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Be the Change


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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December 2019

Petco Pictures with Santa Petco Pictures with Santa

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Petco Town & Country, 300 East Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429 United States
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Bring your furry friend to Petco Town & Country on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00-4:00pm for pet pictures with Santa!   All proceeds from the pictures will be donated to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!

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Plans Moving Forward to Grow Current Shelter, Expand Elsewhere

Plans Moving Forward to Grow Current Shelter, Expand Elsewhere


We’re Expanding to Better Serve You! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is here to tackle the needs of the community and transform animal welfare

Eat Panera Bread & Help Pets

Eat Panera Bread & Help Pets


Panera Bread and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton are coming together with one goal in mind – helping homeless animals in the Miami Valley!

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