Meet Garrison

AgeAdult BreedBasset Hound Sexmale, neutered

Garrison needs a hero. Garrison is terrified of life in the shelter, and possibly in a home too. He can settle down at the shelter when he knows there isn't an escape route but looks for windows and doors in new environments. Garrison was caught on a catch pole by an animal control officer in an attempt to save Garrison from being hit by a car in oncoming traffic. This can be traumatic for a dog. Garrison is a little hand shy and doesn't like to be abruptly picked up... but he can be picked up to move him from place to place if done appropriately and slowly. Garrison does like food, despite his anxiety here. He will take treats when he isn't overwhelmed and has learned to go on short walks without needing to be picked up and placed on the grass. He is making small strides in just a few days. Garrison would love a home with an understanding individual. Because of the high level of anxiety Garrison feels here, he hasn't been open to making any dog friends yet. We are hoping that may change once he has settled into life somewhere and can relax a bit. He is around 2 years and 30lbs. All of our animals have a lifetime commitment. If for any reason, the adoption does not work out, the cats and dogs are to come back to FCHS, which is a NO kill facility. The adoption fees help cover a portion of the care provided to the animals. Please visit our website under adoptable pets for a range of adoptions fees. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested (dogs) and placed on preventative, microchipped, and more. You can find our adoption application at Applications or questions can be emailed to Please email for faster response or come on by during our business hours. Please do not call, this may cause delay because we receive a high volume of calls each day and operate with a small staff. Please submit your application once you see a pet you are interested in. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday - Friday 12-6 and Saturday 11-4.

How to Adopt


Visit him at Franklin Co. Humane Society/Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center to get acquainted. Call or go to their website to familiarize yourself with what you'll need to begin the adoption process. Remember, adoption is a lifetime commitment, one full of love and reward but also financial and personal responsibility. Take the time to prepare, commit, and fall in love for a lifetime.

Franklin Co. Humane Society/Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center
18401 Virgil Goode Highway
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 489-3491