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 volunteers are the life force behind our organization! From helping to distribute pet food, to sitting with shy dogs, to assisting in surgery & wellness – and everything in between, our volunteers help us keep the wheels running & achieve our mission.

Volunteer Hours for School or Community Service

Do you need to complete mandatory volunteer hours? Please send us an email with the following 4 items to [email protected].

  1. Your legal name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Required hours
  4. Due date

Group Volunteer Day

Does your group want to schedule a volunteer day with us? Please send an email with details to [email protected].

Flexible Volunteer Opportunities

Humane Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry logo

Sign up for your volunteer shift now to help feed pets in our community across Allen County. No commitment required. Click below to sign up for one of the days below:

Tuesday Bagging 1 pm – 4 pm
Thursday Bagging 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Distribution: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Humane FW Tails on Trails logo

Take a short orientation and check out a dog for a pup cup or the whole day! You can explore our beautiful local trails or visit your favorite Paw Friendly business.

Humane Fort Wayne Pet Promises logo

Want to get connected to your community and volunteer close to home? Then join our Pet Promises Team! Volunteers help homebound pet owners and educate the community on how Humane Fort Wayne can help keep beloved pets in their home.

Humane Fort Wayne Community Cats logo

Did you know there are approximately 16,000 stray cats in Allen County? Want to help end cat overpopulation and make Fort Wayne a no kill community? Learn how to TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) cats in your neighborhood!

Want To Donate More Time?

Our clinic, shelter, and local PetSmarts are always looking for regular, committed volunteers.
Read more about each location to see if you might be a good fit. Click on the available positions for a detailed description.

Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic

1333 Maycrest Drive

Want to help pet owners have access to low cost Spay, Neuter & Wellness Services? Apply to join our Clinic Team! Volunteers at this location must commit to a weekly or every-other-week schedule for at least 6 months. Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Friday.

Adoption Center & Shelter

4914 S. Hanna Street

Interested in caring for our animals at our shelter location? Volunteers at this location are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months and stay current on additional training and procedures. Volunteer shifts are available every day.

Fort Wayne PetSmart Stores

Lima • Maysville • Apple Glen

Interested in caring for and socializing our adoptable cats at a PetSmart location? Volunteers at this location are required to commit to one day a week for at least 6 months.


PetSmart Volunteer Position

Already a volunteer? Visit our Volunteer Portal!

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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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8AM-5PM
Wednesday: 8AM–7PM
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED