October Newsletter: Award-Winning News, Adoption Events, and Celebrations!

Pet Friendly Services is a Top-Rated Nonprofit!

Once again, Pet Friendly Services of Indiana has been awarded the Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! We continue to receive this award each year thanks to testimonies to our lifesaving work, like this one:

“I am not sure what our organization would do without Pet Friendly Services! The assistance they offer to low income residents makes such a HUGE difference around the entire state. I encourage EVERYONE to buy their license plate and spread the word about their incredible work!!” – Professional with Expertise in the Field

Our Top-Rated work doesn’t happen without your support! Your donation can help us fix even more cats and dogs.

Shelter Spotlight: The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.

The Humane Society of Hobart (HSH) has undergone a radical transformation in the past few years. As recently as 2017, the open-intake shelter in Lake County had an overall live release of just 67% ( for cats it was an even more abysmal 42%!)

In an inspiring story of growth, community support and outreach to those in need, HSH improved their live release rate to an astounding 98.9% in 2019 and has maintained a no-kill status ever since! They’re even reaching out to other shelters to provide help.

Click here to read the full story on their path to success!

It’s the Holiday Season – Go Nuts!

It’s time for our annual Holiday Nut Sale! Make sure that your order arrives in time for the holidays, AND raise funds to help cats and dogs, by ordering today!

When you purchase from our online store, products will ship directly to you. You can buy for yourself, or for someone else! It’s easy to ship to multiple addresses in a single order.

A portion of every product sold helps our furry friends by addressing pet overpopulation in Indiana. We’re “nuts” about spay/neuter!

Meet Your New Best Friend!

Fourteen local rescue groups will be on site with adoptable cats and dogs ready to find their furever home this Saturday at Tom Wood Subaru. Adoption rates will be discounted by $25.

Bring your pet for a meet and greet with adoptable pets and bring your appetite too because a free lunch will be provided!

Where: Tom Wood Subaru (back lot), 3300 E 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240When: Saturday, October 8, 11AM – 2PM

Can’t make it? Please share our Facebook Event to help more animals find their perfect home!

Questions about adopting from a shelter or rescue in another area of the state? Find answers to common questions and a list of places to adopt a pet near you in our Pet Friendly Adoption Guide.

You’re Invited to Our Annual Gathering!

Join us as we celebrate another year of saving lives as we look to a brighter future for Indiana’s animals! Friends, supporters and animal advocates alike are welcome to join us at our Annual Gathering.

Attendance is free but registration is required!

  • 5:30 pm – Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar & Complementary Appetizers)
  • 6:40 pm – Presentation by Pet Friendly Services’ Executive Director, Cheri Storms
  • 7:15 pm – Presentation Concludes
  • 7:30 pm – If you’d like to stick around for a musical comedy show, and grab dinner (priced a la carte), we’d love to have you!

“The FIX is IN!” is on the move again!

The FIX is IN! has completed over 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries year-to-date in 2022. This partnership focuses on and identifies at-risk communities in need of affordable spay/neuter surgeries and essential care for cats. The project is on pace to surpass 2021 totals – and we’ve just added even more dates!Pet Friendly Services makes financial assistance available on a case-by-case basis, thanks to donations and people like you who drive with the Pet Friendly Plate.

Here’s where The FIX is IN! will be next. To make an appointment, visit Public Vet’s website.

- Sponsor Spotlight - Carmel Road Racing Group Loves Dogs!

Carmel Road Racing Group loves supporting animal rescues, shelters, and Pet Friendly Services! They donate funds through events, help transport dogs, host several pet friendly events every year, and, of course, they have a Pet Friendly License Plate!

You can support a local business AND local rescues by participating in their upcoming event, the The Donut 5K on December 24 

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

*Carmel Road Racing Group’s support of Pet Friendly Services allows us to fix an additional 12 large dogs per year. If you’d like to save lives by becoming a sponsor, we’d love to connect with you.  Email rhi@PetFriendlyServices.org

Save Lives While You Drive!

The Pet Friendly License Plate is Indiana’s solution to pet overpopulation! Driving with this specialty plate provides thousands of free spay/neuter surgeries to rescue groups and shelters across the state, saving lives and preventing suffering.

Together, we can save lives and ensure every pet has a a loving home!