Parting With a Loved One

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is here to build loving relationships between people and pets. We understand, though, that circumstances in life may sometimes leave you with no good options, and you must surrender an animal.

We Are Devoted to the Animals in Our Care and Work to Find Them the Loving Homes They Deserve

As a limited-intake, no-kill facility, the animals at our shelter stay with us until they find their forever home. This also means that we can only take in as many animals as we have space available.

We understand this can be frustrating if you need to surrender your animal quickly. If we do have space, we will work with you to see if we can bring your animal into our system. There will be an intake fee for all animals that are surrendered to us.

If space is not currently available, we will work with you to provide several options, such as placing your pet on a waiting list to enter our Adoption Program or providing you with other rescues that may have space immediately available.

Please Fill Out Our Contact Form and We Will Have Someone Reach Out With What Options Are Available to You