Looking To Adopt?

Check out our partner organizations that offer adoption services!

Our shelter & rescue partners across Indiana are working diligently to help every animal find a loving home. Your new best friend could be right around the corner!
Is your rescue not on the list? Please contact us at info@petfriendlyservices.org!
  • Shelters are brick and mortar structures. Some are operated by local governments, while others are “private”. Government-funded shelters are required to accept all animals regardless of their capacity to care. This is difficult work, and it’s why we advocate for spaying and neutering pets to prevent “shelter intake” of unwanted litters.

    Private shelters can limit their intake/admissions and can determine which animals they wish to allow into their shelters. These shelters “pull” animals from overcrowded shelters, and, in some instances, they accept strays. Their ability to limit intake ensures they are not overwhelmed and are able to work within their budget and capacity to care.

Note that each Indiana shelter is independent, meaning they are not connected to each other or national organizations such as the Humane Society

  • Rescue Groups are nonprofit organizations that take in strays and/or “pull” surplus animals from overcrowded shelters. Rescue groups are generally all volunteer and rely on their volunteers to foster animals in their homes, meet with, and approve potential adopters.

    Fostering animals allows their personalities to bloom, as many dogs become bored and frightened while in shelters. Cats frequently hide in cubbies or snuggle into their litter boxes as they seek additional security. If you want to know more about the pet you’re considering adding to your family, meeting a pet in foster care can be very helpful.

Note that, when you adopt from a rescue group, they will “pull” additional shelter animals right away. Whether you save a life directly by visiting a shelter or indirectly by adopting through a rescue group, you are saving a life.

Indiana state law requires that pets be spayed or neutered before adoption.

There is a nationwide vet shortage and a backlog of animals needing surgeries. Please allow time for surgeries to be scheduled. If the rescue group or shelter you adopt from offers a foster-to-adopt contract, you are required by state law to spay/neuter the animal you are in the process of adopting.

The application process varies, as each shelter and rescue group is independent. Some groups require things such as home visit, a fenced-in yards for dogs, or a meet and great with existing dogs in the home.

Vet records for other pets in your home and a phone call to your vet are other steps generally included in the application process.

Fees vary, as each shelter and rescue group is independent. When shelters are full, they sometimes run specials to encourage adoptions and save lives.

Pure breed animals often have higher adoption fees because these animals are in high demand.

The higher adoption fees for these animals help offset costs of “pulling” sick and injured animals from shelters – or animals that are overrepresented and require more time to find their perfect homes. The cost of recovering sick and injured animals can vary wildly, as it is often unclear as to the exact medical care that is needed to recover a pet.

  • Did you know you can adopt outdoor cats? By working with rescue groups known as Community Cat programs, you can find outdoor cats that simply need a caretaker to provide shelter, food and water. In return, you will receive the affection of an easy-to-care-for pet who will patrol for mice and not even require a litter box!

    Because rescue groups rely on volunteers and shelters are facing staffing shortages, please be patient as you reach out to them.

Many rescues specialize in particular breeds. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s likely a rescue you can reach out to!

Keep in mind, sometimes a potential adopter doesn’t find the specific breed they’re looking for because a different dog steals their heart first! Mixed breed dogs are just as capable of being loving, loyal companions.



Click on a county to find rescues and shelters in your area:

Adams County Animal ShelterAdams
Lennox's Legacy RescueAdams
P.A.W.S. of Adams CountyAdamswww.pawsofadamscounty.com/
Smiling K9sAdams
Animal House SanctuaryAllenwww.animalhousesanctuary.org/
Emilie Beard Foundation for FelinesAllenebfelinerehoming.org/
Fort Wayne Animal Care & ControlAllenwww.fwacc.org
Fort Wayne FeralAllen
Fort Wayne Pit Bull CoalitionAllenwww.fwpbc.org/
Humane Fort WayneAllenhumanefw.org/
Lost Dogs of Ft Wayne, Inc. (LDOFW)Allen
PATs Animal Sanctuary, Inc.Allen
Perfect Paws RescueAllen
Animal Welfare Association, Inc.Bartholomew
Barco Feral FriendsBartholomew
Bartholomew County Humane SocietyBartholomewwww.bartholomewhumane.org/
Columbus Animal Care ServicesBartholomew
Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)Bartholomew
Friends of Columbus Animal Care ServicesBartholomew
Happy LabsBartholomew
Michelle HartwellBartholomew
The Litter Box Kitty Rescue, Inc.Bartholomewthelitterbox.rescuegroups.org/
Blackford County Animal ShelterBlackford
CSC Farms Wildlife Rescue Haus, Inc.Blackford
Every Dog Counts RescueBoonewww.edcr.org/home.html
Humane Society for Boone CountyBooneboonecountyhumane.org/index.html
Brown County Humane SocietyBrownwww.bchumane.org
CanINE ExpressBrownwww.canineexpress.org/
A Cause for Paws, Inc.Cass
Cass County Animal ShelterCass
Cass County Humane SocietyCass
Animal Protection AssociationClark
Fat Heads RescueClark
InKy Animal RescueClarkwww.inkyanimalrescue.com/
J.B. Ogle Animal ShelterClarkwww.jbogleanimalshelter.com
Jeffersonville Animal ShelterClark
Louisville Weimaraner Rescue, Inc.Clarkwww.louisvilleweimrescue.com/
Rock Run RescueClark
Southern Indiana Animal RescueClark
Tails of Freedom K9 RescueClarkwww.freethetails.org/
911 Pet RescueClay
Clay County Humane SocietyClaywww.clayhumane.com
Lucky Pups RescueClay
Humane Society of Clinton CountyClinton
JET's Animal Service, Inc.Clintonwww.jetsanimalsvc.com/
Paw Pals of Clinton County, Inc.Clinton
Friends for AnimalsDaviess
Red Barn RescueDaviess
PAWS of Dearborn CountyDearbornpawsofdearborncounty.org
Decatur County Animal ShelterDecatur
Canine Haven Rescue, Inc.DeKalbcaninehavenrescue.org/
De Kalb Animal ShelterDeKalb
DeKalb Humane SocietyDeKalbdekalbhumanesociety.org
Action for Animals, Inc.Delawareafamuncie.org/
Animal Rescue Fund (ARF)Delawaremunciearf.com/
Muncie Animal Care and ServicesDelaware
Paws On My Heart, Inc.Delaware
City of Jasper Street DepartmentDubois
Mama Cindy's Animal ShelterDubois
Second Chance Dog Rescue, Inc. dba ACT of Dubois Co.Dubois
The Dubois County Humane SocietyDuboiswww.duboiscountyhumane.org/
Catsnip Etc.Elkhartwww.catsnipetc.org/home.html
Elkhart County Feral Cat Coalition, Inc.Elkhartelkhartferalcats.org/
Humane Society of Elkhart CountyElkhart
MisUnderstood Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. (MUSH)Elkhart
The Fido Fund of MichianaElkhart
Tracking In the ShadowsElkhart
Fayette County Animal ShelterFayette
Floyd County Animal Rescue LeagueFloyd
New Albany/Floyd Co. Animal Control & ShelterFloydfcarl.org
Piece of My Heart RescueFloydwww.pieceofmyheartrescue.org/
CFL Rescue and SanctuaryFountain
Country Side Veterinary ClinicFountaincountrysidevc.com
Fountain County Animal ShelterFountain
Hoosier Hooves and HoundsFountain
Paws 'n ClawsFountainpawsnclaws2012.yolasite.com/
Franklin County Humane SocietyFranklin
Volunteers for Animal Welfare, Inc.Franklin
Country Kennel Bully RescueFultonwww.countrykennelbullyrescue.com
Fulton County Animal CenterFultonwww.fultoncoanimalcenter.org/
Animal Rescue & Protection Inc.Gibsonanimalrescueandprotection.info/
Emmy Corp., dba Gibson County Animal ServicesGibsonwww.gcasonline.org/
Marion Animal Care and ControlGrant
Marion-Grant County Humane SocietyGrantmarionhumane.com/
PAWSS, Inc.Grant
Underdog SalvationGrant
CAnine REscue (CARE), Inc.Greene
Greene County Humane SocietyGreenegreenecountyhumanesociety.org/
All Creatures Matter Rescue, Inc.Hamilton
Alliance For Responsible Pet Ownership (ARPO)Hamilton
Almost Home Schnauzer Rescue, Inc.Hamilton
Community Cats of Hamilton CountyHamiltonccatshc.wixsite.com/website
From The Heart RescueHamilton
Hoosier FixHamiltonhoosierfix.com/
Humane Society for Hamilton CountyHamiltonwww.hamiltonhumane.com
Indiana Sheltie Rescue, Inc.Hamiltonindianasheltierescue.org/
REDEMPTION RESCUE INCHamiltonredemptionrescueinc.com/
Woofs and Books, Inc.Hamilton
Almost Heaven Farm Animal SanctuaryHancock
Frenzy Animal RescueHancockwww.frenzyrescue.com/
Greenfield Hancock Animal ManagementHancock
Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.Hancockpawshancock.org
Retails, Inc.Hancock
Animal Adoption Network, Inc.Harrison
Frisky Felines FoundationHarrison
River Valley Humane SocietyHarrison
Friends of Hendricks County Animal ShelterHendricks
Hendricks County Animal ShelterHendricks
Hendricks County Humane SocietyHendrickswww.hendrickshumane.org/
Misty Eyes Animal CenterHendrickswww.mistyeyes.org/
Ruts RescueHendricks
Sacred Sycamore Animal RescueHendricks
Henry County Humane Society, Inc.Henryhcpetcarecampus.com
Lucky Lab Rescue & AdoptionHenry
4 Precious PawsHoward4preciouspaws.org
Buddy's Bandits, Inc.Howard
Four Hounds Haven & Cattery - RESCUE CLOSEDHoward
Howard County Kitten Rescue, Inc.Howard
Kokomo Community CatsHoward
Kokomo Humane SocietyHowardwww.kokomohumane.org
Pals for Paws, Inc.Howard
Helping Paws Pet Haven, Inc.Huntingtonhpph.org/
Huntington County Humane Society, Inc.Huntingtonwww.huntingtonhumane.org/
Jamie's Legacy, Inc.Huntingtonwww.jamieslegacy.org/
Humane Society of Jackson County, Inc.Jacksonwww.jchumane.org
Indigo's Rescue Ranch and SanctuaryJacksonredskyrescue.org/
Red Sky RescueJackson
SOS (Saints on Our Side) Animal RescueJackson
Jasper County Animal ShelterJasper
Pet Neutering and Adoption Services, Inc.Jasper
Purrfectlittlepaws, Inc.Jasper
Jay County Animal ControlJay
Jay County Humane SocietyJay
Midwest Pet RefugeJaymidwestpetrefuge.com/
Madison-Jefferson County Animal ShelterJefferson
Jennings County Animal ControlJennings
Mercy Rescue and Adoption, Inc.Jennings
Hope Marie's Fund RescueJohnson
Humane Society of Johnson CountyJohnson
Johnson County Animal ShelterJohnson
Johnson County Community CatsJohnson
Petite Paws Rescue AngelsJohnson
Robin's Nest of IndyJohnsonwww.robinsnestofindy.org/
Barbara Grannan Carie Feline Sanctuary, IncKnox
Knox County Humane SocietyKnox
North Knox Animal ShelterKnox
Vincennes Animal ShelterKnox
Animal Welfare League (Kosciusko Co)Kosciuskoawlwarsaw.com/
Isaiah II MinistryKosciusko
Kosciusko Community TNRKosciusko
One Dog at a TimeKosciuskowww.odtr.org/
Sevens Heaven Wildlife RehabilitationKosciusko
Fried's Cat Shelter, Inc.La Porte
Independent Cat SocietyLa Portewww.catsociety.org
LaPorte County Small Animal ShelterLa Portewww.laportecountyparks.org
Michiana Humane SocietyLa Portemichianahumanesociety.org
Mixed Up Mutts, Inc.La Porte
Silverstray SocialLa Portewww.silverstray.org/
Ark Animal Rescue and AdoptionLagrangearkanimalrescue.weebly.com/
Reigning Cat and Dogs RescueLagrange
ABRA, Inc. (All Breed Rescue Angels, Inc.)Lakewww.abraangels.com
Bella's House Animal RescueLake
Cast-A-Way CrittersLakewww.castawaycritters.org/
Cause 4Paws Gary, Inc.Lakewww.cause4pawsgary.org
Child and Pet Relief Fund, Inc.Lake
Dyer Animal ControlLake
Everything's Going to be Alright Rescue and RehabilitationLake
Feline Community NetworkLakewww.felinecommunitynetwork.org/
Griffith Animal ControlLake
Happy Tails Rescue, Inc.Lakehappytailsrescue.org
Humane Indiana Animal ShelterLakewww.hscalumet.org
Humane Society of CalumetLake
I Wanna Go Home RescueLake
Kitties For Keeps RescueLakekittiesforkeepsrescue.com/
Lake County Sheriff's Animal Control & AdoptionLake
Lucky's Legacy, Inc.Lake
Schererville Animal Control & ShelterLake
Second Chance 4 Pets NetworkLakewww.sc4pets.org/
Strays in the Garden, Inc.Lake
The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.Lakehobarthumanesociety.org
The Kibble Kitchen Pet PantryLake
Treasured Friends, Inc.Lake
Tuff Dawgs Rescue, IncLaketuffdawgsrescue.com/
White River Humane SocietyLawrencewww.whiteriverhumanesociety.com
All Hands on Deck, Kitters Foundation Corp.Madison
Ambassadors for God's CreaturesMadison
Countryside Animal RescueMadison
Elwood Animal Shelter (City of Elwood)Madison
Friends for PawsMadison
Homer's HelpersMadison
Madison County Humane SocietyMadisonwww.mchsandersonin.org/
The Animal Protection LeagueMadisonwww.inapl.org/
Mariah ArkinsMarion
Beacon of Hope Crisis CenterMarion
Casa del ToroMarion
Cats HavenMarion
Central Indiana Foster CatsMarion
Chihuahua Rescue of Indiana, Inc.Marionwww.chihuahuarescuein.org/
Close to Home PetsMarion
FACE Low-Cost Animal ClinicMarionfacespayneuter.org
Far Fetched Dog RescueMarionwww.farfetcheddogrescue.org/
Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care ServicesMarion
Furever We LoveMarionwww.fureverwelove.com/
Heaven After Hell RescueMarion
Helping Paws, Inc.Marionwww.helpingpawsonline.com/home
Houndsong Rescue, Inc.Marion
Humane Society of IndianapolisMarion
Indianapolis Animal Care ServicesMarion
Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue, Inc.Marionwww.igpr.org/
Indy Neighborhood CatsMarion
IndyClaw Rescue, IncMarion
Kitty Castaways Cat Rescue, Inc. (CLOSED)Marion
LOLIN, Inc. DBA Love of Labs, IndianaMarionwww.lolin.org/
Lucci's House Bully RescueMarion
Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue, Inc.Marion
Medical Mutts Service DogsMarionMedicalMutts.org
Mended Hearts Rescue, Inc.Marion
Kathleen NeffMarion
Rosie's Southside Animal ShelterMarion
Sketchy Mutts and UnderdogsMarionsketchymuttsandunderdogs.org/
Speedway Animal Rescue, Inc.Marionspeedwayanimalrescue.org/
The PAWSitivity ProjectMarion
Waldo's Muttley Crew Animal RescueMarion
Marshall County Humane Society, Inc.Marshall
Martin County Humane Society Spay /Neuter ClinicMartin
City of Peru Animal Care and ControlMiami
Eagles Point TNRMiami
Miami County Animal ShelterMiami
Peru Dog PoundMiami
Rosies RescueMiami
Scratching Post Cat Rescue IncMiamiscratchingpostcatrescue.com/
Bloomington Animal ShelterMonroe
Feral Cat Friends, Inc.Monroewww.feralcatfriend.org/
Mannered Mutts Rescue, Inc.Monroewww.manneredmuttsrescue.org/
Monroe County Humane AssociationMonroewww.monroehumane.org/
Pets Alive Spay-Neuter ClinicMonroepetsaliveindiana.org
The NestMonroe
The Ranch Cat Rescue IncMonroewww.theranchcatrescue.org/
Animal Welfare League of Montgomery Co.Montgomery
Black Kat Society - TNRMontgomery
Cats LimitedMontgomerywww.catslimited.org/
Central Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption (CILRA)Marionwww.cilra.org/
Home for Friendless Animals, Inc.Montgomery
Hope Haven Canine Rescue, Inc.Morgan
Morgan County Humane SocietyMorganwww.mchumanesoc.org/
Needy Claws SanctuaryMorgan
Street Cat Community OutreachMorgan
The Four Legged RanchMorgan
Newton County Animal ShelterNewton
Humane Society of Noble CountyNoblehumanesocietynoblecounty.com
Ohio County Animal ShelterOhio
Great Babies Rescue, Inc.Orangegreatbabiesrescue.org
Springs Valley Pet Services, Inc.Orangesvps.rescueme.org/
Alley Cat AdvocatesOut of Statewww.alleycatadvocates.org
ASPCAOut of State
The Michelson Found Animals Foundation Inc.Out of State
Caring Canine Animal RescueOwen
Indiana GSD and Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc.Owenindianagsdhuskyrescue.myresq.org/
Our Lil' Bit of Heaven Animal RescueOwenbitofheaven.org/
Owen County Humane SocietyOwenochumane.org/services/
Rescue Farm, Inc.Owen
The Sanctuary at Browning FarmsOwen
Parke County Animal Welfare Services IncParke
Fix A StrayPerry
Humane Society of Perry CountyPerry
Perry County Animal Welfare, Control and Education BoardPerry
Pike Animal Welfare ShelterPike
Giant Paw PrintsPorter
Guardians of the Green Mile, Inc.Porterwww.gotgm.org/
Indiana Petite Paws Rescue AngelsPorter
Lakeshore PAWSPorter
Open Arms Animal RescuePorterwww.openarmsanimalrescue.com/
Porter County Animal ShelterPorter
Redemption German Shepherd RescuePorter
Posey County Pound PuppiesPosey
Posey Humane SocietyPosey
Alicia Marie Smidler-Animal Rescue FundPulaski
Pulaski Animal CenterPulaski
Pulaski County Sheriff DepartmentPulaskigov.pulaskionline.org/
Creekside Animal Rescue, Inc.Putnamwww.creeksiderescue.org/
DePauw Campus Cat AlliesPutnam
Helping PawzPutnam
Humane Society of Putnam CountyPutnamhspcanimals.org/
People United 4 Pets, Inc.Putnamwww.4pups.org/
Putnam County Animal Care & ControlPutnam
The ARK Fostercare ProgramPutnam
PAWS Animal Rescue and ShelterRandolph
Rescue Me R.C.H.S.Randolph
Practical Cats RescueRush
Rushville Animal ShelterRushrushvilleanimalshelter.org/
Humane Society of Scott County IndianaScottwww.hsscottcountyin.com
Scott County Animal ShelterScott
Animal Outreach of Shelby CountyShelbyshelbycats.com/
Canine Castaways Rescue, Inc.Shelbywww.caninecastawaysrescue.org
TL PetsShelby
Spencer County Animal ShelterSpencer
Spencer County Humane SocietySpencer
TLC Pals 4 Paaws, Inc.Spencer
Dream Paws RescueSt Josephdreampawsrescue.blogspot.com/
Humane Society of St. Joseph CountySt Joseph
The Meow MissionSt Joseph
All 4 Animals RescueSt. Josephwww.all4animalsrescue.org/
CARE of South BendSt. Josephwww.careofsouthbend.org/
FurEver FostersSt. Joseph
Heartland Small Animal RescueSt. Joseph
Homeward Bound Animal Welfare, Inc.St. Josephwww.homewardboundawg.com/
Pet RefugeSt. Joseph
Pets Connect! Inc.St. Joseph
South Bend Animal Care and ControlSt. Joseph
South Bend Lost and Found PetsSt. Joseph
Save A Dog RescueStarkeindianasaveadog.com/
Community Humane Shelter of Steuben CountySteubenwww.angolaanimalshelter.org
Animal Care Team of Indiana, LLCSullivan
Humane Society of Sullivan CountySullivan
Switzerland County Animal ShelterSwitzerland
Almost Home Humane SocietyTippecanoewww.almosthomehumane.org
Dedicated to Dobermans RescueTippecanoe
Loving Paws Animal CenterTippecanoerescuedpawsmatter.org/
My New Cat RescueTippecanoemynewcat.org/about/
Natalie's Second Chance Dog ShelterTippecanoewww.nataliessecondchance.org/
North Central Indiana Spay Neuter and RescueTippecanoepleasespay.org
Pawswap of Greater LafayetteTippecanoe
Petsavers No Kill ShelterTippecanoe
T.B. Dog Rescue, Corp.Tippecanoewww.twobitchesrescue.com/
GG's FurballsTipton
Tipton County Humane SocietyTipton
Adopt-A-Dog, Inc.Union
Liberty Acres United Rescue Animal SanctuaryUnion
Another Chance for AnimalsVanderburgh
Evansville Kitten and Cat RescueVanderburghevansvillekittenrescue.weebly.com/
Feline FixVanderburgh
It Takes A Village No-Kill RescueVanderburghitvrescue.org/
My Ferals of Evansville, Inc.Vanderburghwww.myferalsofevansvilleinc.com/
Vanderburgh Humane SocietyVanderburghvhslifesaver.org
Parke-Vermillion County Humane SocietyVermillion
Troll Keep Kitty HavenVermillion
D & R Rescue, Inc.Vigo
Dog It Dig It RescueVigowww.dogitdigitrescue.com
For Paws Sake Canine RescueVigo
Ollie's Canine Campus LLCVigowww.olliesk9campus.com/
Terre Haute Humane SocietyVigo
Furry FixWabashwww.furryfix.net
Wabash County Animal Shelter, Inc.Wabashwabashshelter.com/
We Care Animal RescueWarren
Warrick Animal GuardiansWarrick
Basset Rescue of KentuckianaWashington
City of Salem Animal ShelterWashington
Humane Society of Washington CountyWashingtonwww.hswcin.org
2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond, Inc.Wayne
Animal Care AllianceWayneanimalcarealliance.webs.com
Animal Welfare League Inc.Wayne
Help The Animals, Inc.Waynehelptheanimalsinc.com/
Jayne's CatsWayne
Monkey Cat's Memorial RescueWayne
Roscoe's Rescue, Inc.Wayne
Warm Paws Cool Claws ProjectWayne
Bluffton-Wells County Animal ShelterWellsblufftonindiana.net/animal-shelter
Canine CrossroadsWells
Warrick County Animal ControlWells
Big Z Dobermans-RESCUE CLOSEDWhite
Happy Tails Animal Care Center, Inc.White
Last Call K9s - RESCUE CLOSEDWhite
Like Home Animal Foster and RescueWhite
Humane Society of Whitley CountyWhitleyhswc.org/
Whitley County Animal Shelter and Adoption CenterWhitley