• Fort Defiance Humane Society  has partnered with Odie & Board to offer hand made walnut ornaments!

    Through this Saturday, Odie & Board is increasing their Rescue Ornament donation to $6 per ornament sold! 

    Make sure to select OH – Fort
    Defiance Humane Society – Defiance at checkout!

    Get a unique, personalized gift for the dog/cat/bunny lover in your lifewhile giving back at the same time!



 We are still only accepting dogs at this time

MONDAY:                                CLOSED

TUESDAY:                  12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:          12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

THURSDAY:              12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

FRIDAY:                     12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

SATURDAY:              12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

SUNDAY:                                  CLOSED

The FDHS is currently attempting to contact a list of people who contributed to a “Paver Project” initiated in late 2007 but never completed. All of our supporters who purchased pavers will be given the option of having their money returned or having it transferred to the shelter’s general fund to be used for operational expenses. Because of the significant time lapse, contacting everyone who initially participated has been a challenge.

 If you purchased a paver but have not been contacted please call the shelter (419-659-2298). Be sure to leave your name and contact number and we will promptly follow up. Our goal is to provide closure to this issue as soon as possible.


The Fort Defiance Humane Society has been caring for the homeless, neglected, and unwanted domesticated animals of the Defiance County area since 1966.

Join us in our effort to help save lives and offer second chances to the animals in our community that desperately need our help.


Thanks to 1-800-PetMeds for the pet medications for our adoptable pets!

Quality Martingale collars and leashes in various sizes and widths at affordable prices.

398 Pets Re-homed in 2017

321 Pets Spayed & Neutered in 2017

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News & Events

  1. Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Program

    January 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

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Help make the difference in a homeless animal’s life today with your tax-deductible donation.

 Teto’s Fund
Spay/Neuter Expenses

Duke’s Fund
Medical Expenses

General Fund
Operating Expenses