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    About Us

     Animal Resource Center

    - ARC is the largest companion animal shelter in the Greater Dayton area. 

    - ARC receives over 7000 dogs per year and over 3500 cats per year.

    - ARC is the dog warden for Montgomery County.  Every county in Ohio is required by state law to have a dog warden.  We handle all the stray dogs for Montgomery County.

    - ARC adopts out over 1800 dogs and cats per year - come see us for your next best friend!

    - A dog that is not wearing his/her license is held 3 days only - make sure your dog has his/her license on!

    - The 2012 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.

    - We shelter cats from all over the county - if you have lost your cat, make sure to look here, in addition to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and SICSA.

    - We moved into our new shelter in March 2005.  It is a state-of-the-art, 24,000 square foot facility. 

    Contact Us:
    Shelter: (937) 898-4457
    Office Fax: (937) 454-8139
    6790 Webster St.
    Dayton, OH 45414
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    Shelter Hours:
    10 am - 6 PM, Monday-Friday
    10 am - 4 PM, Saturday
    Sundays & Holidays: Open from 11 AM Until 1 PM For Lost Pet Searches ONLY



    Bark Park Big Hill - Closing

    The time has come. Some of you may have noticed the large "patches" on the hill. With the constant rain and weather, the hill hasn't been keeping up appearances. We received word from the Solid Waste folks that November 12, 2014, the main hill will close for the winter. In the interim, please stay away from the patches and any cones that have been put out. These mark areas that are either undergoing refurbishment or repair. On a positive note, a grant application has been submitted for new furniture and replacement trash receptacles for the park. We will keep everyone posted on the developments. Sonny's Acres will remain open throughout the winter season.

    Mingle With Our Mutts

    Please join us the Second Sunday of each month from Noon - 2 PM for Mingle with Our Mutts we will have lots of adoptable dogs and cats looking for new homes.