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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.
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.
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.
“Montgomery County takes great pride in identifying innovative ways to help our citizens,” said County Commission President Debbie Lieberman. “Along with dog licenses and microchipping, Finding Rover can help our dedicated staff reunite dog owners with their four-legged family members.”
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.
“Our agency will be the first in Ohio to implement this revolutionary technology and make it easier for us to match lost pets with their owners,” said ARC Director Mark Kumpf. “This is a great step forward in our efforts to reunite lost pets.”
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.
“A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved,” added John Polimeno, CEO and founder of Finding Rover. “We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.”
Finding Rover is currently available on iOS, Android, and online at FindingRover.com for FREE.
Wednesday, July 1 through Sunday, July 12, Montgomery County dog owners can purchase a license for their canine without penalty fees. On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, the Montgomery County Commissioners passed a resolution to establish the “Amnesty Dog License Period.”
The Amnesty program is designed to encourage dog owners to license their dogs and pay only the standard license fee with no penalty. Owners whose dogs have been spayed or neutered will pay a $20 license fee. Owners whose dogs have not been altered will pay $24 per dog license.
There are exceptions made for dog breeders who have proper registration and hunters who have a valid hunting license and use their dog for hunting. In addition, dogs that are medically certified by their veterinarian as being too old or health compromised may receive the $20 rate by providing certification with their application to the Auditor's Office.
Revenue from licensing is the Animal Resource Center’s major source of funding. Proceeds from license sales help the Animal Resource Center to care for stray and lost animals, spay and neuter every animal that leaves the center as an adopted pet and provide animal control services to our community.
Amnesty dog licenses will be sold from Wednesday, July 1st through Sunday, July 12th at the following locations:
A Montgomery County dog license can be traced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A license distinguishes a lost dog from a stray dog. A Montgomery County Dog License provides legal proof of ownership, and licensed dogs are eligible for the Vacation Registration Program. For more information, contact the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center at: 937-898-4457.
LaPetite Academy Visits the ARC!
Such a fun day for the ARC staff with the children from LaPetite Academy in Englewood! The kids visited the ARC on June 4, 2015 and participated in our "Bite Free" and "Pet Responsibility" Programs!
THANK YOU, Keller Williams Realty!!
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is sending a big 'thank you' to our friends at Keller Williams Realty! Not only did they volunteer their time, but their generous donations will make a big difference for our four-legged friends! Thank you, Keller Williams Realty!
2015 National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 12-18
Please join us in recognizing the dedicated Animal Care & Control Officers of the Animal Resource Center! April 12-18 is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week! We appreciate what these men and women do each and every day to protect people and pets!
Please join us for the 2015 Bark Park Bake Sale on June 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6790 Webster Street in Dayton! Thank you, Bark Park Angels!
Thank You, Lucky's Taproom & Eatery!!
This year's Black Friday Pet Adoption Event on Friday, November 28th was another huge success thanks to the generosity of Lucky's Taproom & Eatery in the Oregon District. Thank you, Lucky's, for the generous donation!!
THANK YOU Noah!!
A BIG Thank You to this great member of our community. Noah recently had his 8th birthday and instead of gifts for himself he wanted items donated to the dogs and cats at our shelter.
MVCTC Students Visit the ARC
On November 12, 2014, over 50 students from Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s veterinary class with instructor Dr. Neiligh visited the ARC for introduction and operation lecture with Shelter Supervisor Mick Sagester and hands-on physical exams and socializing of our dogs with RVT Malinda Jonker and Dr. Kelly Meyer.
ARC Volunteer Receives National Award
Montgomery County Animal Resource Center volunteer, John Crouch, has been named the 2014 “Diane Lane Memorial Award” recipient by the National Animal Control Association for outstanding volunteer service.
John’s dedication to the ARC stretches 17 years. An important part of a successful adoption program is the ability to present a clean, well-groomed dog. John volunteers full-time each week to bathe and groom the many dogs that come to the ARC. He came to the shelter without any knowledge of grooming, and worked for a short time with a professional groomer to learn the craft. John grooms 10 or more dogs a day. The current grooming room was developed with John’s input and is truly his place at the shelter.
According to NACA, the nominee selected to win this award must be someone who is not directly employed in the animal control field, but is a volunteer in animal welfare-related activities. He or she will have demonstrated exceptional dedication or performed outstanding work far beyond the requirements of the volunteer position.
The ARC adopts out thousands of dogs each year. John bathes and grooms all of them before they are moved into the adoption room. Along with that number, John clips, brushes and bathes other dogs and puppies that come to the shelter in horrific shape. This is truly a testament to his caring for sheltered animals.
“John truly exemplifies the spirit for which this award was created,” said ARC Director Mark Kumpf. “There is no doubt that John’s long term commitment to the ARC is reflected in the positive comments we receive from the public about the cleanliness of the shelter and the animals for adoption.”
John travelled to Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, September 4, 2014 to receive his award at the annual NACA Conference.
In 2010 and 2012, the Montgomery County ARC received the NACA Outstanding Agency Award for its effective training program for personnel, outstanding/innovative public education programs, and active community involvement.
Veterinary Intern Program
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is proud to partner with multiple universities across the country on its Veterinary Intern Program. These veterinary students gain valuable, hands-on experience during their time at the ARC. Click on the photo below to view the video:
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!
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.