Where are you located?
We’re located at 6790 Webster St. Dayton, OH 45414.

What are your hours?
Our regular business hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 1 PM for lost and found searches only

How much does it cost to adopt a dog?
When adopting a dog from the ARC, the only fee you pay is $20 – the cost of a first year license.

Does the ARC spay/neuter all dogs?
All dogs adopted from the ARC are spayed or neutered before the adoption is made final.

Does the ARC offer microchipping services?
Yes! All dogs that are adopted from the ARC are microchipped before leaving. If you already have a dog at home, you may bring them in and pay $25 and we will microchip them.

I’m interested in meeting a dog – can I place a hold on them?
In the interest of our animals, we do not allow general holds to be placed on a dog. If you come to the ARC and meet a dog you are interested in but want to make sure they get along with all members of your household (including furry family members!), please speak with our front desk about setting up a 24 hour hold for a meet & greet.

I’m interested in a dog not yet available for adoption – how do I adopt it once it becomes available?
In the interest of our animals and to give everyone an equal opportunity, the ARC operates on a first come, first served basis. Starting the day a dog’s legal hold is set to end, citizens and rescues can come in as early as 10 AM to be placed on a wait-list to adopt and/or transfer the dog. Once a citizen or rescue has been placed on the wait-list, they must stay in the building or forfeit their spot.

If an animal’s legal hold is up after business hours or on a day the ARC is closed, the first person in line at the door at 10 AM will be considered first in line.

How can I find out when a dog’s legal hold period is up?
There are a couple factors that determine the length of a dog’s legal hold period. The best way to find out when a particular dog’s legal hold will end, and they will be available for adoption is to call the shelter at (937) 898-4457 and talk to a staff member.