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.
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.
To build a community in which all animals are valued and free from suffering and life is enhanced through relationships with pets.
Building loving and valued relationships between animals and people.
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!
MeowZa Cat Boutique
(937) 434-MEOW (6369)
Sunday: 12 to 6 p.m.
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.
- 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
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 email@example.com.
Meet our Animal Lovers. These pet passionate people keep our mission and vision alive.
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
Jim Hoffman, Treasurer
Beth Redden, Secretary
Director of Development, Five Rivers MetroParks
Ernest “Ren” Badman
Chief, Financial Integration & Analysis, WPAFB
President, McGohan Brabender
Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Chief, Community and Public Relations, Dayton VA Medical Center
Anchor, Fox 45/ABC 22
Retired, Friends of the Humane Society
Director of Healthcare Systems, Danis Building Construction Company
Director of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs, DP&L Energy
Senior Landscape Sales Professional, Grunder Landscaping Co.
Canine Cannonball Canine Cannonball
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…Find out more »
Doggie Dive Festival Doggie Dive Festival
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 mixFind out more »
Pet Wash Pet Wash
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…Find out more »
Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend
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…Find out more »
Eat Pizza to Raise Dough at Dewey’s Pizza Eat Pizza to Raise Dough at Dewey’s Pizza
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!Find out more »
Oakwood Farmer’s Market Oakwood Farmer’s Market
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 ShorthairFind out more »
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
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…Find out more »
Wagtown Pups on Patios (Rescheduled) Wagtown Pups on Patios (Rescheduled)
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 mixFind out more »
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
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,…Find out more »