Pet Food Pantry

Help feed a hungry pet this holiday season, and donate dog or cat food to our community pet food pantry. 

Please drop off dog or cat food anytime at the shelter. We accept open bags, too.

The need is greater during the holidays, and our supply is low. Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

Welcome, Kaye!

Meet our new Director, Kaye L. Dickson.  Originally from Marion, Ohio, Kaye relocated from Phoenix, Arizona to accept her new position here.

 

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. Puppies disappear even more quickly!

Check our website for dogs currently available for adoption.

To see the dogs recently adopted, please visit our Facebook page.

 





Find True Love at the Adoption Center

You can't put a price on love. 

Adopt a homeless dog from the shelter and you'll understand the meaning of unconditional love. 

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, March 15.

SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS!

Spaying or neutering companion animals is the most effective way to control overpopulation and decrease the euthanasia of unwanted animals in shelters.

In 2014 the shelter spayed or neutered more than 2,985 dogs and puppies before sending them home.

Please join us in promoting responsible pet ownership!  Spay or neuter your pet.

Try Our New Adoption System

We’re happy to announce a launch of a new online adoption system to help you find your perfect pet.

When you create an account, you will be able to mark favorite dogs and easily apply online.

Try it out today!

Pet Food Pantry

Help feed a hungry pet this holiday season, and donate dog or cat food to our community pet food pantry. 

Please drop off dog or cat food anytime at the shelter. We accept open bags, too.

The need is greater during the holidays, and our supply is low. Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

Welcome, Kaye!

Meet our new Director, Kaye L. Dickson.  Originally from Marion, Ohio, Kaye relocated from Phoenix, Arizona to accept her new position here.

 

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. Puppies disappear even more quickly!

Check our website for dogs currently available for adoption.

To see the dogs recently adopted, please visit our Facebook page.

 





Find True Love at the Adoption Center

You can't put a price on love. 

Adopt a homeless dog from the shelter and you'll understand the meaning of unconditional love. 

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, March 15.

SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS!

Spaying or neutering companion animals is the most effective way to control overpopulation and decrease the euthanasia of unwanted animals in shelters.

In 2014 the shelter spayed or neutered more than 2,985 dogs and puppies before sending them home.

Please join us in promoting responsible pet ownership!  Spay or neuter your pet.

Try Our New Adoption System

We’re happy to announce a launch of a new online adoption system to help you find your perfect pet.

When you create an account, you will be able to mark favorite dogs and easily apply online.

Try it out today!

Pet Food Pantry

Help feed a hungry pet this holiday season, and donate dog or cat food to our community pet food pantry. 

Please drop off dog or cat food anytime at the shelter. We accept open bags, too.

The need is greater during the holidays, and our supply is low. Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

Welcome, Kaye!

Meet our new Director, Kaye L. Dickson.  Originally from Marion, Ohio, Kaye relocated from Phoenix, Arizona to accept her new position here.

 

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. Puppies disappear even more quickly!

Check our website for dogs currently available for adoption.

To see the dogs recently adopted, please visit our Facebook page.

 





Find True Love at the Adoption Center

You can't put a price on love. 

Adopt a homeless dog from the shelter and you'll understand the meaning of unconditional love. 

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, March 15.

SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS!

Spaying or neutering companion animals is the most effective way to control overpopulation and decrease the euthanasia of unwanted animals in shelters.

In 2014 the shelter spayed or neutered more than 2,985 dogs and puppies before sending them home.

Please join us in promoting responsible pet ownership!  Spay or neuter your pet.

Try Our New Adoption System

We’re happy to announce a launch of a new online adoption system to help you find your perfect pet.

When you create an account, you will be able to mark favorite dogs and easily apply online.

Try it out today!

News & Information

Kaye Dickson named New Director

Saturday, Franklin County Commissioners were joined by the Capital Area Humane Society, Franklin County staff, central Ohio area animal rescue groups, volunteers, community partners and the animal welfare community as they introduced Kaye L. Dickson as the new Director for Franklin County’s Dog Shelter & Adoption Center.

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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!