COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Clear the Shelters at the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center saw 202 dogs go to homes last week. This number included adoptions, fosters, sleepovers, and lost dog reclaims! 

The shelter is hoping more sleepovers turn into adoptions. FCDS said a majority of the sleepover dogs were signed up to be adopted. Those numbers are still in flux as decisions are being made by the host families.

The idea is to get all the dogs into homes for the weekend so that the shelter staff and volunteers can perform a deep cleansing of the facility. This is especially important when preventing sickness and disease.

There were dogs, however, that never made it out of the shelter. One of those pups is Sweet Pea, and she is ready for adoption. This senior pit-mix has been at the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center since the beginning of April and knows some of the tricks of the trade.

On command, Sweet Pea will sit and shake your hand. She is heavily treat motivated and enjoys any attention you can give her. She’s willing to play and wrestle, and take long walks for exercise. This spunky pup doesn’t care if you want to lounge around or be on the go. She only wants to be part of your home and wants to be the center of attention.

Sweet Pea and any other dog that has been at the shelter for more than 14 days are available for free plus the $18 licensing fee. Take a moment to browse her profile and four other dogs’ photos below. Should you be curious about what other dogs are available, you can visit the FCDS at this link. You can browse by name, age, breed, color, and sex.

SWEET PEA

Date In Shelter: 4/4/2022
Age: 7 Years 4 Months (approx)
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Weight: 51.4 lbs
Size: Large
Primary Color: Brown
Secondary Color: White
Sex: Spayed Female
Shelter Favorite
Busy Bee
No Cats
No Dogs
Foster Me!

KATANA

Date In Shelter: 11/18/2021
Age: 4 Years 2 Months 4 Weeks
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Weight: 58 Ibs
Size: Large
Primary Color: Brown
Secondary Color: White
Sex: Spayed Female
Shelter Favorite
Recommend Kids 12+
Busy Bee
No Cats
No Dogs
Run Club Participant

DANA

Date In Shelter: 8/6/2022
Breed: Medium Mix Breed Mix
Weight: 48.8 Ibs
Primary Color: Brown
Secondary Color: White
Sex: Female
Recommend Kids 8+
Vet Treatment Type
Shy Dog

ROSIE

Date In Shelter: 4/6/2022
Age: 2 Years 4 Months (approx)
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Weight: 49.8 Ibs
Size: Large
Primary Color: Brown
Sex: Spayed Female
Shelter Favorite
Free Spirit
No Dogs

PAZ

Date In Shelter: 3/11/2022
Age: 3 Years 4 Months 2 Weeks
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Weight: 66 Ibs
Size: Extra Large
Primary Color: Tan
Secondary Color: White
Sex: Neutered Male
Shelter Favorite
Red Dot Dog
Foster Me!