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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.