Franklin County Dog Shelter Salutes Veterans

This month we honor all veterans with a special program in recognition of their service to our country. 

Through the end of November we are waiving adoption fees for all veterans or active military who want to adopt a dog. The only cost is that of the $18 dog license.

Owning a dog has significant health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety and depression.  It is our hope that the healing ability of the dog might benefit the veteran, and also provide a home for a dog in need.

 

Adopt A Senior Dog Month

Looking for a wonderful companion who's an easy keeper?  Take a look at some of our "senior" dogs age 5 and older. 

ALL ADOPTON FEES WAIVED ON SENIOR DOGS THIS MONTH.  Adopter pays only for $18 dog license.

Mature pets have many advantages!  They are usually already trained, housebroken, with nice manners and loving personality. Exercise needs are typically less than most younger dogs or puppies.  Seniors ask for so little, and give back so much.

Adoption Statistics

Did you know that the average dog spends just 7 days in the shelter?

Beginning with the day the dog arrives, it is checked out in the clinic, behavior-tested, spayed or neutered and placed on our adoption floor, and eventually adopted.

Small dogs and puppies disappear even more quickly!  Check our site daily for new arrivals, and visit early as soon as we open for the best selection.

Check our website for dogs currently available for adoption.

To see the dogs recently adopted, please visit our Facebook page.

 





Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 90.5% Live Release!!!

Live Release includes all dogs reclaimed by their owners, adopted or sent to rescue.  See our statistics page for more information. 

Thank you to everyone who helped address the problem of homeless dogs by adopting, reclaiming and rescuing dogs from the shelter last month! 

 

Mingle With Our Mutts

Our twice-monthly adoption event with shelter dogs and many area rescue groups is a great place to search for a new best friend.

Held the first and third Sunday afternoon of the month at the shelter, from noon to 2 pm.

You don't need to wait for Mingle With Our Mutts to visit us, we're open seven days a week!

Next Mingle is Sunday, November 19.

Franklin County Dog Shelter Salutes Veterans

This month we honor all veterans with a special program in recognition of their service to our country. 

Through the end of November we are waiving adoption fees for all veterans or active military who want to adopt a dog. The only cost is that of the $18 dog license.

Owning a dog has significant health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety and depression.  It is our hope that the healing ability of the dog might benefit the veteran, and also provide a home for a dog in need.

 

Adopt A Senior Dog Month

Looking for a wonderful companion who's an easy keeper?  Take a look at some of our "senior" dogs age 5 and older. 

ALL ADOPTON FEES WAIVED ON SENIOR DOGS THIS MONTH.  Adopter pays only for $18 dog license.

Mature pets have many advantages!  They are usually already trained, housebroken, with nice manners and loving personality. Exercise needs are typically less than most younger dogs or puppies.  Seniors ask for so little, and give back so much.

Adoption Statistics

Did you know that the average dog spends just 7 days in the shelter?

Beginning with the day the dog arrives, it is checked out in the clinic, behavior-tested, spayed or neutered and placed on our adoption floor, and eventually adopted.

Small dogs and puppies disappear even more quickly!  Check our site daily for new arrivals, and visit early as soon as we open for the best selection.

Check our website for dogs currently available for adoption.

To see the dogs recently adopted, please visit our Facebook page.

 





Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 90.5% Live Release!!!

Live Release includes all dogs reclaimed by their owners, adopted or sent to rescue.  See our statistics page for more information. 

Thank you to everyone who helped address the problem of homeless dogs by adopting, reclaiming and rescuing dogs from the shelter last month! 

 

Mingle With Our Mutts

Our twice-monthly adoption event with shelter dogs and many area rescue groups is a great place to search for a new best friend.

Held the first and third Sunday afternoon of the month at the shelter, from noon to 2 pm.

You don't need to wait for Mingle With Our Mutts to visit us, we're open seven days a week!

Next Mingle is Sunday, November 19.

Franklin County Dog Shelter Salutes Veterans

This month we honor all veterans with a special program in recognition of their service to our country. 

Through the end of November we are waiving adoption fees for all veterans or active military who want to adopt a dog. The only cost is that of the $18 dog license.

Owning a dog has significant health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety and depression.  It is our hope that the healing ability of the dog might benefit the veteran, and also provide a home for a dog in need.

 

Adopt A Senior Dog Month

Looking for a wonderful companion who's an easy keeper?  Take a look at some of our "senior" dogs age 5 and older. 

ALL ADOPTON FEES WAIVED ON SENIOR DOGS THIS MONTH.  Adopter pays only for $18 dog license.

Mature pets have many advantages!  They are usually already trained, housebroken, with nice manners and loving personality. Exercise needs are typically less than most younger dogs or puppies.  Seniors ask for so little, and give back so much.

Adoption Statistics

Did you know that the average dog spends just 7 days in the shelter?

Beginning with the day the dog arrives, it is checked out in the clinic, behavior-tested, spayed or neutered and placed on our adoption floor, and eventually adopted.

Small dogs and puppies disappear even more quickly!  Check our site daily for new arrivals, and visit early as soon as we open for the best selection.

Check our website for dogs currently available for adoption.

To see the dogs recently adopted, please visit our Facebook page.

 





Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 90.5% Live Release!!!

Live Release includes all dogs reclaimed by their owners, adopted or sent to rescue.  See our statistics page for more information. 

Thank you to everyone who helped address the problem of homeless dogs by adopting, reclaiming and rescuing dogs from the shelter last month! 

 

Mingle With Our Mutts

Our twice-monthly adoption event with shelter dogs and many area rescue groups is a great place to search for a new best friend.

Held the first and third Sunday afternoon of the month at the shelter, from noon to 2 pm.

You don't need to wait for Mingle With Our Mutts to visit us, we're open seven days a week!

Next Mingle is Sunday, November 19.

News & Information

Happy Endings

After a dog leaves the shelter, we love to hear stories and see pictures of how they are doing in their new homes. Check out our new "Happy Endings" photo album featuring dogs who have been adopted from the Franklin County Dog Shelter, and see how happy they look now that they have found a forever home. If you have adopted a dog from us and would like to be featured in our album, message us a photo of your dog and tell us how they are doing!

Animal Care and Control

4340 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, OH 43229

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
Phone: (614) 525-DOGS (3647)
Mon-Fri 11 am - 7 pm            Sat & Sun 9 am - 5 pm

Field Safety Services
Phone: (614) 525-3400    24 hours/day

Director
Don Winstel

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