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City of Franklin Animal Shelter

1024 Pretlow St, 1018 Pretlow St, Franklin, VA 23851

Phone (757) 562-8605
cats, dogs, rabbits & small animals at City of Franklin Animal Shelter

Areas City of Franklin Animal Shelter serves

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City of Franklin Animal Shelter's adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Pay Fee


Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process is very straight forward and simple. Once you find an animal you are interested in, a staff member will ask you questions and try to find out if that animal is a good fit for you or if there may be another animal that better fits.

Adoption application

About City of Franklin Animal Shelter

The City of Franklin Animal Services Division Animal Shelter is an open admissions animal shelter for residents of the incorporated City of Franklin. We provide animal control, education and sheltering. We also provide adoption services to anyone who is interested in adopting an animal.

City of Franklin Animal Shelter's adopted pets

Adopt a Pet is the easiest way for you to search for a new pet in Franklin, VA.

Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life.

What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.