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    Lost Pet Information

    Help us get your pet home quickly and safely: Make sure that your dog is wearing a valid license and that your cat is wearing an ID Tag.


    Tips for Finding a Lost Pet

    Girl with DogStart looking immediately. Don't wait for your pet to find their way home. Don't assume that because he/she ran off before and made it back home safely that your pet will be as lucky this time.

    Come into the Shelter to look. We will do our best to help you over the phone but it is often difficult to say for certain if your pet is here. Descriptions can be vague in terms of color, size, and even breeds. We may have 200 animals receiving shelter and care. Many of these pets may be described as black/brown; medium; shepard mixes. Please come in as soon as possible and visit the Montgomery County Animal Shelter everyday until your pet is found.

    Tell Everyone

    • Mail carrier
    • Neighbors
    • Bus drivers
    • Children
    • Your vet
    • Anyone who regularly is in your neighborhood

    Make Up Flyers

    • Describe your pet in detail
    • Copy a clear photo if available
    • List more than one phone number
    • Post wherever you have permission to do so
      • School bulletin boards
      • Gas station
      • Vet offices
      • Church bulletin boards
      • Distribute at a major shopping complex/grocery in your area. This will provide a greater range of coverage than going door to door.

    Place an ad in the newspaper.

    Dayton Daily News: (937) 223-1515  (may offer special rates)
    Area/Neighborhood papers

    Report to local law enforcement. Not all will accept but many do take a report

    Check with other area agencies:

    Butler County Animal Shelter (513) 867-5727
    Clark County Animal Shelter (937) 399-2917
    Darke County Animal Shelter (937) 547-1645
    Greene County Animal Shelter (937) 562-7400
    Fairborn County Animal Shelter (937) 754-3073
    Humane Society of Greater Dayton (937) 268-7387
    Miami County Animal Shelter  (937) 332-6919
    Preble County Animal Shelter (937) 456-4818
    SICSA  (937) 294-6505
    Warren County Animal Shelter (513) 695-1352
    Pet FBI Database


     Never Assume That Your Pet Was Stolen!

    Unfortunately, there is no shortage of animals in our community. The classifieds are full of "Free To A Good Home" ads placed by owners who need to or want to get rid of their pet. Most people who want a dog have a dog. People are not going to steal someone's pet when there are so many available with no threat of legal recourse.

    No matter how sweet, talented, obedient and/or wonderful your lost pet is most people will attempt to locate the rightful owner. We get calls daily from people wanting to return an obviously loved and owned pet.

    How did your pet get loose?

    Hopefully, your pet will be home again soon.

    • Repair that hole in the fence.
    • Put a lock on the gate.
    • Replace that clothesline with a chain the size and weight appropriate for your dog.
    • Do not use a corkscrew type tie outs

    An ounce of prevention:

    • Do not leave your pet outside when you are not home.
    • Spay or neuter your pet.
    • Train your pet to come when called.
    • Regularly exercise your pet.
    • Train your pet to sit and not dart out your door.
    • Caution your kids and their friends about leaving the doors/gates open.
    • Remember to keep license information updated with current address and phone number.

    Bark Park Big Hill - Closing

    The time has come. Some of you may have noticed the large "patches" on the hill. With the constant rain and weather, the hill hasn't been keeping up appearances. We received word from the Solid Waste folks that November 12, 2014, the main hill will close for the winter. In the interim, please stay away from the patches and any cones that have been put out. These mark areas that are either undergoing refurbishment or repair. On a positive note, a grant application has been submitted for new furniture and replacement trash receptacles for the park. We will keep everyone posted on the developments. Sonny's Acres will remain open throughout the winter 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.