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Petco Foundation Presents The 28th Annual Walk for Animals Sunday, October 11th Headwaters Park WEST Rothschild Pavilion. Registration begins at 11:30am and Walk starts at 1pm. Print the Walk Brochure & Pledge Sheet & get started collecting pledges TODAY! Wanna get pre-registered to save yourself time day of the walk? Click here



Halloween Pet Parade Saturday, October 24th 11-4pm Franke Park dress up your furry little, big, small & tall goblins for a fun afternoon! There will be prizes for best costumes and more! All proceeds benefit the Enforcement division of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. Click here to check out our facebook page for more detailed info on the spooktacular fun! Get Registered TODAY!








Friday, November 27th - Keep watching for Black Friday Adoption Specials



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2015 Christmas Open House for the Animals - Wednesday, December 9th
Join us any time between 3-7 p.m. to tour the shelter, bringing gifts for the animals , enjoying refreshments, and fun activities for the children. This is a family fun event and a special way to show your giving spirit to help homeless animals in need at a very special time of year. Our animals love gifts! Check out our WISH LIST so you'll know what to bring!



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2016 Easter Bone Hunt - Saturday, April 2nd - Franke Park Pavilion #1 Registration begins at noon with the Bone Hunt at 1:30pm. Why should kids have all the fun? Bring your dog to our Eighth annual Easter bonehunt. All dogs are admitted with a $10 donation to Fort Wayne animal care and control. The Easter bunny will be available for pictures, there will be dog friendly games, and many local pet friendly businesses will also be on hand. Prize baskets will be given away to the lucky pups who find prize eggs, and you can win other great items by joining the raffle!  All dogs in attendance must be restrained with a non-retractable leash.  Bring your pup and come join the fun!



  DSCF3002   April 16th, 2016 Stuff the Whisker Wagn' -3rd Saturday in April at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
We rely on donations from amazing people just like you and on this special day, our Animal Care Teen Program is working hard to STUFF THE WHISKER WAGN'. We're in need of CANNED PATE food (no dry food needed) for our kittens, puppies, dogs and cats. We can even use 1st stage chicken or turkey baby food for our tiniest of babies that come in needing that something 'little extra'. 100% canned pumpkin too! We take any and all brands! Also high on the list is creamy peanutbutter - it definately helps the medicine go down for some of our fur-friends in need of medication! Just bring in to 3020 Hillegas and these teens will help you unload it from your car to the Wagn'!
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Picture Your Pet - July 2016 $15 sitting fee includes a 5 x 7 portrait and reprint waiver. Professional photo shoot for families with pets to benefit animal safety education. Opportunities on-site to also purchase mugs, keychains and more of your pet/family photo!

Read: Tips for Taking a Great Family Pet Photo




Whisker Wag'n Mobile Pet Adoption Center Meet our staff, our volunteers, and best of all . . . adopt a pet at one of our offsite adoption events.  Follow our event schedule.  



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3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 30-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

Adoptions are Open: Tueday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Sat 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Business Office Hours:

11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday

Officer Assistance

6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Mon-Sun
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies