Colors: Wear clothing that coordinates, but that isn’t overly matching.
Avoid overexposed skin: The most important feature of a family photo is everyone’s lovely face and gorgeous pets! When we look at a photo, our eyes automatically go to exposed skin, so avoid low cut clothing, tank tops, and short shorts. It is common for low cut tops to expose more than you might intend as you wresstle to get your pets into position. Bare skin can also make people look bigger, so keep that in mind!
Be creative: Color might be all the creativity you want for your photo, but some might enjoy a specific theme. Feel free to bring props to set the stage. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking.
Children: If small children will be part of your photo, make sure the children are well rested and have eaten to lessen the chance that they will feel cranky waiting for their photo shoot. Keep children near you, so they won’t be tempted to touch dogs that belong to other people waiting in the park.
Keep Cool: Bring along something cool for your family members to drink as you wait. We will provide drinking water for pets. You might even have a few treats tucked away to reward (or bribe) everyone’s good behavior.
Relax and enjoy the Day: Pets never act as well as you might like them to when around other animals. Don't expect your pets to be perfect because we don't expect them to be. Try to stay calm, don't force them to "sit" and let us handle the stressful stuff, so your photo turns out great.
Our Mission: Guided by the humane ethic and liveability interests within our neighborhoods, the mission of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is to ensure public health and safety
as well as prevent pet overpopulation,
animal neglect, and animal cruelty through
education, rescue, and law enforcement.
Adoption Lobby Hours:
12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Adoption Office: 260-427-5502
Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 30-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.
Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- citations or other law enforcement concerns):
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
Animal Control Officer Assistance
9am-8pm Monday - Friday
After 8pm, weekend & holidays,
After Hours / immediate officer assistance:
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies
General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.