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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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Upcoming Events

July 2019

Pet Valu Dog Adoption Event Pet Valu Dog Adoption Event

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pet Valu Beavercreek, 3201 Dayton Xenia Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45434 United States
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Looking for a new furry friend? Well, look no further! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be at Pet Valu Beavercreek on Saturday, July 20th from 11am-2pm with some adoptable dogs. Be sure to swing by to meet them!   Dogs attending the event include: Albus, a 3-year-old male Shih Tzu mix Dumpling, a 5.5-year-old female Australian Cattle Dog - Collie mix Denali, a 1-year-old female Alaskan Husky mix

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**CANCELLED EVENT** Wagtown Pups on Patios **CANCELLED EVENT** Wagtown Pups on Patios

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Troll Pub Dayton, 216 Wayne Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT.   Stop by and see some of our adoptable dogs at our booth at the Wagtown Pups on the Patios event on Saturday, July 20th! Click here for more information.   

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3rd on Third 3rd on Third

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3rd Street (Dayton), 1121 E. 3rd St.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Stop by the 3rd on Third Outdoor Market (1121 E. 3rd St. Dayton, OH 45402) on Sunday, July 21st to help us find some of our furry friends their new forever homes!   Dogs attending the event include: Yoshi, a 3-year-old male Miniature Dachshund mix Edwin, a 2-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix Freddie, an 8-month-old male Labrador Retriever mix

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Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Dog Adoption Event Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Dog Adoption Event

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jeff Schmitt Chevy South, 125 S Gebhart Church Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342 United States
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Join us as we partner with Jeff Schmitt Auto Group for an adoption event to find some forever homes for some amazing dogs!   The event will be held at Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Chevy South (125 S. Gebhart Church Rd. Miamisburg, OH 45342) on Saturday, July 27th from 11:00am - 2:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!   Check back closer to the event to see which dogs will be attending!

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Divas & Dog Washes Divas & Dog Washes

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Square One Salon & Spa, 1 N Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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We'll bring the suds and the divas, you bring the dogs! That's right, we are holding a dog wash that is fit for a queen!!   The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is partnering with the The Rubi Girls and Square One Salon and Spa for a dog wash to raise much needed funds for the homeless animals of the Miami Valley.   Join us on Sunday, July 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Square One Salon, 1 Main…

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August 2019

Woof Walk Woof Walk

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave.
Dayton, OH 45409 United States
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Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton invite you to one of our most unique events, Woof Walk. This 1.2 mile historic walk, conducted by Woodland Tour Guides, is FREE for all sociable dogs and their owners to attend. Tours will depart at 9:00am and 10:00am. There will be adoptable dogs on-site as well.   Registration begins at 8:30am or you may register in advance at the Woodland administration office or by phone at 937-228-3221.  

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Homearama Adoption Event Homearama Adoption Event

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Stoneview Cottage Homearama Home, 8534 Silver Oak Ct.
Springboro, OH 45066 United States
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If you are looking for a new furry friend to complete your home, be sure to stop by Daniel DeVol Custom Builder's Homearama home, The Stoneview Cottage, to meet some adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.   This is also a great opportunity to tour one of this year' Homearama homes. Visit DaytonHomearama.com for more information.

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This Old Farmer’s Market This Old Farmer’s Market

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This Old Couch, 3930 Dayton Xenia Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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Let's find some amazing dogs their forever families! Join us at This Old Couch for This Old Farmer's Market on Sunday, August 4th. Can you or someone you know open your home to one of our lovable dogs? Stop in and meet the adorable ones we have on-site!   Be sure to check back closer to the event to see which dogs will be attending!

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Farmer’s Market Farmer’s Market

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428 United States
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Come visit our Humane Society of Greater Dayton booth at the Dayton VA's Farmer's Market on Tuesday, August 6th to learn more about our organization!

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Runway Fest Runway Fest

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, 10550 N Springboro Pike
Miamisburg, OH 45342 United States
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Come learn about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at our booth at Runway Fest on Friday, August 9th from 6-10pm! Click here for more information. 

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