Humane Fort Wayne operates entirely on the generosity of animal lovers in our community. Humane Fort Wayne is a no-kill shelter! Humane Fort Wayne is 100% donor-funded.
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Our Mission

Humane Fort Wayne is Northeast Indiana’s leading resource for connecting residents to their forever friends. For more than 65 years, we’ve served as the hub for helping animals find their safest places in our community and giving citizens the resources to get them there.

Our Animals

Animals come to Humane Fort Wayne from all kinds of circumstances. Once they enter our care, we provide medical services, rehabilitation services, behavioral assessments, and of course, lots of love and attention to prepare them for their adoption!

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2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Tennyson gives everyone a 10/10 for adopting today during #CleartheShelters! So many pets will be sleeping in their new forever homes tonight and we are so grateful! ❤

Remember, you can always see ALL of our adoptables (updated in real time!), fill out an application, or learn more about adoption on our website at www.HumaneFW.org

Ready to adopt? Our DOGS are adoptable by APPOINTMENT ONLY for pre-approved individuals. Call the shelter (260-744-0454) during business hours to schedule yours! No appointment is necessary for pre-approved individuals interested in adopting CATS - just stop in during business hours!

Get your tails in here! 🐾
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2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

We would like to thank everyone who came out to meet our adoptables at the Fort Wayne PetSmart locations today for #Cleartheshelters!❤️ We had a total of 21 pets go home through adoptions, rovernights, and foster to adopt in just 3 hours! Our staff, volunteers, and pets are so thankful.

If you missed us today, our shelter will be open tomorrow at 4914 S. Hanna Street from 11am-4pm.

🐾 Visit our website to see our adoptables that will be available tomorrow: www.HumaneFW.org
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Yay! My Humane Fort Wayne pup is 6 months old now and is my best friend. Thanks for all you do!

I spot Sandy!

That’s awesome!

Awesome!! Congratulations!!

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2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

We are still out at all three Fort Wayne PetSmart locations for #Cleartheshelters! ❤️

Visit www.HumaneFW.org to see where you can meet our adoptable cats and dogs from 12pm-3pm.

If you are not already a pre-approved adopter, please bring proof of a current rabies vaccine for all pets in the home (paper certificate from your vet’s office) - NOT RABIES TAG!

PetSmart locations:
🐾 Apple Glen: 1410-1760 Apple Glen Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

🐾 Lima: 10035 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

🐾 Maysville: 10260 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

These are just a few of the cuties that are still available at the Apple Glen PetSmart! 🐾 Come stop by to add a furry friend to the family!
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2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Help us #ClearTheShelters at Humane Fort Wayne! ❤️ From 12pm-3pm, we will have adoptables at all 3 Fort Wayne PetSmart locations. So no matter what part of town you’re in, we’ve got some adoptable cats and dogs waiting to meet you!

If you are not already a pre-approved adopter, please bring proof of a current rabies vaccine for all pets in the home (paper certificate from your vet’s office) - NOT RABIES TAG!

Check our website to see the locations of our pets so you know which PetSmart to visit! www.humanefw.org

PetSmart locations:
🐾 Apple Glen: 1410-1760 Apple Glen Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
🐾 Lima: 10035 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
🐾 Maysville: 10260 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Get your tails out here to meet some adorable adoptables! They can’t wait to see you! 🥰
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I got my new puppy from Humane Fort Wayne Pet Smart on National Adoption Day 💕

Look at all their wiggly tails going full speed!

Thanks for all you do

Hi Kris!! ♥️

Rachel Meeks

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2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

IT’S TIME TO CLEAR THE SHELTER! ❤ A reminder that the shelter will be closed for this event, so join Humane Fort Wayne at any of the 3 Fort Wayne PetSmart locations to adopt from 12pm-3pm! If you are not already a pre-approved adopter, please bring proof of a current rabies vaccine for all pets in the home (paper certificate from your vet’s office) – NOT RABIES TAG! 🐾 See you soon!

‼ Our adoptables will have their location listed in their profiles. Click on their photo on our website to see which PetSmart store to visit! ‼

Adoption Application: humanefw.org/adoption-application/

PetSmart locations:
1410-1760 Apple Glen Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
10260 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
10035 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
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IT’S TIME TO CLEAR THE SHELTER!  ❤ A reminder that the shelter will be closed for this event, so join Humane Fort Wayne at any of the 3 Fort Wayne PetSmart locations to adopt from 12pm-3pm! If you are not already a pre-approved adopter, please bring proof of a current rabies vaccine for all pets in the home (paper certificate from your vet’s office) – NOT RABIES TAG! 🐾 See you soon!

‼ Our adoptables will have their location listed in their profiles. Click on their photo on our website to see which PetSmart store to visit! ‼

Adoption Application: https://humanefw.org/adoption-application/

PetSmart locations:
1410-1760 Apple Glen Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
10260 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
10035 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

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How many families can afford 200 for a dog when they can just go find one for free?

3 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Help us unleash love tomorrow during #CleartheShelters! We will have adoptables at all three Fort Wayne PetSmart locations from 12pm-3pm. Click on the pet’s pictures to find out where you can go to meet them! ❤

PetSmart locations:
1410-1760 Apple Glen Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
10260 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
10035 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Ready to adopt and help us CLEAR THE SHELTER? Read on for Humane Fort Wayne adoption tips:
🐾 If possible, fill out and send in an adoption application prior to the event. Pre-approved adopters will have priority over non pre-approved adopters. Read details about our adoption process and download our application here: humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

🐾 If you have not been pre-approved for adoption from Humane Fort Wayne, we will need to approve your application before you are able to adopt. Make sure your animals at home are spayed/neutered and are current on their shots. Bring proof of rabies (paper certificate from your vet's office) - NOT RABIES TAG!

🐾 Be prepared to wait! From start to finish, the adoption process may take a few hours to complete.

🐾 Be prepared for a big crowd and lots of fun!

Quick Links:
Adoptable Dogs: humanefw.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs/
Adoptable Cats: humanefw.org/adopt/adoptable-cats/
Adoption Process & Application: humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/
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Comment on Facebook

Love them all! I pray they all find their forever home today 🙏🏻❤🐾

Highkey sad bc I saw Cletus with siblings on a rehoming group. I remember those whiskers 🥰

Deidre Cayce Saladin-Cole

I wish i could give them all homes!💚💯😢

Carolyn Bean Look at all of the Chihuahuas!

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Hours & Locations

SHELTER:
4914 S. Hanna Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
Phone: 260 744-0454

SHELTER HOURS:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday–Friday: 11AM–6PM
Saturday–Sunday: 11AM–4PM

CLINIC:
1333 Maycrest Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Phone: 260 420-7729

CLINIC HOURS:
Monday–Friday: 8AM–5PM
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED