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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton in Dayton, Ohio was established in 1902 as a no-kill organization. Today, they're the largest, most-established animal welfare agency in Miami Valley, caring for all types of animals. Currently hey serve a population of more than 570,000 in a 462-square mile region and provide the following community services:
Each year more than 1,500 animals find loving, forever homes through the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, and their extensive spay/neuter program helps battle overpopulation by spaying/neutering nearly 4,000 animals each year.
As a nonprofit organization, they rely solely on generous community contributions and grants to run all of those much-needed programs.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has two main campuses and eight offsite adoption locations.
Considering adoption from Humane Society of Greater Dayton? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Ready to adopt a lucky animal from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton? Here's how it works:
Adoption application forms can be found below:
Your adoption fee helps the Humane Society of Greater Dayton partially cover the costs they incur saving the lives of countless pets each year.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.