This website was previously the home of the
Lawrence County Humane Society
P.O. Box 412,
Lawrence County Humane Society of Ironton, OH is no longer operating.
Click here for more information about the Lawrence County Humane Society Lawrence County Dog Shelter
The Lawrence County Dog Pound is the animal control shelter for Lawrence county, Ohio. The Dog Warden complies with the policies and procedures set forth by the Lawrence County Commissioners that states stray dogs must be kept for 3 business days. Dogs brought into the shelter are held for 3 days to try and locate an owner. After 3 days they are put up for adoption. 3 days does not mean a death sentence. We have dogs for months at a time at our shelter we hold them until we absolutely cannot anymore due to overcrowding.
Kelli Fuhr, FOLC Rescue Strays are not always listed on our Petfinder website. If you are missing your dog please visit the shelter to see if your dog is there as our description of your dog may not be the same as your description. Lawrence County Dog Pound
1302 Adams Lane,
Phone: 740-533-1736 Opening Hours
Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm except holidays. Please visit our pets - one might fit right into your family! The Dog Warden and his staff love to see their dogs find great new homes. Directions
Map and Directions to Lawrence County Dog Shelter Adopting a Dog
Please check the Pet List daily for new photos, and call the pound at 740-533-1736 for the most recent updates. Please be respectful to the Dog Warden and his staff. It is their cooperation that allows dogs to be posted for adoption. If you want a dog that is currently listed, please adopt or rescue the dog before 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Photo's of the dogs available for adoption are posted on the our Petfinder website on Monday evenings, and throughout the week as they become available. Please check this site often as many new dogs are in need of good homes each week. These dogs have a limited amount of time. You may find any type of dog in the pound, large and small, young and old! The breeds listed are only our best guess. See the Friends of Lawrence County Dog Pound Facebook page for more photo's of the dogs and new information. There is a adoption fee for Dogs that includes first shots and wormer. All Lawrence County residents must purchase a dog license with the adoption of any dog or puppy. The pound is not able to comply with requests to hold dogs. Dogs are adopted out to the public on a first come, first served basis. This means the first person to actually come to the pound to adopt the dog will be the one to take the dog home. Just because you have seen the dog or played with the dog or talked about the dog, will not hold a dog for you. Please be aware that these dogs are strays picked up by the dog warden or dogs surrendered by their owners. The dogs are not evaluated for temperament or health at the shelter. Any dog from any pound may be exposed to parvo and other contagious diseases and should be kept away from other pets and pet areas until seen by your vet and until the incubation period has passed. Surrendering a Dog
Before surrendering your dog please see the information on our Petfinder website. Note that if kennel space is short, dogs brought in by the warden have priority over surrendered dogs. Please try to find a rescue or home that will take your dog. Military Pets Foster Program
Military Families and Dog & Cat Lovers please check out the Military Pets Foster Program: Keeping Love Waiting. If you are being deployed, please check out this site before surrendering your pet to a shelter. Animal lovers! Consider fostering a pet for a military family so they can be reunited after their tour of duty. Looking for a home to rent with your pet?
Check out these sites to look for a place to rent that allows pets:
www.ApartmentList.com Modify the search to list pet friendly homes by clicking on Advanced and selecting the Pet Policy.
Search the internet for 'properties that allow pets in ohio'.
The above companies are listed for the information only and their presence on this page is not an endorsement or recommendation by The Dog Rescue Network or any other organisation on this website. Please help STOP THE SENSELESS SLAUGHTER of millions of pets every year in shelters across the USA. Here are three ways to save the lives of dogs:
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PETS AVAILABLE FOR REHOMINGClick here to see our current list of dogs and puppies
Click here for cats and kittens looking for homes Friends of Lawrence County Dog Pound, Ironton, OH
Pets needing homes at South Ohio Animal Rescue Portsmouth, Scioto County, South Ohio and at The Lawrence County Dog Pound Ironton, OH 45638 and at Scioto County Dog Pound Portsmouth, OH 45662 Citizens for Humane Action, Columbus, Ohio Lawrence County Humane Society, Louisa, Kentucky Petfinder List of Lawrence CHS, Louisa, Kentucky Ashland Animal Rescue Fund, KY Ashland Animal Rescue Fund, KY Another Chance Sanctuary, Clyde, Ohio Wyandot County Dog Shelter, Upper Sandusky, Ohio All Species Adoption Program, Carey, Ohio
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Page updated: May 26th 2015