Hearts for Hounds is a local volunteer group that works in conjunction with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for dogs living outdoors in Montgomery County, Hearts for Hounds has a variety of assistance options available.
Each dog being assisted must be spayed or neutered, but Hearts for Hounds can help dog owners obtain this procedure for their dog at a low cost and will even provide transportation to and from the procedure. Hearts for Hounds can also provide new dog houses or improve existing ones, provide blankets, straw, tarp or umbrella for shade, and provide toys, treats, and rawhide bones, Medicated shampoos, flea medications, and vaccine assistance is available, along with provision of baby gates or dog crates so the dog can be in the house.
Harnesses can be provided when appropriate; to get chains off dogs’ necks and cable runners and trolleys are available to increase the area that a chained dog has to move around. H4H will even walk the dog on a regular basis and/or provide playtime for the dog! They will work with dog owners to house-train their dog, and they aim to educate dog owners and the community about the detrimental effects of chaining a dog.
H4H is providing the manpower and resources to do all of this for dogs in our community who unfortunately are still living outdoors; the least we can do is help support them in their efforts.
Hearts for Hounds has a wish list with a great variety of items on it – won’t you please look around and see if you can provide any of these items for them? This is a great time to clean out that garage or storage shed and put some of those unused items to use for improving the conditions of outdoor dogs in our community.
- Collars, harnesses and leashes
- 5-gallon buckets
- Cable runner/trolley system
- Sterilized bones, rawhides, Kongs, jars of peanut butter
- Baby gates, heated kennel pads, dog houses, dog crates, dog beds and blankets, straw, carpet remnants
- Fly repellant for dogs, flea medicine, de-wormer for dogs, medicated shampoo
- Medium sized plastic storage containers for storing dog supplies
- Tape measure (100 ft)
- Magnetic post levels
- Double-ended offset ratchet
- Needle nose pliers
- Hog ring pliers
- Mason string
- Wire snips
- Utility knives
Medium & large tools
- Post hole diggers
- T-post puller
- Flat shovel
- Pointed shovel
- Cordless drill
- 5 lb sledgehammer
- T-post driver
- Hedge loppers
- Fence stretcher bar
- Small and large bolt cutters
- Fencing essentials
- Large and medium channel locks
- Eye-bolt for lag screws
- 60-inch welded wire
- Metal t-posts
- Gates and hardware
- 4X4 wood posts
- Miscellaneous building needs
- 4 ft pieces of 5/8 inch Rebar
- ½ inch drill bit
- Tool belts
- Tubs/boxes suitable for holding tools
- Coyote rollers
If you can provide even one item on this list, please contact Hearts for Hounds at (855) PETS-911
(855) 738-7911 or call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at (937) 268-7387.
Titus (pictured) is a great guy! He is a neutered hound mix, with reddish tones in his fur. He is only a year old and currently at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton waiting for his forever family.
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