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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

We strive to build a community in which all animals are valued and free from suffering and life is enhanced through the relationship between people and pets.

Our
vision

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton values loving relationships between animals and people and these relationships are the foundation of our organization. We create these bonds by finding homes for homeless pets and reuniting lost pets with their families. Our organization also provides resources to help strengthen the human-animal bond.

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

May 2019

Halo 5K Run Halo 5K Run

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 415 N Main St.
Springboro, OH 45066 United States
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Come see our adoptable dogs at the Covenant Presbyterian Church Halo 5K Run on Saturday, May 11th! We'll be there from 9am-12pm!   Click here for more information.   Dogs attending the event include: Teddy Graham, a 10-month-old male Chesapeake Retriever / Labrador Retriever mix Maya, a 6-month-old female Labrador Retriever mix Jacobi, a 2-year-old male Mountain Cur mix

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Goat Yoga Fundraiser at Secret Eden Goat Yoga Fundraiser at Secret Eden

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Secret Eden, 1075 W. Siebenthaler Ave.
Dayton, OH 45405 United States
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Join Secret Eden on May 11th for a very special day as their herd will be raising money for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!   On May 11th they will be offering two Goat Yoga Experience Sessions (10am and 12 noon) where all proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. So take a "paws" from your regular routine and "hoof" it on over to www.secreteden.net and register for this special day and important cause!  …

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Goat Yoga Fundraiser at Secret Eden Goat Yoga Fundraiser at Secret Eden

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Secret Eden, 1075 W. Siebenthaler Ave.
Dayton, OH 45405 United States
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Join Secret Eden on May 11th for a very special day as their herd will be raising money for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!   On May 11th they will be offering two Goat Yoga Experience Sessions (10am and 12 noon) where all proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. So take a "paws" from your regular routine and "hoof" it on over to www.secreteden.net and register for this special day and important cause!  …

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Healthy Kids Day Healthy Kids Day

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Come see us at our booth at the Healthy Kids Day event at RiverScape MetroPark on Saturday, May 11th! We'll be there with a few adoptable dogs who are looking to find their forever homes!   Click here for more information.    Dogs attending the event include: * Comet, a 2-year-old male Labrador Retriever/Australian Cattle Dog mix * Bodie, a 10-week-old male Beagle mix * Zeffie, a 10-week-old female Beagle mix

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Kitten Shower Kitten Shower

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MeowZa Cat Boutique, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Join us for a Kitten Shower at MeowZa Cat Boutique and help prepare us for Kitten Season! Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to bring a donation of at least one item from our Kitten Wishlist! For more info and our Wishlist, visit www.hsdayton.org/kittenshower  

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Spring Fest in the Burg Parade Spring Fest in the Burg Parade

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come see our pups and float in the Spring Fest in the Burg Parade (located in downtown Miamisburg) on Saturday, May 18th! The parade begins at Community Park and ends at Riverfront Park.

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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PetSmart Huber Heights, 8281 Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424 United States
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Join us at PetSmart Huber Heights on Saturday, May 18th for PetSmart National Adoption Weekend! We'll have some adoptable dogs available who could be a perfect new addition to your home!   Dogs attending the event include: * Jodi, a 1-year-old female Boxer-Dachshund mix * Comet, a 2-year-old male Labrador Retriever / Australian Cattle Dog mix * Jacobi, a 2-year-old male Mountain Cur mix

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A World A’fair A World A’fair

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Dayton Convention Center, 22 E 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Bring the family! Meet your friends! Come see our booth with adoptable dogs at A World A'fair at the Dayton Convention Center from 12-3!   Dogs attending the event on Saturday include: *Elsie, a 1-year-old female Siberian Husky mix *Emilio, a 2-year-old male Feist mix   Dogs attending the event on Sunday include: *Jillian, a 2-year-old female Black-Mouth Cur mix *Adyson, an 8-month-old female Black-Mouth Cur mix

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A World A’fair A World A’fair

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Dayton Convention Center, 22 E 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Bring the family! Meet your friends! Come see our booth with adoptable dogs at A World A'fair at the Dayton Convention Center from 12-3!   Dogs attending the event on Saturday include: *Elsie, a 1-year-old female Siberian Husky mix *Emilio, a 2-year-old male Feist mix   Dogs attending the event on Sunday include: *Jillian, a 2-year-old female Black-Mouth Cur mix *Adyson, an 8-month-old female Black-Mouth Cur mix

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Pet Adoption Day Pet Adoption Day

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Verizon (Wireless Zone), 3301 Dayton Xenia Road, Suite 400
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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Swing by Verizon (Wireless Zone) in Beavercreek on Sunday, May 19th for their Pet Adoption Day Event! Come out and meet some of our adorable, adoptable bunnies!   Bunnies attending the event include: * Esme, a 2-year-old female Californian Rabbit * Harvey, a 1-year-old male Chinchilla breed Rabbit

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Shower the Babies with Love at the Kitten Shower

Shower the Babies with Love at the Kitten Shower

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Kitten Season is here and these little ones need your help!   Join us for our annual Kitten Shower and bring in supplies to help

Help Lower the Number of Hairballs

Help Lower the Number of Hairballs

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Do you have a cat who leaves hairballs around your house and you aren’t sure what to do? The Humane Society of Greater Dayton can

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