Dog Warden

Collage of Clark County Dog Shelter dogs

Click the photo for adoptable dogs at the Clark County Dog Shelter.

About the Dog Warden's Office

The Clark County Dog Warden's Office enforce state dog laws and ensure public safety by patrolling the county for stray dogs and impound those that are not wearing current licenses. The office also answers calls concerning dangerous and vicious dogs. We take pride in our ability to keep the public safe while ensuring the dogs are taken care of humanely. In 2020, Dog Wardens brought in more than 800 dogs, reuniting more than 250 dogs back with their owners and adopting 195 dogs into new homes. The Dog Warden's Office also utilizes rescues when possible; 147 dogs were sent to rescues.

Functions of the Clark County Dog Warden's Office include:

  • Investigation of cruelty and abandonment of dogs
  • Enforcing dog laws
  • Licensing dogs
  • Investigation of bites or attacks involving dogs
  • Public health and safety

About the Dog Shelter

The Clark County Dog Shelter at 5201 Urbana Road is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 3:00 p.m.; closed Wednesday, Sundays and Holidays. Impound fees are $35 for the first day and $15 board for each additional day, if the dog has a current license. Current license is required and may be purchased if necessary at the time of redemption. Please call 937 521-2140 for more information.

If you have any question or concerns about a dog, feel free to contact us or one of the below listed county shelters.

Champaign County: 937-484-1613
Greene County: 937-376-3001
Madison County: 614-879-8368
Miami County: 937-335-9955
Montgomery County: 937-310-5361

Want to make a donation to the Clark County Dog Shelter?

Click the button below to make a donation to the Clark County Dog Shelter. Please type 20 into the CCDW Number Dog ID.

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Ohio Pet Fund

Want to help animal shelters throughout Ohio? Check out the Ohio Pet Fund.
The organization sells "dog-friendly" and "cat-friendly" license plates like the ones shown below. The more plates sold, the more animals that can be helped, including our strays here in Clark County. You can purchase the license plate for $25 at, even if it is not yet time to renew your tags. The funds received from your purchase go toward a spay/neuter program.
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