So you want to foster a dog…

First and foremost, thank you for considering opening your heart and home to a dog in need, even if it’s only for a short while! Whether it’s a mom and her puppies that need a little extra love and care, or a shy pup that would thrive outside of the shelter environment, every dog can benefit from fostering. When you become a foster home for the Animal Resource Center, you’re...
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Keep Your Furry Friend Safe This Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is only days away and you know what that means – festivals, food, and fireworks galore! While it’s a paw-ty in the USA for many of us, it can be a tough time for our four-legged friends. Read on for some tips and tricks to safely celebrate the red, white, and blue while including your pup.
Fireworks Our pets are more sensitive than us to loud...
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Dog Dental Care 101

It’s February and you know what that means… it’s National Pet Dental Health Month! Okay, so maybe you didn’t know but now you do. Every February, the American Veterinary Medical Association sponsors this observance to bring awareness to the importance of oral health care for our furry friends. Aside from avoiding the dreaded “dog breath,” there are plenty of benefits to caring for your pup’s teeth.
You may be wondering...
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Dog Licensing Deadline Extended

Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith announced Friday that dog owners will be able to purchase their 2021 licenses without penalty through July 1, thanks to state legislation passed in late 2020. Ohio H.B. 404, emergency COVID-19 relief legislation enacted on November 22, included a provision that extends licensing deadlines through July 1. According to Keith, the county only recently became aware that this provision impacts the dog licensing deadline, which...
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Celebrate the New Year Safely

If you’re anything like all of us at the ARC, you’re counting down the days until you can kiss 2020 goodbye (or kick it to the curb – we wouldn’t blame you) and ring in the New Year! Before you get caught up in all the celebrations though, keep the following in mind to protect your pets.
  For many, New Year’s Eve and alcohol go hand in hand. Two...
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Holiday Safety Tips

The HOWLidays are here! Whether you like to go all out like the Griswolds or keep things a little more low-key, there are a few important tips to keep in mind when you’ve got pets at home. Keep scrolling for how to keep your furry friends healthy and happy while you “deck the paws!”
Secure the Tree
Alright, so that sounds more dramatic than we intended – but stick...
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Animal Resource Center named Agency of the Year for 2020

The Ohio County Dog Wardens Association (OCDWA) has named the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) the 2020 Agency of the Year. The award recognizes animal control agencies for participation in training programs, innovative public education programs, active community involvement, and participation in and support of OCDWA functions. “Our Animal Resource Center has made tremendous strides in the last few years,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge....
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Doggy Gift Guide

2020 has been RUFF and the last thing you need going into the holiday season is the added stress of trying to find everyone the perfect gift. While we can’t help you with what to get your uncle Ted (another pair of socks or a tie will do, right?) we CAN help take the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift for your canine companion. Keep reading for tips on...
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Winter Weather Tips for Pets

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

With the temperatures dropping and the wind chill making it even colder, it’s not just people that need to be concerned about the effects of winter weather. Pet owners need to protect their furry friends from the cold as well and provide them with a little extra care in the coming months.
Keep Them Cozy
The best place for your pet to be...
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October 28th Hours

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center will be open to the public from 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Thank you!
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