Black Friday half off

Forget about the long lines at the crack of dawn. Sleep in then come on out to our shelter between 11 am - 6 pm on November 28th and adopt a vaccinated, neutered or spayed, and microchipped dog or puppy!


200th adoption pic

Celebrating 2000 Adoptions This Year!

We recently facilitated our 2,000th adoption, setting another record for our 60 year-old nonprofit animal shelter.  In all of 2013, the shelter saw 1,274 total adoptions.  We are so proud of this community for recognizing the importance of animal adoption.  Thank you for helping us save lives like never before! Want to help us save more lives? Share our Facebook postings! You'll also get to read about happy adoption stories.



CatWalk Masquerade was a smashing success!

None of this could have been possible without the planning committee, the volunteers, the designers, the models, the Grand Wayne, the Hilton, and, of course, the salons. Thank you, A Day Away Salon and Spa, Masters of Cosmetology, Southwest Hair & Day Spa, The Loft hair skin nails, Turning Heads Salon, and The Warehouse Salon for all you invested and all you raised. On behalf of everyone at the Allen County SPCA, especially the animals who will benefit the most, our gratitude is immeasurable.

We also give a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors who helped make this event a reality.

• C. Henry Steel

• Wells Fargo
• Pawsitively Paradise Pet Resort
• Deer Park Irish Pub
• SunKing Ice

• A Day Away Salon & Spa
• Doug & Missy Copley
• Design Contracting by Mike Johnson
• Steve Gard & Craig Martin
• Gibson
• Haller & Colvin Attorneys at Law
• Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Inc.
• Ronnie & Diane Irwin
• Jessica Henry
• Lincoln Financial Group
• Deb Morrone
• Old National Wealth Management
• Northwestern Mutual/Randy Lehman
• Kent & Ellen Pyle
• Ortho NorthEast/John & Lona Pritchard
• PNC Bank
• Terra Schmidt
• Julie Hollingsworth & Kathleen Smith
• Steve & Anne Smith
• ISU/Stewart Brimner Peters & Company
• Surface Hair
• The Hair Dept.
• WGS Salt
• Henry Brothers
• Midwest Pipe & Steel

• Sanco Industries
• Richard & Diane Dunifon
• Premier Auto
• A Better Choice Fort Wayne
• Upstate Recycling

• ABC 21Alive, NBC33, MyTV & Fort Wayne’s CW
• K105 FM, Federated Media
• Steffen Group
• Tiffany & Co. Studio of Dance
• Bennett Photography
• Brooke Worley- BWorley Photographer & Digital Artist
• Clay Lomneth
• Fisher Photography
• JASR Photography
• Myke D Photography
• Sean Quillen
• Amber Lindsey
• Krista Miller of NBC33 News

• AnaLynn
• Edcaran
• Jealousy Jane Couture
• Anton Alexander
• Zathan Marcs


Angel Fund

The Angel Fund exists to help animals in our care who need critical medical care to get them healthy and back into adoptable condition. Our Angel Fund is running low. If you're looking to spread a little love to our shelter click the donate button below. This button links you to Paypal checkout which will automatically place your donation in any dollar amount into our Angel Fund.

Check out Barnaby on Indiana's News Center Insight. He went out to Indiana's News Center with director, Jessica Henry to talk about our Angel Fund and Pet Smart Charities Adoption Weekend.


Check out our Amazon Wish List for easy gift giving for our dogs and cats

Our dogs and cats have been good little boys and girls this year. Please remember them on your online holiday gift-giving list. Vsit to see special requests from them.


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Our center is always on the lookout for supplies that will help keep our dogs and cats healthy, safe and happy. From food to toys, we welcome a number of items that will give our fur friends a comfortable lifestyle. Some items can be purchased directly from our wishlist on Just follow the links.

Special Needs
10x10 Shelter PopUp - for our dogs at outreach events
• Multi-cat enclosed playpen/cage

Special Cat Enrichment Items
• Interactive toy fish bowls with waterbugs
• Cap bottle tops
• Plastic easter eggs
• Shredded paper
• Interactive cat toys

Special Dog Enrichment Items
• Wind chimes
• Classical music CDs
• Beef broth juice
• Rice
• Small paper bags
• Interactive dog puzzles
• Different spices
• Interactive dog toys

Housekeeping Needs
• Batteries
• Disinfectant spray such as Lysol
• Hand sanitizer
• Dish detergent
• 39 gal or larger trash bags
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper

Office Needs
• Postage stamps
• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"
• White & color copy paper

Cat & Dog Needs
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication
• Resealable plastic bags - quart or gallon size
• 4” x 4” gauze pads
Kuranda vinyl cat perches
Kuranda dog beds
Screw on cage food & water bowls
• Rope toys for dogs
Disposable cat scratchers
• Litter box deodorizer
• Non-scoopable clay litter (unscented)
• Covered cat play houses (no carpeting)
Kitty condos
• Cat muzzles
• Catnip
• Catnip Spray
Kitty Kongs
• Martingale-style collars (medium & large sizes)
• Kennel slipleads
Stainless steel pet pails
• Made in the USA rawhide chews
• Gift cards to PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Green DogGoods, & Tractor Supply

Our Cat & Dog Food
We feed our dogs and cats the following food while in our care.
• 4health Cat & Kitten Food - available at Tractor Supply
• Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Food Chick & Rice
• Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Lamb & Rice
• Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Dog Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula
• Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Dog Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula
• Canned Meow Mix wet cat food
• Canned dog foot - any brand

For Our Community Pet Food Donation program
• Dog and cat food, dry or canned
• Brown paper sacks (grocery store size)

• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, iPods, empty ink & toner cartridges
• New and used books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases.

Box up your new and used books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases and bring them to the shelter. We are paid by a local buyer for your books! Help raise money for us while you reclaim valuable storage space.

* We do not take comforters. (Some of our dogs like to chew the stuffing out of them.)

Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours.


Article written by volunteer Debra Lockhart

I’ve been volunteering with a local rescue for about a year now and have loved every minute of it. In the past year, I’ve transported dogs, helped rescue dogs off of a chain, helped a dog give birth, adopted and said goodbye as some of my favorites have found their forever home. I’ve gotten to know some dogs more than others and have cheered nearly every adoption and only shed a tear or two for a few who have especially touched me in some way.

Still, there was something missing. This rescue is foster based, and at this time that is the one thing I’m not able to do, so most of my interactions come from adoption events or transport services. If I could bring my dog to work with me things might be different, because sometimes you just need to hug a dog or play with a kitty, so I began volunteering at our local SPCA. I figured that they were located close enough to my office that I could spend a lunch hour or two each week relaxing in the company of a furry little friend under the guise of helping them while in all actuality, reaping the benefits that come with cuddling a pet. Orientation was in two parts so after part one, I was able to ‘socialize with cats’ and I spent a good portion of a lunch hour on the floor of a kitty room getting and giving some soft purr-y love.

Part two allowed us to interact with the dogs and there was a special boy whom I met at both orientations and I was eager to go back and really interact with him on my first “dog day.” Its funny how a dog (or any animal, really) can grab your heartstrings and how it varies from person to person as to who that special furry pal may be. A fellow volunteer nudged me and pointed at a dog, “That’s my dog. I’m going to adopt that one.” “Hmmm, cute dog, nothing special,” I thought. He or she was the kind of dog I might not have given a second glance at if I weren’t here to generally socialize with the dogs.

In the kennel next to “her dog” was the special someone who had me at first glance. Truth be told, “special boy” is not usually someone who would grab my attention… except he did. He was just a medium sized dog, medium hair, medium build but with a deep chest and funny white paws that were too big for his body. (As a further testament to how perception skews what we actually see, he is listed as a large dog with long hair.) There was nothing exceptional… but his eyes. Ah, those soulful cinnamon eyes peering at me over the chew toy he hopefully offered me, they had me at hello.

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Sat, Nov 22, noon - 3 pm
Paw’s-n-Claw’s Holiday Open House
1313 W Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46808
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
Little Rebel Day
Lucky Harley-Davidson
6315 Illinois Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Dec 12, 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 13, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pups
Embassy Theatre
Ft Wayne, IN 46802
See our adoptable dogs on stage.

Sat, Dec 13, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 13, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Dec 19, 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 20, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pups
Embassy Theatre
Ft Wayne, IN 46802
See our adoptable dogs on stage.

Sat, Dec 27, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!