The shelter volunteers are available by appointment only due to the pandemic.

Please follow the CDC guidelines regarding covid19 when visiting. 
We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Contact the shelter at 740-622-9741 to schedule. You must leave a voicemail to receive a callback. All paperwork, intakes, adoption appointments and redemptions conducted outdoors & curbside provided in our parking lot. 

Owner redemptions of lost & turned in pets to owners, by appointment. Please always call and leave a detailed message to claim your pets! If the warden transported your dog or puppy, please contact that office direct for release information, 740-295-0026.

Intakes: Intake of owner surrendered or stray animals (all animals in need) by appointment 

Pet Food Bank: Distribution of pet food for those in need, brown/gray shed by our creek side to left of main building stocked weekly. 

License sales: Dog tags on sale by appointment or you may visit the auditors office on Main Street. $12 new, $24 late. 

Adoptions: Complete and submit an inquiry form. Please know that this is the first step required if interested in adopting from our shelter.

Email to or mail/drop off to 21755 TR 164. You are welcome to complete questions in an email Q & A format if you cannot print and/or share via methods above. The applicants will be contacted by shelter volunteers once approved and have appointment times scheduled for the specific adoptables of interest. Call 740-622-9741 if you have questions or concerns.

Lost & Found Pets: Report lost & found pets to shelter office, 740-622-9741. Please always send photos. They can be emailed to & post to our Facebook page. WTNS Radio Lost & Found Pet Report can be reached at 740-622-1560. Report missing and found dogs and puppies to the wardens at 740-295-0026. 

 Dog Wardens Office: Stray pick up & owner surrender pick ups (dogs only!) 740-295-0026      

Donations & Support: Donations of cleaning supplies and food items are most needed at this time & can be ordered online & sent direct (21755 TR 164, Coshocton Ohio 43812) or left safely at our front door or our back gate. Please halt other donation drop offs of blankets, newspapers, and towels until further notice as we are accepting food and cleaning supplies only at this time. We have limited hands to sort and organize. We appreciate your kindness and understanding. Thank you for your continued support!