Volunteer with Us

There’s a lot that goes into running an animal shelter, and we couldn’t do it without a little help from our friends. Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Animal Resource Center, dedicating their time and energy to help find loving homes for as many pets as possible. Overall, our volunteers donate hundreds of hours a month!

From cleanup crew, to photographers, to walkers and cuddlers, there are endless opportunities to give back to the community and help our pups.

12 – 15 years old 16 – 17 years old 18+ years old
· Must complete the volunteer application and waiver of liability

· Must attend orientation and training with a parent/guardian

· Must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times while in the shelter

· Must complete the volunteer application and waiver of liability

· Must attend orientation and training

· Must complete the volunteer application and waiver of liability

· Must attend orientation and training

All volunteers, regardless of age, must fill out the volunteer application and sign a waiver of liability. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign these forms as well.

After you’ve completed and signed both forms, you may either drop it off at the shelter or email it to us at [email protected]. After reviewing your application, we will then reach out to schedule an orientation. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Glardon at [email protected] or (937) 264-3327.

Foster Dogs

It’s true what they say; there’s no place like home. Whether it’s a mom and her puppies that need a little extra love and care, or an energetic pup that requires some work on their basic manners, every dog can benefit from fostering.

Our goal at the Animal Resource Center is to connect as many pets as possible to loving homes. As a foster volunteer, you can help us achieve this goal by caring for dogs and puppies in your home, providing them with food, water, shelter and medication when needed. Oh, and lots of love, too! By opening your home to foster pets, you’re not only helping to save lives, you’re providing the individual love and attention these dogs desperately need to find their forever families.

If you’ve got room in your heart and home, complete the Foster Volunteer Application and either drop it off in-person or email it to us at [email protected]. After reviewing your application, we will then reach out to schedule an orientation.

If you have any questions about the process or would like further information, please contact our Foster Coordinator, Steve Glardon, at [email protected] or (937) 264-3327.

Donate

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.

Supplies
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

Donate through our Amazon Wish List

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

Become a Rescue Partner

To achieve our goal of finding loving homes for as many of our pets as possible, the Animal Resource Center relies on partners. We work with local shelters like The Humane Society of Greater Dayton and the SICSA Pet Adoption Center. We also partner with many home- and foster-based rescues both in Ohio and out of state.

The Animal Resource Center always welcomes new rescue partners. It’s only through our combined efforts that we’ll be able to help as many of these pets find their forever homes.

To work with the Animal Resource Center, you’ll need:

  • To be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit (or in the documented approval process)
  • Registration with the Ohio Secretary of State as a nonprofit organization (or registered in the state of operation)
  • Both in-state and out-of-state rescues must register as a rescue with the Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • A copy of your most recent IRS 990 filing
  • A list of two people approved to pick up animals with names
  • To follow all laws in the Ohio Revised Code

The Animal Resource Center may contact our rescue partners for help with animal placement. For more information and to apply to be a rescue partner with the Animal Resource Center, see our application packet below or email our Outreach Coordinator.

Rescue partner application packet