Adoption Stories


We received this message from Luna’s forever person: “Hi all! I just wanted to let you know it’s been two years today since I adopted your 9 year old (at the time) Luna and she couldn’t be happier. She sleeps on my pillow all the time (even though she has her own!) and is a very content cat. Here she is! Thankful for you bringing us together, we’re basically soul mates.”


Hello! My husband and I would like to let the group know that it has been 2 months since we have adopted a dog from Franklin Township Animal Shelter and Nala (formerly Penny) has been a great addition to our family. She has been getting along great with her dog-brother Simba and cat-brother Mozart! We are so happy it all worked out and would like to thank all the volunteers for helping out with the meet and greet and the overall adoption process back in September 2019!!


Emma, who was adopted from the Franklin Township Animal Shelter in June, is checking in to let everyone know that she’s super happy in her forever home! Isn’t she beautiful?


How loved and content does Rico the chihuahua look in his new mom and dad’s arms? He was adopted from the Franklin Township Animal Shelter and is going to be one pampered pooch! We’re so happy for him!


Lenny, a rather opinionated senior cat, was surrendered with his cat friend Peter because his former humans were divorcing and moving. Lenny studied each adopter and waited for just the right family to come looking for a cat. He now shares a home with several other cats, a mom and a dad. Lenny also has a new human brother and spends his nights sleeping with him on the bed. Peter is also doing great as a single cat in another home.


Handsome Mack, a 9-year-old white and brindle pit bull terrier loves people. He was thrilled to be adopted and now has a family to love him unconditionally!


Peanut was surrendered to the Shelter because her family could no longer care for her. She’s a great dog, very calm, friendly, and sweet. Peanut is a greyhound, boxer mix and spent a while at the Shelter looking for the right home. She was adopted once and returned less than a week later because she was not getting along with the other dog in the home. Peanut now lives with a Township employee who fell in love with her and is completely spoiled.


Pumpkin, an orange tabby female cat, was surrendered with her sister Rascal because her family was moving. Pumpkin was is a real talker and loves food! She was the outgoing sister and was available for adoption first as the sisters were not bonded. Pumpkin found a great home and we hope she and her new family are loving life together.


Rascal, a patch tabby cat, was surrendered because her family was moving with her sister Pumpkin. Shortly after Rascal became available for adoption, Katie Nordhaus, Animal Control Officer and Shelter Coordinator, gave a talk at the Franklin Senior Center when she was approached by a local senior resident looking for an older female cat. Rascal’s new mom visited Rascal and quickly fell in love. Tears of joy were shed over the adoption and Rascal and her new human are very happy together. Rascal is doing great in her new home!


Snow is a very pretty, friendly ferret, maybe the friendliest we’ve ever had at the Shelter! She enjoys being handled and held and now has a home where she can spend the rest of her days snuggling.