FAQ's

Q: ARE YOU THE SAME AS THE HUMANE SOCIETY?

A: No, we are two completely separate entities.  The Wayne County Dog Shelter is located on Burbank Road in Wooster, OH.  The Dog Shelter is responsible for taking in all of the stray dogs throughout the county.  If they are not claimed by their owners they are temperament tested then placed for adoption.  The Wayne County Humane Society is located on Mechanicsburg Road in Wooster.  You can contact them at 330-262-0152 for more information on the services they provide.

 

Q: DO YOU SELL DOG LICENSES?

A: Yes, we sell dog licenses year round. 

 

Q: DO YOU TAKE IN OWNER RELEASED DOGS?

A:  Under certain circumstances we will accept owner released dogs.  We are not able to take in dogs that are aggressive with people or other dogs due to our environment.  There is also an owner release fee.  Please call for more information. 330-345-1018.

 

Q: DO I REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY TO THE SHELTER?

A:  The Dog Warden is responsible for investigating dogs running at large, dog licenses, and dog bites. Should a Dog Warden encounter a situation involving abandonment, neglect, or other welfare concerns for dogs they would be able to intervene to some degree.  If you have a concern for cruelty for another type of animal please contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

Q: HOW MUCH IS YOUR ADOPTION FEE?

A: $75.00. Please see our adoption information page for more details.

 

Q: ARE YOU A NO KILL FACILITY?

A: We do not euthanize friendly, healthy dogs.  We do not euthanize for space. We strive to have a positive placement rate of at least 90% each year.  We do however have to euthanize dogs that we cannot safely handle or dogs that have been severly injured.  Unsafe dogs are given time to adjust to our environment and evaluated multiple times prior to a euthanasia decision being made. All of the dogs at the shelter are also evaluated and monitored by a veterinarian.

 

Q: DO YOU ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS?

A: Yes!  We welcome and appreciate all volunteers.  Please see our volunteer page for more information.