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Lorain County Dog Kennel - Mandatory Spay/Neuter Program
Posted: 08/17/2012

Spay and Neuter Program

Lorain County Dog Kennel (LCDK)

Effective 10/1/12


In order to protect the community from the dangers of uncontrolled dogs roaming around in search of a mate, to reduce the burdens on law abiding pet owners who have their pet impregnated by an uncontrolled dog and to reduce costs to Lorain County by reducing the pet overpopulation the Commissioners have adopted a Community Protection Spay and Neuter Program.  As part of this program, all dogs adopted from the Lorain County Dog Kennel (LCDK) who are healthy enough for surgery will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.









Schedule for Weekly Surgeries at Vets:

Dogs adopted and paid for on Fridays and Saturdays will be picked up on the following Tuesday morning and taken to Lorain Animal Clinic for surgeries. 

            4205 Oberlin Ave. 
            Lorain, OH 44053


Dogs adopted and paid for on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays will be picked up on Fridays of the same week and will taken to 4 Pets Clinic for surgeries.

38391 Chester Road 

Avon, OH 44011 

(440) 934-5353


***Schedule Changes will occur during Holiday Weeks and the public will be

notified by the Kennel Staff on date changes.


Ownership Transfer:  Dogs purchased from the LCDK will cost $29.00 which includes the $14.00 license fee.  This fee will be paid at the LCDK.  Ownership will transfer at the time the owner picks up the dog at the veterinary clinic. If the owner does not pick up the dog as agreed, then the dog will be returned to the LCDK.


Pickup of Your New Dog:  New owners will pick up the dog from the listed veterinary practice as stated below:

Lorain Animal Clinic:  Wed's - 9 am to 12 noon or Thurs. - 9 am to 6 pm


4 Pets Clinic:  Fridays - 6 pm to 7 pm


The practice will provide the new owner with Written Go Home Care Instructions.  If your dog is not ready to be picked up the same day of the surgery, the vet’s office will notify you at the number you have listed on sales paperwork at the LCDK.

The veterinary practice has the right to refuse or to postpone spay and neuter for any reason. In the event that the dog is not approved for surgery, the veterinarian will notify the LC Dog Warden. The Medical Director or attending vet may authorize treatment with the medical fund money, may authorize postponing surgery in which case the owner can pick up the dog and receive a voucher to bring the dog back to the veterinary practice for a spay and neuter at a scheduled later date.