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Who we are

Believers in animal dignity, value, and justice.

We’re here for them

We are a no-kill organization and the largest, most-established animal welfare agency to care for all types of animals in the Miami Valley. We want to enhance the pet-human relationship. We investigate animal cruelty, enforce laws, and perform rescues to ensure all animals are valued and free from suffering. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a single-entity nonprofit and not affiliated with any other animal organization or humane society on a regional, state or national level. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we are solely funded through community efforts including donations from individuals, companies and grants.

Our history

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s mission began in 1902 to promote the principles of humane treatment for all animals. Dayton’s leaders of the day John H. Patterson, Daisy Shaw Greene, Grace A. Greene, and R.G. Corwin provided guidance for the newborn organization. Since then, our devotion to animals and animal lovers has been unconditional.

Public-spirited citizens eventually raised the Humane Society of Greater Dayton into the oldest, most established community advocacy organization in the Miami Valley. We currently serve a population of more than 570,000 in a 462-square mile region and provide services including pet adoptions, spay/neuter and veterinary care, cruelty prevention, humane education, pet therapy and so much more.

Our
mission

To build a community in which all animals are valued and free from suffering and life is enhanced through relationships with pets.

Our
vision

Building loving and valued relationships between animals and people.

Our
facilities

We have two main facilities in the area to serve you as well as more than 10 offsite adoption locations. Our main location on Nicholas Road houses dogs, cats, rabbits and more! The MeowZa Cat Boutique located inside the Dayton Mall is your one-stop shop to adopt cats and get everything you need to care for your furry feline friend!

Humane Society of Greater Dayton

1661 Nicholas Rd
Dayton, OH 45417

(937) 268-PETS (7387)

Hours

Tuesday–Friday, 1:00–6:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–4:00 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday

MeowZa Cat Boutique

Dayton Mall (in the JCPenney Courtyard) 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton, OH 45459

(937) 434-MEOW (6369)

Hours

Sunday: 12 to 6 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 to 6 p.m.

About the facility

Our main facility is located minutes from I-75 and the University of Dayton arena. MeowZa Cat Boutique is located inside the Dayton Mall across from Dick’s Sporting Goods at 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton, OH 45459. We also operate many offsite adoption centers at various pet stores and other area businesses in the greater Dayton area.

Current offsite locations include: Pawsome Pet Supplies, Petco Englewood, Petco Kettering (Town and Country Mall), Petsmart Beavercreek, Petsmart Centerville, Petsmart Huber Heights, Petsmart Miamisburg, Pet Supplies Plus Centerville, Pet Supplies Plus Kettering.

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Facility features

  • A dog kennel, with indoor and outdoor access
  • Five cat rooms, including:
    – An intake room
    – A testing/vaccination room
    – An isolation room, in which we treat sick animals
    – A cageless adoption room with cat trees
    – A second adoption room
  • A “rabbitat,” dedicated to housing bunnies awaiting new homes
  • Two visiting rooms, providing adopters and their potential new family members with a quiet place to bond
  • Space for birds and other small animals
  • A veterinary/surgical suite

Offsite Locations

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton also operates offsite adoption centers at various pet-supply stores and other businesses in the Greater Dayton area. If you are interested in becoming an offsite adoption location, contact Brian Weltge at bweltge@hsdayton.org.

Our team

Meet our Animal Lovers. These pet passionate people keep our mission and vision alive.

Brian Weltge

President & CEO

bweltge@hsdayton.org
(937) 262-5928

Mackenzie Phillips

Shelter Manager

mphillips@hsdayton.org
(937) 262-5926

Courtney Steckel

Director of Development

csteckel@hsdayton.org
(937) 262-5923

Jessica Garringer

Marketing and PR Manager

jgarringer@hsdayton.org
(937) 262-5929

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Humane Society of Greater Dayton Board of Trustees as of February 2019.

 

Kim Lopez, Chair
Director of Sales, Eleven Fifty Seven

Kevin V. Simon, Vice Chair
Attorney at Law, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Joyce Cology, Second Vice Chair
Retired

Jim Hoffman, Treasurer
Retired

Beth Redden, Secretary
Director of Development, Five Rivers MetroParks

Ernest “Ren” Badman
Chief, Financial Integration & Analysis, WPAFB

Lisa Block
President, McGohan Brabender

Nicholas Davis
Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Kim Frisco
Chief, Community and Public Relations, Dayton VA Medical Center

Deborah Linz
Anchor, Fox 45/ABC 22 

Kathy Payne
Retired, Friends of the Humane Society

Jim Porter
Director of Healthcare Systems, Danis Building Construction Company

Sharon Schroder
Director of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs, DP&L Energy

Kent Sholder
Senior Landscape Sales Professional, Grunder Landscaping Co.

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February 2020

Cat Trapper Training Program Cat Trapper Training Program

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Rd.
Dayton, OH 45417 United States
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Free

Help Impact Cat Overpopulation in Our Communities Do you have a passion for cats and want to help battle cat overpopulation? Join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, a no-kill animal welfare agency, as they teach community members the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The class is free to the public. In this class you will learn: Why TNR is important to battle cat overpopulation How to properly set up a humane trap Personal as well as animal safety tips Tricks…

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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PetSmart Miamisburg-Centerville, 2028 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Come celebrate PetSmart National Adoption Weekend with us all weekend long! On Saturday, February 29th we'll be at PetSmart Miamisburg from 11am-2pm with multiple adoptable dogs. Be sure to check out our adoptable cats on-site too!

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March 2020

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PetSmart Centerville, 4333 Feedwire Rd.
Dayton, OH 45440 United States
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Come celebrate PetSmart National Adoption Weekend with us all weekend long! On Sunday, March 1st we'll be at PetSmart Centerville (Feedwire location) from 12-3pm with multiple adoptable dogs. Be sure to check out our adoptable cats on-site too!

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Cat Trapper Training Program Cat Trapper Training Program

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Rd.
Dayton, OH 45417 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Help Impact Cat Overpopulation in Our Communities Do you have a passion for cats and want to help battle cat overpopulation? Join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, a no-kill animal welfare agency, as they teach community members the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The class is free to the public. In this class you will learn: Why TNR is important to battle cat overpopulation How to properly set up a humane trap Personal as well as animal safety tips Tricks…

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Miami Valley’s Ultimate Home Expo Miami Valley’s Ultimate Home Expo

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Come visit our booth at the Miami Valley Ultimate Home Expo at the Dayton Mall on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th from 12:00-3:00PM! We'll be in the JCPenney Courtyard (near MeowZa! Cat Boutique) with multiple dogs looking for their forever homes! Click here for more event information.

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Miami Valley’s Ultimate Home Expo Miami Valley’s Ultimate Home Expo

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Come visit our booth at the Miami Valley Ultimate Home Expo at the Dayton Mall on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th from 12:00-3:00PM! We'll be in the JCPenney Courtyard (near MeowZa! Cat Boutique) with multiple dogs looking for their forever homes! Click here for more event information.

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Cat Trapper Training Program Cat Trapper Training Program

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Rd.
Dayton, OH 45417 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Help Impact Cat Overpopulation in Our Communities Do you have a passion for cats and want to help battle cat overpopulation? Join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, a no-kill animal welfare agency, as they teach community members the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The class is free to the public. In this class you will learn: Why TNR is important to battle cat overpopulation How to properly set up a humane trap Personal as well as animal safety tips Tricks…

Find out more »

Cat Trapper Training Program Cat Trapper Training Program

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Rd.
Dayton, OH 45417 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Help Impact Cat Overpopulation in Our Communities Do you have a passion for cats and want to help battle cat overpopulation? Join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, a no-kill animal welfare agency, as they teach community members the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The class is free to the public. In this class you will learn: Why TNR is important to battle cat overpopulation How to properly set up a humane trap Personal as well as animal safety tips Tricks…

Find out more »

Cat Trapper Training Program Cat Trapper Training Program

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Rd.
Dayton, OH 45417 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Help Impact Cat Overpopulation in Our Communities Do you have a passion for cats and want to help battle cat overpopulation? Join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, a no-kill animal welfare agency, as they teach community members the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The class is free to the public. In this class you will learn: Why TNR is important to battle cat overpopulation How to properly set up a humane trap Personal as well as animal safety tips Tricks…

Find out more »

Pizza School at Dewey’s Pizza Pizza School at Dewey’s Pizza

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dewey’s Pizza – University of Dayton, 131 Jasper St.
Dayton, OH 45409 United States
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Come and learn to toss & top your own Dewey's Pizza creation on Sunday, March 29th! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. You can register in-person at the University of Dayton location or call the store at 937-223-0000 and ask to speak with a manager up to the day of the event, unless we sell out before then. Pre-registration payment is not required, however it is encouraged. Registration cost is just $25 per person!…

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