Photo Courtesy of Jim Witmer
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center serves as the dog warden for Montgomery County (Ohio state law requires every county to have one), which means we handle all the stray dogs for the county. We are also the largest companion animal shelter in the greater Dayton region. We take in over 7,000 dogs and 3,500 cats per year and adopt out over 1,800 dogs and cats per year.
Check out these ARC statistics.
A dog that is not wearing his/her license is held for only 3 days so make sure your dog has his/her license on! The 2015 Montgomery County Dog License fee is $20.00 for altered dogs and $24 for unaltered dogs. For more dog licensing information, visit the Montgomery County Auditor.
In March of 2005, we moved into our new state-of-the-art, 24,000 square foot facility.
Contact the ARC:
Shelter: (937) 898-4457
Office Fax: (937) 454-8139
Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountyARC
6790 Webster St. Dayton, OH 45414 View Map
10 am - 6 pm, Monday-Friday
10 am - 4 pm, Saturday
11 am - 1 pm, Sundays & Holidays
To better serve the citizens of Montgomery County, we will now be open on Sundays and holidays* for lost and found searches ONLY. During these special hours, we can only accept cash (with exact change), checks, MasterCard or Visa, and proper ID is required.
*Excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
ARC Extended Hours for 2016 Dog License Sales
Time is running out for dog owners to purchase their 2016 Montgomery County dog licenses!
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is extending hours to make it more convenient for owners to purchase licenses before the February 1st deadline.
The extended hours at the Animal Resource Center are:
Through Friday, January 29 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday, January 30 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 31 11 am - 4 pm
Monday, February 1 9 am - 6 pm
Owners whose dogs have been spayed or neutered will pay a $20 license fee. Owners whose dogs have not been altered will pay $24 per dog license. Keep in mind, there are exceptions.
Licenses are also available online at www.mcohio.org/dogs, at Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s Office, and numerous outposts. Call 937-225-4314 for more information.
Dog license sales are the Animal Resource Center’s major source of funding. Proceeds from license sales ensure that the Animal Resource Center can care for stray and lost animals, spay and neuter every animal that leaves the center as an adopted pet and provide animal control services throughout the County.
The Animal Resource Center is a nationally recognized shelter providing excellent service and care to the citizens of Montgomery County and their pets.
ARC Kicks Off the Football Playoffs With Pet Adoption Specials
$50 off cat and dog adoptions through Super Bowl Sunday
Beginning Saturday, January 9, through Super Bowl Sunday (February 7), all cat and dog adoptions are $50 off regular price at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.
With each cat or dog adoption, if you can correctly predict the winner of The Super Bowl, you will receive a free, 2-month supply of Vectra flea and tick medication. Your prediction will be placed on your adoption application. Winners will be notified the week of February 8, 2016.
Adoptions include spay/neuter, first vaccines, license/cat registration, obedience classes (for dogs), adoption kit, and optional testing.
For more information, (937) 898-4457 or email the shelter at AnimalShelter@mcohio.org.
Staff from the ARC will be selling 2016 Dog Licenses in West Carrollton!
West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
We will be accepting cash (exact change if possible) and checks.
Now, every dog that enters the ARC system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs.The Montgomery County, Ohio Animal Resource Center is now the first shelter in Ohio to offer the Finding Rover application which offers facial recognition technology to identify lost pets. Finding Rover is a free service for identifying lost and found dogs in real-time with facial recognition technology accessible through the smartphone app and website.
Every dog that leaves the ARC, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet-parent completes registration with an email. If that dog ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, allowing for easy identification.
Registration of your pet is simple and free. Once your dogs are registered, they’re protected for life. Registration is easy through Facebook and email – all you need is a picture of your dog and a zip code. Anyone with a mobile phone can take a photo of a lost dog, which will be instantly posted on Finding Rover.
Finding Rover is currently available on iOS, Android, and online at FindingRover.com for FREE.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is proud to be one of only 60 Shelters in US that participates in the Pets Mart Charities Rescue Waggin! Please watch this video to learn more!
ARC thanks the Iams Corporation for their generosity and support of our shelter. The premium food that Iams donates to feed the 10,000+ cats and dogs that come to us each year is a huge help! The waste bag dispensers at the Montgomery County Bark Park help keep the park clean and make it a fun place to visit.
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