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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.
Please join us on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual WilmerHale Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest at 3139 Research Blvd. in the Miami Valley Research Park!
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.
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.
“Montgomery County takes great pride in identifying innovative ways to help our citizens,” said County Commission President Debbie Lieberman. “Along with dog licenses and microchipping, Finding Rover can help our dedicated staff reunite dog owners with their four-legged family members.”
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.
“Our agency will be the first in Ohio to implement this revolutionary technology and make it easier for us to match lost pets with their owners,” said ARC Director Mark Kumpf. “This is a great step forward in our efforts to reunite lost pets.”
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.
“A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved,” added John Polimeno, CEO and founder of Finding Rover. “We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.”
Finding Rover is currently available on iOS, Android, and online at FindingRover.com for FREE.
Wednesday, July 1 through Sunday, July 12, Montgomery County dog owners can purchase a license for their canine without penalty fees. On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, the Montgomery County Commissioners passed a resolution to establish the “Amnesty Dog License Period.”
The Amnesty program is designed to encourage dog owners to license their dogs and pay only the standard license fee with no penalty. 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.
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.
Revenue from licensing is the Animal Resource Center’s major source of funding. Proceeds from license sales help the Animal Resource Center to care for stray and lost animals, spay and neuter every animal that leaves the center as an adopted pet and provide animal control services to our community.
Amnesty dog licenses will be sold from Wednesday, July 1st through Sunday, July 12th at the following locations:
A Montgomery County dog license can be traced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A license distinguishes a lost dog from a stray dog. A Montgomery County Dog License provides legal proof of ownership, and licensed dogs are eligible for the Vacation Registration Program. For more information, contact the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center at: 937-898-4457.
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.