Welcome to Allen County SPCA

For over 65 years the Allen County SPCA has served northeast Indiana’s pets and the people who love them. Every year we place thousands of dogs and cats into forever homes.  Our animals come to us from a variety of circumstances and require attention from the moment they arrive. While in our care, we provide medical and rehabilitation services, enrichment, and behavior assessments as necessary to give our animals the best opportunity for adoption. Each pet available for adoption is spayed or neutered and current on all vaccines.

In addition, we offer comprehensive pet retention programs to assist pet owners in need and those with barriers to care for their beloved animals.

Operating without any financial support from the government, the Allen County SPCA survives solely through the generosity of pet lovers in our community.

Northern Indiana Pet Expo Coming Soon

Pet Expo

Saturday & Sunday
April 21 & 22
11 - 4 pm
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum •  Fort Wayne

Bringing pet lovers in our community a marketplace of pet and pet lover delights in addition to informational demonstrations and entertainment.


• Take your dog through the dog park with fun and challenging obstacles!

• $15 microchipping for your cat or dog! (while supplies last)

• Watch performances during both days by national act

• Attend one of our free education sessions throughout both days!

• Balloon animals & more for the kids!

• Challenge your dog to the Lucky Dogs lure course to test their athleticism.

• Adopt a new friend!• Lots of free stuff for your pet!

A few booths are still available. Visit www.northernindianapetexpo.org for booth or sponsorship opportunities.

Easy ways to support us!

Amazon SmileWhen 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 https://smile.amazon.com and sign up today. It's free!


Kroger Community RewardsRegister 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.


Charity NavigatorThe Allen County SPCA is one of just 36 charities in the state of Indiana to hold a 4-star rating, and one of only eight 4-star rated charities in Fort Wayne! Charity Navigator is an independent, nonprofit organization that has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.


Lucky Dog Lure CourseEvery purchase of a Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing System will generate a $100 donation to our organization. Just select the Allen County SPCA in the dropdown box at checkout. It's That Easy...Your rescue, Your choice. Get Reddy to make a difference.


Bissell partners for pets logo

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



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Receiving Shelter Program

The Allen County SPCA has partnered the ASPCA to become a receiving shelter for the transport of dogs to Fort Wayne! This program saves the lives of countless dogs from overpopulated shelters around the country by bringing them to the Allen County SPCA to be adopted. We are so proud to have been approved for this program by the ASPCA, and we look forward to continuing our mission to provide a safe haven for animals as well as providing these animals with permanent, forever homes. Thank you, ASPCA!

License PlateBy choosing the Spay-Neuter, Pet Friendly license plate at your local BMV, you are not only showing your love of pets, you're helping make every Indiana shelter a zero-kill shelter. SNSI receives funding from this specialty plate and provides direct support to nearly 250 rescue groups and shelters across the state.

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 Amazon.com. Just follow the links.

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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Northern Indiana Pet Expo
April 21 & 22
11 AM - 4 PM
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Click here for details.

Volunteer Orientation
April 24
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Allen County Library Downtown Branch
Meeting Room C
Click here to sign up.



Corporate Partners

To join these companies in support of the Allen County SPCA email Melissa.

Subaru of Fort Wayne
Heritage Parts
Pawsitively Paradise Pet Resort
Bush's Best
Cinda b
McMahon's Best One
Stewart Brimner Peters Insurance
Kelli Southern State Farm
Digital Communications

Dog Guard