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Dog Ownership Regulations

The owning of dogs is regulated by Ohio Law for the protection of citizens, and the well-being of the dogs. The office of the Washington County Dog Warden’s is a division of the Washington County Sheriff’s office and is governed by Chapter 955 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Responsibilities & Services

Kelly Schubert demonstrating animal care The Dog Wardens responsibilities include the picking up of stray dogs reported running loose, making sure all dogs in the county are licensed, and enforcing the laws that govern these responsibilities. The Dog Warden is also responsible for investigating livestock kills by coyotes.

All other services are courtesy of the Washington County Dog Warden’s Office, and are placed in a priority according to our State of Ohio legal obligations. Other services include: pick up of owned dogs, investigating complaints between neighbors over dogs, and cruelty and neglect complaints.


Dog Warden:

Deputy Kelly McGilton
Courthouse Annex I
205 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750

(740) 373-6623 Ext. 4020

Humane Society:

Humane Society of the Ohio Valley
90 Mount Tom Rd.
Marietta, OH 45750

(740) 373-5959

Dog Licenses:

Online Dog Licensing

Washington County Auditor
205 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750

(740) 373-6623 Ext. 2123