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Fort Defiance Humane Society

7169 State Route 15, Defiance, OH 43512

Contact Alexis Jewel
Phone (419) 658-2298
cats, birds, dogs, horses, rabbits, reptiles & small animals at Fort Defiance Humane Society
1 - 10 of 51 adoptable pets at this shelter

Areas Fort Defiance Humane Society serves

We serve the 5 county area of Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan. However, we will adopt all over!

Fort Defiance Humane Society's adoption process


Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract

Additional adoption info

Once an application is filled out for animal of interest, the adoption coordinator and director will review app.
*Vet reference- will call vet and verify you are a client
*Current pets- must be up to date on vaccinations
*If renting- will contact landlord to verify can have pets
Can take 1-3 days for approval or denial. Please be patient with us.
Animals are not first come, first serve. We work to find the best homes possible for not only the adopters, but our animals.

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About Fort Defiance Humane Society

Our mission: Rescuing the abused, loving the abandoned

Fort Defiance Humane Society's adopted pets

Adopt a Pet is the easiest way for you to search for a new pet in Defiance, OH.

Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.