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Our organization provides a safe haven for stray and surrendered cats and dogs in our community until they find their permanent homes. Our limited intake facility offers an effective and comprehensive adoption program which places hundreds of dogs and cats into loving homes. While in our care, we provide medical and rehabilitation services as necessary to give the animals the best opportunity for adoption. In addition, to deepen the impact of our organization and its reach, we offer additional services such as a weekly pet food bank open to those pet owners in need throughout our community.
Adoption process What should you expect when you enter our shelter to visit with our dogs and cats and how do you adopt? See the steps below so you are prepared for your visit. 1. Adoption requirements If you have a cat or dog living in your home already, that pet must be neutered or spayed and current on shots. If you rent your home you will need to have approval from your landlord and any pet deposits paid before taking home your new pet. You will need to bring a leash and collar or a suitable crate or carrier when you pick up your new pet. 2. Pre adoption application When you enter our shelter we will ask you to fill out a pre adoption application. Even if you have seen one of our animals you are interested in on our website, television or other source, we want to make sure we gather as much information as possible about your expectations in a pet to best help you find your future companion. Take a look through our binder to see pictures, details about each dog or cat’s behavior and what type of home would be best for that pet. Make your selections of animals you would like to see and we will take you into our socialization room to visit with dogs or into a cat room to visit with the cats. 3. Visit with the pet Spend time interacting with the animal and ask our staff questions you may have about how we received the animal, any behavioral information about the animal. We are there to help you get as familiar as possible with the animals. 4. Application process After you have visited with the pet, you may feel you would like to make it a part of your family. If you do, you will fill out an application. This application ask questions about your past pet history, your thoughts on the long term care of a pet and questions about your living arrangements. This application is completed and turned in to an animal care specialist. The following day you will need to call us by 10 am and leave us a message confirming your interest in adoption. We then begin the processing of your application. This process takes about 48 hours to complete. 5. Fees and taking your pet home Our adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, distemper combination vaccination, rabies vaccination, flea prevention, canine heartworm test and prevention, registered microchip for permanent I.D. and a starter bag of pet food. This is a value of $300 to $400. Adoption fee does not include $5 City of Fort Wayne pet tag/permit required for Fort Wayne city residents. Fees: Dogs - $85 Puppies - $100 (under 5 months old) Cats - Name Your Feline Adoption Fee (PetSmart adoptions are cash only) Senior Dog 6+ years old - $50 Littermates or "Pals" - $130 for 2 dogs, $160 for 2 puppies Special Needs Dog - $50 (medical, health or behavioral reason) Special Needs Littermates or "Pals" - $75 for 2 dogs Bring a leash and collar for dogs or if taking a cat home, bring a suitable crate.
Tuesdays - Fridays - 11am - 6pm Saturdays & Sundays - 12pm - 4pm We stop showing the animals 30 minutes before closing. Closed Mondays