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Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Shelter

4340 Tamarack Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229

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Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Shelter

Our mission is to balance the welfare and safety needs of the citizens and dogs in Franklin County. We are dedicated to providing responsible enforcement of dog laws in our community, compassionate treatment of the dogs in our shelter, and on-going education for our citizens.


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Danielle Stucke

Danielle Stucke

Volunteer

Galloway, OH

March 12, 2019

So fun

This was such a great event. We were able to help make a new tags for walks and also had fun interacting with the dogs while being able to take them out for one of their walks!

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Nicole Phalen

Nicole Phalen

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

October 14, 2018

Great for families!

Had a wonderful afternoon preparing treats for the dogs at the shelter with the family. Plenty of gloves were provided so don't let the slightly messy task scare you off at all. One of the dog wardens gave us a great tour of the facility. We had an awesome pup keep us company which made the day full of smiles. Thanks for an awesome time, and to our volunteer lead who kept us running smoothly :)

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Kathryn Butts

Kathryn Butts

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

May 17, 2018

So Much Fun!

I came to this event on Sunday, May 13. The staff - who were shelter volunteers - were super friendly and welcoming, took us on a tour of the shelter if we wanted to see it, and gave us a chance to socialize with a dog while we worked on our projects. Everything was well explained, and if you didn't wish to get your hands dirty stuffing kong toys, there were PLENTY of blankets to make! All in all, a great experience.

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Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs

Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs

Support Local Shelter Dogs

Date: May 25 | Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue: Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

Address:
4340 Tamarack Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229

Details:

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center is committed to saving lives. Their shelter is the largest county shelter in Ohio. Last year they took in 11,697 dogs and puppies, including all stray dogs in the county as well as owner surrenders and unwanted litters of puppies.

 

Join Besa and FCDSAC to support local shelter dogs. Besa volunteers will make enrichment toys, such as "pupsicles" and snuffle mats, and have the opportunity to take dogs on a brief walk. Enrichment toys and walks provide entertainment and comfort for dogs, which reduces stress while living in shelter environments. Less stress results in happier, more adoptable animals.

  • A lead volunteer from FCDSAC will provide a brief training and orientation
  • This is a teen-friendly opportunity, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult. You must be at least 18 to walk a dog.
  • Please dress for the weather as walks will be outside. FCDSAC encourages wearing layers and clothing with pockets. 
  • This event is not recommended for those with a peanut allergy.
  • Parking is available in the surface lot.
  • This event is ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center and the amazing work they do.

 

 

 

 

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Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs

Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs

Support Local Shelter Dogs

Date: June 9 | Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue: Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

Address:
4340 Tamarack Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229

Details:

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center is committed to saving lives. Their shelter is the largest county shelter in Ohio. Last year they took in 11,697 dogs and puppies, including all stray dogs in the county as well as owner surrenders and unwanted litters of puppies.

 

Join Besa and FCDSAC to support local shelter dogs. Besa volunteers will make enrichment toys, such as "pupsicles" and snuffle mats, and have the opportunity to take dogs on a brief walk. Enrichment toys and walks provide entertainment and comfort for dogs, which reduces stress while living in shelter environments. Less stress results in happier, more adoptable animals.

  • A lead volunteer from FCDSAC will provide a brief training and orientation
  • This is a teen-friendly opportunity, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult. You must be at least 18 to walk a dog.
  • Please dress for the weather as walks will be outside. FCDSAC encourages wearing layers and clothing with pockets. 
  • This event is not recommended for those with a peanut allergy.
  • Parking is available in the surface lot.
  • This event is ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center and the amazing work they do.

 

 

 

 

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Woof, Woof! Exercise Rescued Dogs

Woof, Woof! Exercise Rescued Dogs

Support Local Shelter Dogs

Date: June 15 | Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Venue: Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

Address:
4340 Tamarack Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229

Details:

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center is committed to saving lives. Their shelter is the largest county shelter in Ohio. Last year they took in 11,697 dogs and puppies, including all stray dogs in the county as well as owner surrenders and unwanted litters of puppies.

 

Join Besa and FCDSAC to exercise local shelter dogs. Besa volunteers will work in pairs to exercise and walk the dogs. Exercise and walks provide entertainment and comfort for dogs, which reduces stress while living in shelter environments. Less stress results in happier, more adoptable animals.

  • A lead volunteer from FCDSAC will provide a brief training and orientation
  • This is a teen-friendly opportunity, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult. You must be at least 18 to walk a dog.
  • Please dress for the weather as walks will be outside. FCDSAC encourages wearing layers and clothing with pockets. 
  • Parking is available in the surface lot.
  • This event is ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center and the amazing work they do.

 

 

 

 

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CMM Customer Operations Team: Support Local Shelter Dogs

CMM Customer Operations Team: Support Local Shelter Dogs

Date: June 29 | Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Venue: Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

Address:
4340 Tamarack Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229

Details:

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center is committed to saving lives. Their shelter is the largest county shelter in Ohio. Last year they took in 11,697 dogs and puppies, including all stray dogs in the county as well as owner surrenders and unwanted litters of puppies.

 

As a volunteer, your team will make enrichment toys, such as "pupsicles" and snuffle mats, help fold towels/blankets and hang out with a dog. Enrichment toys provide entertainment and comfort for dogs, which reduces stress while living in shelter environments. Less stress results in happier, more adoptable animals.

  • A lead volunteer from FCDSAC will provide a brief training and orientation
  • This is a teen-friendly opportunity, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This event is not recommended for those with a peanut allergy.
  • Parking is available in the surface lot.
  • A Besa representative will be on-site to greet your team.

 

Click here for more information about the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center and the amazing work they do.

 

 

 

 

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