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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 Hill

    We are happy to announce as of 9 AM on Tuesday May 6, 2014 the large portion of the bark park hill is OPEN for the 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. 

    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,