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The Licking County Animal Shelter is currently in need for basic supplies and is accepting donations. We have created a shelter Wish List of items that are needed on Amazon. You can access this list by clicking the link above

"Thank You" to the Petco Foundation for the generous $5,000 grant! Thanks to your help, we will be able to invest in updated computer equipment for our shelter! Our animals thank you too!!!

Ohio Pet Friendly Plates-Click Below For Information

By choosing to purchase the Pets plate, a portion of the fees collected, $15.00, will be used to help provide needed funds for spay and neuter surgeries as well as educational programs concerning the proper veterinary care of those pets.

Licking County Animal Shelter is
Now on Facebook and Twitter!!!!


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Want to volunteer? Click Here to download our volunteer form or visit our Contact page to request more information.

Need Directions?  Click here to view our interactive map!

Unfortunately, millions of unwanted puppies and kittens have to be euthanized each year in this country. Because of the tragedy of pet overpopulation, we require all of our adopted pets to be spayed or neutered.

"Meet Karen" - Approx 6 years old, Treeing Walker Coonhound, 50 lbs. Karen is a gorgeous girl with a loving personality. She is so carefree like a puppy, expecting the best of every situation she finds herself in. Her expressive face and beautiful eyes are filled with nothing but love. She walks like a dream on the leash and is always looking at her companion for guidance. When I offer her treats they're politely taken from my hand, but for Karen, the real treat is simply having a chance to get out and go for a walk. She is a lovely gal, fun, friendly and affectionate, a family dog looking for a new home to call her own.

The Licking County Animal Shelter will be offering added value to their dog adoptions beginning Sunday May 1st. Adoptions will include the Licking County dog registration, vaccinations for DPP and Bordetella, Microchip and a vet visit to their contract veterinarian for booster vaccinations, a rabies vaccination and spay or neuter. The adopter gets the new dog with all of these extras for $125.

On May 1st potential adopters will also see a new policy regarding very popular dogs that have a number of people wanting to adopt it. While a stray dog is being held in its mandatory legal holding period at the shelter interested persons will now have the opportunity to place a sealed pledge on a dog they would like to adopt from the shelter. A pledge must be for at least one dollar over the regular adoption cost for the dog. There is no limit on how many people may pledge or how much the pledge is for. The pledge will be sealed and held at the shelter until 8 am on the first day the dog is available for adoption to the public. The high pledge will be the new owner of the dog. Any additional funds generated by the sealed pledge adoptions will be used for medical expenses of the shelter dogs.

Veterans now have an opportunity to adopt dogs from the Licking County Animal Shelter at a reduced rate with the assistance of the Blue Star Mothers Chapter OH59. Blue Star Mothers will provide a certificate for $50 towards the adoption of a dog from the Licking County Animal Shelter by an approved honorably discharged veteran. For more information contact The Licking County Veterans Services Commission at 935 Buckeye Avenue in Newark, 740-670-5430.

The Licking County Animal Shelter is open to the public 7 days a week from 8 am to 4 pm. Any questions can be answered by the staff by calling 740-349-6563.

Love your dog? Be sure to license them. NEW 2016 Licking County License on sale now! Guaranteed 'free ride home' when they are wearing their 2016 Licking County license! The fastest way to a happy reunion when your pet is lost. Cost of finding your lost pet? Priceless.

See other waiting Licking County pets at www.lcounty.com/ac/lcaso or www.petfinder.com, or search Licking County Animal Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.

Licking County Animal Shelter ~ "Where the Lost are Found Again".

Options for paying customer fees: Check and Money Order or by Credit and Debit card with an additional cost.      

544 Dog Leg Road
Heath, OH 43056
Phone (740) 349-6563
Phone hours:
  • Sunday through Saturday
    8am to 4pm
Corner of S.R. 13 and Hopewell Drive
Visiting Hours:
  • Sunday through Saturday
    8am to 4pm
Closed all legal holidays.