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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.

    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,