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
· Complete the volunteer application and waiver of liability with parent or guardian signature

· 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

· Complete the volunteer application and waiver of liability with parent or guardian signature

· Attend orientation and training

· Complete the volunteer application and waiver of liability

· Attend orientation and training

All those interested, regardless of age, must complete and sign the volunteer application below. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign these forms as well.

Volunteer Application

After you’ve completed the application, 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 (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.

Foster Volunteer Application

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.

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

Donate

Donations keep the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) 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.

Non-Monetary Donations

As a generous donor, please understand you may not specify the use of, or maintain control over, the donation once it is given to the ARC. Likewise, ARC cannot obligate itself to use the donated item(s) for a particular animal or purpose.

ARC strives to use these donations to help animals in the shelter and in our community.

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

Donate through our Amazon Wish List

Monetary donations

Leave the shopping to us! All donations are tax-deductible. Make checks payable to “Animal Resource Center.”

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
6790 Webster St.
Dayton, Ohio 45414

What is my donation used for?

As a generous donor, you can select which fund your donation is applied to. Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) accepts donations in three funds:

  1. Caring Heart Fund
  2. General Donation Fund
  3. Tiny Tim Fund

Please understand, donors may not specify use of, or maintain control over, the donation once it is given to the ARC. Likewise, ARC cannot obligate itself to use the funds for a particular animal or purpose, or in any way outside of the fund’s stated purpose.

Caring Heart Fund

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) Caring Heart fund exists to off-set the cost for spay/neuter surgery thereby reducing overpopulation through the generosity of our community.Funds are used for the alteration of dog’s in ARC’s care. Your donations pay for ARC’s cost to perform spay/neuter surgery.

General Donation Fund

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) General Donation fund exists to off-set ARC’s operating costs through the generosity of our community. Funds are used to provide general care to animals while in ARC’s care. Your donations pay for sheltering and medical oversight needs.

Tiny Tim Fund

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) Tiny Tim fund exists to reward animals with quality of life through the generosity of our community. Funds are used for ARC dogs with treatable medical conditions whose circumstances surpass ARC’s operational budget. Your donations pay for diagnostic, treatment, and post-care services.