Dog Warden

Thanks for visiting the Logan County Dog Warden webpage. I hope we are able to provide you with the information you need for dealing with dogs in your community.

When calling the Dog Warden, you will be prompted to leave a message. If the call is in reference to a dog bite or vicious dog advise the Communications Officer and they will dispatch the Dog Warden or a Deputy depending on the hour of day.

Purchase License Here
Confinement of Dogs- O.R.C. 955.22 (Running at Large)
The owner or keeper of every dog shall at all times keep such dog either confined upon the premises of the owner or under reasonable control of some person, except when lawfully engaged in hunting accompanied by an owner or handler.

Registration of Dogs- O.R.C. 955.01
Every person who owns, keeps or harbors a dog more than 3 months of age or older shall have a tag. Registration can be purchased at the Logan County Auditor’s Office. The Auditor’s Office can be reached by telephone at 937-599-7209.

If your dog has been impounded
The Top of Ohio Pet Shelter houses all dogs impounded by the Logan County Dog Warden. You will be required to show your dog’s current dog license or purchase 1 in addition to paying redemption fees. Residents may also bring a stray to the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter. The Top of Ohio Pet Shelter is located at:
2521 US 68 N
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

They can be contacted by telephone at 937-593-4277. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-6:00 .pm., and Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The shelter is closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

If you have found a dog
You can contact the Logan County Humane Society or the Logan County Dog Warden. After regular business hours contact the Logan County Sheriff’s office and if the dog does have a valid dog tag the Communications Staff may be able to advise the owner’s name.

The Logan County Dog Warden does not handle calls involving cats. There are no laws in Ohio regarding cats. Also wildlife animals such as coyotes, raccoons and possums contact the Ohio Department Natural Resources by telephone at 614-644-3929, ext. 1208.