Our Programs & Services
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton provides Montgomery County with a full range of services designed to enhance family life through pet ownership, improve the quality of life of all of Dayton's animals, and help control pet overpopulation and prevent animal cruelty. Through a mix of education and outreach, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton offers more programs than any other animal-welfare agency in the area.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton places thousands of animals each year into loving homes. As part of our effort to create lifelong relationships between people and pets, the Humane Society matches dogs, cats and other furry (and feathered and scaly) friends with devoted families. Take a look at some of our adoptable pets by visiting our Adoptions page.
If you don't see the new family member of your dreams on our website, our Pet Alert service can let you know when we find an animal meeting your criteria. Let us know what you're looking for.
To help control pet overpopulation, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton offers spay/neuter programs to the community. Every dog, cat and rabbit available for adoption has been spayed or neutered. We also offer standard spay/neuter services, as well as income-based programs for those who can't afford traditional procedures. For a complete list of spay/neuter programs, click here.
Preventing animal cruelty and neglect is critical. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton investigates reports of cruelty against all animals, working with local law enforcement to ensure timely results to the fullest extent of the law. To learn more about what constitutes cruelty or neglect, or to report a suspected case, click here.
Safe Haven Program
At a moment's notice, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will provide temporary shelter for pets in a safe and secure location, for families fleeing domestic-violence situations. The Safe Haven program protects pets from abusers and provides peace of mind for families seeking their own shelter and safety.
Working with the youth of today creates the outstanding pet owners of tomorrow. We offer ongoing education for area classrooms that focuses on pet care and ownership, as well as preventing dog bites and other animal-related injuries. We also offer a resource library online, to give you the latest information on a variety of pet-care issues, such as housetraining your pet, traveling with your pet and much more. To access our library, click here.
Animal Foster Services
To prepare for family life in a permanent home, some pets – especially those arriving at our facility sick or injured – require temporary foster care. Volunteers in our Tender Loving Caregivers (TLC) program take pets into their homes for a specified period of time, to develop family skills, provide ongoing socialization and prepare the animals for adoption. To find out more about our foster program, click here.
Looking for a safe, fun place to enjoy the outdoors with your dog? Join us at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton's dog park, located on our grounds at 1661 Nicholas Road. For more information about dog-park membership and how you can support the park, click here.
Losing a pet can be traumatic for any family and dangerous for our pets. Microchipping places a safe, permanent ID chip under the pet's skin that can be easily accessed by a scanning device at local shelters and veterinary offices. The scanner then provides the information necessary to return your pet, safe and secure.
In order to ensure that lost pets are returned to their families as quickly as possible, we provide microchipping services. All Humane Society of Greater Dayton animals available for adoption are microchipped. We also offer this service for area families, for only $10 per pet. Call us at 937/268-PETS (7387) for more information.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton sells dog licenses for all dogs within Montgomery County. The cost is $24.75 per license. (Late fees may apply, or penalties may be assessed for overdue licenses.)
For many pets adoption is just one of several steps in fully adjusting to a loving family. At the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, we offer both ongoing programs to help prepare our pets for family life and support for families who've added a new pet to their homes.
The Animal Enrichment program for pets awaiting adoption at our facility includes:
- Toys and beds for every animal
- Two play yards for dogs, as well as use of our spacious dog park
- An open cat room, with an abundance of cozy perches, a cat walk covering all four walls and a window for bird-watching
- Daily socialization
- Soothing music
For resources to help your new family member adjust after coming home, access our enrichment information here.
Reporting a Lost Animal
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton can work with you to find your lost pet. Please call 937/268-PETS (7387) to report a missing pet.
Dropping Off an Animal
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton can work with you to help find a home for a stray animal or a pet whom you can no longer care for. To find out program details, click here.