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 2017 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.
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR DOG THIS IS THE FIRST PLACE YOU SHOULD LOOK!
Below is a list of animals that have been found and brought to our shelter. The list is not guaranteed to be complete and therefore should not be used in place of walking through our kennels.
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
Hot Dog! You "Can" Give!
With more dogs and cats finding their way to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, we are in need of donated cans of wet pet food. The wet food is easier to digest for some of our at-risk pets that we are nursing back to health on their way to being adopted. Thank you for always supporting the ARC!!
Cats & Kittens Adoption Specials thru July 31, 2017
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center continues to see an increase in the number of cats and kittens at the shelter.
Through July 31, select cats and kittens can be adopted for $20. Adoptions include spay/neuter, first vaccines, cat registration, and adoption kit.
The Animal Resource Center is located at 6790 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45414. If you would like more information about this special promotion or what it takes to adopt a forever friend, email the Animal Resource Center at AnimalShelter@mcohio.org or call 937-898-4457.
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.