A dog without a vaild dog license must be held at the dog shelter for 3 business days, a dog with a vaild dog license must be held for 14 business days. The holding times are to allow the owner a chance to redeem the dog. Once these holding times have been reached the dog becomes property of the county dog warden and the dog may then be sold or destroyed per state law.


Ottawa County Dog Warden

8400 West State Route 163

Oak Harbor Oh 43449

Phone: (419) 898-1368

Fax: (419) 898-2056

Email: ocdw@co.ottawa.oh.us


Monday &Tuesday    8am - 4pm

Wednesday             12pm - 4pm

Thursday & Friday    8am - 4pm

Saturday & Sunday     Closed



                $20.00 First Day + $4.00 Pick Up Fee

​                $20.00 Each Additional Day

​All dogs much have a vaild dog license before they can be released from the shelter.


                $25.00 + $20.00 license fee

Dogs are sold on a first come first serve basis. We do not accept deposits or hold dogs.


                $20.00 3 months of age or older

                $100.00 Kennel

Licenses can be purchased at the following locations:

Ottawa County Dog Warden's Office:

8400 West State Rte. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Ottawa County Auditor's Office

315 Madison Street RM201

Port Clinton, OH 43452

Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm

Oak Harbor Police Department

240 W. Water Street

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

24 hours a day, 7 days a week