelter it is easier to find if you drive to Chauncey , OH as that is the town closest to the shelter.

Mailing Address:
Athens County Dog Shelter
P.O. Box 114
Chauncey, OH 45719

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

Wish List items include: Dog Food, both adult and puppy food, Pine-sol, Bleach, Comet, Laundry Detergent with Bleach, collars and leashes, non-flavored Pedialyte, old blankets, comforters, and towels for bedding and First Aid items such as Hydrogen Peroxide and Neosporin.

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