After having dogs for their 30 years of marriage, Gary and Joy Holloway were heartbroken when their dog died a year ago.

After having dogs for their 30 years of marriage, Gary and Joy Holloway were heartbroken when their dog died a year ago.

Recently, though, the Northeast Side couple adopted Fletcher, a brindle 2-year-old shepherd mix rescue dog. They quickly licensed Fletcher with the Franklin County Auditor's office, paying the $18 annual fee, about the same as the cost of a bag of grain-free dog food Fletcher gets.

"We did it online," Gary Holloway, 62, said.

"It was very easy to follow, just point and click," Joy Holloway, 55, said.

The Holloways represent about half of Ohio's dog owners.

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