Knox County Animal Shelter

The Knox County Animal Shelter is a county operated facility built in 2005. Our staff investigates animal cruelty and picks up stray dogs throughout the county.

Available Pets

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All Dogs

Adoption Process

Dogs are available to view and a bonding room is available for you to get to know your new pet. We highly encourage you to bring in other pets and or children to the facility to make sure the new addition will be compatible with your lifestyle. Once a new pet is selected, an adoption application and contract must completed. After the adoption is approved, the dog will be scheduled for spay/neuter and micro-chipped.

Begin the Adoption Process
Please note: After submitting an adoption application, we recommend that you follow-up with the shelter to ensure they have received your adoption application from Petango. The shelter’s contact information can be found in the left hand column. Thank you.

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Knox County Animal Shelter

Contact Information

285 Columbus Road , Unit MOUNT VERNON, OH, 43050

(740) 393-6713

(740) 393-2967



Working Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tues: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thu: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm


Adoptable Pets


Available Services

Owner Surrender
Cruelty Investigations
Bite Reporting
Dog Licensing