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Geauga County Dog Shelter & Warden's Office

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.

12513 Merritt Road
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 286-8135

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Come Visit Us! We are located in Chardon Ohio, on Merritt Road. If you are coming from Chardon Square, take Route 44 south. Go a few miles past the Mayfield Road(Route 322) intersection. Turn left on Merritt Road. The second driveway on the right hand side is the Shelter. We are DIRECTLY under the Geauga County Water Tower.
We WILL attempt to meet your needs in meeting you at the shelter, if you are interested in adopting one of our dogs. ( If our regular hours do not allow you to adopt from us.) Please, Please ask us to meet you at the shelter.
Sunday and Thursday --closed (but someone may be there much of the day so call first if you'd like to visit on a Sunday or Thursday)
Monday-- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday--10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday--1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday--10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If these times are not good, please call and leave us a message. We will try and work with you. The phone number is 440-286-8135.

About Our Shelter:

We take in all of the stray dogs from Geauga County, Ohio. We are a county agency. The Geauga County Dog Shelter is not funded from the general tax fund. We have 3 full time employees, one part time employee and a group of volunteers that walk our dogs. We are always looking for more help. This is a financially poor shelter. We receive $8.50 if someone buys a dog tag. This is insufficient to care for the 700+ dogs that are picked up each year. Your donation makes a large difference in the care of the dogs. Food is always good. Please buy a dog tag for your dog, it helps your shelter and it helps us find you if your dog is lost.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Donations Needed What we need most are monetary donations to take care of the medical needs of the dogs. Our strays come in with heartworm, broken legs, entropia and a myriad of other issues and they need medical attention. All the dogs are spayed/neutered and brought up-to-date on shots and these costs also need to be covered. We need gift certificates from - they sell vaccintaions Please donate to a vet, buy us a spay or neuter at any of the vets in our area. Maybe your vet will allow you to purchase, for us, a spay or neuter -- ask them. We also need bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, canned and dry food and leashes (we use 600+ a year).

Come Meet our Pets:

Buy a monthly cage sponsorship for them at the Geauga County Dog Shelter. For $25/month you will be helping to feed, shelter and care for one of the dogs in our kennels for that month. In return for your support of our efforts to rescue and care for the lost, homeless and unwanted dogs in Geauga County, you will receive information about the dog residing in a kennel as well as a copy of our quarterly newsletter, the Tail Wagger, you will be acknowledged as a sponsor with your name have on a placard on the kennel door, and receive a Tail Waggers Club membership certificate suitable for framing. You also have an open invitation to visit the Shelter and spend some time with your dog.
Geauga County Dog Shelter, 12513 Merritt Rd., Chardon OH 44024, 440/286-8135. Become a Tail Wagger today!
*Annual sponsorship is available for $250 a year.

Our Adoption Process:

Adopting a friend
We are the place to go when you have lost your dog, found a dog, or are thinking of adopting a four-legged friend. We are always getting new dogs in. We get them in every shape and size, and they are usually just looking to have someone to love. The adoption fee is $125.00 for puppies under 6 months old and $100.00 for all dogs over 6 months old. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter and routine vaccinations. This also includes an Ohio dog license current for the year.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.