Meet The Team
Meet Jennifer Jewett, Administrative Assistant since October of 2019. Jennifer enjoys walks on beach, woods or in her neighborhood with her dog and Buddy. Jennifer adopted a dog from the Licking County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center in the fall of 2021. Jennifer and her family often hosts Buddy; shelter mascot, overnight. She enjoys working with all the dogs of Licking County.
Assistant Chief Jeremy Grant, Jeremy has been in the animal welfare industry for 10 years. He has been with the Licking County Dog Wardens Office since October of 2020 and before that served with Fairfield County. He is a certified National Animal Control Officer, Certified Humane Officer, ASP Instructor and many other certifications. Jeremy owns 3 dogs. When not working he loves to spend time with family and friends. Favorite things to do are go to the gym and Lake Erie. When asked why he does this kind of work he stated " I don't see myself doing much of anything else. I love my job and every aspect of it. I get to enforce state laws while playing with dogs and meeting new people. My office is the community and that is cool. My main goal is to continue to make our profession more respected. I love this community and the family I work with."
Mallory McNamara, Mallory has been with the Licking County Dog Wardens Office for 2 years. She currently serves as the Kennel Master for the shelter. She has three dogs of her own. She continues to provide wonderful care for all the dogs at the shelter.
Deputy McKelvey started at LCDW in June of 2022, with a background in Dog Training , Veterinarian Assisting, and Grooming. I have a Rottweiler named Colby Cheese who was adopted from MCDW. When I’m not working I love to continue training dogs and attending car shows. I love every aspect of my job, for me its all about educating the public. But, I also enjoy how every call is different.
Chief Dog Warden Larry Williams, Larry has been working in the Dog Warden field for 15 years. He has been with Licking County for 12 years and prior to that worked in Knox County as a Deputy Dog Warden. He is a certified National Animal Control Officer, Attended a Grant writing workshop, OPOTA Certified Private Security & Private Investigator, plus more certifications. Larry owns two dogs. While not working Larry enjoys spending time with family, watching sports and outdoor activities. Larry believes that this career is very challenging but also can be rewarding. Larry’s goal is continue to grow Licking County Dog Shelter and this profession.