Randy W. Vogel
Defiance County Dog Warden
500 Court Street, Suite D
Defiance, OH 43512
P: (419) 784-2335
F: (419) 784-3268
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Please notify the Dog Warden to report:
Dogs running at large
Animal abuse or neglect
Please remember that pet ownership is a big commitment. Dogs should have fresh water available at all times and be fed and exercised on a regular schedule. Your dog will be happier if he becomes a part of the family by living indoors. If dogs are kept outdoors, they require shade in the summer, adequate shelter, and warm bedding in the winter. Dogs should never be left alone in a car in hot weather or even in warm sunny weather. The temperature inside a vehicle can build up in just a few minutes and can result in overheating and death.
Please spay or neuter your pets. A spayed or neutered pet is a happier pet, and this will help prevent the tragedy of thousands of unwanted animals.
If you wish to surrender an intractable dog that you own to the Dog Warden there may be a small fee involved.
Rental of traps to catch nuisance animals requires a $40.00 deposit which is refunded when the trap is returned.
The County Dog Warden picks up dead dogs for disposal and takes them to the Shelter. There may be a small fee involved unless the dog is a stray.
Wild animals (raccoons, opossums, etc.) are better handled by the a State Wildlife Officer, call the District Office in Findlay 419-424-5000, and they will arrange for a Wildlife Officer to contact you, or you can call a nuisance animal trapper. The Dog Warden's Office can give some numbers to call.