Fairfield County Animal Shelter

Find Fairfield County Ohio animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Bonnie's Animal Rescue and Kennels 10571 Baltimore Road Southwest Millersport OH 43046 740-964-9651


Fairfield Area Humane Society 1721 Granville Pike Lancaster OH 43130 740-687-0627

Fairfield County Animal Shelter 1582 East Main Street Lancaster OH 43130 740-654-3632

Forgotten 4-PAWS PO Box 1046 Lancaster OH 43130 740-687-9244

Friends For Life Animal Haven 6670 Lithopolis-Winchester Road Canal Winchester OH 43110 614-837-6260

New Beginnigns Animal Shelter, Inc. PO Box 128 Pickerington OH 43147 614-367-9328

Whiskers Animal Welfare and Education, Inc. PO Box 127 Lancaster OH 43130 740-687-0248

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.