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    Humane Education Programs

    Programs are available for all age groups at the shelter or at your facility. The staff at the Animal Resource Center is experienced in working with pre-school age children to high school students. Programs are designed to be age appropriate and promote the animal/human bond by emphasizing respect and responsibility.

    Bite Free Prevention Program

    The Animal Resource Center along with Dayton Children's and Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has initiated a Bite Free program which includes an activity worksheet for children ages 5 to 9. All programs are offered at no cost. Please call the shelter at 898-4457 to schedule a program.

    Download the Bite Free Activity Worksheet (PDF Format)


    ACES Program

    At the Animal Resource Center, we firmly believe that cruelty and neglect can best be prevented when respect and compassion for animals is nurtured at an early age.

    For this reason, we are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative program, designed specifically for elementary and middle school students.

    The ACES Program is the first of its kind in Southwest Ohio.  We offer several short courses, each designed for a specific age level and group size.

                Basic Animal Care and Shelter Medicine, this is an introduction to animal care through stories, games and videos, designed for grades preschool through third.

                Introduction to Veterinary Medicine, this is a hands-on exploration of veterinary medicine, including the tools used in the trade, designed for grades first through sixth.

                Introduction to Veterinary Surgery, this accompanies Introduction to Veterinary Medicine this course is a mock surgery performed using stuffed patients and full surgical gear, designed for grades second through sixth.

                The Things We Share: Intro to Parasites, is designed for middle school science classes, includes specimens.

                I Wanna Be A Vet....What Now, is a lecture-style course which provides a map of the road to a career in veterinary medicine, this is an excellent career day presentation designed for grades fourth through eighth.

    Call Dr. Meyer at 937-264-5471 for more information, or to book a class.



    Bark Park Big Hill - IS OPEN

    As of Saturday May 2, 2015 the big hill of the Bark Park is officially open for the season!  Thank you for you patience while the necessary work was completed on the hill to ensure many more years of fun for our 4-legged freinds!

    5th Annual Bark Park Bake Sale

    Stop by the Bark Park on Saturday June 6, 2015 from 9 AM - 2 PM for our annual bake sale.  We will have raffles, t-shirts, human and dogs goodies and much, much more for everyone to enjoy!  We will see you there!  

    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.