Pet adoptions available to Kettering residents


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Kettering, Ohio – The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has pets available for Kettering residents to adopt. The Humane Society adopts dogs, cats, and occasionally a few other domesticated animals.

Currently, the Humane Society is advertising 9 dogs, about 26 cats, and a couple of other potential small domesticated furry family members.

The 9 dogs include Ernie, a 2 year-3-month-old boxer mix, Boeing, a 2 year-8-month-old Collie, Talon, a 4 year-3-month-old Labrador Retriever, Sasha, a 4-month-old Catahoula Leopard Dog, Birdie, a 1 year-2-month-old Shepherd, and Shelby, a 1-year-old Pointer.

The many cats available include Belle, a 1 year - 5-month-old Domestic Shorthair female, Terri, a 3 year – 7-month-old Domestic Shorthair female, Rose, a 1 year – 3-month-old Domestic Shorthair female, Mr. Right, a 2 year – 3-month-old Domestic Longhair male, George, an 8 year – 2-month-old Domestic Shorthair male, and Fry, a 2-month-old Domestic Shorthair male.

Before you check out all the cute potential family additions, remember taking on a pet is a big responsibility. Make sure you and your family are ready for the adoption process before diving in.

The main Humane Society Shelter is not open to public visitors because of COVID. So, you must start the process online. Start by visiting
to check out all of the animals available for adoption. If you find one interesting right away – great. But remember if you don’t feel the connection right off the bat, that’s fine because the Humane Society periodically adds new animals available for adoption.

Once you have found an animal you feel drawn to, the next step is to start an online application. You can go directly to the application at

Once your application is reviewed, a Humane Society Adoption Counselor will contact you to review the application and to schedule an appointment for you to meet your chosen animal. If you and the adoptee of your choice are a fit when you meet, the Humane Society says that the adoption process can usually be completed the same day.

When you go to the appointment if you rent take your lease with you. In addition, you should also take all up-to-date veterinary records for any other animals in your home. The Humane Society also says that if you have a dog and are adopting a second dog, you can bring your current pooch along to see if they get along with the dog you are adopting.

Current adoption fees are:

  • Cats = $45 to $75
  • Dogs = $200 to $300
  • Rabbits = $65
  • Small pets such as Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Ferrets, etc) = $10 to $60.

The Humane Society says that the adoption fees cover the costs of caring for the animal. Those costs include such things as medical care, food, shelter, spaying and neutering, microchips, preventative testing, and more.

If you are not at a point in your life where you can adopt an animal right now, but would still like to help, the Humane Society has several ways you can contribute. Check out all the ways to get involved at

Kettering residents can get involved by becoming a volunteer. The Humane Society looks for volunteers in every facet of their operation, including animal care. To be an individual volunteer, you must be at least 10 years old. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the open house. In addition, parents or guardians must go through the volunteer training program with those under 16. To learn more about volunteer opportunities you can email the Humane Society at

Of course, like many charities, the Humane Society can always put your donations to good use. The Humane Society says that a $25 donation helps with food and other vital supplies for homeless pets. A $50 donation can provide medical fore for a sick or injured animal. A $75 donation supports rescuing at-risk pets. While a $100 donation provides spaying and neutering surgeries to control the pet population. You can make a one-time donation at

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a no-kill shelter.

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