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Sandusky County Dog Kennel

Address: 1950 Countryside Drive Fremont, OH 43420 

Telephone: (419) 334-2372

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dogs are shown Monday - Firday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Website: http://www.sanduskycountydogkennel.com

**To find the owner of a dog click on the link below and enter the tag number**


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe environment for the citizens of Sandusky County through fair, efficient, and prompt enforcement of animal control laws.

We also pledge to care for the animals in our kennel with compassion, do our best to return lost dogs to their rightful owners, and find homes for those that have become homeless through no fault of their own.

General Information

The Sandusky County Dog Shelter is a department operated under the direction of the Sandusky County Commissioners. Each Ohio County is required by state law to employ a Dog Warden. The Sandusky County Dog Warden and Deputies are required to patrol the county and impound any stray and unlicensed dogs as well as to enforce section 955 of the Ohio Revised Code.

The Sandusky County Dog Shelter receives hundreds of stray dogs and adopts them to new homes or redeems them to their owners each year. The Shelter strives to reduce the number of stray dogs throughout the county and provide homes for the hundreds of dogs brought in each year. The Dog Shelter per the Ohio Revised Code is not authorized to handle cats.

Adoption Info

Our adoption fee is $150, which includes the spay or neuter, 4 in 1 vaccine, 1 year rabies vaccine, heartworm test, deworming, heartworm & flea/tick prevention and the current year’s dog license.

Adoption Requirements

  • Adopters must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Adopters are required to ensure the spay or neuter (included in the adoption fee) is completed.
  • Adopters must not have a conviction of animal cruelty on their record.
  • Adopters must confine and license the dog in accordance with ORC 955.

Ohio Dog License Laws

  • All dogs 3 months of age or older shall be registered and licensed annually.
  • Dog licenses shall be purchased immediately upon acquiring the dog or upon the dog becoming 3 months of age.
  • A penalty in an amount equal to the registration fee shall be assessed for licenses not immediately acquired or renewed annually.
  • Licenses shall be renewed each year between December 1 and January 31.

Registration & Licensing Options

Licenses may be purchased online, or via mail, with a self-addressed stamped envelope and check or in person at the following locations:

Sandusky County Auditor's Office                   
100 N. Park Ave. Suite 228
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 334-6123

Sandusky County Dog Warden
1950 Countryside Place
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 334-2372

License Types & Prices

License Type

Regular Price

Online Price

1 Year License


$20.25 (Online Fee Included)

3 Year License


$58.00 (Online Fee Included)

Permanent License


$190.75 (Online Fee Included)

Kennel License


Not Available Online


Registration & Licensing Options

You can also purchase your dog license at any of our following Satellite Offices:


  • Sandusky County Auditor’s Office-Fremont
  • Humane Society of Sandusky County-Fremont
  • Chud’s-Fremont
  • Westview Veterinary Hospital-Fremont
  • Groomer’s Corner-Clyde
  • Lindsey Village Market-Fremont
  • One Stop Shop Marathon Station-Woodville
  • Dirty Dogg Grooming-Gibsonburg


Stray Dogs


If you have a complaint about stray dogs please contact our office at 419-334-2372.


Please provide us with the following information:


  • Address where dogs were last seen including the nearest crossroads.
  • Description of dogs including breed, color, size, hair length, collar or tag details.
  • Also indicate what direction the dogs were last seen heading.


Complaint Regarding Neighbor’s Dog


If you have a complaint regarding a neighbor's dog please bring the complaint to the dog owner's attention. Often time’s neighbors are unaware that their dogs are causing a problem and are more than happy to correct the problem.


If the problem persists, please contact our office at 419-334-2372 with the following information:


  • Dog owner's name, address, and phone number.
  • Description of dogs including breed, color, size, hair length, collar or tag details.
  • Description of the event exactly as it happened.


A deputy can be sent to the dog owner's residence to advise them of the complaint.
If you are willing to sign a written statement supplied with pictures of the dog running loose citations can be issued.


Injured Dogs


If you have information regarding an injured dog please contact our office immediately at 419-334-2372 or contact the Sandusky County Sheriff's Office at 419-332-2613.


Dog Bites


  • If you or someone else has been bitten by a dog, obtain medical attention immediately.
  • If the dog is running loose contact the dog shelter as soon as possible.
  • Take pictures of the bite and fill out a dog bite report with the hospital, sheriff's office, or dog shelter.


Barking Dogs


There are no state laws regarding barking dogs, as a result the Sandusky County Dog Shelter is unable to assist with barking dog complaints. Please contact your local police or sheriff's office.


After Hours Emergencies


For all after hour emergencies please contact the Sandusky County Sheriff's Office at 419-332-2613.