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.

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 – 3 pm
Thursday Bagging 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Distribution: 10am – 12 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.

Volunteer Hours for School or Community Service

Do you need to complete mandatory volunteer hours? Please click here to fill out the form.

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–Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED
Click here for Walk-In Wellness Hours!