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Where to find adoptable pets around Columbus, Ohio

Find local adoption sites, pets currently available, and information on adoption fees.

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Columbus Humane has been helping local pets like adorable dog this since 1883. | Photo via @columbushumane

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Whether you’re looking to add to the family for the holidays, or just wanting some extra company around your house — it’s figuratively raining cats and dogs at these local pet adoption sites. Follow along as we cat scratch the surface on where you can find a furry friend.

Columbus Humane

  • Location: 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct.
  • Hours: 2-7 p.m. on weekdays, 12-5 p.m. on weekends
  • Pets: Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters, ferrets

Meet cats like Trixie, a six-month-old short hair kitten; dogs like Muck, a two-year-old large mixed breed with high energy; or even rabbits such as Louie, an eight-month-old angora rabbit sporting an awesome hairdo. Adoption fees, which directly support Columbus Humane, range from $50+ for rabbits and pocket pets, $75-$100 for cats, and $175-$350 for dogs.

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CHA also has adoptable cats + other charitable ways for the community to support its efforts. | Photo via @chaanimalshelter

CHA Animal Shelter

  • Location: 3765 Corporate Dr.
  • Hours: 12-2 p.m. + 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. on weekends
  • Pets: Dogs and cats

If you’re in the market for a puppy, become friends with Duke, Luke, Myrtle, or Honey, all two-month-old chihuahuas hanging out at CHA. Fees for dogs range from $150-$300 + adoption costs for cats vary from $5-$80.

Colony Cats (& dogs)

  • Location: 2740 Festival Ln.
  • Hours: 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m. on weekends
  • Pets: Dogs and cats

There are plenty of cats to choose from with 184 total listings on the website. The website also includes labels under cats to let you know if the cat isn’t friendly around dogs, or if it has become an in-house favorite of the staff, like Casanova. Fees range from $50-$100 for cats, and $150-$300 for dogs.

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