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    Volunteer

    We are lucky to have volunteers that come in and help us take care of the cats and dogs in the shelter.  Each month, our volunteers give us approximately 500 hours of service!       

    We welcome new volunteers!                                   

                                                                       Suzanne our volunteer coordinator with SinatraAll of our adoption animals are groomed by our volunteersChildren must be 12 years old to volunteer in the shelter.  Children 12 to 15 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times while in the shelter.  Children from age 16-18 may volunteer without a parent after attending the orientation, training and initial period of coming to the shelter.  If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must accompany you to the orientation, training and sign a waiver of liability form

     

    Our next volunteer orientation session will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.,  please call (937) 264-3327 or come to the Animal Resource Center to register for the orientation session.  Orientation sessions are held at the Animal Resource Center at 6790 Webster St, Dayton, Ohio, 45414.

     The Volunteer Application is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, a free download.

    Highlights
    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,