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Thank you for your interest in hosting an event to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. We are grateful for the generous support of our friends who share our commitment ot making animals lives better. Thank you for believing in us and our mission of building loving relationships between people and pets. 

If you are interested in hosting an event to benefit the Humane Society, please download and fill out the application here. You may fill out the PDF digitally, save it to your computer and email it to when complete.


Community Events


Upcoming Events

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton participates in nearly 100 community events each year, including: adopt-a-thons, parades, educational events and community fundraisers.

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Major Events



Oh, Sweet Chocolate

Love chocolate? Well, this event is for you! Give in to your sweet tooth cravings and eat all the chocolate you can. Donated by bakeries, caterers and restaurants across the Miami Valley, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat chocolate and be wired for the rest of the day! All proceeds from this event go directly to the Humane Society's Foster Program.

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Pet Afflaire

Show off your pets and have a relaxing dinner with your friends during our annual Pet Afflaire event. This evening includes a delicious dinner, entertainment, pictures with your pets, live and silent auctions, special appetizers for your pets, cocktails, raffles and much more! If you are an animal lover, this event should not be missed!

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Furry Skurry

Leash up your dogs and join us this Spring for our annual 5K Walk/Run (with a 1-mile walk to follow). Located at Eastwood MetroPark, this event brings out hundreds of people and pets to kick off spring with a bang! Activities include a pancake breakfast, food truck rally, flea(less) market, parade of pets, raffles and prizes, contests, kid zone and so much more! It is a day you won't want to miss!

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Soiree for Strays

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is celebrating the Miami Valley's flourishing art community through a pet-themed art show at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Dayton. For each piece of art sold, 40% goes back to HSGD to benefit the homeless pets at the animal shelter.

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Fore Paws Golf Classic

What better way is there to spend a day than on the golf course? Dust off those golf clubs and get your team ready for a day of fun in the sun while helping animals in need all at the same time! Held at Yankee Trace Golf Club, this event is a great way for golfers to get some time on the green, win some raffle prizes and help the Humane Society!

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Wine, Washes and Wet Noses

Don't like washing your dog, let someone else do it for you! Located at A Taste of Wine in Miamisburg, this annual event brings out hundreds of dirty dogs who all get to be cleaned by professional hair stylists. Sit back, enjoy the day and sip on a glass of wine while the hair care professionals do the hard work!

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