Our volunteers are crucial to the success of the Animal Resource Center. We are lucky to have so many volunteers dedicated to the care of our pets. Our volunteers donate about 500 hours a month!

How to volunteer

We are always looking for people with a passion for animals to help at the Animal Resource Center. Click above to access the online volunteer application.

Children must be 12 years old to volunteer. Those between the ages of 12 and 15 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times while in the shelter. Children from the ages of 16 to 18 may volunteer without a parent after attending the orientation, training, and an initial period of coming into the shelter.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the orientation and training, and parents must sign a waiver of liability form.


For more information on the next volunteer orientation session, call (937) 264-3327 or come to the Animal Resource Center. All orientations are held at the Animal Resource Center.


Donations keep the Animal Resource Center running smoothly, and they keep all our furry friends clean, safe, and happy. We need your donations, in either supplies or funds, to keep the shelter running.


Rubbing alcohol Distilled water
Bleach (regular only, no scented) Nylabone and Kong brand chew toys (red Kongs only)
Rope chews Ziploc bags
Anti-bacterial hand gel Hot dogs for giving dogs medication
Paper towels Color construction paper and holiday stickers
Color laser jet paper Holiday print fabric
Oatmeal-based shampoo Plastic storage containers w/lids
Dog treats/biscuits Dish soap
Towels, comforters, quilts Wicker baskets (all sizes)
Tissues AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-volt batteries
Sharpie markers Photo printer paper
Dog houses (igloo or wood) Animal crates/carriers
Index cards (3×5 and 4×6) Canned dog and cat food
Plastic folding table

Monetary donations

Leave the shopping to us. We’ll use your monetary donations for the benefit of all our animals. All donations are tax-deductible. Make checks payable to “Animal Resource Center.”

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center

6790 Webster St.

Dayton, Ohio 45414

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