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...
The newest member of the NBC33 family is a 3-year old Lhasa Apso. Visit NBC33 online for the full story.
Lucky Dog Scratch-off tickets feature our shelter lucky dogs!
The Hoosier Lottery’s new Lucky Dog Scratch-off encourages Hoosiers to “scratch a lucky dog.” In doing so, the Hoosier Lottery hopes to bring awareness to animal adoption opportunities and the importance of spay and neuter programs in communities across Indiana .
The new Lucky Dog scratch-off game features photos of ten adoptable dogs from Indiana animal shelters; three from the Human Society of Indianapolis, three from the Humane Society of Clark County and four from the Allen County SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
The Lucky Dog Scratch-off featuring the local pups is now available at Hoosier Lottery retailers around the state. Each individual $2 ticket offers the chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000 and will contain information directing players to log on to HoosierLottery.com/LuckyDog to learn more about animal adoption in their area including how to donate winning and unscratched tickets to benefit their local animal shelter, including the Allen County SPCA. Each ticket will also include mention of the Lucky Dog of the Week picture contest on Hoosier Lottery’s Facebook page which is open to all Hoosiers 18 and older.
Adopters at the Allen County SPCA will receive a free Lucky Dog Scratch-off ticket for adopting at the shelter while supplies last.
Allen County SPCA Partnership
The Hoosier Lottery is partnering with more than 60 Indiana county Humane Societies and animal shelters – including Allen County SPCA right here in Fort Wayne - in sponsoring adoption events around the state beginning in September. The adoption events will culminate in late October with Indiana’s biggest adoption event ever.
“We are so honored to have been selected for this project, and we are very proud of our photogenic, adoptable dogs who are featured on the tickets. Additionally, we are pleased to partner with the Hoosier Lottery to raise awareness about homeless animals in our state, and we look forward to working together to substantially increase pet adoptions,” said Jessica Henry, shelter director. “The Hoosier Lottery chose just three shelters from around the entire state, and for us to have been selected – well, that’s very exciting!”
The Hoosier Lottery will be providing Lucky Dog tickets to partner shelters, including the Allen County SPCA, to give to those who adopt animals throughout the fall, while supplies last.
Additional information about all the Lucky Dog initiatives and specific events will be available at www.hoosierlottery.com.
A Day of Caring by the team from
Fort Wayne Metals
A wonderful team of volunteers from Fort Wayne Metals worked hard on a recent hot day landscaping our facility in honor of United Way Day of Caring. All items were secured by the Fort Wayne Metals’ team. Check out our new curb appeal!
The team spent the entire day working and even kept going when a sudden rainfall swept in. We are very appreciative of all the hard work that the Fort Wayne Metals’ team did for us.
Check out our before picture.
Liddy Leads The Good Life
Liddy recently found her forever home. She enjoys hanging out at the lake, reading, and napping. She has also taken on a gig in a photoshoot for an advertisement for a local boarding company. Can we get your autograph Liddy?
Shelter Dogs Take A Swim
Molly and Ferris Bueller enjoy the hot summer weather poolside. Watch closely as Molly, the black lab, tries to pull Ferris into the pool by his leash. Ferris resists as he knows he should wait 30 minutes after eating before he can swim. Duh! Everyone knows that!
WPTA Channel 21Alive features our shelter every week on their InSight program.
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.
Want to help
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.
• Kuranda vinyl cat perches
• Kuranda dog beds
• Canned wet dog or cat food - any brand
• Sidewalk sandwich board sign
• 10x10 Instant Shelter PopUp - for our dogs at outreach events
• Pet safe salt for our outside dog areas
• 9 volt batteries
• Hand soap & hand sanitizer
• Disinfectant spray such as Lysol
• Dish detergent
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper
• Dust pans with hand held brushes
• Basic tool kit: hammer, screw drivers etc.
• Postage stamps
• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"
• Black HP4250 Toner Cartridges
• White & color copy paper
Cat & Dog Needs
• Kennel slipleads
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication
• Ziplock plastic bags - quart size
• Red & green duct tape
• 4” x 4” gauze pads
• Screw on cage food & water bowls
• Interactive dog and cat toys
• Litter scoops
• Disposable scratchers
• Litter box deodorizer
• Double end snap clips for our kennel gates
• Non-scoopable clay litter (unscented)
• Covered cat play houses (no carpeting)
• Kitty condos
• Cat muzzles
• Kitty Kongs
• Martingale-style collars (medium & large sizes)
• 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 Tracter 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 wet food - any brand dog or cat food
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.
Fri, Dec 13, 4 pm - 7 pm
Adopt a Dog for $13
Friday the 13th at
Fort Wayne Subaru
5000 Illinois Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Sat, Dec 14, 11 am - 4 pm
Picture Your Pet With Santa at
1760 Apple Glen Blvd &
10260 Maysville Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Proceeds benefit our shelter.
Sat, Dec 14, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!
Sat, Dec 28, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!