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.
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The shelter should be your first stop when your dog goes missing.
Visit immediately to search our lost wards for your dog and file a lost dog report.
More tips on finding your lost dog.
The shelter is the best place to start your search for a new best friend.
Typically you'll find about 100 dogs and puppies available for adoption for a very reasonable $117 adoption fee.
Check our website for dogs currently available for adoption.
We are very proud of our modern new facility on Tamarack Boulevard which opened in October, 2011. The Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center provides a safe, healthy environment for the dogs, visitors, volunteers and employees. The shelter is a green, environmentally-friendly building which utilizes solar panels, natural sunlight, and an energy efficient design. Specialized air filtration and cleaning systems help keep the dogs healthy by preventing the spread of diseases, and the innovative "real life" rooms provide a comfortable home-like living environment for the dogs in residence.
Board of Commissioners Agencies
- Animal Care & Control
- Benefits & Risk Management
- Child Support Enforcement
- Economic Development
- Fleet Management
- Homeland Security
& Justice Programs
- Human Resources