Hamilton County Animal Shelter

Find Hamilton 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.


Cincinnati Catrs, Inc. PO Box 37912 Cincinnati OH 45222 513-227-3533


Cincinnati Poodle Rescue PO Box 53898 Cincinnati OH 45253 513-554-2698

Cleves Animal Control 7737 Ohio 128 Cleves OH 45002 513-353-0555

Creekwood Critters 8650 Shawnee Run Road Cincinnati OH 45243 513-561-7877

Freetoagoodhome.Con 8258 Boxelder Court Cleves OH 45002 513-321-7044

Heartt Animal Refuge 11354 Reading Road Sharonville OH 45241 513-368-4568

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati, Inc. 8327 Northport Drive Cincinnati OH 45255 513-543-3000

Noah's Ark Animal Shelter 3898 Michael Drive Cincinnati OH 45255 513-276-8510

O'bryonville Animal Rescue PO Box 9206 Cincinnati OH 45209 513-871-7297

Pawz and Clawz Adoption Foundation, Inc. PO Box 53385 Cincinnati OH 45253 513-851-4045

Pet Adoption & Rescue Service 4278 Poole Road Cincinnati OH 45251

Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue 7885 Pinemeadow Lane Cincinnati OH 45224 513-557-2107

SPCA Cincinnati 3949 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati OH 45223 513-541-6100

Save the Animals Foundation 4011 Red Bank Road Cincinnati OH 45227 513-561-7823

Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption 10558 Mill Road Cincinnati OH 45240

Scratching Post 6958 Plainfield Road Cincinnati OH 45236 513-984-6369

United Coalition for Animals PO Box 42083 Cincinnati OH 45242 513-981-7933

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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.