113 EAST MARKET STREET - WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OH 43160
Ph 740.335.6170 ~ FAX 740.333.3589 ~ Annex 740.333.3504 ~ Jail 740.333.3783
Adopting a Friend
Before You Adopt A Dog . . . Please consider the following:
Adoption Fees are as follows:
FEMALES - $76.00 includes; $100 spay coupon, a 20 lb. bag of Pedigree dog food, and an up-to-date license tag good in all counties in Ohio.
MALES - $63.50 includes; a $75 neuter coupon, a 20 lb. bag of Pedigree dog food, and an up-to-date license tag good in all Ohio counties.
PUPPIES - (under 6 months) start at $18.00 includes; a 20 lb. bag of Pedigree dog food, and there may be addition fees for any vaccinations required by the puppy.
2016 Dog Licenses - May be purchased between Dec 1st 2015 & Jan 31st 2016 . . . if purchased after 01/31/16 there will be a $14 late fee.
1 year $14.00 - 3 year $42.00 - life $142.00
Licenses may be purchased at the Auditors Office or here at the Dog Shelter.
Kennel fees are now $70.00
Shelter Current Needs
Dogs are playful - Dogs need plenty of exercise to stay healthy. You'll need to set aside playtime and time for training.
Dogs need protection - A fenced yard is important for the safety of your dog. You certainly don't want your dog to run away or be injured by a car. It's a good idea to have identification on your dog in case he manages to get loose despite your efforts.
Dogs grow - Puppies don't stay little for long! You'll need to pick a breed that suits your environment.
Dogs need a license - It is required by law to have your dog licensed. Failure to comply will result in fines and penalties.
Dogs need health care - All dogs need annual vaccinations, heartworm prevention medicines, & regular check-ups. Most important have your dog Spay/Neuter at the appropriate age.
Dogs influence your family budget - In addition to health care of your dog, plan for food, grooming if long-haired, collar, leash, toys, special bed, dog box & fencing, if kept outside.
Dogs need companionship - Friendship is a two-way street. Your dog deserves plenty of attention; he’ll be less likely to bark or chew your belongings if he gets your love & devotion.
Dogs need all of the above for their lifetime - The average lifetime of most dogs is 12 yrs., but some dogs may live for over 20 yrs. So, your dog will depend on you for love and care for a long time. Being a responsible dog owner is an important job and requires your serious commitment.
The Shelter is in current need of the following items:
Grain Free, Beef Free Dog Food.
We have some dogs with Allergies and do well with this type of food.
Cash Donations for the Spay/Neuter Fund
YOU MAY CALL US AT 1-740-335-6630.
By the time your dog is 3 to 4 months of age. It's wise to follow the advise of your veterinarian in this area. Depending upon which vaccine your vet used, you will need new shots every 1 or 3 years.
By a veterinarian who is associated with a registered veterinary facility.
The answer to this is simple. Rabies can be contracted by any warm blooded animal-including man. It is almost always fatal. Rabies immunization helps to prevent contraction of the disease. Rabies is normally transferred through a bite or scratch. This can only occur when animals are together, so it is safer to keep your dog confined.
Managing Puppy Diseases . . . Vaccinations protect your puppy against life-threatening diseases
Because young immune systems haven't been exposed to contagious diseases and aren't fully developed, puppies are vulnerable to various diseases. You should consult your veterinarian about a vaccination schedule. Here are some guidelines on suggested intervals for vaccinating.
6 to 8 weeks
9 to 11 weeks
12 to 14 weeks
15 to 17 weeks
- Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Coronavirus. (DHLPPC)
- DHLPPC booster
- DHLPPC booster, Kennel cough (BORDE)
- DHLPPC booster, BORDE booster, RABIE (good for 1 yr.)
- DHLPPC booster, BORDE booster, RABIE 3 (good for 3 yrs.)
Check-ups annually from this date on
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