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Contact Us:

Shelter: (937) 898-4457  
Office Fax: (937) 454-8139

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6790 Webster St.

Dayton, OH 45414
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Shelter Hours:
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 Years Day.

Send Them Home Saturday

Send Them Home Pet Adoption Specials
Adoption Event Saturday, November 28 from 10 am – 2 pm
This year, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) is opting to hold a ‘Send Them Home Saturday’ adoption event. In addition, Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery located at 502 E 5th Street in Dayton is generously sponsoring this event!
The ARC is offering specials on pet adoptions from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 28th.  The first 25 people who come out to 6790 Webster Street in Dayton from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm will receive special pricing on pet adoptions!
Prices for pets on Send Them Home Saturday:
Dogs and Puppies: $20 (you pay the licensing fee only)
Cats and Kittens: $10
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

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 for FREE.

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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!

 Montgomery County Bark Park Video

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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.  

Iams Dog & Cat Food on the Web:
Iams | Eukanuba | Iams Dog & Cat Food Company
Iams Truth | Iams Against Cruelty

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