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!

Holiday Hours

Please note, we are observing special holiday hours on the 24th and the 31st.  We will be open 9-5.

Questions About Licensing Your Dog?

Watch this video and our helpful wardens will tell you what you need to know!

 

 

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

It's Time To Renew Your Dog License

One year license $18 altered or $35 unaltered

Three year license $54 altered or $105 unaltered

Permanent license  $180 altered or $350 unaltered

 

All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed annually by January 31.

When you acquire a new dog, you must license it immediately.

Dogs in Franklin County must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a license can be purchased.


More about dog licenses

Getting your dog license is easy!

Buy it online, by mail or stop by the Dog Shelter. Just remember to get it before January 31.

 

 

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!

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, December 21.

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!

Holiday Hours

Please note, we are observing special holiday hours on the 24th and the 31st.  We will be open 9-5.

Questions About Licensing Your Dog?

Watch this video and our helpful wardens will tell you what you need to know!

 

 

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

It's Time To Renew Your Dog License

One year license $18 altered or $35 unaltered

Three year license $54 altered or $105 unaltered

Permanent license  $180 altered or $350 unaltered

 

All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed annually by January 31.

When you acquire a new dog, you must license it immediately.

Dogs in Franklin County must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a license can be purchased.


More about dog licenses

Getting your dog license is easy!

Buy it online, by mail or stop by the Dog Shelter. Just remember to get it before January 31.

 

 

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!

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, December 21.

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!

Holiday Hours

Please note, we are observing special holiday hours on the 24th and the 31st.  We will be open 9-5.

Questions About Licensing Your Dog?

Watch this video and our helpful wardens will tell you what you need to know!

 

 

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

It's Time To Renew Your Dog License

One year license $18 altered or $35 unaltered

Three year license $54 altered or $105 unaltered

Permanent license  $180 altered or $350 unaltered

 

All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed annually by January 31.

When you acquire a new dog, you must license it immediately.

Dogs in Franklin County must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterinarian before a license can be purchased.


More about dog licenses

Getting your dog license is easy!

Buy it online, by mail or stop by the Dog Shelter. Just remember to get it before January 31.

 

 

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!

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, December 21.

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!