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Policies and Procedures


The Perry County Dog Shelter is Open Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday & Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays. We are Closed all Weekends and Legal Holidays.

The Perry County Dog Shelter operates on the funds received from the sale of dog license only. No county tax funds are used to support the shelter. Donations are welcomed. Call (740) 342-3795 for more information.


ATTENTION RESCUE GROUPS: Due to budget factors this shelter will not return phone calls outside of our (740) area code. If you are outside of our area code,  please contact our office DURING WORKING HOURS ONLY!! If you call after hours, this shelter will NOT return your call. We recommend you contact us by E~Mail for any out of our area requests. The prices of our dogs are $30.00 plus license fee and shot fee.


ADOPTION PROCEDURE: Visit our shelter and find the pet that best suits your needs and desires. If that pet is legally for sale, the dog can then be adopted. We do NOT hold dogs for anyone. The dogs are on a first come first serve basis. You must present your photo I.D. at the front desk, answer a few questions, sign a few forms, and pay the required fees. Your new best friend is ready to go home with you.  All dogs that are purchased at our shelter appear healthy. However, it is recommended you take your animal to your Vet as soon as it leaves the shelter. This shelter provides no guarantee or fitness for purpose. We do not grant any refund of any kind.


Come Visit Us!


From I-70, take State Route 13 south approx. 15 miles to New Lexington. Follow State Route 13 south through New Lexington. Commerce Drive is the last road to your left as you leave the City. Take Commerce Drive to the last building on your left. Just past the Perry Multi-County Juvenile Facility.


Click HERE for directions.

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