Take a look at our new commercial on adoption which was created by WPTA-TV & WISE-TV. Thanks to our friends at Fort Wayne Subaru for funding this commercial.

 

NBC33 Adopted a shelter dog from us...

NBC33 Dog

The newest member of the NBC33 family is a 3-year old Lhasa Apso. Visit NBC33 online for the full story.

WPTA Channel 21Alive features our shelter every week on their InSight program.

Click here to view a recent episode.

 

St. Pet-Trick art

See how much fun we had...

Thanks to Deer Park Irish Pub for having us and for supplying the heated tent and stage.

Green Dog judges Small Dog2 Twins Daschund Trick small dog1

 

 

ASPCA logo

Thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA, and in partnership with Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, the Allen County SPCA received a pre-owned van, outfitted with animal cage banks. In late November of 2013, Fort Wayne ACC and the City of Fort Wayne gifted the ACSPCA, a nonprofit animal shelter, with a decommissioned 2006 Chevrolet Savana 2500. The van, which had been used previously to transport animals was outfitted with a Mavron cage bank system. “The grant from the ASPCA enabled the ACSPCA to purchase the entire cage bank system which allows us to safely transport more animals from outlying shelters and locally for surgical and medical procedures,” said shelter director Jessica Henry. Henry continued, “We are very grateful to the City, Fort Wayne ACC and the ASPCA for enabling us to increase our services and make a bigger impact on local animal welfare.” The van is scheduled to be wrapped with artwork and logos from the ASPCA as well as the Allen County SPCA in early spring, 2014.

FWACC

 

 

Pets for Patriots

Partnering with Pets for Patriots

This program matches veterans with senior dogs in shelters for adoption. We provide special gifts for the vet like half price adoption, discount vet care and discounted training sessions. The applicant goes through a process with Pets for Patriots first and if they are eligible for the program, they are given documentation to provide to us to receive the extra gifts upon adoption.

The link below provides a story of one of our dogs formerly known as Yodel who was adopted by a veteran through this partnership. This story was published on military.com.

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WISH LIST

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 Amazon.com. Just follow the links.

Special Needs
Kuranda vinyl cat perches
Kuranda dog beds
10x10 Shelter PopUp - for our dogs at outreach events
• Large travel case with wheels and telescoping handle (to transport dog supplies to adoption events)

Housekeeping Needs
• AA & AAA batteries
• Disinfectant spray such as Lysol
• Hand sanitizer
• Dish detergent
• 39 gal or larger trash bags - URGENT NEED
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper
• Dust pans with hand held brushes

Office Needs
• Postage stamps
• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"
• Black HP4250 Toner Cartridges
• White & color copy paper

Cat & Dog Needs
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication
• Ziplock plastic bags - quart size
• Ziplock plastic bags - gallon size
• 4” x 4” gauze pads
Screw on cage food & water bowls
• Interactive dog and cat toys
• Rope toys for dogs
• Kitty litter scoops
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 One Smart Blend Healthy Puppy Formula
• Purina One Smart Blend Dog Food Adult Chicken & Rice Formula
• Purina One Smart Blend Dog Food Adult Lamb & Rice Formula
• Purina One Smart Blend Dog Food Small Bites Beef & 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)

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

Books
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.

EVERYDOG

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, Apr 26, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat-Sun, May 3-4, 11 am - 4 pm
Northern Indiana Pet Expo
Allen County Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Sat, May 10, 9 am - noon
Games! Dogs! Play!
Franke Park
Near Pavilion #2
3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, May 10, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Sat & Sun, May 17 & 18
Noon - 4 pm
PetSmart Adoption Tent Event
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, May 24, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, May 31, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sun, June 1, 3:05 pm
Bark in the Park
TinCaps Baseball Game
at Parkview Field
Fort Wayne, IN
Social, vaccinated & healthy dogs are welcome with a Pooch Pass!
Proceeds benefit our shelter.

Sat, June 7, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, June 7, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, June 14, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, June 14, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Thu, June 26, 11:30 am-1 pm
Lunch on the Square
One Summit Square
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, June 28, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, July 5, 9 am - 1 pm
Barr Street Market
302 E Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, July 5, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, July 5, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, July 12, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, July 12, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, July 26, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

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

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

Sun, Aug 3, noon - 4 pm
2nd Annual Summer Pup-nic & Ice Cream Social
Shoaff Park Conklin Pavilion
6402 St. Joe Rd
Ft Wayne, IN. 46835

Sat, Aug 9, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Aug 9, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Aug 23, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

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

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

Fri, Sat, Sun, Feb 12 - 14
Time TBD
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
All 3 PetSmart locations in
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 20, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 20, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 27, noon - 3 pm
Doggone Best Chili Challenge
at Lucky Harley Davidson
6315 Illinios Rd (at I-69)
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Proceeds benefit our shelter!
Click here for details.

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

Sat, Oct 4, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 4, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

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

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

Sat, Oct 25, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 25, 5 pm
CatWalk
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Sat, Nov 1, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 1, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 8, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 8, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Sat, Sun Nov 14 - 16
Time TBD
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
All 3 PetSmart locations in
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 22, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort 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!

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!

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