Is there a cut-off time for submitting an adoption profile?
Yes. A pet adoption takes time to process, so adoption profiles must be completed and submitted 30 minutes prior to our adoption center closing time.
Will the shelter hold a pet for me until I can get to the shelter?
No. We operate on a first come first serve basis. Our adoptions are on a same day send home process. Read our complete adoption process here
Does filling out an adoption profile online hold a pet for me?
No. Once you fill out an adoption profile for a pet online you must still come to the shelter which is when you will be assigned a number determining the order you'll be able to interact/adopt the animal you'd like to take home.
Is there anything else I can do to save time when I come to adopt?
Yes. To provide ample service to our adopting customers, adoption profiles must be submitted 30 minutes prior to closing. You can save time by filling out an adoption profile online. Any dogs at home will be required to meet any of our adoption dogs so please bring your owned dog or dogs with you at the time of meeting an adoption pet. (cat and small animal interactions are NOT required)
Does the shelter require fenced yards for all adoption dogs?
No. We recognize that many people live in areas where fencing is prohibited and let's face it, many people love to get out and walk their dogs. Walking can give dogs the exercise and mental stimulation they need to be happy and healthy.
Can I take a pet home right away?
I live outside of Allen County. Can I still adopt an animal?
Yes! Anyone can adopt from Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control.