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
2017 Dog Licenses on Sale - December 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017
2017 Montgomery County dog licenses are on sale December 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.
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.
All currently licensed dogs registered as spayed or neutered will automatically pay the $20 license fee. For newly acquired dogs, owners can:
- Provide veterinary records confirming spay / neuter status
- Submit a form provided by the County and completed by their veterinarian
- Submit a legal affidavit affirming that their dog is altered
There are exceptions made for dog breeders who have proper registration and hunters who have a valid hunting license and use their dog for hunting. In addition, dogs that are medically certified by their veterinarian as being too old or health compromised may receive the $20 rate by providing certification with their application to the Auditor's Office.
Licenses are available online at www.mcohio.org/dogs, at Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s Office, the Animal Resource Center 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.
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.