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Kennel and Adoptions


The Kent Police Department operates their own kennel. The kennel is located at 1220 Mogadore Road, at the corner of Mogadore Road and Cherry Street. The kennel is a heated/ventilated facility with hot and cold water and three indoor/outdoor runs. There is video camera surveillance of the area. It is illegal to dump animals at the city kennel. 

About the Kennel

Dog in kennel
When an officer brings a stray/loose dog or cat to the kennel, it is provided with food and water and we try to determine its identity through its ID tags or microchipping. If its identity can’t be determined, pictures are taken and put on KPD’s social media sites. If a dog’s owner cannot be identified, we are required by law to hold the dog for 72 hours. After that, the dog can be offered for adoption or taken to the APL or dog warden. If the owner is located, they have 2 weeks to pick up the animal. If they don't pick it up, the dog can be put up for adoption and the owner charged with abandonment.
Cats are transported to the APL for health screening and placed for adoption.

There is an impound fee of $10 for the first day of an animal’s stay with us and $5 for each day thereafter. Dog owners must show proof of rabies vaccine within 3 days and proof of license within 7 days. Cats are not required to be licensed in Ohio, but owners are required to show proof of rabies vaccination. These city ordinances apply only to domestic animals. KPD does not pick up wild life.


If you are interested in adopting an animal from our kennel, please contact one of our Compliance Officers by calling 330-673-7732 between 8:00am and 4:00pm on weekdays.

Contact Us

City of Kent, Ohio
930 Overholt Road
Kent, OH 44240

Phone: 330.678.8100

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