Fundraising events help our
homeless animals...

Please support our events to help offset the costs involved in caring for our cats and dogs. We have various sponsor, volunteer, and committee opportunities available.

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Be a part of an exciting red carpet event showcasing the creative talents of local groomers competing for bragging rights and awards. Groomers will have booth space in which to transform their four-legged models into a magnificant work of art then work the runway while the judges tally up scores. Guests will arrive on the red carpet where the papparazi will be snapping pictures celebrity-style. Attendees will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while being entertained. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy preferred seating at the runway. This event will be a great opportunity for you to advertise your company and products to a targeted audience of creative stylists, pet-lovers and shelter supporters. Plan to become a sponsor today and mark your calendar to attend!

Click here for Pawject Runway details.

We are currently planning Pawject Runway 2016. Check back.


Northern Indiana Pet Expo

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This event is held every year in the spring and showcases dozens of pet related vendors and shelters and rescues with adoptable animals. Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of pets take advantage of this event. For details on entrance fees, pet requirements, booth spaces and more, visit:

Our next expo dates are Sat & Sun, June 18 & 19, 2016.



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This one of a kind fundraising event will entertain you with stunning costumes, make up and performance art. Join us as we watch a high energy performance between styling salons, stylists, makeup artists, choreographers, fashion designers, and talented models from our community. These teams have all donated their time to designing hair, make up and costumes for their models to perform in this event to raise funds so desperately needed for homeless cats and dogs in our care. For more information, visit:

Our next CatWalk is Saturday, October 10, 2015.


We are looking for sponsors for these events.
Please contact us if you or your company would like to help.


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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
Feline Snoozer Activity Tower
Feline Snoozer Small Tower
• Multi-cat enclosed playpen/cage
Dog agility equipment set

Special Enrichment Items
• Adaptil and feliway in spray bottle
• Peanut butter
• Training dog treats

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 dog beds
Kuranda Vinyl cat perches
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

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

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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Sat, Dec 12, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 19, 12 pm - 3 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd.
Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Dec 11, 2015 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Holiday "Pups" (aka Holiday Pops)
Embassy Theatre
125 West Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!