Adoption

 

Click HERE to view pets available for adoption!

 

Adoption Center Hours:

Sunday:………………….Closed

Monday:………………..Closed

Tuesday:………………..12:00-5:30 pm

Wednesday:…………..12:00-7:00 pm

Thursday:……………….12:00-5:30 pm

Friday:……………………12:00-5:30 pm

1st & 3rd Saturday…11:00-3:00 pm 

 

Our Adoption Center works on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not place pets on hold. 

 

ADOPTION PROCESS

Deciding to adopt a pet is an exciting time for many families.  We would like to make this process as simple as possible. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you come in to find your new family member. 

  • You may have one unaltered pet, all other pets must be spayed or neutered
  • You must be 18 years or older to adopt
  • We ask that you discuss adopting with all adults in the home

We ask that you bring the following with you when you come to adopt.

  • Family members under the age of five
  • If you are seeking to adopt a dog and have a dog at home, bring your dog in for an interaction
  • Completed Adoption Profile (optional)

When you arrive you are able to walk through the adoption center and view our available pets. You can fill out the adoption profile ahead of time and bring it with you or you can fill it out at the shelter. All profiles must be submitted 15 minutes prior to closing.  Next, an adoption counselor will assist you in meeting the animal. 

Should you decide this is the right pet for you, we will send the pet home the same day. 

 

 

Click here to see adoptable pets

ADOPTION FEES

$100  Puppies 5 months and under

$85    Dogs 6 months to 4 years 

$25    Dogs 5 years and older 

Pick Your Price! Kittens and Cats 

$50    Ferrets 

$10    Rabbits, Small Birds

$5      Guinea Pigs, Hamster, Rats

$50    Ferrets 

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR ADOPTION FEE                         

The adoption of your pet includes the following ($300 Value):

  • First distemper combination vaccine
  • Heartworm test (dogs only)
  • First month of flea preventative during flea season
  • Microchip
  • A starter bag of food
  • Donated exam from participating veterinarians
  • Spay/Neuter surgery (Dogs, cats, and rabbits) 

Please note the adoption fee does not include the pet registration for those residing within city limits.Click HERE to learn more about pet registrations. 

 

Contact Our Adoption Team At:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

A WORD ABOUT THE HEALTH OF ADOPTION PETS

The City of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control Department cannot guarantee that the pets available for adoption have not been exposed to an illness prior to coming to our department or prior to vaccinations taking effect. Although we are not aware of any serious health condition applicable to any pet, local veterinary clinics donate a free heath examination and can explain conditions common to stray animals, owner neglected animals, and animals housed in a kennel. These conditions may include internal parasites, external parasites, and upper respiratory infections.

Animal Care and Control cannot reimburse medical expenses, but will refund the adoption fee of any animal that is returned to the shelter because it has failed its initial heath examination. An applicant that chooses to keep and provide treatment for a pet does so at their own expense. We suggest you consult with your veterinarian before introducing your new pet to the pets you now own.

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
260-427-1244
9am-8pm Monday - Friday
After 8pm, weekend & holidays,
call 260-449-3000

After Hours / immediate officer assistance:
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies
260-449-3000


General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
260-427-1244
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514