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Welcome, Kaye!

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



World Spay Day

Tuesday, February 24 was World Spay Day, an annual event recognizing the importance of spaying or neutering companion animals to control overpopulation. 

Spaying and neutering is the most effective means of decreasing the euthanasia of unwanted animals in shelters. In 2014 the shelter sterilized more than 2,985 dogs and puppies before sending them home!

Please spay or neuter your pets!

Safety Education

Deputy Wardens visit thousands of school children each year to teach them how to be safe around dogs.

Contact us at 525-5227 to request a visit to your school.

How to avoid a dog bite

Find True Love at the Adoption Center!
Understanding the dangerous dog laws

If your dog decides to nip the mail carrier, does that make him a Dangerous Dog?

According to the Ohio Revised Code, Section 955.11: Yes, if your dog causes injury to a person, other than killing or seriously injuring a person, it is considered Dangerous.

Read the dog laws

Adopting at the Shelter

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 $123 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.

    Dog Licenses

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

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    Mingle with our Mutts

    Meet dogs from the shelter and many of those in our foster homes!

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    Low-Cost Rabies Clinics

    Low-cost rabies immunizations are available for your furry friend.

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