Pleasants County Dog Shelter

Welcome to the Pleasants County Dog Shelter
in St. Marys WV.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty, abuse,
neglect, and over-population of unwanted animals while seeking adoption of these
animals into compatible homes, and teaching humane awareness and respect for all
life thus helping to build a better community.

We are always in need of volunteers. Especially to walk the dogs.

Our available pets are listed on Petfinder.  Visit
our available pets by clicking here:

Available Dogs

If you would like to volunteer to help or want to adopt a new pet, please
visit us in St. Marys or call us at:

(304) 684-2273

We are currently under new staffing.  Someone is
usually at the shelter Mon- Fri 10 to 2, but please call ahead to make
appointments. Weekends by Appointment only.

Tiffany Johnson
Dog Shelter Manager
Pleasants County Humane Society

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we
don’t even know we have.” Thom Jones

Community Walk Day July 2

You know what time it is!! 😃🐾The shelter will be hosting another community walk day this Thursday July 2nd. Due to the overwhelming response we will be holding a very short class on proper handling to ensure everyone has a great time! This class is mandatory for all walkers but once accomplished your volunteer application will be approved & you will not have to partake in the demonstration for future walks.🐾 Please stop by the shelter at 10:30am (please try to arrive as close as possible to this time so we can do 1 big orientation for everyone). 💙🐾 If you would like to get a jumpstart on filling out your volunteer application please send us your email in a message & we will get one sent back to you. We hope to see you Thursday!!! 🐾💕💙
Humane Society of Pleasants County’s photo.

Thank You Aven Tacy for Donations from Birthday Party

Sending a heartfelt THANKS to Aven Tacy from Newport, OH. Who in celebration of her 6th Birthday Party (Frozen Theme) asked her family and friends to bring items that could be donated to the Humane Society Of Pleasants Co. Cat Shelter. Today Aven and her mom stopped in at the shelter to drop of the donated items. Thank you Aven, family and friends for your kindness and generosity. What a special little girl, Terri and I felt so blessed to meet Aven and her mom today

First Annual Softball Tournament June 27

We are preparing to host our First Annual Softball Tournament on Saturday, June 27th at the Hadley Fields in Marietta, Ohio. This event will be totally dedicated to raising money to build an outside, concreted, and covered area for our shelter dogs. We currently do not have a common space where the dogs can be together & believe this would improve their lives while in our care.
ALL proceeds from this event will be donated back to the shelter. If you would like to help support our cause and this fundraiser the following are a couple different ways:
FIRST, your organization can form a team & participate in the tournament! There will be a Men’s Division D, Men’s Division E, and a Co-Ed Division with $150 team entry fee.
SECONDLY, you can help sponsor the entire event or a portion of the event. ALL donations are greatly appreciated & we will gladly provide a receipt upon receiving your contribution.
If you would like to sign up for the tournament, please send an
e-mail to for a registration form. If you would prefer to become a sponsor, please make checks payable to the Pleasants County Humane Society and mail to:
Erin Padgitt
6255 S. Pleasants Hwy
St. Marys, WV 26170

For all other questions or inquiries, please feel free to call (740)516-3077
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“On behalf of the ones who have no voices, we thank you!”

Cat/Kitten Foster Homes Needed

Our cat shelter is FULL! We are currently taking applications for anyone who would be willing to foster! By doing this, not only do you save the little one you foster, but also the one that we now have room for at our shelter! Please PM us your email address & we will get a Foster application emailed to you right away! TOGETHER we can make a difference!

Thank You to All Dog Walkers

Wow!!! What an amazing day! *ALL* the dogs got walked today!! A VERY special thanks to everyone who came out and made this possible! We are planning on having another walking day THIS Thursday at 10:00 AM! Please mark your calendars and come join us!

Thirty-One Fundraiser April 18 10am-4pm

The Pleasants County Humane Society is hosting a “Thirty-One” fundraiser Sat. April 18th 10am-4pm at the Belmont Training Center (behind the Middle School). Can’t come? We are collecting orders NOW!! Please click the link below to get your orders in TODAY! Our shelter will receive 100% of the proceeds from this event to put toward an outside, roofed, & concreated common area for our dogs. We currently do not have a space like this for the dogs and believe that this will greatly improve the lives of these animals while in our care. Thank you for your support!…/Party/EventDetail/8083177