Indianapolis Animal Care Services

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Indianapolis Animal Care Services is the state's largest animal shelter with an average annual intake of 14,000 animals. In addition to being a lost and found resource, the shelter has wonderful animals for adoption, a successful volunteer program, and is the enforcement agency for animal-related laws in the city of Indianapolis/Marion County. Please note: Adoptions and Intakes are by Appointment Only.

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❤️ADOPT ME❤️Hi, I’m Primina, I’m around 3 years old and came in as a stray, so it's unknown how I'd do with other animal...
04/06/2021

❤️ADOPT ME❤️

Hi, I’m Primina, I’m around 3 years old and came in as a stray, so it's unknown how I'd do with other animals or kids. I am such a big cuddler! I love cuddles and being close to you! I’ll take all the love you wanna give me! I do sometimes jump up, but I get so excited when I see humans! I’d love for you to come meet me, I’m sure you would wanna bring me home! So don’t delay, come schedule your appointment today!

Ready to meet this great gal? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

✨✨STARLA's FREEDOM FOR A DAY✨✨Starla was great with being harnessed and leashed, she walked so well and calmly. There we...
04/06/2021

✨✨STARLA's FREEDOM FOR A DAY✨✨

Starla was great with being harnessed and leashed, she walked so well and calmly. There were a few times on our walk that she would pull, but it was never too hard and she was always willing to correct and come back to me.

While in the car, she was pretty anxious. It took her a while and some encouragement to just jump in the back seat. She either hasn't had much time in the car or just doesn't like it, but she didn't settle down at all on our way to Garfield park. I had a dog mat on the back seat so that helped her stay back there, if it wasn't up I'm sure she would've tried to come to the front seat, possibly even try to climb on me for comfort.

Once we got to the park, we joined my husband and 2 yr old son. They were running and kicking a soccer ball. She ignored them for the most part and just wanted to sniff everything. She was a bit nervous when my husband came to pet her, but he went slowly and she allowed it. She also did super well with my son. He would only pet her back half when she was standing still and had knowledge of it happening. She was very sweet, but she did have some moments of being startled. Slow, calm, and steady wins the Starla❤️

We sat and enjoyed people watching and watching Quinn on the playground. We did lots of walking and just relaxing. She never got close to dogs at the park, but she did perk up whenever she saw one. After about 2 hours at the park, we decided to head back to my house, to hang out some more in the backyard. I wasn't ready for her to go back to the shelter.

Once in the backyard, we smelled everything, played fetch, sat for a million bits of pupperoni, laid in the sun, watched bubbles float around, and just had the best time. She snacked on some nuggets too, that Quinn brought back with him after the park.

Starla was just the sweetest dog, she is going to make a family incredibly happy and loved. Wherever she goes, she'll take a little time to come out of her shell, but she has so much love to give. It is unknown how she does with kitties but has ignored when meeting them. It was such a pleasure to spend my afternoon with her. ❤️❤️❤️

Ready to meet this great gal? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

🐾ADOPT ME🐾Meet Mountain Goat! He is a 5 year old, 59lbs Labrador mix. He plays ball, knows how to sit. Mostly he would l...
04/05/2021

🐾ADOPT ME🐾

Meet Mountain Goat! He is a 5 year old, 59lbs Labrador mix. He plays ball, knows how to sit. Mostly he would like for you to sit down so he can climb on your lap. He would be the perfect buddy to sit and cuddle up on the couch with. He came to the shelter as a stray so it is unknown how he does with other animals or children.

Ready to meet this great guy? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

The IACS Advisory Board was established to help identify the problems and needs of animal care services in the city, to ...
04/05/2021

The IACS Advisory Board was established to help identify the problems and needs of animal care services in the city, to suggest answers and to recommend solutions, and to educate the public regarding the care and ownership of animals.

Support the shelter by joining us for the IACS Advisory Board meeting Thursday, April 8th at 6pm. The meeting will be held online and ALL are WELCOME to attend. To find instructions on how to attend, read minutes from past meetings, and for more information about the IACS Advisory Board, visit https://www.indy.gov/activity/indianapolis-animal-care-services-advisory-board

😍Let's be best friends!😍Hello, I’m Cocomelon! I’m around 2 years old and have been at IACS for far too long, since I cam...
04/05/2021

😍Let's be best friends!😍

Hello, I’m Cocomelon! I’m around 2 years old and have been at IACS for far too long, since I came in to no fault of my own as a owner surrender, the most important thing to know about me is that I am a little shy meeting new people, we can get acquainted over treats, I’ll take them with manners. I’m a very adorable gal, and once we get acquainted, I’m very affectionate and love pets! I’d love for you to come meet me and take your time to get to know me, you might not regret it!

Ready to meet this great gal? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

✨Ready to go home with you✨Hi, I’m Elizabark, I’m around 3 years old and came in as a stray, back in January! I don’t kn...
04/05/2021

✨Ready to go home with you✨

Hi, I’m Elizabark, I’m around 3 years old and came in as a stray, back in January! I don’t know why I’ve been waiting so long for my right humans?! I’m a sweet, fun, wiggly, energetic gal who would love a nice yard to run around and play in! I also enjoy walks and sniffing and exploring nature! I’d make a great companion for an active lifestyle! I have so much love to give as well! I get all excited when I see humans! I get a case of the tail wags! So if you need a pup to get out and enjoy the weather with, then I’m your gal! I am looking for a home with no other animals or young children.

Ready to meet this great gal? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

🎉 Weekend Adoptions 🎉🐱 Cats: Oogie Boogie, Isquiggly, Monique, Marvel, Cameron 🐶 Dogs: Hazel, Choppo (Pictured), Queen, ...
04/05/2021

🎉 Weekend Adoptions 🎉

🐱 Cats: Oogie Boogie, Isquiggly, Monique, Marvel, Cameron

🐶 Dogs: Hazel, Choppo (Pictured), Queen, Mr. Doodles, Domingo, Berry Buns, Ponyboy, Daisy, Melo, Notorious D, Timber, Cricket, Orzo, Ziti, Bob Barker, Bubble Buddy, Cardi B, Montana, Sushi, Mahalia, Fig, Chipmunk, Hedgehog, Boogie Monster, Tux, Roscoe, Luna, Ginger, Tommie

Congratulations to all of our animals and their new families! We look forward to the Happy Tails updates!

Ready to add to your family? All of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

❤️ADOPT ME❤️Hello, let me introduce you to Mr. Chico! Why the Mr, because he is a distinguished gentleman!  I’m 7 years ...
04/05/2021

❤️ADOPT ME❤️

Hello, let me introduce you to Mr. Chico! Why the Mr, because he is a distinguished gentleman! I’m 7 years young, and have not had the best start to my years, I came in as a stray about a month ago! I’m a whole 94 lbs of lovings! I know sit and will show you for some treats I take with manners. I also do enjoy the pets from my humans! If you are looking for an older, laid back dog, to spend your nights with, I might be the guy for you! We could enjoy some walks and curled up and watch tv together! So won’t you come meet this adorable face?! You will not have any regrets! I’d love to spend my remaining years in a loving home 🥰

Ready to meet this great guy? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

❤️ Sweet girl ready to go home ❤️My name is Sweet Pea and I am about 1 years old and weigh roughly 60lbs.  I’m a VERY sw...
04/05/2021

❤️ Sweet girl ready to go home ❤️

My name is Sweet Pea and I am about 1 years old and weigh roughly 60lbs. I’m a VERY sweet and affectionate gal! I love humans! I came to the shelter as a stray so it is unknown how I do with other animals or children.

Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

🐾 Looking to add some spice to your life? 🐾My name is Cinnamon and I am about 4 years old and weigh roughly 68lbs. I cam...
04/04/2021

🐾 Looking to add some spice to your life? 🐾

My name is Cinnamon and I am about 4 years old and weigh roughly 68lbs. I came to the shelter as an owner surrender due to no fault of my own. I have previously lived with children ages 13+ and got along with them. It is unknown how I do with other animals and I must meet any dogs living in the home prior to adoption. I am a sweet lady who can be shy at first, but once I trust you I will be glued to your hip! I take treats nicely and am very food motivated. Please be sure to bring me treats when you meet me, and we will be best buds in no time! I am already spayed which means I am ready to go home with you today!

Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

❤️ Sweet guy looking for a home ❤️My name is Sea Bass and I am about 2 years old and weigh roughly 71lbs. I came to the ...
04/04/2021

❤️ Sweet guy looking for a home ❤️

My name is Sea Bass and I am about 2 years old and weigh roughly 71lbs. I came to the shelter as a stray and it is unknown how I do with other animals or children. I am a very sweet lady who can be timid around new people, but once I warm up all I want is to be pet by you and I will even give you kisses! I like being close to my people and I will take your treats gently out of your hand. I have met another dog nicely on a pack walk but it is unknown how I will do in a home with them.

Ready to meet this great gal? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

🌧️ Shower A Shelter Pet With Love 🌧️My name is Keira and I am about 1 years old and weigh roughly 51lbs. I came to the s...
04/04/2021

🌧️ Shower A Shelter Pet With Love 🌧️

My name is Keira and I am about 1 years old and weigh roughly 51lbs. I came to the shelter as an owner surrender and I am seeking a home without other animals. I have previously lived with children and done well. I am a sweet and fun girl who can be shy at first, but I warm up quickly and I am worth the wait! I love to play and I take treats gently! If you're looking for a loyal and sweet lady, come meet me!

Want to meet this lovely lady? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

🐾 Ready to go home with you 🐾My name is Kip and I am about 1 years old and weigh roughly 52lbs. I came to the shelter as...
04/04/2021

🐾 Ready to go home with you 🐾

My name is Kip and I am about 1 years old and weigh roughly 52lbs. I came to the shelter as a stray so it is unknown how I will do in a home with other animals. I have met another dog nicely on a pack walk and even tried to play with them! I am looking for a home with no young children - as I can get excited and knock them over on accident. I have been described to be a happy boy who is very playful and loves to play ball! I also listen well and take treats nicely.

Ready to meet this great guy? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

💍🐶 Today is the last day! 🐶💍Today is the final day for the Pearls for Pups Fundraiser to benefit Friends of Indianapolis...
04/04/2021

💍🐶 Today is the last day! 🐶💍

Today is the final day for the Pearls for Pups Fundraiser to benefit Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care Services! 100% of the proceeds from this weekends sales will come to the animals in our care.

Head on over to pearlsforpupsco.org and take a look at everything they offer! We know that we will be.

🐾 Own your very own house panther 🐾Hello! My name is Mila! I'm excited to meet a new friend! I am about a year and a hal...
04/04/2021

🐾 Own your very own house panther 🐾

Hello! My name is Mila! I'm excited to meet a new friend! I am about a year and a half in age and weigh about 15lbs. I am a very sweet polydactyl, meaning I have extra toes! It is unknown how I do with dogs or kids. In the past I have been selective of my feline friends, so a slow introduction is best.

Want to meet this fancy feline? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

😻 Bonded Girls Looking For A Home Together 😻Hi there! We are Nonee and Baby. We are both about 10 years old. We came int...
04/03/2021

😻 Bonded Girls Looking For A Home Together 😻

Hi there! We are Nonee and Baby. We are both about 10 years old. We came into the shelter together an owner surrenders due to not fault of our own. We are bonded to one another and looking for a home together. We have done well with kids previously. It is unknown how we do with dogs. We both enjoy being pet though Nonee can be a bit shy at first. The easy way to tell us apart is Baby has long and soft fur. We look forward to meeting you and joining your family!

Ready to meet these great gals? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife #bondedcats #2isbetterthan1

🌧️ Shower A Shelter Pet With Love 🌧️My name is Dormouse and I weigh roughly 69lbs. I came to the shelter as a stray and ...
04/03/2021

🌧️ Shower A Shelter Pet With Love 🌧️

My name is Dormouse and I weigh roughly 69lbs. I came to the shelter as a stray and it is unknown how I do with cats or children. I can be nervous around dogs and would do best with a calm and tolerant furry friend if any. I must meet any dogs living in the home prior to adoption. I may prefer to be your one and only. I am a very sweet boy who can be timid with strangers but once I warm up I will soak up all your pets and take your treats nicely.

Want to meet this great guy? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

🐾 Ready to jump into your ❤️Tweetie here! I am a 3 year old female Pit Bull mix weighing 48lbs. It is unknown how I do w...
04/03/2021

🐾 Ready to jump into your ❤️

Tweetie here! I am a 3 year old female Pit Bull mix weighing 48lbs. It is unknown how I do with cats but I am looking for a home where I can be the only dog. I have been around children at the shelter and have done well! I am a very friendly and loving girl who is so wiggly and happy to meet new people! I am playful and energetic but at the end of the day - all I want to do is cuddle and relax with you. I have the most beautiful gray fur that shines off the sun - and big gorgeous eyes that will steal your heart. I'm a good girl, and a staff/volunteer favorite.

Ready to meet this great girl? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

💍🐶 Our Pearls for Pups Fundraiser is underway 🐶💍Head over to pearlsforpupsco.org to participate in their fundraiser for ...
04/03/2021

💍🐶 Our Pearls for Pups Fundraiser is underway 🐶💍

Head over to pearlsforpupsco.org to participate in their fundraiser for Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care Services! They have cute jewelry and even cuter stickers! 100% of the proceeds from this weekends fundraiser will come back to the animals!

The Fundraiser lasts all weekend! Be sure to head over and help out the dogs and cats here at the shelter!

✨AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!✨Hey there! My name is Murphy. I am a spunky 1 year old pup weighing roughly 53lbs. I came to IA...
04/03/2021

✨AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!✨

Hey there! My name is Murphy. I am a spunky 1 year old pup weighing roughly 53lbs. I came to IACS as a stray and I am seeking a home without cats or young children. I did well with my finders dog, but I will need a tolerant and playful furry friend as I am still learning how to play with other dogs and learn manners.

Ready to meet this great guy? Adoptions are free! Submit an application today to schedule an appointment. Applications and all of our available animals can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

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2600 S Harding St
Indianapolis, IN
46221

General information

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: https://www.indy.gov/activity/become-an-animal-care-volunteer If you are interested in fostering, please visit: https://www.indy.gov/activity/apply-to-foster-an-animal If you are interested in adopting a dog or a cat, please visit: https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet For general information about Indianapolis Animal Care & Services, please visit: https://www.indy.gov/agency/animal-care-services

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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(317) 327-1397

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Zeus aka formally Caboose says Happy Easter! 🐰🐣
FCHS fields
We adopted Maxine (Pixie was her name at the shelter) 2 1/2 years ago. She's come a long way since her 'I'm scared of literally EVERYTHING' days. We love her to pieces!
Lost Shar pei in the back yard of 1231 e 91st. Has a red collar on but won’t come to me . He is laying in the woods behind this home. This home is a burned out house. He was almost hit by traffic on 96th and ran to the back of this property. As of 4:21 pm he’s still laying in the woods.
Missing from the west side. Please keep an eye out. ❤️ **FOUND**
2-26-21 Up Date....Still Missing
My brother in Mooresville let his dog Loki out to use the bathroom about a week ago during the snow storm and he ran Off (he didn't know Loki could get out if his fenced yard) He lives off 144 before it gets to the White River. Loki is a black & white pit bull who loves everyone. He hadn't gotten him chipped yet (he was re-homed so may have had a prior chip). My brother has been checking all the rescue places, asked all the neighbors, is on a bunch of social media sites...no luck so I'm posting here with 🤞 My brother said he has a bump on his shoulder which it what makes him different from all the other black & white pit bulls.
My brother in Mooresville let his dog Loki out to use the bathroom about a week ago during the snow storm and he ran Off (he didn't know Loki could get out if his fenced yard) He lives off 144 before it gets to the White River. Loki is a black & white pit bull who loves everyone. He hadn't gotten him chipped yet (he was re-homed so may have had a prior chip). My brother has been checking alk the rescue places, asked all the neighbors, is on a bunch of social media sites...no luck so I'm posting here with 🤞 My brother said he has a bump on his shoulder which it what makes him different from all the other black & white pitbulls.
It's been 7 years since Roscoe was sprung from IACS. He's sending his yearly pup date, he forgot to send in December. Sending love from Georgia!
Petfinder site has been down all day. When will it be back up to look at adoptable animals?
I just spotted a small dark brown/black tabby cat at CVS on 38th St and N. Emerson Ave. It has white hindlegs. I t was searching for food. I tried to get it, but it ran. I went inside the store and bought a bag of Kitten Chow, then came back out and it was still there, but at a distance. I threw down several handfuls of food, walked back to my car and it came back and started eating. obviously it is WAY too cold out here for this cat to be outside on its own. This isn't the actual cat, but is similar , but darker and has solid white hindlegs. The kitten/cat is very young and only about 6 lbs.