Your Dog - Me and My Pal Drawing Contest


The "Me and My Pal" drawing contest was created by the Franklin County Auditor's Office to help promote responsible pet care and ownership. One of the responsibilities of the auditor's office is to license all dogs in the county.

Licensing your dog is required by the State of Ohio. The license is an assigned I.D. number that identifies you as the owner should the dog get lost or separated from you.

2016 Contest Winner: Tessa, Fourth grade, Norwich Elementary School


The 2017 contest will begin in October. The applications will be available in all participating Franklin County schools, grades kindergarten through sixth. Applications may also be obtained from the Franklin County Auditor's Office, the Capital Area Humane Society and the Franklin County Dog Shelter. If you would like to enter the contest and did not receive an application from your school, contact the Auditor's office at 614-525-7361. There are two categories to the contest, dog owners and non-dog owners. The children are to draw a picture of themselves with their dog or for non-dog owners, a picture of themselves with a dog that they help care for.

A winner will be picked from each grade level in each category. An overall winner is chosen from the seven dog-owner winners. The winners are contacted and invited to a ceremony in December 2017. The winners are given prizes that have been donated by our sponsors. The overall winner's drawing is made into a poster and displayed wherever dog tags are sold throughout Franklin County during dog tag season.

Buckeye Donuts Lockbourne Ag Center Inc.
CAPA LongHorn SteakHouse
Clearwater Pools Love Your Pet Grooming Shop
Coca Cola Company Lynn's Pretty Pooch
Columbus Clippers Magic Mountain
Columbus Square Bowling Palace Mars PetCare US
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Ohio Historical Society
COSI Pet Butler Pet Waste Removal
Dawgs N Sudz Grooming Petland East
DJ's Feed Store Riverside Drive Animal Care
Giant Eagle Stores Save A Lot Stores
Half Price Books Scioto Canoe Livery
Happy Lawn Pet Waste Removal Skate America
Hershey's Ice Cream SportsOhio
Hurt Photography The Anderson's General Store
Knapp Veterinary Hospital United Skates of America
Kohl's Department Stores Waffle House
Kroger Stores  

Other sponsors are currently being confirmed.

Please be advised that neither the Franklin County Government nor the Capital Area Humane Society endorse any of the listed companies or products.

The opinions, products, activities and/or services of this organization are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the school district.