Humane Society of Greater Dayton

1661 Nicholas Rd, Dayton, OH 45417
I'm Interested Visit Website Volunteer Page
Our mission To build a community in which all animals are valued and free from suffering and life is enhanced through relationships with pets.

Humane Society of Greater Dayton

0 Reviews
Ways to help

Cat Assistance Team

To help control overpopulation by humanely trapping stray or feral cats on scheduled days and then transporting them to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton to be spayed or neutered.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Foster Parent

Care for animals in your home that need a little extra care before they can go up for adoption. Typically, animals requiring foster care are too young, inured or sick to go up for adoption. Foster parents provide the much needed time and attention these special needs animals require.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Families
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Education Assistant

Conduct education programs regarding responsible pet ownership, bite prevention, animal cruelty, and pet overpopulation at schools and various locations throughout the community.
  • Occasional
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Saved Trained Adopt Remain Together (START) Team

Job Description/Purpose: To teach basic obedience to an assigned shelter dog working with instructors at Dayton Dog Training Club, Inc. for success in new adoptive home and to decrease length of stay at the shelter.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Pet Paw-parazzi

Purpose: To get great photographs of our animals up for adoption. This team of professional photographers and animal handlers do a variety of jobs that promote our pets. They take photos and videos of our animals in the building and even sometimes at our offsite locations and at events. Their wonderful work can be seen on our website, Petfinder, other websites, t.v., newspapers, brochures, etc.
  • Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Meowza Cat Boutique

Job Description/Purpose: To assist Meowza staff in day to day store operations, including cleaning cat cages, adoptions and assisting customers.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Pawde Squad

Clean cat cages and dog kennels on an on-going or on-call basis. Provide fresh bedding, toys, water and food to the animals. Observe behavior and health and alerts the staff to any issues which may affect the animal’s adoptability.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Bunny Brigade

To exercise and socialize rabbits in the shelter, by taking them individually into bonding rooms or outside in the designated area for playtime on the Humane Society of Greater Dayton property.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Children, Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Feline Friends

To exercise and socialize cats in the shelter, by taking them individually into bonding rooms for playtime on the Humane Society of Greater Dayton property. Official volunteers observe behavior and health and alerts the staff to any issues which may effect the animal’s adoptability.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Office Angels

Assist with data entry, mailings and general clerical including greeting and directing customers and answering phones in the development office or at the front desk during open hours.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Canine Crew

To exercise and socialize dogs, in the shelter, by taking them individually outside for walks and playtime on the Humane Society of Greater Dayton property. This alleviates stress and gives the dogs much needed exercise thus increasing their chances of being adopted. It is also a great opportunity for teaching the dogs basic socialization skills.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Pet Therapy

Job Description/Purpose: To provide temporary animal companionship for residents of assisted living and senior centers, allowing the animals to socialize outside of the facility.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help Hundreds of cats and dogs come to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and we need volunteers to help care for them all. No matter what your skill set – whether you desire hands-on activities with our pets, prefer to provide clerical support, or want to assist with our events and education programs in the community – there is a place for you.
About us The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a not-for-profit organization supported entirely by the generous contributions of the community. We have served Montgomery County for more than 100 years and are the oldest, most established animal-wellness center in the area. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is providing Dayton's families with the resources to become loving, lifelong pet owners.
{{ reviewsOverall }} / 10 Users (0 votes)
Criterion 10
What people say Leave your testimonial
Order by:

Be the first to leave a review.

User Avatar
Verified
{{{review.rating_comment | nl2br}}}

Show more
{{ pageNumber+1 }}