It's Time To Renew Your Dog License

One year license $18 altered or $35 unaltered

Three year license $54 altered or $105 unaltered

Permanent license  $180 altered or $350 unaltered

 

All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed annually by January 31.

When you acquire a new dog, you must license it immediately.

Dogs in Franklin County must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a license can be purchased.


More about dog licenses

Getting your dog license is easy!

Buy it online, by mail or stop by the Dog Shelter. Just remember to get it before January 31.

 

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 89% Live Release!!!

Wow!  We are so very proud of the progress we’ve made in the past year!

Our live release rate has improved from 87% a year ago, to 89% in October, 2016!

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.

 

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, in our community room at the shelter.

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, December 4.

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.

 





It's Time To Renew Your Dog License

One year license $18 altered or $35 unaltered

Three year license $54 altered or $105 unaltered

Permanent license  $180 altered or $350 unaltered

 

All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed annually by January 31.

When you acquire a new dog, you must license it immediately.

Dogs in Franklin County must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a license can be purchased.


More about dog licenses

Getting your dog license is easy!

Buy it online, by mail or stop by the Dog Shelter. Just remember to get it before January 31.

 

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 89% Live Release!!!

Wow!  We are so very proud of the progress we’ve made in the past year!

Our live release rate has improved from 87% a year ago, to 89% in October, 2016!

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.

 

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, in our community room at the shelter.

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, December 4.

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.

 





It's Time To Renew Your Dog License

One year license $18 altered or $35 unaltered

Three year license $54 altered or $105 unaltered

Permanent license  $180 altered or $350 unaltered

 

All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed annually by January 31.

When you acquire a new dog, you must license it immediately.

Dogs in Franklin County must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a license can be purchased.


More about dog licenses

Getting your dog license is easy!

Buy it online, by mail or stop by the Dog Shelter. Just remember to get it before January 31.

 

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 89% Live Release!!!

Wow!  We are so very proud of the progress we’ve made in the past year!

Our live release rate has improved from 87% a year ago, to 89% in October, 2016!

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.

 

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, in our community room at the shelter.

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, December 4.

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.

 





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!

Shelter News

Record Adoptions in 2015, 82% Live Release Rate

Animal Care & 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