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Furry Skurry

Furry Skurry 5K

The Furry Skurry 5K is a fun-filled day for runners, walkers, and pet lovers! The 31st annual event will be held on May 14, 2022. This event is the largest animal event in the Miami Valley! It has also been voted as the Best Charitable Race for five years and Best Festival by Dayton Magazine!

Fore Paws

Fore Paws Golf Classic

Who knew a day of fun on the golf course could have such an impact on animals? Through our Fore Paws Golf Classic, you will be able to enjoy a day of golf in support of the homeless animals currently at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, patiently waiting for their forever homes! This year’s event will be held on August 12, 2022.

Pet Afflaire Gala

Pet Afflaire is a special night, unlike any other! Imagine a room filled with 350+ people and 150+ animals ranging from dogs, cats, rabbits, and even a bearded dragon or a pot-belly pig! This gala dinner (with your pets) is definitely a one-of-a-kind evening and has been named one of the top three galas in Dayton by This year’s event will take place on November 12, 2022.

Snag a Subaru Raffle

How would you like to win a new Subaru? Each year, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton partners with Subaru of Dayton for their annual Snag a Subaru Raffle Drawing. Raffle tickets cost just $25 each, and you have a 1 in 3,000 chance to win a new Subaru!