Franklin County Animal Shelter

Find Franklin County Ohio animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio 4672 Aberdeen Avenue Dublin OH 43016 614-766-1001


Animal Outreach PO Box 892 Westerville OH 43086 614-473-9244

Brew Mid West Beagle Rescue PO Box 340223 Columbus OH 43234 614-340-7296

CANTER Ohio 3967 Karl Road Columbus OH 43224 614-266-3975

Capital Area Humane Society 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court Hilliard OH 43026 614-777-7387

Cat Welfare Association Inc 741 Wetmore Road Columbus OH 43214 614-268-6096

Central Ohio Poms and More Rescue PO Box 63 Canal Winchester OH 43110 614-834-8881

Church of the Angels PO Box 510 New Albany OH 43054 614-855-2494

Columbus Cocker Rescue PO Box 6503 Columbus OH 43206 614-554-1300

Columbus Dog Connection 2761 Johnstown Road Columbus OH 43219 614-471-9000

Columbus House Rabbit Society PO Box 29444 Columbus OH 43229 614-895-0004

Dog Sos PO Box 14400 Columbus OH 43214

Franklin County Animal Shelter 1731 Alum Creek Drive Columbus OH 43207 614-462-4360

Franklin County Dog Shelter 4340 Tamarack Boulevard Columbus OH 43229 614-525-3647

Gahanna Animal Control 460 Rocky Fork Boulevard Gahanna OH 43230 614-342-4240

Hand Me Down Dobes, Inc. PO Box 12325 Columbus OH 43212 614-470-2851

Harris Farms Rescue 1255 Hart Road Columbus OH 43223 614-274-5896

Heart of Ohio Ferret Association Rescue PO Box 15753 Columbus OH 43215 614-885-6538

National Assocoation of Pig Sanctuary and Rescue PO Box 919 Worthington OH 43085

Ohio Basset Hound Rescue PO Box 816 Grove OH 43123 614-871-4318

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.