If you live with in Wood County and outside of Bowling Green or Perrysburg
city limits and have a stray cat that you would like to surrender, please visit
If you would like to submit a photo of your lost or found pet, please e-mail it to
our Shelter Manager as an attachment, with your name and the pet's name, so
that we may match it with your lost or found form.
If you have lost or found a pet, please check out our Lost and Found pages
to see if the pet you have lost or found may already have an owner looking
for it, or someone that may have found your pet. Postings are left up for 30
days. If you wish to continue the posting after 30 days, please let us know!
If you have found a pet, please call the shelter to set up an appointment
during our adoption hours to scan the pet for a microchip.
By law, WCHS cannot accept stray dogs, they must go to the Wood County
Dog Shelter. Please call them at 419-354-9242. If you live within Bowling
Green or Perrysburg city limits, all strays (cats and dogs) must be reported
to the Animal Control Officers. Bowling Green Animal Control Officer:
419-352-2571. Perrysburg Animal Control Officer: 419-874-4321.
Contacting these agencies is not an automatic death sentence for stray
animals, as most people would believe. Our County and City officials work
very hard to reunite lost pets with their owners, and Animal Control and the
Dog Shelter is where most owners look first for a lost pet, and this is where
the pet stands its best chance to be reunited with their owners! Yes all
shelters may be scary, but the animals are at least safe from roaming the
streets and potentially being injured or killed from vehicles or other animals,
and worse, starving to death. If the animal goes unclaimed, these agencies
also work very hard to adopt these animals into loving homes, or find
rescues and shelters that can continue the search for a forever home.