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The Ohio Pet License Plates are vehicle
registration tags that raise funds for
education, spay and neuter of pets for
low-income families, and for dogs and
cats adopted from qualifying agencies.

Order at your Deputy Registrar's office,

OPlates.com, or call 1-800-589-Tags.  
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FEATURED DOG  

BOBBYMACK, neutered male PBT ~ 1 yo. 50#

Bobbymack is a beautifully colored brindle dog who was very energetic when he entered the shelter.  He has gone downhill over the last couple months and doesn't have the zest he used to have.  He knows 'sit' and a woman who takes him home from time to time reports that he is a wonderful dog who just LOVES to be in the house chilling out. He is happiest in the company of people, and is a very loving and devoted companion.  Bobbymack LOVES to go on day adventures and is a perfect traveling companion.  He loves to sleep in the car an would live there if he could.  BOBBYMACK WOULD BE THE IDEAL COMPANION FOR A TRUCK DRIVER!!! When he is ignored in a kennel, he is very unhappy and is harmful to himself. We have started him on Prozac in hopes to calm him during the times he has to be alone. Bobbymack's meetings with other dogs leads us to feel that he is not yet ready to cohabitate with them. 

Help Us Help Them – Our organization has been credited by the Athens County commissioners with having a tremendous impact on the decrease of euthanasia at the shelter. It takes a great deal of time, effort and funding to help the dogs. We need our community's support to continue providing assistance. Please do your part in helping us save these precious animals.

Who We Are

 

Friends of the Shelter Dogs is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides assistance to the dogs in the Athens County Dog Shelter by providing veterinary support for sick and injured dogs, spaying and neutering, rescue operations and the promotion of the dogs in the shelter. All this is done in order to save the lives of adoptable dogs.

 

Mission

Our mission is to prevent the euthanization of adoptable dogs at the county operated dog shelter by rescue and/or adoption.

 

Overview

We are a group of Athens Co. citizens dedicated to the rescue and welfare of dogs at the Athens County Dog Shelter.

 

Description

FOSD provides these services and more to the Athens County Dog Shelter:

 

  • Rescue operation to reduce euthanasia rate at the Shelter.

  • Cover vetting costs for sick and injured shelter dogs.

  • Foster Network for dogs awaiting rescue or adoption from FOSD.

  • Rescuing/fostering puppy litters that are too young to adopt.

  • Dog evaluations to give to potential adopters and rescues for more info about each dog.

  • Working with dogs with special needs.

  • Shelter Shot program.

  • Athens Messenger Shelter Dog Ad

  • Investigation and Outreach for lost and found dogs.

  • Marketing of shelter dogs available for adoption.

  • Fundraising to pay veterinary and other expenses.

  • Shelter Spay & Neuter program assistance

Radio

 

Listen to 970WATH and WXTQ to hear about the Shelter Dog of the Week. These are dogs that are currently at the Athens County Dog Shelter that are in URGENT need of a home.

Temporary Fostering

We are always in need of temporary foster homes. Please email us if you think you would like to help foster a dog on a short term basis. Sometimes we just need a place for a dog to go to for a few days until a rescue can come and pick it up. You can help us save a dog's life! If you can take in a pet for any amount of time, we need you. Please click the link below to download a foster application!