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The Warden thinks the dog above is worth saving but it only has days to live. Please help rescue it! Wyandot County Dog Shelter OH

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Dogs at the Lawrence County Dog Pound, Ironton, OH

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This is a county operated animal control shelter. The Dog Warden complies with the policies and procedures set forth by the Lawrence County Commissioners.

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Please check the Pet List daily for new photos, and call the pound at 740-533-1736 for the most recent up dates. Please be respectful to the Dog Warden and his staff. It is their cooperation that allows dogs to be posted on this site! The pound is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. except holidays. If you want a dog that is currently listed, please adopt or rescue the dog before 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

The adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $30. A kitten is $10 and a cat is $15. 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, not just see the dog or play with the dog or talk about the dog, will be the one to receive the dog.

Lawrence County Dog Pound,
1302 Adams Lane,
Ohio 45638.
Phone 740-533-1736

These dogs are at the Scioto County Dog Pound, Portsmouth, OH

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Adoptions are based on a first come-first served basis to an approved home. You must first complete an application and the dog MUST be spayed/neutered before leaving the custody of the facility. All dogs will be spayed and neutered before adoption and some vaccinations and worming are available through the local Animal Welfare League. Please inquire about these programs prior to adoptions to insure the availability. We are a very rescue friendly organization and will be happy to release dogs to approved rescues. Please contact us for approval if you are interested in pulling dogs from our facility. Some transport is available and vetting can be arranged at the expense of the rescue. Contact us for details.

Scioto County Dog Shelter
95 Arrowhead North Rd,
Portsmouth, OH 45662


Hours of operations are:
Monday 8:30Am until 4:30PM
Tuesday 12 -4:30PM
Wednesday-Friday 8:30AM-430:PM
Saturday 8:30AM-12PM

How close are we to you?
Ironton, Ohio is 134 miles south-east of Cincinnati, OH - click here for directions
Ironton, Ohio is 144 miles north-east of Frankfort, KY - click here for directions
Ironton, Ohio is 122 miles south of Columbus, OH - click here for directions
Ironton, Ohio is 68 miles west of Charleston, WV - click here for directions
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Foster Homes Urgently Needed
Why do we have so few animals for adoption? Because we have nowhere to put them! We need temporary homes where we can keep dogs that have lost their homes. This will be temporary foster care while we screen adopters through internet contacts. The Humane Society will work with foster care providers and pay all medical expenses. If you like dogs but for some reason you cannot keep a dog permanently or would like to try out caring for a dog before making the commitment to adopt then fostering could be ideal for you. You must have a securely fenced yard to foster a dog. If you are willing to foster a dog or cat and live in the tri-state area please e-mail

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Scioto County Dog Pound, Portsmouth, OH Scioto County Dog Pound Portsmouth, OH 45662

Gallia County Animal Shelter, Gallipolis, OH Friends of Gallia County's Animals Gallipolis, Ohio

Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue, Butler, OH Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue Butler, Ohio

Wyandot County Dog Shelter, Upper Sandusky, Ohio

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Columbus Dog Connection Dogs Needing Homes in the Columbus area

Ohio Dog Rescue Dog Rescues and Shelters in Ohio

 Dogs needing homes on the Dog Rescues Network Notice Board

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West Virginia Pets Dogs Needing Homes in West Virginia

 Lawrence County Humane Society, Louisa, Kentucky

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Page updated: August 31st 2017
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