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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

June 2019

Bark in the Park – Dayton Dutch Lions Doubleheader Bark in the Park – Dayton Dutch Lions Doubleheader

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DOC Stadium (West Carrollton High School), 5833 Student St.
Dayton, OH 45449 United States
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Come visit our Humane Society of Greater Dayton booth at the Bark in the Park (Dayton Dutch Lions Doubleheader) at West Carrollton High School on Saturday, June 15th! We'll have a few adoptable dogs there from 3-5pm!   Puppies attending the event include: Dixie, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix Jasmine, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix Ella, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix Raspberry, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix   Click here for more…

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Subaru of Dayton Dog Adoption Event Subaru of Dayton Dog Adoption Event

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Subaru of Dayton, 995 Miamisburg Centerville Road
Dayton, OH 45459
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Subaru of Dayton and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton are teaming up to find forever homes for some of our lovable pups on Saturday, June 22nd! Swing by Subaru of Dayton (995 Miamisburg Centerville Rd) from 11am-2pm to see if we have the perfect furry friend for you!   Check back closer to the event to see which dogs will be attending!

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Runners Plus Dog Adoption Event Runners Plus Dog Adoption Event

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runners Plus Dayton, 8970 Kingsridge Dr.
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
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We've got some adoptable furry friends who will be out at Runners Plus Dayton on Sunday, June 23rd from 12-3pm! Swing by to meet them! Also, from now through June 30th, $5 from each Goodr brand sunglasses purchase at Runners Plus Dayton will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!

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“The Dog and Funny Charity Show” with Doug Bass “The Dog and Funny Charity Show” with Doug Bass

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dayton Funny Bone, 88 Plum Street
Beavercreek, OH 45440 United States
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Comedian, Doug Bass, will be at the Dayton Funny Bone at The Greene on Tuesday, June 25th with his show "The Dog and Funny Show." 25% of ticket sales will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton! So come on out for a night full of laughs and support a great cause!   This is a human-only show. Animals are not permitted.   Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

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Bark in the Burg Bark in the Burg

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Miamisburg Community Park, 550 South 1st St.
Miamisburg, OH 45342 United States
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Have a PAWsitively great time hanging out at this one-of-a-kind festival for dogs and the people they own! Experience Miamisburg's brand new dog park (grand opening on June 28), a 5K-9 Run, Walk and Wag, agility courses, contests, dog adoptions and vendors who have the best to offer for your pups. Sounds pretty FETCHing to us!   Schedule of events: 7:00am On-site registration for race 8:00am Run, Walk and Wag (optional) Vendors and contest registration open 8:45am Silliest Pet Tricks…

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Be a Foster Event at Petco Be a Foster Event at Petco

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Petco Town & Country, 300 East Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429 United States
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Interested in fostering? Join us at Petco Town & Country on Saturday, June 29th for their Be a Foster Event!   We'll be there with information and resources to learn more about fostering and getting involved with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!

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Mall Fest – Dayton Mall Mall Fest – Dayton Mall

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Visit our Humane Society of Greater Dayton booth at the 3rd Annual Mall Fest at the Dayton Mall on Saturday, June 29th from 2pm-6pm! Come out and see the motorcycles, specialty cars, food trucks, vendors and bands. You can participate in the silent auction benefiting the MeowZa Cat Boutique as well! The festival will be set up in the parking lot between Dick's Sporting Goods and JCPenney.   Click here for more information. 

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Rose & Remington Fundraiser Rose & Remington Fundraiser

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rose & Remington Dayton, 2100 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Love to shop? Love to help animals? You can do BOTH by shopping at Rose & Remington Dayton on Sunday, June 30th from 6-8pm! 20% of all sales during this time frame will be donated back to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!   Please RSVP in the Facebook event if you're able to attend! You can see the Facebook event by clicking here.  

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July 2019

Enjoy a Dragons Game While Helping Pets Enjoy a Dragons Game While Helping Pets

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fifth Third Field, 220 N Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Who doesn't love a good baseball game? Well, not only can you enjoy a great Dayton Dragons game, but you can also help support the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!   Register now for the 7:00pm July 13th Dayton Dragons game and half of your ticket cost will go to help the animals at our shelter!   The deadline to purchase tickets to support this fundraiser is July 5th.   Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. You must…

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Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petco Englewood, 1150 South Main St
Englewood, OH 45322 United States
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Help us find some amazing dogs their forever homes this Sunday! Join us for Petco National Adoption Weekend at Petco Englewood from 12-3pm to meet some of our adoptable dogs!   Dogs attending the event include: Rigby, a 2-year-old male Boxer mix Edwin, a 2-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix Rufus, a 3-year-old male Bloodhound Denver, a 2-year-old male Doberman Pinscher mix Avicii, a 5-year-old male Short Coat Chihuahua mix.

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