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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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September 2019

Farmer’s Market Farmer’s Market

September 3 @ 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, September 3rd to learn more about our organization!

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Canine Cannonball Canine Cannonball

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adventure Reef Water Park, 2900 Glengarry Dr.
Kettering, OH 45420 United States
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The Water Park may be closed for the summer, but it has gone to the dogs! Each dog attending must have an adult (18 years or older) with them at all times. Owners must be in control of their dog(s) at all times. Dogs may come off their leash only when they are in the water. All canine-lovers are invited to enjoy this howling good time!   Pre-registration is required for this event. By registering for this event, you certify…

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Doggie Dive Festival Doggie Dive Festival

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wilson Park Pool, 1226 S. Elm St.
West Carrollton, OH 45449 United States
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Come visit some adoptable HSGD dogs at the Doggie Dive Festival at Wilson Park Pool! You can bring your own pooch to join in on the fun for only $5 per family.   Click here for more information.   Dog attending the event includes: Violet, a 3-year-old female Hound mix

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Pet Wash Pet Wash

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Snider Pet Crematory, 5555 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45415 United States
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Stop by Snider Pet Crematory on September 7th from 1-4pm for a day of pet pampering! The soap and bath will be provided, you bring your pet and do the washing! Dixie Veterinary Clinic will be providing microchipping and nail trimming and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be on-site with adoptable dogs!   Dogs attending the event include: Layna, a 1-year-old female Great Dane Molly, a 9-month-old female Mountain Cur mix Lulu, a 2-year-old female Pit Bull Terrier…

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Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petco Town & Country, 300 East Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429 United States
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Looking to add a furry friend to your life? You should join us for Petco National Adoption Weekend on Sunday, September 8th at Petco Town & Country! We'll have multiple amazing dogs available for adoption from 12-3pm!   Puppies attending the event include: Hope, a 3-month-old female American Pit Bull Terrier mix Teddy, a 3-month-old male Shepherd mix Presley, a 4-month-old male Labrador Retriever mix Louie, a 3-month-old male American Pit Bull Terrier mix Lizzie, a 3-month-old female American Pit…

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Eat Pizza to Raise Dough at Dewey’s Pizza Eat Pizza to Raise Dough at Dewey’s Pizza

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dewey’s Pizza – University of Dayton, 131 Jasper St.
Dayton, OH 45409 United States
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All families and friends of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton are invited to dine-in (or carry-out) on Tuesday, September 10th at Dewey's Pizza-University of Dayton (131 Jasper St. Dayton, OH)!   Present the below flyer, either paper copy or via mobile device, and up to 20% of all food purchases from 11am-10pm will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!  

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Oakwood Farmer’s Market Oakwood Farmer’s Market

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakwood Farmers Market, 22 Orchard Dr.
Oakwood, OH 45419 United States
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Come out to the Oakwood Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 14th and visit with our adorable, adoptable kitties!   Click here for more information.    Kittens attending the event include: Mickey, a 9-week-old male Domestic Shorthair Minnie, a 9-week-old female Domestic Shorthair Pluto, a 9-week-old male Domestic Shorthair

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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

September 14 @ 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 on Saturday, September 14th at PetSmart Miamisburg! We'll be there from 11am-2pm with multiple adoptable dogs and kittens. Be sure to check out our adoptable cats on-site too!   Dogs attending the event include: Ginger, a 10-month-old female Terrier mix Oli, a 1-year-old male Chihuahua mix Peggy, a 1-year-old female Shepherd mix Moonstone, a 9-month-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix   Kittens attending the event include: Jaime, a 9-week-old male Domestic Shorthair…

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Wagtown Pups on Patios (Rescheduled) Wagtown Pups on Patios (Rescheduled)

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Troll Pub Dayton, 216 Wayne Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Stop by and see some of our adoptable dogs at our booth at the Wagtown Pups on Patios event on Saturday, September 14th! Click here for more information.    Dogs attending the event include: Violet, a 3-year-old female Hound mix Molly, a 9-month-old female Shiba Inu mix

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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PetSmart Huber Heights, 8281 Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424 United States
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Come celebrate PetSmart National Adoption Weekend with us on Sunday, September 15th at PetSmart Huber Heights! We'll be there from 12-3pm with multiple adoptable dogs and kittens. Be sure to check out our adoptable cats on-site too!   Dogs attending the event include: Myrtle, a 3-month-old female Shepherd mix Phoebe, a 2-year-old female Bulldog mix Charlie, a 1-year-old male Rottweiler mix   Kittens attending the event include: Bailey, a 10-week-old female Domestic Shorthair Boots, a 10-week-old male Domestic Shorthair Oscar,…

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