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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

September 2019

WilmerHale Paws of Fall Adoption Fest WilmerHale Paws of Fall Adoption Fest

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
WilmerHale, 3139 Research Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45420 United States
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Find a new furry friend on September 21st at the annual “WilmerHale Paws of Fall Adoption Fest!”   International law firm WilmerHale is once again teaming up with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center and SICSA Pet Adoption Center for the “Paws of Fall Adoption Fest” on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.   The event will be held outside the WilmerHale Offices, 3139 Research Boulevard (located in the Miami Valley Research…

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Yappy Hour & Coolest K9 Contest Yappy Hour & Coolest K9 Contest

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Landing, 3601 Rigby Road
Dayton, OH 45342 United States
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Bring your furry friends to Austin Landing’s Yappy Hour in The Park at Austin Landing Wednesday, September 25th 5-7pm!   JACK-FM’s Danielle will be broadcasting live! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be on site with a  few dogs looking for their forever-homes and collecting donations. We’ll have free doggie treats, puppy cool off station, doggie photo shoot & toys while supplies last ,along with your chance to win gift cards and prizes from our amazing retailers at Austin…

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October 2019

Ales for Tails Fundraiser Ales for Tails Fundraiser

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Greene Event Center & Tavern, 920 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324 United States
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With every draft beer sold, 20% of the proceeds go to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.   Join us every Wednesday in October at the Tavern at the Greene to support The Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Grab your friends and get out here for dinner and drinks from 4:00PM – 10:00PM and support a great cause!  

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Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Rd
Dayton, OH 45431 United States
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Come join us for some fun doggie activities and play with your pup at our Pooch Playground at the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience!   Click here for more details about this event. 

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Festival of Flight Festival of Flight

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wright State Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435 United States
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Come visit our Humane Society of Greater Dayton booth at the Festival of Flight from 12-3pm to learn about our organization and meet some of our adoptable dogs!   Click here for more information.   Be sure to check back closer to the event to see which dogs will be attending!

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Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Rd
Dayton, OH 45431 United States
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Come join us for some fun doggie activities and play with your pup at our Pooch Playground at the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience!   Click here for more details about this event. 

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Barks & Brews Fundraiser at Crafted & Cured Barks & Brews Fundraiser at Crafted & Cured

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crafted & Cured, 531 Wayne Ave.
Dayton, OH 45410 United States
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Grab a cold brew and help animals in need, too!   Come out to Crafted & Cured on Wednesday, October 9th from 3-10pm and help us raise money to support the animals in our care.   30% of all sales all day will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!    

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Ales for Tails Fundraiser Ales for Tails Fundraiser

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Greene Event Center & Tavern, 920 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324 United States
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With every draft beer sold, 20% of the proceeds go to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.   Join us every Wednesday in October at the Tavern at the Greene to support The Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Grab your friends and get out here for dinner and drinks from 4:00PM – 10:00PM and support a great cause!  

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Fall Fest – Pet Supplies Sale Benefiting Local Homeless Pets Fall Fest – Pet Supplies Sale Benefiting Local Homeless Pets

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MiracleCorp, 2425 W Dorothy Ln.
Moraine, OH 45439 United States
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MiracleCorp is hosting their first ever Fall Fest! They are the manufacturer and distributor of several popular pet brands: Hamilton, Stewart, Miracle Care and Natural Chemistry. They are inviting our community to come join them for a day of fun with their pets. Friendly, leashed pets are welcome to the event. Come shop for your pets or pets you know and SAVE BIG! Get your holiday shopping started with great deals on pet collars, leashes, harnesses, grooming and care items.…

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Ales for Tails Fundraiser Ales for Tails Fundraiser

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Greene Event Center & Tavern, 920 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324 United States
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With every draft beer sold, 20% of the proceeds go to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.   Join us every Wednesday in October at the Tavern at the Greene to support The Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Grab your friends and get out here for dinner and drinks from 4:00PM – 10:00PM and support a great cause!  

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