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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

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

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

    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.


    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! 

    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!

    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.