Athens County Government 

Dog Shelter


13333 State Route 13
Chauncey, OH 45719

Phone: 740-593-5415 

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 114
Chauncey, Ohio 45719

Come Visit Us! 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Sunday: closed. 

Directions from east or west: 

From Nelsonville: Take Route 33 east to the State Route 13 exit. Go thru Chauncey on 13 south. We are approximately 1/2 mile from Chauncey on the right, next to the County Home. 

From Athens: Take Route 33 west to the 13 exit. Take 13 north 2 1/2 miles. We are located on the left, just after the County Home. 

Adopt a friend!
Dogs and puppies - $65 adoption

County Dog Licenses
ALL dogs in the county must have a license even if they live inside or have a fenced-in yard. 

Dog licenses can be obtained from the Dog Shelter or the Athens County Auditor's office, 15 South Court Street, Room 330, Athens, Ohio 45701. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, (740) 592-3226. Dog Licenses can also be obtained from satellite locations. For more information about dog licenses see Click Here 

With money from the dog license fees, the county can afford the employees 
needed to take care of the dogs of the shelter.