Low Cost Rabies Clinic

Franklin County Public Health will provide

$5 rabies immunizations for dogs and cats only, cash only

Friday, October 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Huber Park in Reynoldsburg.

All animals must be on leash or in a pet carrier.

Pets 3 months - 1 year of age will receive a 1-year tag.

Pets over 1 year old may receive a 3-year tag with proof of prior vaccination (rabies tag or certificate)

 

World Rabies Day is September 28

Protect your family from Rabies by vaccinating your pets and by keeping them away from wildlife that can spread the disease. Rabies is 100% preventable.

In our area it is commonly spread by bats, raccoons and skunks, but the virus can be carried by other mammals like dogs, cats and ferrets. Teach children never to handle wild or stray animals. Monitor your pets when they are outside and avoid contact with wild animals.

Make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies shot, which will protect them from the disease. Franklin County Public Health offers low cost rabies shots for dogs and cats, $5. 

Information on the next clinic October 20.

Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Deaf Dog Awareness Week is the last full week of every September. Their deafness in no way reduces their potential to bring joy to your life and become a loving companion for your family.

Deafness is often found in “all white” dogs. It seems that “hearing cells” originate from the same cell family as pigment producing cells. Thus, the same deficiency that causes a lack of pigment may also reduce the dog’s hearing.

Deaf dogs are trainable! Just like other dogs, deaf dogs learn hand commands and tricks. While they will never have the same recall skills as a hearing dog, they are just as trainable and obedient and make great pets.

To learn more about deaf dogs, visit http://www.deafdogs.org/

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 90.9% 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, October 1.

Low Cost Rabies Clinic

Franklin County Public Health will provide

$5 rabies immunizations for dogs and cats only, cash only

Friday, October 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Huber Park in Reynoldsburg.

All animals must be on leash or in a pet carrier.

Pets 3 months - 1 year of age will receive a 1-year tag.

Pets over 1 year old may receive a 3-year tag with proof of prior vaccination (rabies tag or certificate)

 

World Rabies Day is September 28

Protect your family from Rabies by vaccinating your pets and by keeping them away from wildlife that can spread the disease. Rabies is 100% preventable.

In our area it is commonly spread by bats, raccoons and skunks, but the virus can be carried by other mammals like dogs, cats and ferrets. Teach children never to handle wild or stray animals. Monitor your pets when they are outside and avoid contact with wild animals.

Make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies shot, which will protect them from the disease. Franklin County Public Health offers low cost rabies shots for dogs and cats, $5. 

Information on the next clinic October 20.

Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Deaf Dog Awareness Week is the last full week of every September. Their deafness in no way reduces their potential to bring joy to your life and become a loving companion for your family.

Deafness is often found in “all white” dogs. It seems that “hearing cells” originate from the same cell family as pigment producing cells. Thus, the same deficiency that causes a lack of pigment may also reduce the dog’s hearing.

Deaf dogs are trainable! Just like other dogs, deaf dogs learn hand commands and tricks. While they will never have the same recall skills as a hearing dog, they are just as trainable and obedient and make great pets.

To learn more about deaf dogs, visit http://www.deafdogs.org/

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 90.9% 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, October 1.

Low Cost Rabies Clinic

Franklin County Public Health will provide

$5 rabies immunizations for dogs and cats only, cash only

Friday, October 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Huber Park in Reynoldsburg.

All animals must be on leash or in a pet carrier.

Pets 3 months - 1 year of age will receive a 1-year tag.

Pets over 1 year old may receive a 3-year tag with proof of prior vaccination (rabies tag or certificate)

 

World Rabies Day is September 28

Protect your family from Rabies by vaccinating your pets and by keeping them away from wildlife that can spread the disease. Rabies is 100% preventable.

In our area it is commonly spread by bats, raccoons and skunks, but the virus can be carried by other mammals like dogs, cats and ferrets. Teach children never to handle wild or stray animals. Monitor your pets when they are outside and avoid contact with wild animals.

Make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies shot, which will protect them from the disease. Franklin County Public Health offers low cost rabies shots for dogs and cats, $5. 

Information on the next clinic October 20.

Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Deaf Dog Awareness Week is the last full week of every September. Their deafness in no way reduces their potential to bring joy to your life and become a loving companion for your family.

Deafness is often found in “all white” dogs. It seems that “hearing cells” originate from the same cell family as pigment producing cells. Thus, the same deficiency that causes a lack of pigment may also reduce the dog’s hearing.

Deaf dogs are trainable! Just like other dogs, deaf dogs learn hand commands and tricks. While they will never have the same recall skills as a hearing dog, they are just as trainable and obedient and make great pets.

To learn more about deaf dogs, visit http://www.deafdogs.org/

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 90.9% 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, October 1.

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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