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Perry County Dog Shelter

About Perry County Dog Shelter


Perry County Dog Shelter

Kerrie Taylor, Chief Dog Warden

1650 Commerce Drive
New Lexington, OH  43764

(740) 342-3795 - Phone
(740) 342-9052 - Fax

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday

Email: [email protected]



Dog photos are examples only. Check with the shelter for availability.

Shelter dogs are always available for an adoption fee of $80.00 if NOT spayed or neutered. $116.00 if already spayed or neutered via the shelter. All dogs that are adopted get a 5 way, Bordetella, wormer, Flea preventive and heart worm tested. If they are not fixed we the "adopting parents" a coupon to help with the cost of the spay or neuter.


The adoption fee includes a bag containing:

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Leash
  • Collar

Also included in the adoption fee are dog tags/license and records for shots given while at the shelter.

The Perry County Dog Shelter typically averages 20 - 30 adoptable dogs on hand at any given time.

In 2020 155 dogs were placed into the dog rescue system. 289 dogs were adopted out of the Shelter.


If your dog ends up in the shelter it costs $40 to release the dog from the shelter. If the dog does NOT have a valid dog tag the redemption fee is $72 and includes a new tag. In addition, there is  a $10/day boarding fee. ALL dogs brought to the shelter are given the bordetella and 5-Way vaccines. They are also wormed. If you can prove your dog has had the bordetella vaccine, the $15 vaccine fee will be waived.

Upcoming Events
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Shawnee Veteran Banners | Thursday, July 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM — Shawnee United Methodist Church - 317 E Walnut St, Shawnee, OH 43782
Hooked on Fishing… Not On Drugs Youth Fishing Derby | July 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021 07:30 AM - 01:00 PM — Perry County Gun Club - 4957 Township Rd 149, New Lexington, OH 43764
2nd Annual Hemlock Cruise-In and Festival | July 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM — 8810 Main St SE, Hemlock, OH 43730
Help The Fur Kids Fundraiser | August 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
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