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Dog Pound and Adopt-A-Dog Program


Lakeshore Dog Pound

914 East Puce Road
Lakeshore, Ontario
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T. 519-727-6495

The Lakeshore Dog Pound, which is jointly funded and managed by the Towns of Essex, Lakeshore, LaSalle and Tecumseh, receives stray or lost dogs picked up by the Town of Essex Animal Control Officer.

The Pound makes every effort to locate the owner of dogs received at the Pound. The animal is thoroughly checked for an identifying dog tag or tattoo and is scanned for a microchip. From the information retrieved, calls are made to owners or veterinary clinics. If there are no clues as to ownership, the Pound contacts the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society to cross-check their records for calls of reported missing pets.

The redemption period for dogs taken to the Lakeshore Dog Pound is three days, after which the dog is assessed for adoption. Dogs that qualify for adoption are available to responsible owners who must complete an adoption form. The fee for adopting a dog is $50.00 plus the cost of a dog tag from the municipality where the dog will reside.

Dog adoptions from the Lakeshore pound are coordinated through St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology. The college is an accredited Veterinary Technician Program facility with a registered teaching veterinary hospital. For further information please visit the St. Clair College website at the following link stclaircollege.ca/petsforadoption

During the months of June, July and August while the students at the college are on vacation, please visit the Windsor Essex County Humane Society website at windsorhumane.org

The Lakeshore Dog Pound is open to the public Monday to Friday from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact information for the Dog Pound is provided in the contact box on this page.