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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

We strive to build a community in which all animals are valued and free from suffering and life is enhanced through the relationship between people and pets.

Our
vision

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton values loving relationships between animals and people and these relationships are the foundation of our organization. We create these bonds by finding homes for homeless pets and reuniting lost pets with their families. Our organization also provides resources to help strengthen the human-animal bond.

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 (across from Dick’s Sporting Goods) 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 May 2016.

 

Kim Lopez, Chair
Senior Sales Operations Manager, Com-Net Software – A SITA Company

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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Upcoming Events

December 2018

Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us as we partner with SICSA and the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center to find more animals homes this holiday season! All 3 organizations will be coming together for a special, one-day adoption event where we will have lots of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption. To ensure the adoption process goes as smoothly as possible, please bring with you a copy of your lease (if you rent) stating that you are permitted to have animals at…

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January 2019

Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

January 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Petco Englewood, 1150 South Main St
Englewood, OH 45322 United States
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Are you looking for a furry family member? Join us at Petco Englewood on Saturday, January 5th from 11:00am to 2:00pm to find some amazing dogs their forever homes!

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Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

January 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petco Town & Country, 300 East Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429 United States
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Are you looking for a furry family member? Join us at Petco Town & Country on Sunday, January 6th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm to find some amazing dogs their forever homes!

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PetPeople Dog Adoption Event PetPeople Dog Adoption Event

January 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PetPeople Centerville, 1044 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Let's find some amazing dogs their forever families! That's right, we are growing families and giving some cute dogs second chances during this event!

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Pawsome Pet Supplies Dog Adoption Event Pawsome Pet Supplies Dog Adoption Event

January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pawsome Pet Supplies & Grooming, 27 Alexandersville Rd
Miamisburg, OH 45342 United States
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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be at Pawsome Pet Supplies from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, January 19th. We will have dogs on site looking for their forever homes. It could be with you!

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Kitten Lady in Dayton Kitten Lady in Dayton

January 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gem City Catfe, 1513 E 5th St
Dayton, OH 45403 United States
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We are excited to be part of the Gem City Kitties Kitten Lady event as a local rescue to connect with attendees that are looking to get involved with animal welfare! We will be present to answer questions about our programs and take sign ups for volunteers and fosters. We will be located in the Liederkranz Turner hall where the Kitten Lady workshop will take place and will be available to talk both before and after the workshop! Check out…

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Pet Supplies Plus Dog Adoption Event Pet Supplies Plus Dog Adoption Event

January 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Beavercreek, 3320 Pentagon Blvd
Beavercreek, OH 45431 United States
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Come out to Pet Supplies Plus in Beavercreek to meet some amazing, adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton! Let's find them their forever families!

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May 2019

Furry Skurry Furry Skurry

May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Rd
Dayton, OH 45431 United States
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Join us for the 28th annual Furry Skurry 5K & Furry Fest It's a Bird... It's a plane... it's the most super 5k of all! Furry Skurry 2019 to the Rescue! Don't Miss Out on the 28th Annual Furry Skurry 5K & Furry Fest   More Details Coming Soon!

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August 2019

Fore Paws Golf Classic Fore Paws Golf Classic

August 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hosting its 8th annual Fore Paws Golf Classic Golf Scramble at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace! Who knew a day of fun could have such an impact on animals? Enjoy a day of golf and help provide love and care to the hundreds of homeless animals currently at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton patiently waiting for their forever homes! Registration Cost: Individual Registration - $125 per player (cost includes Green Fees, Golf…

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