Pet Explorer Day Camps are a great opportunity for kids 6 to 12 years old learn all about the shelter! During the summer we have one week camp options available. Spring Break and Fallin' for Pets Fall Break Camps brings one-day camp options for your kiddos. 

A typical day at camp includes learning about the shelter, exploring animal-related careers, making treats for the animals in our care, playing games, crafts and of course - ANIMALS!

All camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Children may only attend one day of camp 

Price: $40

April 3 & 4 - For ages 6-8

April 5, 6, 7 - For ages 9-12


Registration will go LIVE on this page on Monday, January 30th at noon!



Children may only attend one week of camp

Price: $150

Week 1 June 5 - 6 for ages 6-8

Week 2 June 12 - 16 for ages 6-8 

Week 3 June 19 - 23 for ages 9-12 

Week 4 July 10 - 14 for ages 9-12 

Week 5 July 17 - 21 for ages 9-12 

Week 6 July 24 - 28 for ages 9-12


Registration will go LIVE on this page in March. Check back later for a specific date. 



Teens 13 to 17 years old can apply to be Teen Buddies to assist with camps. Teen Buddies serve as role models for campers, assist camp counselors with cleaning and prepping activities and help supervise the campers during animal interactions. We will have a link to an application for teen buddies in March on this page. 




Questions? Email our Humane Education department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

or call (260) 427-2590




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Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

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Business Office Hours (lost & found pets, citations, or other law enforcement concerns):

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

Animal Control Officer Assistance
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

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.
Fax: 260-427-5514

It is our mission to serve our community in a humane, public safety capacity while working to keep pets with loving families by providing education opportunities and resources or facilitating re-homing or adoption when necessary.

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