Lucas County Canine Care & Control covering dog adoption costs

Potential dog owners are encouraged to take advantage of the offer July 22-24, in partnership with the Best Friends Animal Society during National Adoption Week.

TOLEDO, Ohio— Editor’s note: The video above is from a separate story on Lucas County Canine Care & Control.

From July 22-24, adopting a dog in Lucas County can cost as little as $25.

Lucas County Canine Care & Control is partnering with the nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society to encourage potential dog owners to get a dog during National Adoption Week.

Best Friends covers the full cost of adoption fees, which include a behaviorally and medically assessed dog that has had its initial vaccinations, heartworm testing, deworming, neutering surgery, and microchipping.

According to a press release, the canine care center in central Toledo currently has more than 80 dogs and puppies looking for a new home.

In 2022, the Canine Care Center said it saw an 8.3% increase in animal intakes.

Available dogs can be found on the center’s website or Facebook page. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

The center encourages families to bring their children to meet potential pets. And for those who already have a dog and are considering adopting another, they encourage a meeting between the center’s canines.

The center also accepts donations of old towels, blankets, treats and toys. Those interested in volunteering at the shelter are encouraged to apply at the center located at 410 S. Erie St., just south of downtown Toledo.

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