Time is essential in the recovery of a lost dog. The sooner the word is out, the better the chance of reuniting owners with their dogs.
If you find a dog that is wearing a Franklin County dog tag, please visit our Dog eSearch site.
Here's what you need to post a lost or found dog on our site.
Click here for a form and attach a clear color photo of the dog. If you do not have a digital picture, you can mail your picture to: Franklin County Auditor, ATTN: Lost & Found Dog eBulletin Board, 373 S. High St., 21st Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6310. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT PHOTOS THAT INCLUDE A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
Complete as many of the fields as possible. For example, you can list the breed, gender, weight, color, markings, any special needs and where and when the dog was lost or found, if the dog was wearing a collar. For those who are posting notices for found dogs, we suggest that you be generic about the pet's description to allow the person claiming the animal to provide specific details about their dog. This will help in verifying that the person making the claim is the rightful owner.
A contact name, phone number and/or email address where you can be reached with information about the dog.
Your posting will be entered during business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and remain on our lost and found page for 30 days. When the dog has been reunited with the owner, please let us know. We will update the page with the good news.
Please be sure to also report a lost or found dog with the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center.