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By: Jana P.
Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
I'm so happy I found the best dog for me there, 5 days ago. I wanted her immediately, but felt I should look at other dogs as well. The staff are so helpful and friendly to allow us to walk her outside, then asked to take 4 more dogs, staff is so patient! Love,love this place, and I did choose the 1st dog! She is beautiful! Jana
By: byolson
Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
These people care about their dogs. Not the best kept place in the world ... but they do ok for the money they have to work with. Once you step food in there, you'll want to resuce every dog in the place.
By: blueeyes7
Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
AMAZING, AWESOME, and such a wonderful place to find a wonderful pet for your family.And the help is amazing, very helpful, Can not go wrong at all.
Tips & Advices
Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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