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City Pet Registrations


Our Mission: Guided by the humane ethic and livability 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.
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What Is Required? City dogs and cats must be registered with Animal Care & Control by the time they are five months old. Registrations can be obtained through the shelter, local veterinary clinics, and the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic. A registration tag will be issued and should be attached to your pet's collar for quick identification should your pet ever become lost. All dogs and cats must be registered or the owner will be issued a citation. Owners may choose between lifetime and annual registration.


Lifetime Pet Registration: $30 per animal

Pet owners may choose a lifetime pet registration available for dogs and cats once the animal has been microchipped by a veterinarian and altered. It is the only registration your pet will need.

  • Lifetime pet registration fee: $30.
  • Lifetime pet registration for senior citizen (age 62+) with altered/microchipped pet: $5.

Annual Dog and Cat Registration

  • Annual registration for spayed/neutered pet: $5 per animal per year.
  • Annual registration for senior citizen (age 62 +) with altered pet: FREE.
  • Annual registration for unaltered cat or dog: $100 per animal per year.

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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