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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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Past Events

December 2019

Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

It's that time of the year again! Join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton 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…

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January 2020

Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

January 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Petco Englewood, 1150 South Main St
Englewood, OH 45322 United States
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Come celebrate the new year with us at Petco Englewood for Petco National Adoption Weekend! We'll have some furry friends with us available for adoption from 11am-2pm!   Kitten attending the event: Nilly, a 2-month-old female Domestic Shorthair   Dogs attending the event: Winry, an 11-week-old female German Shepherd mix Moonstone, a 1-year-old female American Pit Bull Terrier mix Nina, a 10-month-old female German Shepherd mix

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PetValu Dog Adoption Event PetValu Dog Adoption Event

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PetValu Beavercreek, 3201 Dayton Xenia Rd.
Dayton, OH 45434 United States
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Looking to add a new pet to your family? Look no further! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be hosting a dog adoption event at PetValu in Beavercreek on Saturday, January 11th from 12-3pm. Come by to meet our furry friends and find your perfect new pup! Dogs attending the event include: Natalia, a 3-year-old female Weimaraner-Labrador Retriever mix Dorothy, a 1-year-old female Golden Retriever-Hound mix

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Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petco Town & Country, 300 East Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429 United States
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Visit us at Petco Town & Country on Sunday, January 19th for Petco National Adoption Weekend! We'll have some adorable fur babies available for adoption from 12-3pm! Dogs attending the event include: Dee Dee, a 5-year-old female Collie-Great Pyrenees mix Bjorn, a 12-week-old male Pointer mix Ivar, a 12-week-old male Pointer mix Marigold, a 12-week-old female Pointer mix Kodak, a 4.5-month-old male Anatolian-Shepherd mix

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

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pawsome Pet Supplies & Grooming, 27 Alexandersville Rd
Miamisburg, OH 45342 United States
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Help us find some amazing dogs their forever families at Pawsome Pet Supplies & Grooming on Saturday, January 25th! Stop by and see if we have a lovable pet that would be perfect for your home!   Puppies attending the event include: Millie, a 3-month-old female Mix Breed Carlton, a 4.5-month-old male Labrador Retriever mix

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Pizza for Pets Fundraiser Pizza for Pets Fundraiser

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join in on the fun and help us raise funds for the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton! On Thursday, January 30th, DK Effect and Gionino's Pizzeria are teaming up to host a special fundraiser for our furry friends! From 4-9pm, 15% of all food and drink sales will be donated back to help the animals here at our shelter. Whether you want to grab a slice from Gionino's or a beverage and play some arcade games at…

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February 2020

PetPeople Dog Adoption Event PetPeople Dog Adoption Event

February 1 @ 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 homes! That's right, we are growing families and giving second chances during this event! Join us at PetPeople in Centerville on Saturday, February 1st to see if we have the right new furry family member for you!   Dogs attending the event include: Moonstone, a 1-year-old female American Pit Bull Terrier mix Ellington, a 1-year-old male Hound mix

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Bailey the Bunny’s 3rd Birthday at Lula Bell Bailey the Bunny’s 3rd Birthday at Lula Bell

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lula Bell, 23 Park Avenue
Oakwood, OH 45419 United States
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Join us to celebrate Bailey the Bunny's 3rd Birthday Party (Lula Bell's shop bunny) on Saturday, February 8th from 11am-1pm! Carrot cake and special treats will be served. Get your photo taken with Bailey the Bunny. Special visit from adoptable bunnies, Clover & Stella, from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Receive 20% off all purchases with a donation to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.   Click here to donate online.  Click here to check out Lula Bell's website…

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

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Kettering, 508 E Stroop Rd.
Kettering, OH 45429 United States
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Join us on Sunday, February 9th for a dog adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus in Kettering! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be on-site with adoptable dogs from 12-3pm. Come on out to visit with our sweet pups and see if we have the perfect match for your family!   Dogs attending the event include: Tonks, a 12-week-old female Chihuahua-Beagle mix Luna, a 12-week-old female Mixed Breed.

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PetPeople Dog Adoption Event PetPeople Dog Adoption Event

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PetPeople Kettering, 6221 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Considering rescuing a pet and giving them the loving new home they deserve? If so, then join us for an adoption event at PetPeople in Kettering on Sunday, February 16th! We'll have some adorable dogs available for adoption from 12-3pm.   Dogs attending the event include: Luna, a 13-week-old female Rottweiler mix Buddha, an 8-week-old male Miniature Pinscher mix Hershey, an 8-week-old female Miniature Pinscher mix

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