Our mission is to enforce the dog laws in Franklin County and keep the public safe from animal-related health or safety dangers.
We respond to service requests, investigate complaints about nuisance, dangerous and vicious dogs, investigate dog bites, impound stray and dangerous dogs, file criminal charges, make court appearances, and assist the police in crimes involving dogs, injuries caused by dogs and livestock attacks.
Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center is committed to saving lives. Our shelter is the largest county shelter in Ohio. Last year we took in 11,697 dogs and puppies, including all stray dogs in the county as well as owner surrenders and unwanted litters of puppies. We provide compassionate care for impounded animals at the shelter, as well as adoption and lost dog services to the community. We also educate the public and teach dog owners to be more responsible citizens.
Adopting A New Best Friend
A wide variety of dogs and puppies of all breeds and sizes is available for adoption. Adoption fees are normally $117, and include all shots, spay or neuter surgery, heartworm testing and preventative, microchip and dog license. "Senior" dogs age 5 and older are discounted to $67. "Shelter Favorites" are also discounted to $67 adoption fee, and they are simply dogs who have been with us for longer than most.
Please visit our website for more information about adopting one of our dogs or puppies: www.franklincountydogs.com/adopt/
Fees for Dog License Tags:
You may also purchase your annual dog license for your pet at our shelter.
$12.00 Puppies 3-9 months.
$12.00 Dogs 9 months or older that have been spayed or neutered.
$24.00 Dogs over 9 months that have not been spayed or neutered.
For your pet's sake, show you care by spaying or neutering your pet today!
Come Visit Us!
The Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center is located in northwest Columbus at 4340 Tamarack Blvd.
Easy access to Tamarack, just south of Morse Rd. directly behind Menards. We are between Karl Rd. and Cleveland Ave.
Open Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Franklin County Dog Shelter 4340 Tamarack Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229