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Dog Kennel
301 Hadaway St.
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 326-5995

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 voucher valid for thirty days for discounted spay and neuter services from an approved list of veterinarians.

Please Sign Up for Doggie Alerts to receive information about recent captures, which include the area and physical attributes of dogs. If you would like to recieve these notices via email, simply Subscribe to Updates.

To instantly view a list of dogs that are currently available at the kennel, please see Dogs to Adopt.

Hours Open to the Public
Closed Sundays, Mondays & Legal Holidays

Monday        CLOSED
Tuesday       10 -  6:00 pm
Wednesday   10 -  6:00 pm
Thursday      10 -  4:30 pm
Friday          10 -  4:30 pm
10 -  4:30 pm


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 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.
• Provide and environment that supports teamwork.

More Info

Doggie Alerts
Dogs to Adopt
Controlling Your Dog
Immunizing Your Dog
Licensing Your Dog
License Locations
Spay & Neuter Program
After Hours & Weekend Redemption

Directions to the Kennel

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Last Updated 6/3/2009 9:00 AM