Adoption

 

Click HERE to view pets available for adoption!

 

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

You must be 18 years or older to adopt. Some animals may have child restrictions. We do recommend children under the age of five meet the animal. 

When you arrive you are able to walk through the adoption center and view our available pets.   The adoption profile is available on our website, you are welcome to fill it out ahead of time and bring it with you.  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. 

                                          

The adoption of your pet may include 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.

Adoption Fees

Puppies 5 months and under………$100

Dogs 6 months to 4 years……………$85

Dogs 5 years and older……………….$25

Kittens and Cats………………………….Pick Your Price!

Ferrets………………………………………. $50

Rabbits, Small Birds……………………$10

Guinea Pigs, Hamster, Rats………..$5

 

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 

 

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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