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    Licensing Your Dog

    All dogs over the age of three months are required to be licensed.  Licenses can be purchased throughout the year at the following locations:

    Auditor's Office:  Lobby of County Building
    451 West Third Street
    Dayton, OH 45422
    (937) 225-4314
    Purchase Dog License

    SICSA
    2600 Wilmington Pike
    Kettering, OH  45419
    (937) 294-6505

    Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
    6790 Webster St.
    Dayton, OH  45414
    (937) 898-4457

    Humane Society of Greater Dayton
    1661 Nicholas Road
    Dayton, OH  45418
    (937) 268-7387

    Benefits of Dog Licensing

     

    • A Montgomery County license can be traced 24 hours a day, 365 a year from a link with the
      Montgomery County Auditor
    • A license distinguishes a lost dog from a stray dog.  Strangers are more apt to extend themselves to licensed pet.
    • Provides legal proof of ownership
    • Licensed dogs are eligible for the Vacation Registration Program.
    • Licensed dogs, by law, are housed at the Shelter 14 days before becoming the property of the county.
    • Revenue from licensing is the Animal Shelter's major source of funding.

    KENNEL LICENSING

    A Kennel License can be obtained for $100 from the County Building at 451 West 3rd Street.  Kennel Licenses are not available from any other dog license-selling locations. Those who purchase a Kennel License must also purchase a Vendor's License for the intent to sell breeding stock.

    IT'S THE LAW!

                     

     

    Highlights
    Bark Park Bake Sale

    Come join us Saturday June 7 from 10 AM - 3 PM for our 4th Annual Bark Park Bake Sale.  We will have goodies for dogs and their humans to enjoy, raffles, music, microchip specials and much more!  All proceeds from this event will go to the Tiny Tim Fund.

    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. 

    Winter Safety Tips


    When temperatures (and snow) begin to fall, you'll find your pet needs a little extra care from you.

    *A bowl of frozen water can't help a thirsty pet.  Check outdoor water bowls often when it's below freezing.

    *Outdoor dogs need more calories in the winter to produce body heat, so increase the amount you feed your pet.

    *Chemicals used to melt snow on sidewalks can irritate your pet's paws, so you may want to wipe them with a wet cloth after an outing.

    *Antifreeze tastes good to pets, but it's a deadly poison.

    *A cat may crawl up under your car seeking warmth from your engine.