Link to Animal Shelter page

Shelby County Animal Shelter

1100 Clem Road
P.O. Box 923
Sidney, OH 45365

Phone:  937-498-7201
FAX:  937-498-4591

Gary Phipps, Dog Warden


Hours of Operation: Monday | Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

adopt a dog
get a dog license
To view animals that are up for adoption go to:

To purchase your dog license go to:

Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation

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The Shelby County Animal Shelter is a County office designed to serve the residents of Shelby County.  We answer calls for stray dogs, complaints of dogs running at large,as well as animal killsbydogs and coyotes in a timely manner. We pickup stray dogs, answer humane complaint and reports of loose dogs. We enforce the Ohio Revised Code concerning dogs. Don't assume because the Police Dept. or Sheriff's Office is contacted that we will respond. Call us the following day on complaints and dog bites to make sure we are aware of the call and if we are responding.

We are open to people looking for a pet, people looking for a missing pet, and to people who just want to look at the animals.We accept dogs and cats from owners as well as strays. A fee may be involved. Call the office during hours of operation to make sure. We offer dogs, puppies, cats and kittens for adoption. We are here for owners of lost dogs to claim their animals or report a lost animal. We have a bulletin board for people to offer animals to good homes and we have free information to the public on a variety of issues. We welcome any questions you may have about dogs, cats or the Animal Shelter.