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 full, so for a limited time we are waiving the usual adoption fee on all large and medium sized dogs.  You can adopt any dog that's at least 30 pounds or larger for just the cost of the $18 dog license!

Another Record-Breaking Month!

Thank you to everyone who adopted a dog during the month of May!  It was a really busy month, and we took in 913 dogs.

A record 457 dogs were adopted---the most ever in the month of May, and the fifth month in a row that we set a new record.

We are very grateful to our staff and volunteers for working so hard to care for the dogs and help find them good homes, and to the rescue groups who took dogs who needed more care that we could provide here at the shelter.  Great job, everyone!

 

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, July 3.

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 4th of July we are offering a $40 adoption special for all veterans or active military who want to adopt a dog. 

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.

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves Record 93% 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 79% a year ago, to 93% in May, 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.

 

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 full, so for a limited time we are waiving the usual adoption fee on all large and medium sized dogs.  You can adopt any dog that's at least 30 pounds or larger for just the cost of the $18 dog license!

Another Record-Breaking Month!

Thank you to everyone who adopted a dog during the month of May!  It was a really busy month, and we took in 913 dogs.

A record 457 dogs were adopted---the most ever in the month of May, and the fifth month in a row that we set a new record.

We are very grateful to our staff and volunteers for working so hard to care for the dogs and help find them good homes, and to the rescue groups who took dogs who needed more care that we could provide here at the shelter.  Great job, everyone!

 

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, July 3.

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 4th of July we are offering a $40 adoption special for all veterans or active military who want to adopt a dog. 

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.

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves Record 93% 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 79% a year ago, to 93% in May, 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.

 

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 full, so for a limited time we are waiving the usual adoption fee on all large and medium sized dogs.  You can adopt any dog that's at least 30 pounds or larger for just the cost of the $18 dog license!

Another Record-Breaking Month!

Thank you to everyone who adopted a dog during the month of May!  It was a really busy month, and we took in 913 dogs.

A record 457 dogs were adopted---the most ever in the month of May, and the fifth month in a row that we set a new record.

We are very grateful to our staff and volunteers for working so hard to care for the dogs and help find them good homes, and to the rescue groups who took dogs who needed more care that we could provide here at the shelter.  Great job, everyone!

 

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, July 3.

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 4th of July we are offering a $40 adoption special for all veterans or active military who want to adopt a dog. 

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.

 

Franklin County Dog Shelter Achieves Record 93% 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 79% a year ago, to 93% in May, 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.

 

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

Overcrowded Dog Shelter offering adoption specials

$18 Adoption Specials

Record Adoptions in 2015, 82% Live Release Rate

Animal Care & Control
4340 Tamarack Blvd
Columbus, OH 43224

Franklin County Dog Shelter
& Adoption Center

Phone: (614) 525-DOGS (3647)
Mon-Fri 11 a.m. - 7 p.m
Sat & Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m

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

Acting Director
Debbie Finelli