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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Elan is a quirky, happy guy with an adorable face. Take a look at those teeth! This 7-year-old Boxer is an incredibly sweet dog who still has plenty of energy for his age. He loves to run, jump, and have tons of fun! But he also thinks he’s a lap dog and will try to sit with you so he can get all the attention and pets. Elan is good on a leash and just wants to find his forever home where he can give out some kisses. Fur real though, Elan has the cutest smile!

Fill out an Adoption Application to add Elan to your family!

Humane Fort Wayne is proud to announce our Volunteer Development Coordinator, Dani Wagner, has officially received her certification as a Volunteer Administrator! This is a huge accomplishment for Dani as well as our organization. Her dedication to our mission and her leadership with our volunteers allows us to do everything that we can to help the pets and people of Fort Wayne. Please join us in congratulating Dani!

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Oswald Cobblepot was once a beloved community cat who would roam the streets in search of tasty snacks. He was loved by many, but his caretakers wanted the best for him and that is how he ended up as an adoptable cat at Humane Fort Wayne. He is both FIV and FeLV positive, which means that he will need to be the only cat in the home, but it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a long life ahead of him! He is extremely healthy for being a 5-year-old cat that, up until recently, was living outdoors. Oswald loves any and all snacks. He will be a great cat to teach tricks since he is so food-motivated. He loves people, too (since they are the ones who bring him treats)! Fur real though, Oswald Cobblepot is one happy boy!

Fill out an Adoption Application to meet Ollie and give him a treat (or two)!

When Marjolaine is around, it’s sure to be a great day! This sweet Retriever Mix is a little under 2-years-old and she is always bringing a smile to the faces of those around her. She is a high energy dog that gets excited to meet new people. Marjolaine would do best in an active household that would take her out so she can run and play her days away! When she’s not running around soaking up the sun, Marjolaine absolutely loves cuddles. Not only does she get along with people, but she loves other dogs, too! She has lived with other dogs and is currently sharing a kennel with a friend here at Humane Fort Wayne. Marjolaine is about 41 lbs. so she is a great medium sized dog that would make any family feel incredibly loved! Fur real though, Marjolaine can’t contain her happy tail!

Fill out an Adoption Application to brighten up your life!

Here at Humane Fort Wayne, we value all cats – even the ones that are often overlooked and underappreciated. Jen Fizz is one beautiful feline who has been living at the Humane Fort Wayne Shelter for a little while now and is waiting on her purrfect forever family to come and take her home!

Jenn Fizz is about 2 years old. This gal is incredibly sweet and friendly! She enjoys playing with toys, watching birds out the window, eating tasty snacks, and taking long cat naps. Jen is an absolutely wonderful cat who just hasn’t met her people yet. If you think you could be the one, please fill out an adoption application! She is so excited to explore a house of her own and live her life with the people who love her. Fur real though, adopting can change a pet’s life in all the best ways!

Marzipan is a sweet treat enjoyed by people around the world and it’s also the perfect name for this sweet boy! Marzipan is a 3-year-old Retriever Mix who came to Humane Fort Wayne on a transport from Mississippi. He’s adorable with his short little legs and happy tail! Marzipan is very food motivated and will learn new tricks if a snack is involved! He is incredibly friendly and has lived with other dogs in the past. He walks well on a leash, too! Marzipan is a great dog who is ready to find his new home. Fur real though, Marzipan is one sweet boy!

Fill out an Adoption Application to add some sugar to your life!

Our very own songstress, Mary J. Blige started her own shelter journey in 2017. What’s the 411? She came through our coalition partner, Animal Care and Control and was adopted after. Once again she hit the charts in 2021, this time being transferred to us as a stray. Among Blige’s most popular Meows to date are “Family Affair”, “Real Love”, “Not Gon’ Cry” and “Be Without You”. It’s obvious to us, because of her size and status that she was once a beloved house cat, despite her tipped ear. She’s not going to cry once you take her home though, unless you have other cats, because this R & B (rest and bites of food) Queen is a solo artist. Mary J. Blige is about 4 years old and is looking for a home without other cats where she can retire and give you all the love in her heart. Fur real though, Mary J. Blige is a superstar!

Fill out an adoption application for a special meet and greet with Miss Mary J. Blige!

You’ve got a friend in Tugboat! This sweet, happy Labrador Retriever Mix is about 2-years-old. She absolutely loves people and won’t leave your side. Tugboat is a great playmate that specializes in fetch! If you’re looking for a wonderful lifelong companion, then Tugboat is the perfect girl for the job! Fur real though, Tugboat is the most loyal gal around!

Fill out an Adoption Application to become Tugboat’s best friend!

Found inside a garage at the end of spring, Kittiwake and her kitten, Gosling, came to us in rough shape. They both fought a month-long upper respiratory infection and a few other treatable ailments, forming close bonds with each other and staff and volunteers. Because of their initial poor health, Kittiwake and Gosling had to wait for their spay and neuter surgeries, and during that time, Kittiwake was a caring and sweet cat mom to her kitten.

When Gosling was eventually adopted, this young mom, barely a year old, lost the one long-standing constant in her life. She is unbelievably sweet, and easy with everyone, but as you can see, she’s a little forlorn for a purpose and a family. Finding a home and building new connections with a loving family would do wonders for this adorable little gal! Fur real though, Kittiwake is a true family kitty who deserves to get back all the love she gives.

Fill out an adoption application to come meet Kittiwake and give her the opportunity to find her way home!

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

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1333 Maycrest Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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