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Our Featured Marion, OH Partner:

Marion County Dog Pound

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.

2252 Richland Rd
Marion, OH 43302
(740) 386-6150

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve Marion County, Ohio, but allow adoptions and rescues from anywhere.

About Our Shelter:

The Marion County Dog Pound is a county facility that is ran by the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Since the Sheriff's Office took over at the first of the year, we have became a no-kill facility. We are doing our best to maintain a no-kill environment and are working diligently to help and re-home every dog that comes through our doors. To do this we need the help of our community. Volunteers are welcome to come out at any time!

Donate to Our Shelter...

The Marion County Dog Pound welcomes all types of donations. We are often in need of dog food, bleach and newspaper. We also accept monetary donations to help cover the cost of medical treatment, food and cleaning supplies. If you are considering a donation of items, you may contact the Pound to see what we are most in need of at the time or view our general list below. -Dog food (any brand) -Bleach -Newspaper -Stainless steel dog bowls (all sizes) -Paper towels -Laundry detergent -Glass Cleaner -Disposable gloves (large & x-large) -Floor deodorizer -Trash bags (13 gallon & larger) -All-Purpose cleaner -Febreeze air spray -Air Wick plug-in refills

Come Meet our Pets:

The Marion County Dog Pound is located at 2252 Richland Rd, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Our normal business hours are 10am-6pm Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. Please call to ensure the Pound will be open or to check if the dog you are interested in is still available before making the drive.
We can also be found on Facebook under Marion County Dog Pound.

Our Adoption Process:

For dogs located at the Dog Pound:
Adoption fee is $28
Tags are $16
Total $44
Dogs are as is. There are no health guarantees
Adopters are required to sign an agreement to spay/neuter the adopted dog within a certain period of time. If it is not done the shelter may reclaim the dog.


For dogs enrolled in the Prison Pup Program:
Adoption fee is $149
Tags are $16
Total $165

Dogs enrolled in the Prison Pup Program have been spayed or neutered. They also receive Distemper/Parvo, Kennel Cough and Rabies vaccinations. The dogs will also receive a certificate of health. Dogs in this program are taught basic commands and obedience throughout a 10-12 week period. Dogs are eligible for early release depending on their progress.

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.