The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting free pet vaccine events throughout March.

Petco Love established March as “National Pet Vaccination Month” to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations and will provide free pet vaccines to the Animal Resource Center for family pets in need. As puppy season approaches, pet exposure to contagious and deadly diseases – parvovirus and distemper– increases but is preventable with a simple vaccine.

The free vaccine events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the following dates, by appointment only:

  • March 2
  • March 10
  • March 17
  • March 24
  • March 31

For more information or to schedule an appointment for free vaccines, call the Animal Resource Center at (937) 898-4457. Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv vaccine for dogs.

These events are open to Montgomery County residents. All dogs to be vaccinated must have a 2022 dog license, which can be purchased at the time of the event. A dog license costs $40 for spayed or neutered dogs and $48 for unaltered dogs. The Animal Resource Center will also be offering the rabies vaccine for $15 and microchips for $20.