About Us

We are a regional shelter serving towns in Franklin County. We are a group of mostly volunteers, led by Shelter Director Leslee Colucci.  We are determined to help every dog who enters our facility in every way possible. Our Mission is to provide a safe, welcoming facility for stray, lost or unwanted dogs and find homes best suited for each individual dog. 

Who we are

We are a regional Shelter serving twenty one Franklin County towns. We are a group of mostly volunteers, led by Shelter Director Leslee Colucci.  We are determined to help every dog who enters our facility in every way possible. Our Mission is to provide a safe, welcoming facility for stray, lost or unwanted dogs and find homes best suited for each individual dog. 

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to protect and improve the lives of stray, lost and unwanted dogs by offering a safe, welcoming facility, providing care and enrichment, and finding a home best suited for each animal.

Our History

The Regional Dog Shelter was the vision of Sheriff Christopher Donelan who saw the need in the community for a dog sheltering facility. In 2012, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a twenty thousand dollar grant to be used for the refurbishing of an old town building, to turn it into a working Shelter.  Inmates in the (pre-release) program at Franklin County Correctional Institute worked for several months turning an empty storage building into a usable facility.

Our mission is to protect and improve the lives of stray, lost and unwanted dogs by offering a safe, welcoming facility, providing care and enrichment, and finding a home best suited for each animal.

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