Spring weather brings increase in dog adoption


More than 20 dogs are currently up for adoption at the Portage County Dog Warden. 

Erin Simonek

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With the season spring finally being here, the Portage County Dog Warden annually sees an increase in dog adoption.

“I think there was a day last week maybe Saturday where we adopted 5 dogs on Saturday,” David McIntyre, Portage County Chief Dog Warden said.

Dogs held at the shelter are either lost dogs whose owners nerve came to find them or dogs whose owners didn’t want them anymore.

“We’ve held upwards of 50’s in here in the past. Fortunately, we’ve been doing pretty good number wise,” said McIntyre. “Every year we seem to be declining in the numbers of dogs coming in.”

The warden currently has a variety of dogs up for adoption including lab mix dogs and pit bulls.

The Portage County Dog Warden charges $97 to adopt. The deal includes all shots, heart-worm tests, microchip and a spay and neuter.

For more information on adoption, visit https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/oh/ravenna/portage-county-dog-warden-shelter-oh184/.

Erin Simonek is the digital content producer and TV2 reporter. Contact her at [email protected]