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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 (across from Dick’s Sporting Goods) 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

February 2019

Miami Valley’s Ultimate Home Expo Miami Valley’s Ultimate Home Expo

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Come visit our booth at the Miami Valley Ultimate Home Expo at the Dayton Mall on Saturday, February 16th from 12:00PM - 3:00PM! We'll be in the JCPenney courtyard with adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes! Click here for more information.   Dogs attending the event include: * Brady, a 5-year-old male Boxer mix * Ellie, a 4-year-old female Retriever-Labrador mix * Lacey, a 1.5 year old female Black Labrador mix

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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PetSmart on Feedwire, 4333 Feedwire Rd.
Dayton, OH 45440 United States
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Looking to adopt a new furry family member? Join us for PetSmart National Adoption Weekend on Saturday, February 23rd at PetSmart on Feedwire Road. We will have some amazing dogs available for adoption!   Dogs attending the event include: HARRIS, a 1-year-old male Rough Collie / Hound mix CECILIA, a 3-year-old female Hound mix NICKY, an 8-month-old male Labrador/Retriever mix

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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PetSmart Miamisburg-Centerville, 2028 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Looking to adopt a new furry family member? Join us for PetSmart National Adoption Weekend on Sunday, February 24th at PetSmart on Miamisburg-Centerville Road. We will have some amazing dogs available for adoption!   Dogs attending the event include: WILSON, a 3-year-old male Shepherd/Akita mix LOLA, a 2-month-old female Labrador/Retriever mix SHADOW, a 2-month-old male Labrador/Retriever mix

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Bunny Adoption Event Bunny Adoption Event

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petco Englewood, 1150 South Main St
Englewood, OH 45322 United States
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Join us at Petco Englewood on Sunday, February 24th from 12:00PM - 3:00PM as we celebrate Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month for a bunny adoption event!

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March 2019

Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Petco Englewood, 1150 South Main St
Englewood, OH 45322 United States
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Join us at Petco Englewood for Petco National Adoption Weekend on Saturday, March 2nd. We'll be there with some lovable pups who are looking to find their forever families!   Puppies attending the event include: Winnie, a 10-week-old female Border Collie mix Coco, a 10-week-old female Border Collie mix Sawyer, a 10-week-old male Border Collie mix

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

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Centerville, 987 S Main St.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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We're teaming up with Pet Supplies Plus in Centerville to help find some amazing dogs their forever homes! Stop out to meet our pups and see if you find your perfect match!   Dogs attending the event include: Rusty, a 10-month-old male Shepherd mix Timmy, a 3-year-old male Retriever mix Peter John, a 2-month-old male Smooth Border Collie mix

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Petco National Adoption Weekend Petco National Adoption Weekend

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Petco Town & Country, 300 East Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429 United States
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We will have some lovely dogs looking for their forever homes on Saturday, March 16th at Petco Town & Country. Stop by and see if we have a lovable animal that would be perfect for your home!   Dogs attending the event include: Ellen Dogeneres, a 2-month-old female Terrier mix Red, a 6-year-old male Redbone Coonhound mix Poppy, a 9-month-old female Terrier mix

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Let’s Raise Some Dough at Pies & Pints Let’s Raise Some Dough at Pies & Pints

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pies & Pints, 52 Plum St.
Beavercreek, OH 45440 United States
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Be a superhero for pets and help us raise some dough! Enjoy pizza and drinks all day long and help animals, too! Date: Wednesday, March 20th Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm Location: Pies & Pints at The Greene Address: 52 Plum St. Beavercreek, OH 45440 Phone: 937-429-7437 Present the below flyer, either printed or on your phone, and 20% of your order (alcohol not included) will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton! This is good on carry-out orders too! Also,…

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Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Dog Adoption Event Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Dog Adoption Event

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jeff Schmitt Chevy North, 1001 N Broad St.
Fairborn, OH 45324 United States
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Are you looking for a new fur baby? Join us as we partner with Jeff Schmitt Auto Group for an adoption event to find some forever homes for some amazing dogs! The event will be held at Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Chevy North (1001 N Broad St. Fairborn, OH 45324) on Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!   Dogs attending the event include: London, a 3-year-old female Pit Bull Terrier…

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PetPeople Puppy Adoption Event PetPeople Puppy Adoption Event

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PetPeople Kettering, 6221 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, OH 45459 United States
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Let's find some amazing pups their forever families and give them the second chances they deserve! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be on-site at PetPeople Kettering from 11:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, March 23rd for a puppy adoption event. We will have some pups who are looking for their new homes! It could be with you!   Puppies attending the event include: Kendal, a 9-week-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix Bexley, a 9-week-old male Pit Bull Terrier mix…

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