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.

How much does a dog license cost?
Licenses cost $20 for dogs that have been spayed/neutered and $24 for unaltered dogs. For more information or to purchase a dog license online, please visit the Montgomery County Auditor’s website.

Does the ARC spay/neuter all dogs?
All dogs adopted from the ARC are spayed or neutered before the adoption is made final. If you already have a dog at home that you would like spayed or neutered, please reach out to SICSA or The Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

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.

Does the ARC offer euthanasia services?
We do offer euthanasia services, but require a letter of recommendation from a veterinarian.

Does the ARC offer cremation services?
Yes, the ARC offers cremation services to the public if their dog has passed away. Please see below for pricing:

General Cremation (communal cremation, ashes not returned): $35
Private Cremation (ashes returned in a decorative metal box): $125
Private Cremation (ashes returned in a wooden box with an engraved name plate): $140

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.

I am interested in a certain dog – how can I get more information?
For more information on a particular dog, please call us at (937) 898-4457 and have the animal ID (listed next to an animal’s name) available to provide to staff.

Does the ARC have cats available for adoption?
No, we do not have cats available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, please consider visiting SICSA or The Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Does the ARC handle wildlife?
No, for situations concerning wild animals, please contact the local Department of Wildlife at (937) 372-9261.