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


**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 $115, which includes the spay or neuter, 4 in 1 vaccine, 1 year rabies vaccine, heartworm test, deworming and the current year’s dog license.

Adoption Requirements

Ohio Dog License Laws

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:



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:



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:



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



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.