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Change the life of an animal


It’s tough work, but somebody has to play with the dogs, cats and rabbits. They need scratches, pets and special treats. But, if that’s not the cat’s meow for you, we have lots of other ways you can help! Be an animal’s hero by volunteering with our organization.

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Report animal cruelty

Put this number in your phone: 855-PETS-911. Call it when you see animal abuse and neglect, and help us stop the suffering. We investigate all signs of cruelty, neglect, and abuse against all animals. We need your help because animals need your help.

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Foster a pet in need

Help an animal become someone’s new pet. Open your home as a foster family. Give an animal a safe, loving temporary home with one-on-one care until that pet is ready for adoption. Help provide some positive human interaction so the animal will be ready for its new relationship.

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June 2019

Chippin’ in the USA Chippin’ in the USA

June 25 - June 30
Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Road
Dayton, OH 45417 United States
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The Fourth of July is the number one day each year that animals are lost from homes. With so much commotion and loud noises associated with the Fourth of July, pets may run away or become lost in an attempt to hide.   Make sure your pets stay safe and are returned to you if they become lost. Have an identification collar on your pets that clearly has a number to call if they are found. In addition, it is…

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“The Dog and Funny Charity Show” with Doug Bass “The Dog and Funny Charity Show” with Doug Bass

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dayton Funny Bone, 88 Plum Street
Beavercreek, OH 45440 United States
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Comedian, Doug Bass, will be at the Dayton Funny Bone at The Greene on Tuesday, June 25th with his show "The Dog and Funny Show." 25% of ticket sales will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton! So come on out for a night full of laughs and support a great cause!   This is a human-only show. Animals are not permitted.   Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

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Bark in the Burg Bark in the Burg

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Miamisburg Community Park, 550 South 1st St.
Miamisburg, OH 45342 United States
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Have a PAWsitively great time hanging out at this one-of-a-kind festival for dogs and the people they own! Experience Miamisburg's brand new dog park (grand opening on June 28), a 5K-9 Run, Walk and Wag, agility courses, contests, dog adoptions and vendors who have the best to offer for your pups. Sounds pretty FETCHing to us!   Schedule of events: 7:00am On-site registration for race 8:00am Run, Walk and Wag (optional) Vendors and contest registration open 8:45am Silliest Pet Tricks…

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Be a Foster Event at Petco Be a Foster Event at Petco

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Petco Town & Country, 300 East Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429 United States
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Interested in fostering? Join us at Petco Town & Country on Saturday, June 29th for their Be a Foster Event!   We'll be there with information and resources to learn more about fostering and getting involved with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!

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Mall Fest – Dayton Mall Mall Fest – Dayton Mall

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Visit our Humane Society of Greater Dayton booth at the 3rd Annual Mall Fest at the Dayton Mall on Saturday, June 29th from 2pm-6pm! Come out and see the motorcycles, specialty cars, food trucks, vendors and bands. You can participate in the silent auction benefiting the MeowZa Cat Boutique as well! The festival will be set up in the parking lot between Dick's Sporting Goods and JCPenney.   Click here for more information. 

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Rose & Remington Fundraiser Rose & Remington Fundraiser

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rose & Remington Dayton, 2100 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Love to shop? Love to help animals? You can do BOTH by shopping at Rose & Remington Dayton on Sunday, June 30th from 6-8pm! 20% of all sales during this time frame will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!   Please RSVP in the Facebook event if you're able to attend! You can see the Facebook event by clicking here.  

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July 2019

Farmer’s Market Farmer’s Market

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428 United States
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Come visit our booth at the Dayton VA's Farmer's Market on Tuesday, July 2nd to learn more about our organization!

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Bark at the Bar Bark at the Bar

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
J.D. Legends, 65 Millard Dr.
Franklin, OH 45005 United States
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Join us for a "Bark at the Bar" dog adoption & fundraiser event at J.D. Legends on Saturday, July 6th! We will be there from 12-3 with adoptable dogs, other pups will be welcome on the patio and volleyball courts from 12-5 and there will be a doggy photo booth! 50% of all beer sales during the event will benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.  

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Enjoy a Dragons Game While Helping Pets Enjoy a Dragons Game While Helping Pets

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fifth Third Field, 220 N Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Who doesn't love a good baseball game? Well, not only can you enjoy a great Dayton Dragons game, but you can also help support the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!   Register now for the 7:00pm July 13th Dayton Dragons game and half of your ticket cost will go to help the animals at our shelter!   The deadline to purchase tickets to support this fundraiser is July 5th.   Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. You must…

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August 2019

Fore Paws Golf Classic Fore Paws Golf Classic

August 16 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hosting its 8th annual Fore Paws Golf Classic Golf Scramble at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace! Who knew a day of fun could have such an impact on animals? Enjoy a day of golf and help provide love and care to the hundreds of homeless animals currently at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton patiently waiting for their forever homes! Registration Cost: Individual Registration - $125 per player (cost includes Green Fees, Golf…

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