Community Programs

Creating Connections and Opening Hearts

Browse the sections below to learn about the programs and services we provide for our community here at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.


Helping the community grow and learn is something our staff loves to do. Do you want one of our staff members to come out to speak to your group or class? Reach out today! A representative will get back to you to confirm.


Please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability and allow time for program preparation. A representative of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will contact you directly to confirm your tour date and time.

Birthday Parties

Come party with the animals when you host a birthday party at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Bring the birthday boy or girl and up to 15 friends to our place for a two-hour party that’s perfect for young animal lovers. Just bring cake, food and drinks. We’ve got everything else.

The Friends of the Humane Society

A voluntary group of passionate, animal-loving individuals who support the mission of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton by raising funds to support our programs and services. 

Animal Snackers Bakery

This bakery is one of the founding groups inside the 2nd Street Market. Each week, volunteers generously bake lots of delicious and healthy gourmet snacks for your pets, which are sold at the bakery along with other toys and goodies. 100 percent of the funds raised through this group goes right back to the animals in our care, and we are so grateful for all of their support and kindness.


Hours of operation are: 

Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Volunteer with the Friends of the Humane Society

The Friends of the Humane Society is constantly looking for people to volunteer their time at the 2nd Street Market. We welcome anyone interested in baking the latest sweet treat, starting conversations with customers about our cause, or helping run our booth within the market.

For more information on the Friends of the Humane Society or to start the process of becoming a volunteer, sign up to get involved, and a representative will contact you.

Become a Pet Therapy Volunteer

We enlist the aid of volunteers who take our shelter animals into the community for hands-on therapy. Animals regularly visit retirement communities, rehabilitation facilities, and Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD) centers. Using their personal vehicles, volunteers take kittens, dogs, and even the occasional rabbit or ferret to as many as 10 locations per month. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton provides the necessary carriers and crates to transport the animals, as well as towels (for the occasional accident), toys, water bottles, and treats.

If you would like to become a Pet Therapy volunteer or if you are a group interested in having the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, contact us, and we will have someone reach out to you.