How you can help

All medical services provided by Friends of the Shelter are funded by generous individuals and corporations who want to help save the sick and injured Shelter dogs. You can support these Shelter dogs in a variety of ways, including regular donations, sponsoring a dog, attending an event, or becoming a Friends of the Shelter volunteer.


Visit our Donate page to see several ways your donation will help the shelter dogs. Your donation, at whatever size, will make a difference in the lives of these sick and injured shelter dogs waiting for permanent homes.

Visit our Donate page

Sponsor a shelter dog

You can honor someone special to you, while helping to save the life of a Shelter dog. Make a $35 donation towards Friends of the Shelter, and we will proudly display your name or dedication of your choice on the photo of a dog currently looking for a forever home...a life YOU have helped save. We will display your dedication in a frame around your chosen dog on the Franklin County Dogs Website.

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As an all-volunteer organization, the Friends of the Shelter team welcomes your assistance with our fundraising efforts. We frequently need additional team members to assist with event planning, marketing communications, securing corporate donations and on-site event coordination. We are particularly in need of volunteers to work in the Friends of the Shelter Shop, in the lobby of the Franklin County Dog Shelter. The Shop is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The shifts are only 2.5 hours long, and it's very rewarding to donate your time knowing that you're helping to save the life of a sick Shelter dog. And, by working in the Shop, you will see many adoptable dogs leaving for their new forever homes with smiles on their faces! If you’re interested in becoming a Friends of the Shelter volunteer, please email Phyllis Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].

I'd like to volunteer!

Kroger Community Rewards program

With the Kroger Community Rewards program, using your Kroger Plus card earns dollars for the Shelter dogs while saving money on your groceries. Choose Friends of the Shelter to receive a percentage of the amount you spend as a donation EVERY TIME you shop! It's that easy! And, it takes nothing away from your Kroger rewards points. You still earn your points for reduced gas prices, for example. Please note that you must re-enroll in April each year.

Choose your location: Columbus, Ohio.
Choose: Enroll if you've never enrolled before or Re-enroll if you're renewing.
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Find your Organization: Type in Friends of the Shelter in the box and hit Search.
Select: Friends of the Shelter PO Box 307450, Columbus, OH by clicking on the circle under Organization
Select: Save Changes

Friends of the Shelter receives hundreds of dollars each quarter from our supporters using Kroger Community Rewards! This money is used directly to fund the medical care of the sick Shelter dogs. Thank you for your continued support!

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Help fund the medical care for sick and injured shelter dogs by doing your Amazon shopping using the AmazonSmile website at and selecting Friends of the Shelter as the charity you want to support.

Amazon has now made it even easier to support Friends of the Shelter by extending AmazonSmile into its mobile shopping apps for iPhone and Android phones! Simply go into Settings on the app, select AmazonSmile, and click the "Turn on AmazonSmile" button. Make sure Friends of the Shelter is set as the charity you want to support and start shopping like you normally would and a portion of your purchases will go to help the shelter dogs. Learn more at AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app and thanks for your support!

Start shopping on AmazonSmile now!

Create or hold a fundraiser

Create a fundraiser on Facebook at to encourage your friends to help the shelter dogs.

Individuals and community organizations frequently help Friends of the Shelter by hosting fundraising events to raise money for the Shelter dogs. Friends of the Shelter trustees welcome this support. If you have an idea for a fundraising event, please email us at [email protected].

Create a Facebook fundraiser now!

Become a corporate sponsor or partner

Contact Janet or Cheryl about becoming a corporate sponsor or partner for one of our events.

Contact us about becoming a corporate sponsor


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