All Dogs Healthy, Adoptions Resume

We are very excited to report that all dogs in our shelter have now been cleared medically of any exposure to distemper.  This is great news and we will reopen for Adoptions on Thursday, September 22 at 11 am.

ALL adoptions fees will be waived, and any dog may be adopted for the price of the $18 dog license.

We are so grateful for your support and encouragement through this difficult time, and the dogs are more than ready to leave the building for a loving new home.

Please support adoption first!

 

 

If you have recently adopted from us and have concerns

We're pleased to be able to announce the details of the free exams and distemper testing for dogs recently adopted from the shelter.


Beginning immediately, anyone who adopted a dog from the Franklin County Dog shelter since August 8th, and who is worried about their pet's health, may take the dog to Rascal Animal Hospital in Dublin for a free exam and distemper testing. Rascal asks that owners bring their paperwork from the shelter with them, and leave the dog in the car while they come inside to make arrangements to be seen. (Bring a friend-never leave a dog alone in a hot car.)


No appointment is needed, and Rascal is open 24 hours per day. Rascal Animal Hospital is at 5830 Britton Parkway in Dublin. Owners can call them at 614-791-7729 for more information.

What is Canine Distemper?

Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies and dogs.  Puppies and dogs most often become infected through airborne exposure (through sneezing or coughing) to the virus from an infected dog or wild animals like raccoons, skunks, or coyotes.

All dogs are at risk but puppies younger than four months old and dogs that have not been vaccinated against canine distemper are at increased risk of acquiring the disease.

Canine Distemper is easily prevented by a series of vaccinations to provide immunity.  All dogs entering the shelter are vaccinated for distemper and revaccinated at the appropriate intervals.

For more information, see https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Canine-Distemper.aspx

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, October 2.

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.

 





All Dogs Healthy, Adoptions Resume

We are very excited to report that all dogs in our shelter have now been cleared medically of any exposure to distemper.  This is great news and we will reopen for Adoptions on Thursday, September 22 at 11 am.

ALL adoptions fees will be waived, and any dog may be adopted for the price of the $18 dog license.

We are so grateful for your support and encouragement through this difficult time, and the dogs are more than ready to leave the building for a loving new home.

Please support adoption first!

 

 

If you have recently adopted from us and have concerns

We're pleased to be able to announce the details of the free exams and distemper testing for dogs recently adopted from the shelter.


Beginning immediately, anyone who adopted a dog from the Franklin County Dog shelter since August 8th, and who is worried about their pet's health, may take the dog to Rascal Animal Hospital in Dublin for a free exam and distemper testing. Rascal asks that owners bring their paperwork from the shelter with them, and leave the dog in the car while they come inside to make arrangements to be seen. (Bring a friend-never leave a dog alone in a hot car.)


No appointment is needed, and Rascal is open 24 hours per day. Rascal Animal Hospital is at 5830 Britton Parkway in Dublin. Owners can call them at 614-791-7729 for more information.

What is Canine Distemper?

Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies and dogs.  Puppies and dogs most often become infected through airborne exposure (through sneezing or coughing) to the virus from an infected dog or wild animals like raccoons, skunks, or coyotes.

All dogs are at risk but puppies younger than four months old and dogs that have not been vaccinated against canine distemper are at increased risk of acquiring the disease.

Canine Distemper is easily prevented by a series of vaccinations to provide immunity.  All dogs entering the shelter are vaccinated for distemper and revaccinated at the appropriate intervals.

For more information, see https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Canine-Distemper.aspx

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, October 2.

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.

 





All Dogs Healthy, Adoptions Resume

We are very excited to report that all dogs in our shelter have now been cleared medically of any exposure to distemper.  This is great news and we will reopen for Adoptions on Thursday, September 22 at 11 am.

ALL adoptions fees will be waived, and any dog may be adopted for the price of the $18 dog license.

We are so grateful for your support and encouragement through this difficult time, and the dogs are more than ready to leave the building for a loving new home.

Please support adoption first!

 

 

If you have recently adopted from us and have concerns

We're pleased to be able to announce the details of the free exams and distemper testing for dogs recently adopted from the shelter.


Beginning immediately, anyone who adopted a dog from the Franklin County Dog shelter since August 8th, and who is worried about their pet's health, may take the dog to Rascal Animal Hospital in Dublin for a free exam and distemper testing. Rascal asks that owners bring their paperwork from the shelter with them, and leave the dog in the car while they come inside to make arrangements to be seen. (Bring a friend-never leave a dog alone in a hot car.)


No appointment is needed, and Rascal is open 24 hours per day. Rascal Animal Hospital is at 5830 Britton Parkway in Dublin. Owners can call them at 614-791-7729 for more information.

What is Canine Distemper?

Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies and dogs.  Puppies and dogs most often become infected through airborne exposure (through sneezing or coughing) to the virus from an infected dog or wild animals like raccoons, skunks, or coyotes.

All dogs are at risk but puppies younger than four months old and dogs that have not been vaccinated against canine distemper are at increased risk of acquiring the disease.

Canine Distemper is easily prevented by a series of vaccinations to provide immunity.  All dogs entering the shelter are vaccinated for distemper and revaccinated at the appropriate intervals.

For more information, see https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Canine-Distemper.aspx

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, October 2.

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

Record Adoptions in 2015, 82% Live Release Rate

Animal Care & 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