Our Mission

Serving the community and pets of Montgomery County through effective public safety, humane animal welfare, and connecting pets to forever homes.

Our Vision

Enriching the lives of pets and people in our community.

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is a 24,000-square-foot open admission companion animal shelter. As part of our service to the citizens of Montgomery County, our agency takes in thousands of dogs each year. In addition to direct adoptions, the Animal Resource Center works with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and the SICSA Pet Adoption Center along with many placement partners to find homes for as many animals as possible.


6790 Webster St.
Dayton, Ohio 45414


Sunday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lost and found searches only)
Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To better serve the citizens of Montgomery County, the Animal Resource Center is open on Sundays and holidays (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) for lost and found searches only. During these special times, we can accept cash (with exact change), checks, MasterCard or Visa, and proper ID is required.

Contact form

If you have an animal complaint please visit the Animal Care and Control page.