Over 40 Vendors & Food trucks!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

11 am - 6 pm
Admission $1

Frank Park. Pavillion #1
3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Support our shelter on opening day of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - the perfect time to bring the family out and support animal-centric organizations in our community!

Click here for a list of vendors.

Allen County SPCA petsNational Adoption Weekend at PetSmart

10260 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne
Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7
Noon - 3 pm

Interact with adoptable dogs and cats from the Allen County SPCA and Steuben County Humane Society, and see if one makes its way into your heart ... and home! Event sponsored by PetSmart and PetSmart Charities.

PetSmart Charities PetSmart

K9 Klassic registration open!

Saturday, May 20, 2017
at the University of St. Francis

Register to run or walk this 5K course benefitting our shelter. Dogs are encouraged to participate too!
Click here to register.


June 24 & 25, 2017
11 am - 4 pm
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Limited booth spaces still available. Click here for more information.

Easy ways to support us!

Kroger Community Awards

Register your Kroger Rewards Card and help the Allen County SPCA while you shop for groceries. Visit Kroger Community Rewards and sign up today. Our organization number is 55024 or type in Allen County SPCA. You'll need to renew your charity choice every year. If you have questions or need any help, go to the service desk of your local store and let them know you want to link your card to donate to the Allen County SPCA.


Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to your charity of choice! To recognize us as your charity, visit AmazonSmile and select "Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Then, start shopping! Every time you shop AmazonSmile, our animals will benefit. Visit and sign up today. It's free!


Bissell Partners For Pets Program

We are proud to be a part of the Bissell Partners For Pets program! Click the logos below for more information on how you can help the Allen County SPCA.

Lloyd, a Dog Whose Dream Came True

When good Samaritans called to say they had found a stray, we thought they were bringing us a cat. It was not a cat ...

The life-saving work of the Allen County SPCA is made possible only by the generosity of our supporters. Operating solely on donations, you sustain us. Watch this video to see our work in action, then support us our cause and animals in need by visiting our donation page.

Your gift is tax-deductible, and it will be used to save more animals—just like Lloyd.

Want to help
homeless animals?


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
• Multi-cat enclosed playpen/cage
Dog agility equipment set

Special Enrichment Items
• Training dog treats
• Soft dog treats
• Adaptil and feliway in spray bottle
• Feliway plug-in diffuser with refills
• Peanut butter

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
• Resealable plastic bags - quart or gallon size
• 4” x 4” gauze pads

Office Needs
• Postage stamps
• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"
• White & color copy paper
• Duct tape
• Zip ties - medium/heavy duty
• Radient space heater for the feline isolation unit

Cat & Dog Needs
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication
• Egg cartons
• Dog squeaky toys
• Martingale-style collars (medium & large sizes)
• Kennel slipleads
Stainless steel pet pails
• Made in the USA rawhide chews
Kuranda dog beds
Kuranda Vinyl cat perches
Screw on cage food & water bowls
Disposable cat scratchers
• Covered cat play houses (no carpeting)
Kitty condos
Kitty Kongs
• Gift cards to PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, & Green DogGoods

Our Cat & Dog Food
We feed our dogs and cats the following food while in our care.
• Science Diet Sensitive Stomach & Skin (cats & dogs)
• Science Diet Puppy Healthy Growth
• Science Diet Kitten Food
• Science Diet canned kitten & adult cat food

For Our Community Pet Food Donation program
• Dog and cat food, dry or canned

• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, iPods, empty ink & toner cartridges

* We do not take comforters or pillows. (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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Annual Members Meeting
Wednesday April 19th
5:30 PM
Empyrean Events & Catering
110 W. Berry Street

Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, April 20th
ACPL downtown Meeting Room B
Click here to sign up

Shop. Rescue. Support.
Saturday, April 22nd
Franke Park Pavilion 1
Click here for information

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend
Saturday & Sunday May 6 & 7
PetSmart Maysville Road

K9 Klassic
5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 20th
University of St. Francis
Click here to register.

Northern Indiana Pet Expo
June 24 & 25, 2017
11 AM 4 PM
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, IN