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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Fosters turn animals into pets. Animals with special needs typically need to be fostered before they’re adoptable—they need extra time and attention to overcome emotional or medical challenges. Some of our animals need to undergo heartworm treatment or learn how to live with eyesight or hearing loss. Whatever the challenge, we’ll prepare you with a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs. 

Fostering pets is a serious commitment, but it’s also a rewarding opportunity to watch animals on their journey to their forever homes. We offer a variety of foster opportunities including kittens, cats, dogs, and puppies.

We also offer a Compassion Foster program to care for animals whose owners are going through extenuating circumstances, like a medical emergency or domestic violence. These animals are not up for adoption, but their owners are in crisis and need someone to care for their animals for a defined amount of time. 

Want to foster?

Humane Fort Wayne offers a variety of foster opportunities including kittens, cats, dogs and puppies.

Do you need a pet fostered?

Being the only shelter to offer compassion fostering in Northern Indiana, we will take in qualified pets for up to 60 days without fear of losing your pet.

Foster Team

Kris Brandt

Foster Team Kris Brandt
Adoption and Foster Manager

Vicki Swanson

Foster Team Vicki Swanson
Foster Assistant

Chelsea Haire

Foster Team Chelsea Haire
Feline Intake Coordinator

Dr. Sam Gamble

Foster Team Doc Sam-Gamble

Still have questions? Email our foster manager.

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Hours & Locations

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

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

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

Monday–Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED
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