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.

 





Summer Lovin' Adoption Special

Summer's more fun when you spend it with your best friend.   Right now we have more than a hundred furry best friends who desperately need loving homes.  We are getting crowded, so for a limited time we are waiving the usual adoption fee on most dogs.  You can adopt any dog for just the cost of the $18 dog license!  Deaf dogs and puppies not included.

Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin’s Shelter Medicine Program visited the shelter, met with shelter staff and leadership, and observed all aspects of daily operations.  The report is forward-looking, and provides recommendations to help the Franklin County Dog Shelter to be a model of excellence in progressive animal sheltering.  The consulting relationship between the Franklin County Dog Shelter and the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program is ongoing.

Download the report

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, July 1.

Teach Your Kids To Respect Dogs

Children are frequently the victim of a dog bite, particularly during the summer months.  Teach your children how to play it safe around dogs, and always supervise kids and dogs.

Shelter Advisory Committee

NEXT MEETING:  June 28 AT 6 PM

At this meeting Dr. Sandra Newbury will be presenting the University of Wisconsin's review to the Shelter Advisory Committee with public discussion to follow.

 

To email the committee:  Fc-shelter-advisory-committee@googlegroups.com

 

 

 

SNYP IT, C-BUS!

Announcing our new FREE Spay or Neuter Program.  Call 614-525-5454 to make an appointment.  This offer is only available to low-income dog owners who are residents of Franklin County!

This program is funded solely by donations.  If you would like to make a donation, please use the link below, and Select "Spay Neuter Services" or simply add a donation when you renew your own dog's license online.

http://www.franklincountydogs.com/donate/donate-funds.cfm  

 

 

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 90.8% Live Release for 2017!!!

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 year! 

 

Surrendering your dog

 

Please carefully consider all other options first before you make the decision to surrender your dog to the shelter.  It is a very stressful environment and not all dogs can cope.

No one knows your dog better than you, so please make every effort to find your dog a good home yourself.  Here are some resources that may help.

 

 

 

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.

 





Summer Lovin' Adoption Special

Summer's more fun when you spend it with your best friend.   Right now we have more than a hundred furry best friends who desperately need loving homes.  We are getting crowded, so for a limited time we are waiving the usual adoption fee on most dogs.  You can adopt any dog for just the cost of the $18 dog license!  Deaf dogs and puppies not included.

Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin’s Shelter Medicine Program visited the shelter, met with shelter staff and leadership, and observed all aspects of daily operations.  The report is forward-looking, and provides recommendations to help the Franklin County Dog Shelter to be a model of excellence in progressive animal sheltering.  The consulting relationship between the Franklin County Dog Shelter and the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program is ongoing.

Download the report

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, July 1.

Teach Your Kids To Respect Dogs

Children are frequently the victim of a dog bite, particularly during the summer months.  Teach your children how to play it safe around dogs, and always supervise kids and dogs.

Shelter Advisory Committee

NEXT MEETING:  June 28 AT 6 PM

At this meeting Dr. Sandra Newbury will be presenting the University of Wisconsin's review to the Shelter Advisory Committee with public discussion to follow.

 

To email the committee:  Fc-shelter-advisory-committee@googlegroups.com

 

 

 

SNYP IT, C-BUS!

Announcing our new FREE Spay or Neuter Program.  Call 614-525-5454 to make an appointment.  This offer is only available to low-income dog owners who are residents of Franklin County!

This program is funded solely by donations.  If you would like to make a donation, please use the link below, and Select "Spay Neuter Services" or simply add a donation when you renew your own dog's license online.

http://www.franklincountydogs.com/donate/donate-funds.cfm  

 

 

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 90.8% Live Release for 2017!!!

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 year! 

 

Surrendering your dog

 

Please carefully consider all other options first before you make the decision to surrender your dog to the shelter.  It is a very stressful environment and not all dogs can cope.

No one knows your dog better than you, so please make every effort to find your dog a good home yourself.  Here are some resources that may help.

 

 

 

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.

 





Summer Lovin' Adoption Special

Summer's more fun when you spend it with your best friend.   Right now we have more than a hundred furry best friends who desperately need loving homes.  We are getting crowded, so for a limited time we are waiving the usual adoption fee on most dogs.  You can adopt any dog for just the cost of the $18 dog license!  Deaf dogs and puppies not included.

Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin’s Shelter Medicine Program visited the shelter, met with shelter staff and leadership, and observed all aspects of daily operations.  The report is forward-looking, and provides recommendations to help the Franklin County Dog Shelter to be a model of excellence in progressive animal sheltering.  The consulting relationship between the Franklin County Dog Shelter and the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program is ongoing.

Download the report

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, July 1.

Teach Your Kids To Respect Dogs

Children are frequently the victim of a dog bite, particularly during the summer months.  Teach your children how to play it safe around dogs, and always supervise kids and dogs.

Shelter Advisory Committee

NEXT MEETING:  June 28 AT 6 PM

At this meeting Dr. Sandra Newbury will be presenting the University of Wisconsin's review to the Shelter Advisory Committee with public discussion to follow.

 

To email the committee:  Fc-shelter-advisory-committee@googlegroups.com

 

 

 

SNYP IT, C-BUS!

Announcing our new FREE Spay or Neuter Program.  Call 614-525-5454 to make an appointment.  This offer is only available to low-income dog owners who are residents of Franklin County!

This program is funded solely by donations.  If you would like to make a donation, please use the link below, and Select "Spay Neuter Services" or simply add a donation when you renew your own dog's license online.

http://www.franklincountydogs.com/donate/donate-funds.cfm  

 

 

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves 90.8% Live Release for 2017!!!

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 year! 

 

Surrendering your dog

 

Please carefully consider all other options first before you make the decision to surrender your dog to the shelter.  It is a very stressful environment and not all dogs can cope.

No one knows your dog better than you, so please make every effort to find your dog a good home yourself.  Here are some resources that may help.

 

 

 

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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