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Adopt Fees and Process

Adoption Fees and Process


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Please Note: A pet adoption takes time to process, so adoption profiles must be
and submitted 30-minutes prior to our adoption center closing time. 
  Puppies 6 months of age or younger $100.00
  Dogs 7 months of age and older        $85.00
  Dogs 5 years of age and older $25.00

It's a Feline Frenzy - $10 adoption fee for all kittens and cats.
  Fee includes:
the spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, first combination vaccine,
and a donated wellness exam from any participating veterinary clinic.

(A program funded by a grant from the Animal Care & Control Commission)


  Large birds $75.00
  Small birds, rabbits and small reptiles $10.00
  Ferrets $50.00
  Medium - large reptiles $40.00
  Guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and gerbils $10.00
What's Included in the Adoption Fee?
  • mandatory spay or neuter surgery
  • a distemper combination vaccination
  • flea treatment during flea season and de-worming
  • a microchip for permanent identification
  • dogs are checked for heartworms
  • local veterinary clinics donate a free health exam required within seven days of adoption

How Does the
Two Day Process Work?
  • Complete and submit at least 30-minutes prior to closing, the adoption Profile. (please review our adoption hours)

  • The pet will then be placed on hold for you and made ready to go home the next business day.

  • All family members consulted on the lucky chosen pet..

  • To adopt a pet, you must be at least 18 years old with the head of the household present.

  • All pets are placed to live inside the home as companions and cats must live strictly inside for the longest, safest life.

  • Are you from a nearby county or state? Simply select a pet that is old enough to be altered before going home.

  • For safety reasons, we may have an age restriction for younger children with some animals.












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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