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.

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, May 20.

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.

 

 

 

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.

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, May 20.

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.

 

 

 

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.

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, May 20.

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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