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Fur Real Though…

Thank you for stopping by “Fur Real Though…”, a blog for our wonky pets that may have been overlooked and underappreciated in their past lives. At Humane Fort Wayne, these animals show us their best sides and we want to share their full potential as adoptable pets.

Adopt A Lifelong Comrade!

Come say hello to Comrade Mike! This middle-aged boy sure has a big story to tell! He came to the Humane Fort Wayne shelter with a severe upper respiratory infection, and once he was on the road to recovery, he got a UTI. But now that he’s healthy, he’s one confident and happy boy who [...]

Bring Big Boy Bo Home!

It’s still Adopt A Senior Pet Month so it’s Bo’s turn to shine bright! Bo’s a 9-year-old Retriever/Terrier who certainly has a lot to say. He’s lived a long life and wants to share his knowledge with everyone... and all you have to do is provide the love! Bo has previously lived with other dogs, [...]

We Are Falling In Love With Kittens This November!

While we are no longer in “kitten season”, it’s still raining kittens at the Humane Fort Wayne Shelter! These are just a couple of the adorable kittens that are available RIGHT MEOW! They are full of energy, plenty of love, and they're ready to find a family to spend the holidays with. Can’t adopt right [...]

Don’t Worry, Be Daphne!

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month so we are featuring little Daphne! At 8.5 years old, Daphne has plenty of life experience and always wants to be the center of attention. She's a total people person. She demands to know what's going on and will even climb up as high as she can go [...]

Dang, Zang Is One Good Boy!

At nearly 2-years-old, Zang is on the search for his new home. His previous family moved and couldn’t take him along, but this happy-go-lucky guy won’t let that get him down! Zang is friendly, confident, and incredibly handsome. He’s good with kids and enjoys just about any snack you offer him. Fur real though, Zang [...]

Say Cheese And Smile With Elan!

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 [...]

Oswald Cobblepot, The Beloved Community Cat!

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 [...]

Brighten Up Your Life With Marjolaine!

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 [...]

Adopt To Change A Pet’s 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 [...]

Add Some Sugar To Your Life And Adopt Marzipan!

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 [...]

Introducing Mary J. Blige the Superstar!

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 [...]

Loyal Little Tugboat!

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 [...]

Kittiwake Is A True Family Kitty!

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 [...]

The Dynamic Dog Duo!

You've heard the phrase: "Opposites attract". This is certainly true for Moonwind and Siena! These two adorable Pit Bull Mixes are kenneled together and have a blast playing in the yard. Siena is a sweet and cuddly 2-year-old and Moonwind is a curious and independent 1-year-old. While Siena constantly wants hugs, Moonwind would rather explore [...]

Adopt Your New Adventure Buddy, Clay!

Are you in need of an adventure buddy? Well look no further! Clay is the purrfect man for the job! Clay is a seasoned adventurer who has mastered using a harness and leash. Clay is only two, but can nap like a geriatric cat, and plays like a kitten. He was once confused with a [...]

Tibbs, The Right Hound Man!

Are you looking for a low-maintenance roommate? Then Tibbs the Hound Mix may be the perfect dog for you! Tibbs is an older gentleman (6-years-old) who is looking for someone to love him and give him a home. He likes other dogs, but doesn’t appreciate roughhousing. Instead, he has mastered the art of the couch [...]

Adopt Nellie Oleson To Give Her A Little House Of Her Own!

Nellie Oleson is a retired performer, long tired of high fives for crunchy treats. She's exploring what she really loves doing, jumping hurdles for tuna tube snacks! Nellie has been in our program for far too long and she's growing tired of this place. While we work hard to keep her mind occupied, she wants [...]

Adopt Or Foster To Save Lives!

With the shelter’s kennels full of so many dogs, we wanted to feature everyone this week! Some adult dogs are overlooked and underappreciated when they can give just as much love as a young puppy. By adopting an older dog, you are giving them a second chance at finding their forever home! Here are just [...]

Never Let Depeche Meow Down Again!

Depeche Meow is our resident emo/goth girl. While many of our cats enjoy the catnip pools and laying in the sun, Depeche Meow purrfers to stay in the shade and hang out with a few friends instead of big crowds. She enjoys the silence and just can't get enough head scratches, but sometimes will get [...]

Don’t Delay – Adopt Kataleya Today!

Dogs are wonderful companions who make our lives infinitely better. The beautiful Kataleya is no exception! She is a 3-year-old Retriever/Mix looking for the perfect family to take her home. With all of the changes at the shelter, Kataleya has some separation anxiety, but there are many tips, tricks, and advice that the HFW staff [...]

Unleash The Love!

Here at Humane Fort Wayne, we value all cats - even the ones that are often overlooked and underappreciated. There are a few lovely felines that have been at the HFW Shelter for a while that are incredibly sweet and friendly, but have just not found their purrfect match yet. Rochelle W. is a very [...]

Plio Is A People Pup!

Hello Plio! This 2-year-old gal has a lot of interests. She’s a brilliant dog who knows a few commands. She also enjoys squeaky toys, playing fetch, going on walks, and most of all - cuddles! Plio’s favorite part of the day is hanging out with people who are excited to give her pets and all [...]

Nefertiti, Queen of the Lobby!

Nefertiti, Queen of the Lobby, is a returning guest of Humane Fort Wayne. Two years ago she was adopted by a kind man that saw her grace and beauty and her FIV diagnosis didn't bother him one bit. Unfortunately he recently passed away and poor Nefertiti, now 8 years old, is in search of a [...]

Make Faye’s Day!

Hey Faye! This 8-year-old Staffordshire, Bull Terrier Mix is super calm and laid back. She would much rather relax by your side and enjoy the nice weather than run around playing fetch, but who can blame her? She’s past her puppy days and she knows what she wants! Faye would do best as the only [...]

The Manx Twins

Have you heard of a Manx cat? They’re a special breed of domestic cat originating on the Isle of Man, with a naturally occurring mutation that shortens the tail…and we have TWO here at Humane Fort Wayne! While Manx cats’ coats range in color, our stubby-tailed twins are all black. Panther, the sweet one, and [...]

Let’s Play Ball, Gratia!

She is beauty, she is grace, playtime with Gratia will put a smile on your face! This gorgeous gal is obsessed with playing ball. And she’s good at it, too! She’ll politely drop her ball in front of you and once you’ve thrown it, she’s as quick as a boomerang to bring it right back [...]

Paging Doctor Barber!

Doctor Barber doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up, and sometimes when walking, his limbs don't know what they are doing either. His specialty, playtime, is just as silly as it is sporadic, but despite his quirky movements and lack of normal cat balance, he's incredibly affectionate and loves his cat [...]

Mia Wallace, the Wallflower

Mia Wallace is the opposite of her Pulp Fiction namesake. She's not much of a dancer, she's vice-free, and prefers to be a wallflower. You may have missed her if you've been in to visit with our cats. She is a phenomenal nurse to fellow feline, Doctor Barber, likes to sit in a lap or [...]

Adam, The Life Of The Paw-ty

Adam might be a senior, but he still likes to party! At 10 years young, he likes memes including Pizza Rat, plays competitive string games, socializes with other people and has hilarious and bawdy stories from his youth. Adam is an asset to any house without other cats or young kids, because let's be honest...he [...]

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