Photo Courtesy of Jim Witmer
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is the largest open admission companion animal shelter in the greater Dayton region. As part of our service to the citizens of Montgomery County, our agency takes in thousands of dogs & cats each year. In addition to direct adoptions, the Animal Resource Center, part of the Dayton Alliance for Companion Animals, works with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and the SICSA Pet Adoption Center along with many placement partners to find homes for as many dogs and cats as possible. If you have a rescue organization and aren't yet working with the Animal Resource Center, our Rescue Partner packet is available to download in PDF form.
Review the ARC statistics: 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014
A dog that is not wearing his/her license is required to be held for a minimum of three (3) days so make sure your dog has his/her license on! The Montgomery County Dog License fee is $20.00 for altered dogs and $24 for unaltered dogs.
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR DOG THIS IS THE FIRST PLACE YOU SHOULD LOOK!
Below is a list of animals that have been found and brought to our shelter. The list is not guaranteed to be complete and therefore should not be used in place of walking through our kennels.
View Lost Dogs | View Lost Cats
In March of 2005, we moved into our new state-of-the-art, 24,000 square foot facility.
Contact the ARC:
Shelter: (937) 898-4457
Office Fax: (937) 454-8139
Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountyARC
6790 Webster St. Dayton, OH 45414 View Map
10 am - 6 pm, Monday-Friday
10 am - 4 pm, Saturday
11 am - 1 pm, Sundays & Holidays
To better serve the citizens of Montgomery County, we will now be open on Sundays and holidays* for lost and found searches ONLY. During these special hours, we can only accept cash (with exact change), checks, MasterCard or Visa, and proper ID is required.
*Excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Now, every dog that enters the ARC system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs. The Montgomery County, Ohio Animal Resource Center is now the first shelter in Ohio to offer the Finding Rover application which offers facial recognition technology to identify lost pets. Finding Rover is a free service for identifying lost and found dogs in real-time with facial recognition technology accessible through the smartphone app and website.
Every dog that leaves the ARC, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet-parent completes registration with an email. If that dog ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, allowing for easy identification.
Registration of your pet is simple and free. Once your dogs are registered, they’re protected for life. Registration is easy through Facebook and email – all you need is a picture of your dog and a zip code. Anyone with a mobile phone can take a photo of a lost dog, which will be instantly posted on Finding Rover.
Finding Rover is currently available on iOS, Android, and online at FindingRover.com for FREE..