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Cindy Henderson
· November 2, 2017
After i lost my boys....i would spend the amount on food and drop off there for the dogs. The staff there is WONDERFUL ! i have since found a new best friend and am contaplating on finding her a best ...friend while im at work so she will NEVER be lonely. See More
Katelyn Borden
· September 7, 2017
You can really tell the staff care for the animals! Got my heeler mix here about a month ago and I love him � 18.00 and got his first round of shots and was already neutered.
Margaret Bejarano Wilcox
· June 3, 2017
Our family adopted Sherry ( renamed Maggie) in Nov 2015. She is a ( lab / pit mix) & she is the best friend & companion we could have ever asked for. Calm, gentle, playful & loyal is she! She took 6 to show her true colors. She stays on our 6 acre property without an electric fence. She's the best thing that has ever happened to us outside having our own children. Adopt, don't shop !!!!! See More
Francie Bahl
· October 23, 2017
I dealt with Chuck and he is awesome! Answered any and all questions. We will DEFINITELY adopt from them again. Thank you ��
Emily Ross
· February 17, 2018
A wonderful place to adopt your next dog! We will visit again soon.
Kristin Schreiber-Pompili
· June 28, 2016
We adopted our Tucker last Saturday, and he is a dream dog. He's so sweet, lovable, and smart. We will never know Tucker's story before the shelter found him, but we are so happy he is a part of our... family now. He is so loved already ♥. Thank you DCDS for such an amazing adoption experience, and for allowing us to give Tucker his forever home. See More
Deborah Wells
· May 29, 2014
I'm very thankful!!!
My dog Fox-zee has been missing since last Sunday evening. John and Lisa have been very helpful and understanding. I keep calling them daily and they are still very nice. She w...eighs about 6 pounds and is a Pom, but at this time has been clipped down and now looks more like a Chihuahua.
She takes meds daily and is 10 yrs. old. She is not used to the outdoors. She is very friendly and will not bite and also does not bark. She is scared and wants you to help her find her way home. Please help me get Fox-zee returned home. My name is Debbie and my address is 351 S. Sandusky St. Unit C, Delaware
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Katherine Morrison
· November 16, 2016
We recently adopted a Bengal he was such a sweet heart. Just not up for Lil kids driving him crazy. So we had to take him back. It broke my heart to do so but my husband said no.Everyone there at the ...shelter are very kind. I've heard so many wonderful story's. I pray all these dogs find loving homes. Dogs really are mans best friend its a shame they aren't always treated ad so. See More
Rebecca Gwin
· December 30, 2014
I have nothing but positive things to say about this shelter! My boyfriend and I adopted our "baby" from this shelter and could not have been happier. They were more than accommodating to us since we ...were driving 2 hours to adopt there. This shelter and the good hearted people who work here really seem to care about the animals in their care. I have never seen a shelter advertise dogs that have been found and ones that are up for adoption as well as they do. It's also nice to see updates on them being adopted or returned to their owners! Don't let one persons "bad experience" fool you. This is a great shelter! See More
Sjanna Lovely Bailey
· September 24, 2014
I just like to say thank you to delaware shelter from what I seen with my experience with them on lost baby's wondering around on the streets how they take them in and they do everything possible to h...ave all lost baby's reunited with there family's & find forever loving homes . Plus they keep in contact on there baby's adopted out & they cover the full cost of spayed and neutering your new family member you bring home . And there cost is so affordable . Before you go by that next baby to bring home from a pet store or a breeders stop in and look at the beautiful baby's they have that is just as loving and caring as the puppy u see in a pet shop trust you will not be disappointed for i found my beautiful baby LaLa,who I brought home from the shelter and loving everything about her .She has truly filled the empty spot in my life . Thank you again Delaware County dog shelter. See More
Kelly Pyles
· August 12, 2014
Tracy, I am sorry you had such a bad experience with them! We had quite the opposite, we found two dogs on 23 north Delaware in the test pavement running loose in the rain, were able to get them in ou...r truck, called the pound and shelter, one had tags one him so we traced back the owner, I called them and we were able to give them back their dogs that night! They were even going to follow up, because come to find out the dogs live at a house alone and they were flea and tick infested! We had a guy, can't remember his name but he was great! See More
Penny Lynn
· April 18, 2016
The dog warden was so helpful and great with our new dog, Bear. I'm extremely grateful for them taking such awesome care of Bear until we found him. He's a dream dog and the shelter made it possible t...o help complete our family! See More
Carol Summers-Hetrick Dees
· August 13, 2014
Went to the shelter for the first time today to see if a small dog they had was mine that wAs taken from my yard in east Columbus area back in Nov 2013. She wasn't my dog although She looked so much l...ike her. The officers and staff were very nice and helpful. I'm gonna be networking their dogs a lot to help them out. Thanks to you all for being so kind today. See More
Sara E. Fox
· October 17, 2013
Nate and I rescued a pit lab mix and she is the most amazing dog ever to go from being abused and neglected to being a loving well tempered dog I am very impressed and when my daughters are old enough... I will definitely go back to rescue another dog for them. See More
JimandJackie Carithers
· November 30, 2015
Lisa who works at the front desk does EVERYTHING possible to find homes for the pups who come in. Yes, they have rules--such as, you must come to the shelter in person and meet the dog before a hold ...can be placed--this just makes sense, anyone can say they're interested over the phone or FB. The old barn where the dogs stay is warm and cozy and they are very well cared for. Lisa does follow up after your adoption to make sure spay/neuter has been done and that your dog is doing well. We adopted Julie, found on a snowy road back in February 2015, she is a little old girl with some problems but we love her. See More
Jen McCarthy
· October 6, 2016
We adopted our first ever rescue. Warden Dan was GREAT giving us some tips. We brought Miller home, our St Bernard welcomed him right away. Our family and hearts have grown. Thank you to the Delaware ...Co Dog Shelter for all they do! See More
Gayla Frances Evans
· March 4, 2014
I called and left a message after hours about a dog missing recently and I was contacted by John as soon if not before they opened. They have been checking several times a day and will continue to do until we find him. These people really do care and I would suggest to always check their dogs out first if wanting to adopt. I have nothing but respect and admiration for the Delaware County Dog Shelter. See More
Rachael Dean
· February 26, 2015
I adopted my last two dogs from this wonderful shelter. The staff truly care for the dogs and do everything they can to make sure they go to good homes.

Please consider this shelter when looking for... your next canine companion! See More
Ashley Noggle
· January 25, 2015
Being ignored for three days now. Even messaged them after being ignored. Literally the worst place ever. I feel bad for people who might have lost their pets and have to deal with these people. Smh...
Elizabeth Voorhies Wall
· April 22, 2015
This is really the way to go. A place who truly cares about rehoming their animals. The price is so reasonable you have enough to get the accessories that come with it. You're only paying for the l...icense. I'm sure they need all the donations they can get. See More
Thanks everyone I have been Rescued by RESCUED OHIO! Looking for the next Champion of Dog agility? He is here at the shelter! Rico has skills that are second to none.. Come out and meet Rico he is ready to perform at a moments notice! #
It's Baseball season! And Bear is ready to warm up your arm before the game. Bring your glove and let's play catch! #65

I was found on E Central in Delaware city do you know where I live?

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I was found in Genoa do you know where I live?

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Delaware County Dog Shelter added a new photo to the album: DO YOU KNOW MY OWNER?
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I was found on Liberty Rd. with no dog license. Do you know where I live!

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Brittany Glenn Nelson added 2 new photos.


Lost Dog !!!! Maverick went missing Saturday Night 2/17/18 please contact me and share post !
Delaware oh Carson farms area

02/19/2018 My owner has reclaimed and I am back home. Thanks for helping me!

I was found on the corner of Patrick and Monkey Hollow Rd with no tag or micro chip. Can you help me find my owner? 2/18/18

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I have been reunited with my family!! Thank you all for your help in reconnecting us!!
I was found on Countyline Rd this morning! Does anyone know who my owner is?

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Update.. My owner has been located and will be picking me up. Thank you everyone for helping me get back home!
I was found at the shelter this morning. Do you know where I live!

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We will be closed Monday February 19, 2018 for the observance of Presidents Day and will re-open on Tuesday February 20, 2018 for normal buisness hours.From all of us at the shelter have a wonderful Presidents Day!

Update.. 02/14/2018 Yay for Ruby she has been adopted!

Update 02/08/2018 #43 Ruby has been placed on hold. Yay for Ruby!
Ruby is a female lab mix about a year old. She is very sweet and would make a wonderful addition to your home. She is scheduled to be spayed and vaccinated Tue the 13th. If you are intrested in meeting her please visit us 4781 County Home Rd. ,,,you will be glad you did!

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UPDATE I have been reclaimed by my owner Thanks for all your help!!

I was found in Sunbury do you know where I live...

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Update 02/09/2018.... I have been rescued.

Update 02/08/2018 #38
Jack is a male neutered Heeler, approximately a year old who has been fully vaccinated. He is very energetic and needs lots of exercise.If you think you are up to the task please visit our shelter at 4781 County Home Rd to meet him. You will be glad did!


02/03/2018..I was found on Rt.36/37 at the Flying J with no dog license. Do you know where I ive?

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Buckley has been adopted! Yay for Buckley!

UPDATE: 02/08/2018
Buckley is approximately 1 to 2 year old neutered male Border /mix who has has been fully vaccinated. He has one more follow up vet appointment for 02/13/2018. If you are interested in Max please visit us at 4781 County Home Rd. You will be glad you did!

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Please help us in wishing John King a happy retirement from the Delaware County Dog Shelter. He has worked for the shelter and the residents of Delaware County for the past 20 years where he has served as the dog warden and assistant dog warden. He was a great co-worker who was always happy to lend a hand and was everyone's "go to guy" when there was a question about the job. From Mark, Dan, Chuck and Brian, enjoy your retirement, sir- you have earned it!

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