October 26 is National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Don't overlook a great dog just because of stereotypes.  Come meet some of the dogs here at the shelter waiting to be adopted.

 

 

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

Adopt A Dog Month

Celebrate Adopt A Dog Month and find your perfect match here at the shelter.

Are you looking for:

...an exercise buddy?
...a best friend?
...a dog you can train?
...a partner in agility competitions?
...a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
...a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?


An adopted dog can be all these things -- and so much more! Dogs enrich our lives in more ways than we can count.
Visit us this month and find your perfect match!

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

  • Halloween season is a time of mischief and pranks, and too often dogs and cats become unwilling targets. Keep your pets indoors and safe from neighborhood hooligans at night.
  • Strange kids in even stranger costumes knocking on your door all evening can be especially upsetting for the nervous or territorial dog. With the door opening and closing all night, be careful to prevent him from darting out. You may want to keep your pup in a separate room. If your dog is especially nervous, ask your vet about something to help keep him calm.
  • Keep decorations, Jack-O-Lanterns and candy safely out of your pet's reach!  Never leave your pet unsupervised with a Jack-O-Lantern burning a candle.
  • If your dog has the personality and temperament to accompany the kids trick-or-treating, there are a variety of costumes just for pets. Make sure the costume isn’t too tight and doesn't interfere with his ability to breathe, see, hear, move, or bark.
  • Like any other night when you take your dog for a stroll, make sure he's wearing his collar, ID tag and license. And with so many other people on the street, it's important to keep him safely on a leash.
  • Just as you'd make sure your kids aren't eating unsafe candy, never let your dog get a hold of any bite-size sweets. Candy and wrappers are potential choking hazards, raisins and chocolate are particularly poisonous to dogs. Take along some of your dog’s favorite treats instead.

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, November 2.

October 26 is National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Don't overlook a great dog just because of stereotypes.  Come meet some of the dogs here at the shelter waiting to be adopted.

 

 

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

Adopt A Dog Month

Celebrate Adopt A Dog Month and find your perfect match here at the shelter.

Are you looking for:

...an exercise buddy?
...a best friend?
...a dog you can train?
...a partner in agility competitions?
...a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
...a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?


An adopted dog can be all these things -- and so much more! Dogs enrich our lives in more ways than we can count.
Visit us this month and find your perfect match!

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

  • Halloween season is a time of mischief and pranks, and too often dogs and cats become unwilling targets. Keep your pets indoors and safe from neighborhood hooligans at night.
  • Strange kids in even stranger costumes knocking on your door all evening can be especially upsetting for the nervous or territorial dog. With the door opening and closing all night, be careful to prevent him from darting out. You may want to keep your pup in a separate room. If your dog is especially nervous, ask your vet about something to help keep him calm.
  • Keep decorations, Jack-O-Lanterns and candy safely out of your pet's reach!  Never leave your pet unsupervised with a Jack-O-Lantern burning a candle.
  • If your dog has the personality and temperament to accompany the kids trick-or-treating, there are a variety of costumes just for pets. Make sure the costume isn’t too tight and doesn't interfere with his ability to breathe, see, hear, move, or bark.
  • Like any other night when you take your dog for a stroll, make sure he's wearing his collar, ID tag and license. And with so many other people on the street, it's important to keep him safely on a leash.
  • Just as you'd make sure your kids aren't eating unsafe candy, never let your dog get a hold of any bite-size sweets. Candy and wrappers are potential choking hazards, raisins and chocolate are particularly poisonous to dogs. Take along some of your dog’s favorite treats instead.

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, November 2.

October 26 is National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Don't overlook a great dog just because of stereotypes.  Come meet some of the dogs here at the shelter waiting to be adopted.

 

 

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

Adopt A Dog Month

Celebrate Adopt A Dog Month and find your perfect match here at the shelter.

Are you looking for:

...an exercise buddy?
...a best friend?
...a dog you can train?
...a partner in agility competitions?
...a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
...a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?


An adopted dog can be all these things -- and so much more! Dogs enrich our lives in more ways than we can count.
Visit us this month and find your perfect match!

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

  • Halloween season is a time of mischief and pranks, and too often dogs and cats become unwilling targets. Keep your pets indoors and safe from neighborhood hooligans at night.
  • Strange kids in even stranger costumes knocking on your door all evening can be especially upsetting for the nervous or territorial dog. With the door opening and closing all night, be careful to prevent him from darting out. You may want to keep your pup in a separate room. If your dog is especially nervous, ask your vet about something to help keep him calm.
  • Keep decorations, Jack-O-Lanterns and candy safely out of your pet's reach!  Never leave your pet unsupervised with a Jack-O-Lantern burning a candle.
  • If your dog has the personality and temperament to accompany the kids trick-or-treating, there are a variety of costumes just for pets. Make sure the costume isn’t too tight and doesn't interfere with his ability to breathe, see, hear, move, or bark.
  • Like any other night when you take your dog for a stroll, make sure he's wearing his collar, ID tag and license. And with so many other people on the street, it's important to keep him safely on a leash.
  • Just as you'd make sure your kids aren't eating unsafe candy, never let your dog get a hold of any bite-size sweets. Candy and wrappers are potential choking hazards, raisins and chocolate are particularly poisonous to dogs. Take along some of your dog’s favorite treats instead.

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, November 2.

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!