Pet Explorer Day Camps


 Thank you for an amazing camp season! Check out photos from our 2021 camps on our Humane Education Facebook page HERE!


Check back for 2022 camp dates!



Camp Overview

At Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control we believe learning to be responsible pet guardians begins at a young age. Our day camps help kids explore the joys of animals through fun, interactive games and activities. Our camps promote humane attitudes toward animals and others.


Campers get to...

- Learn about the vital role Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control plays in the community

- Spend time with adoptable pets

- Learn all about how to be a responsible pet guardian

- Make fun treats and toys for the animals in our care

- Explore ways to help animals in our community

- Meet new friends and much more!


More info...

- Summer Camp runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

- Camp registration covers all materials and a daily snack

- Camp is run by three shelter staff members with the assistance of volunteers and Teen Buddies

- Campers should bring a lunch each day of camp

- Summer Camp cost is $120.00

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Click HERE to see Camp Policies and common FAQ

Teen Buddies

Each year we look for teens ages 13 to 17 who love kids and animals to help out with our Pet Explorer Summer Camps!

Teen Buddies will play an important role in helping summer camp counselors and they will be the campers' best friend for the week of camp! Teen Buddies WILL NOT directly handle animals. During the application process teens can choose which week(s) they'd like to help with. Following the application process, there will be an interview and required orientation for all Teen Buddies in the program. We ask that interested teens fill out the form themselves. 



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Adoption Lobby Hours:

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

Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please bring your dogs with you to the shelter for a meet-and-greet.

Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- 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



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