The Dog Kennel is the county facility for temporarily housing stray and unwanted dogs. We are a self-funded entity, so no local dollars from the general fund are used in the operation.
If a dog is adopted from our facility, we offer a free "mandatory" spay or neuter of your dog. This motion is supported by the Lorain County Commissioners, in an effort to control the pet population. Details of this service will be explained by our staff at the time of adoption.
To instantly view a list of dogs that are currently available at the kennel, please see Dogs to Adopt.
* If someone at the Dog Kennel cannot be reached in the event of an emergency, please contact the Lorain County Sheriff's Office at (440) 329-3710.
The Lorain County Dog Kennel's mission is to serve the citizens of Lorain County in the seizure of stray and at large dogs. Dog Kennel employees are committed to meet or to exceed the expectations of the Lorain County Board of Commissioners and the Lorain County Administrator in the areas of service, performance and professionalism.
We are committed to continuously improving our relationship with the public, the skills of our employees and providing a safe and rewarding work environment.
Provide exceptional service and performance to exceed our citizen's expectations.
Foster an atmosphere of improvement and problem prevention.
Provide education and training to all employees to support their health, welfare and safety as a top priority.
Comply with all applicable local and state laws concerning the moral and humane treatment of animals.
Although not required in the Ohio Revised Code, will work with pet adoption agencies in the placement of seized and stray dogs.
Communicate our mission and objectives to all employees.