COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — More than 140 dogs are available for adoption at the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center, and dogs sheltered for more than 14 days can be adopted for only $18 — the price of a dog license.

This week’s featured pet is “Beana.” The 6-year-old lady is available for $18 and wants to explore her surroundings. Beana responds to treats and is willing to learn commands. You will need to be patient: When she eats her treats, she takes her time and enjoys them. To adopt Beana, the FCDS recommends bringing your current dog(s) to make sure they are compatible, but she cannot be around cats.

She does have a few allergies and she is receiving medical care for them. The adoption center will explain everything about how to take care of her.

People interested in a dog don’t have to commit on the spot. Instead, a dog can be taken home and fostered, which helps alleviate the population at the shelter.

“The Franklin County Dog Shelter’s Foster-to-Adopt program is a great way to learn if one of our dogs is a good fit for your family prior to making the lifelong commitment of adoption,” said Erin Hamill with the shelter.

During this test period, all services for the pet will continue to be paid for through the shelter. You don’t have to pay anything until you choose to adopt.

“When you Foster-to-Adopt, you will take this dog home for a pre-determined period of time while caring for them and loving them just as you would your own,” Hamill said. “During the Foster-to-Adopt period, the shelter will continue to provide any medical care necessary along with providing each foster with food, a leash and collar, and any other necessary supplies.”

Here are a few dogs who are available for adoption or the fostering program:


Date In Shelter: 5/6/2022
Age: 6 Years 10 Months 3 Weeks (approx.)
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Weight: 48 Ibs
Size: Large
Primary Color: Tan
Secondary Color: White

Sex: Spayed Female
Busy Bee
No Cats


Date In Shelter: 3/21/2022
Age: 2 Years 2 Months 3 Weeks
Breed: Pit Bull
Weight: 49.2 Ibs
Size: Large
Primary Color: White
Secondary Color: Brindle

Sex: Neutered Male
Busy Bee


Date In Shelter: 5/19/2022
Age: 1 Year 6 Months 3 Weeks
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Weight: 45 Ibs
Primary Color: Tan
Secondary Color: White
Sex: Female
Shy Dog


Date In Shelter: 5/23/2022
Age: 10 Years 2 Weeks (approx)
Breed: Medium Mix Breed
Weight: 40.6 Ibs
Size: Medium
Primary Color: Tan
Secondary Color:
Sex: Female
Couch Potato