Help a hungry pet this holiday season, and donate dog or cat food to our community pet food pantry at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.
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.
Special Holiday Hours
Watch this video and our helpful wardens will tell you what you need to know!
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
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.
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