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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

Bark in the Park – Dayton Dutch Lions Doubleheader Bark in the Park – Dayton Dutch Lions Doubleheader

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DOC Stadium (West Carrollton High School), 5833 Student St.
Dayton, OH 45449 United States
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Come visit our Humane Society of Greater Dayton booth at the Bark in the Park (Dayton Dutch Lions Doubleheader) at West Carrollton High School on Saturday, June 15th! We'll have a few adoptable dogs there from 3-5pm!   Puppies attending the event include: Dixie, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix Jasmine, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix Ella, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix Raspberry, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix   Click here for more…

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Subaru of Dayton Dog Adoption Event Subaru of Dayton Dog Adoption Event

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Subaru of Dayton, 995 Miamisburg Centerville Road
Dayton, OH 45459
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Subaru of Dayton and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton are teaming up to find forever homes for some of our lovable pups on Saturday, June 22nd! Swing by Subaru of Dayton (995 Miamisburg Centerville Rd) from 11am-2pm to see if we have the perfect furry friend for you!   Check back closer to the event to see which dogs will be attending!

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Runners Plus Dog Adoption Event Runners Plus Dog Adoption Event

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runners Plus Dayton, 8970 Kingsridge Dr.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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We've got some adoptable furry friends who will be out at Runners Plus Dayton on Sunday, June 23rd from 12-3pm! Swing by to meet them! Also, from now through June 30th, $5 from each Goodr brand sunglasses purchase at Runners Plus Dayton will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!

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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

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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Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petco Englewood, 1150 South Main St
Englewood, OH 45322 United States
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Help us find some amazing dogs their forever homes this Sunday! Join us for Petco National Adoption Weekend at Petco Englewood from 12-3pm to meet some of our adoptable dogs!   Dogs attending the event include: Rigby, a 2-year-old male Boxer mix Edwin, a 2-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix Rufus, a 3-year-old male Bloodhound Denver, a 2-year-old male Doberman Pinscher mix Avicii, a 5-year-old male Short Coat Chihuahua mix.

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