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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
    E-mail:
    AnimalShelter@mcohio.org
    Location:
    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
     

     

     

    Highlights
    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. 

    Summer Safety Tips


    Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors, but this season can also offer situations that can endanger your pet.

    *You may be tempted to take your pet with you when you travel or run errands.  During warm weather, the inside of a vehicle can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes.

    *Driving with a dog in the back of a pick-up truck is very dangerous.  Flying debris can cause injury to your pet or your pet may be unintentionally thrown our of the bed of the truck.

    *Plenty of fresh water and shade is extremely important.  In the summer heat your pet can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.  Owners need to know the signs:  heavy panting, rapid pulse, glazed eyes.

    *Even during the summer pets need exercise and one must use caution.  Limit exercise to early morning and early evening hours.

    *Crowded summer events and pets do not mix well.  The loud noises and crowds combined with the heat can be stressful and dangerous,