The Allen County SPCA operates entirely on the generosity of animal lovers in our community. The Allen County SPCA is a no-kill shelter! The Allen County SPCA is 100% donor-funded.
Instagram Twitter Facebook
Navigation Toggle

How to Adopt

Adoption Process for NEW Adopters:

  1. Fill out and submit our online Adoption Application.
  2. Please only submit ONE Adoption Application. (Our Application is for general pre-approval, not for a specific adoptable animal).
  3. Once received, the Allen County SPCA will review your application. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
  4. We will contact you to let you know your Adoption Status and schedule an Adoption Appointment. Applications may take up to 1-2 days to process. Please give us a call at the shelter at 260-744-0454 if you have not heard back from us within 48 hours.
  5. If you haven’t found your perfect match at the shelter, that’s okay too – pre-approved applications are valid for 6 months!

Adoption Process for Pre-Approved Adopters:

  1. If you have a Pre-Approved Adoption Application on file with the Allen County SPCA and want to adopt, give us a call at the shelter to schedule your Adoption Appointment at 260-744-0454 during our business hours. Our hours are: Tuesday-Friday 11 am–6 pm, & Saturday–Sunday 11 am–4 pm. We ask that you do not leave a message to schedule an appointment. If you have to call us after hours, please leave a message at extension 207.


  1. Have you just submitted an Adoption Application? Thank you! We are reviewing your application. We will contact you within 48 hours with the status of your application. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours, please call in to the shelter at 260-744-0454.
  2. Not sure of the status of your application, or have other questions? Please EMAIL the shelter at with your message. Thank you!

*Adoption Appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Thank you!

Before you adopt an animal, please read our Adoption FAQ’s, where you’ll find information on the process, fees and more. 

Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Allen County SPCA, 4914 S. Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46806, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Contact Icon

Shelter Hours
& Location

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

Last showing of available dogs & cats is 30 minutes before closing.

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