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Our Featured Portsmouth, OH Partner:

Scioto County Dog Shelter

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

95 Arrowhead North Rd
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-8802
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The Scioto County Dog Shelter is a county run facility located in South Central Ohio. We will adopt to any who is interested after and application is completed and approved.

About Our Shelter:

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.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our hours of operations are:

Monday 8:30Am until 4:30Pm
Tuesday 12 -4:30PM
Wednesday-Friday 8:30AM-430:PM
Saturday 8:30AM-12PM

Our Adoption Process:

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

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.