About the Shelter Diversion Program



This program is dedicated to providing lifesaving assistance for pets and pet owners in need. Our ultimate goal is to keep pets with their families, thereby decreasing the number of animals entering the Franklin County Dog Shelter.100% of dogs that do not enter the shelter are not euthanized at the shelter.

Central Ohio Pit Savers created the Shelter Diversion Program in conjunction with the Franklin County Dog Shelter to decrease the number of animals surrendered to the shelter by providing resources to dog owners, including (but not limited to) behavior resources, pet retention education, pet food and other supplies, advice on finding a new home for a dog (rehoming), funding for veterinary services (when funding is available), and pet retention services such as fixing fences to prevent lost dogs.

Central Ohio Pit Savers is concerned about the many thousands of unwanted dogs and puppies that are abandoned at the shelter or deserted, turned loose, neglected, or abused by their owners. Some dogs and puppies that are surrendered to, impounded by, or abandoned at the Franklin County Dog Shelter are euthanized. Many of the dogs and puppies that are deserted, turned loose, neglected, or abused by their owners because they are unwanted will suffer and/or die of starvation, disease, or injury.


Please call us for assistance: 614-525-5442 or  fill out an online form: