Indianapolis Animal Care Services

Indianapolis Animal Care Services Indianapolis Animal Care Services is the largest animal shelter in Indiana. Adopt, foster, volunteer! Our Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3J0QFKK3WJKNF
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Adoptable animals: http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IN113.html

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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❤️Did you just adopt?❤️Shelter animals need time to decompress and truly become part of the family. While this graphic i...
08/22/2021

❤️Did you just adopt?❤️

Shelter animals need time to decompress and truly become part of the family. While this graphic is focused on dogs it is a good tip for cat adopters as well! Give them three months of time, love, and training, they will give you their everything for years to come.

Here's a link to help you and your furry friend adjust and explain the 3-3-3 Rule!https://www.rescuedogs101.com/bringing-new-dog-home-3-3-3-rule/

❤️Did you just adopt?❤️

Shelter animals need time to decompress and truly become part of the family. While this graphic is focused on dogs it is a good tip for cat adopters as well! Give them three months of time, love, and training, they will give you their everything for years to come.

Here's a link to help you and your furry friend adjust and explain the 3-3-3 Rule!https://www.rescuedogs101.com/bringing-new-dog-home-3-3-3-rule/

Couldn't make it to our adoption event today? We're open tomorrow 10am-5:30pm for walk-up adoptions!Hi, I’m Jamie, I’m a...
08/21/2021

Couldn't make it to our adoption event today? We're open tomorrow 10am-5:30pm for walk-up adoptions!

Hi, I’m Jamie, I’m around 2 years old and arrived at IACS as a stray, I am the cutest, sweetest, kindest boy! I’m a very good leash walker and enjoy exploring the outdoors! I’m also affectionate with my humans, I love chin scratches, and all the pets! I take my treats with manners too! I’m just an overall good boy! I’m looking for my forever home and am sure to find it soon, I mean, how could you ever resist this cuteness?!

All of our available animals and pre-adoption form can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

Hi, I’m Petunia! I’m around a year and half old and came in as a stray, at the end of July, I am a very sweet energetic ...
08/21/2021

Hi, I’m Petunia! I’m around a year and half old and came in as a stray, at the end of July, I am a very sweet energetic loving gal! I sometimes jump up for love and attention but I’m still young and can’t contain my excitement! I get a case of the tail wags and wiggles when I see humans, I seem to love all that I meet! I also seem to want to play with all my furry friend neighbors here, so with the proper introduction I could possibly have a play mate doggy friend! I’m sure once you meet me, you will instantly fall in love, I mean how could you not?! Just to warn you though, I do give out kisses!

While adoptions have ended for today we will be open tomorrow from 10am to 5:30pm! All of our available animals and pre-adoption forms can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

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

OUR ADOPTION EVENT HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED! COME DOWN UNTIL 5pm! Hello, my name is Aurora, I’m around 3 years old and yes...
08/21/2021

OUR ADOPTION EVENT HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED! COME DOWN UNTIL 5pm!

Hello, my name is Aurora, I’m around 3 years old and yes, I know, cute as a button! I came in IACS back in July when my owner surrendered me due to no time 😕, I could be a princess in the making If the right humans come along to rescue me! 👑 I’ve been dreaming of my happy ever after, and am hoping the adoption event this weekend will bring my wish come true, my forever home! I’m the perfect size for just about any household! I love taking walks and walk well on a leash! I’m a friendly gal, who seems to love every human I meet! I take my treats with manners and am affectionate! I do this happy dance when I’m greeted, who wouldn’t want to come home to that every day! I might need to be your only furry canine companion, but I’m sure I’d be enough!

Please be patient as we are hoping for a large turnout. To make the process go faster have an idea of who you want to meet; All of our available animals and pre-adoption forms can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

COME TO THE SHELTER TODAY FOR OUR ADOPTION EVENT, HAPPENING NOW UNTIL 5pm! Hi, I’m Bobbi-Jo, I am around 3 years old and...
08/21/2021

COME TO THE SHELTER TODAY FOR OUR ADOPTION EVENT, HAPPENING NOW UNTIL 5pm!

Hi, I’m Bobbi-Jo, I am around 3 years old and came in as a stray, back in July, Shelter life can be scary for some pups, like me, so I’m shy meeting new people, but please don’t let that discourage you from meeting me! We can bond and get acquainted over treats, I take them gently! I just need some special humans who will take their time to get to know me! After we are acquainted, I enjoy pets and soothing ear scratches! I’d love to find my right humans soon so I can relax and enjoy a loving home!

All of our available animals and pre-adoption forms can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

Join us for our adoption event happening NOW until 5pm!Hi, I’m Eddie! I’m around 2 1/2 and at 32 lbs just the perfect si...
08/21/2021

Join us for our adoption event happening NOW until 5pm!

Hi, I’m Eddie! I’m around 2 1/2 and at 32 lbs just the perfect size for about any 🏡! I’m a fun, sweet, energetic guy! I take my treats with manners, and I enjoy pets from my humans! I also seem very interested in my doggy neighbors here at the shelter, in a playful way! So, with the right introduction I could possibly enjoy a doggy friend! If you’ve been thinking you need to add a new furry friend addition to the family, I could just be your guy! I love walks and snuggles on my bed too! I arrived as a stray, so my first few years have not been the greatest, but I’m confident that the future holds my new loving forever home!

Please be patient as we are hoping for a large turnout. To make the process go faster have an idea of who you want to meet; All of our available animals and pre-adoption forms can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet
#MyCityMyShelter #AdoptDontShop #Adoptme #indy #iacs #shelterpetsrule #rescue #savealife

Our event has officially started! It will run until 5pm today! We look forward to seeing you! We are hoping for a large ...
08/21/2021

Our event has officially started! It will run until 5pm today! We look forward to seeing you! We are hoping for a large turn out so please be patient with our staff as they assist customers in the order they arrive.

Weather permitting we will have dogs hanging out in the outdoor runs. Cat adoptions will take place inside. ALL adoptions are free! Available animals and our pre-adoption paperwork can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

Our event has officially started! It will run until 5pm today! We look forward to seeing you! We are hoping for a large turn out so please be patient with our staff as they assist customers in the order they arrive.

Weather permitting we will have dogs hanging out in the outdoor runs. Cat adoptions will take place inside. ALL adoptions are free! Available animals and our pre-adoption paperwork can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

COME TO THE SHELTER TODAY FOR OUR ADOPTION EVENT!!! 12-5pm! Meet Ta**us! Ta**us is about 1 year old and 70 lbs. Ta**us h...
08/21/2021

COME TO THE SHELTER TODAY FOR OUR ADOPTION EVENT!!! 12-5pm!

Meet Ta**us! Ta**us is about 1 year old and 70 lbs. Ta**us has been at the shelter for 60+ days and he cannot wait to find a family of his own. He is such a cute and goofy love bug. He knows sit, shake, and down. Ta**us is a fast learner and eager to please. He is playful and will sometimes do a play bow when you ask him to sit. Ta**us is also affectionate and loves hanging out with people to get butt scratches. We hope you can come meet Ta**us so he can find his people soon!

Please be patient as we are hoping for a large turnout. To make the process go faster have an idea of who you want to meet; All of our available animals and pre-adoption forms can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

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

We need your help‼️Our shelter is FULL! Can't adopt but still want to help? Consider fostering an animal, you will save ...
08/20/2021

We need your help‼️
Our shelter is FULL! Can't adopt but still want to help? Consider fostering an animal, you will save two lives ❤️

Apply to become a foster here: https://www.indy.gov/activity/apply-to-foster-an-animal
#foster #fosteringsaveslives #adopt #helpus #adoptionislove #IACS #IN #indy

We need your help‼️
Our shelter is FULL! Can't adopt but still want to help? Consider fostering an animal, you will save two lives ❤️

Apply to become a foster here: https://www.indy.gov/activity/apply-to-foster-an-animal
#foster #fosteringsaveslives #adopt #helpus #adoptionislove #IACS #IN #indy

✨FOSTER FEATURE✨What’s Your Sign?! Hiya! I’m Gemini, a 1-year old 46lb Pointer mix. I’m looking for my forever home and ...
08/20/2021

✨FOSTER FEATURE✨

What’s Your Sign?!

Hiya! I’m Gemini, a 1-year old 46lb Pointer mix. I’m looking for my forever home and hope you’ll take time to read a little bit about me below.

My foster family says I am simply the best and extremely lovable. I haven’t had the best first year of life and still have some puppy manners, but I’m working on them! That + my breed = I have energy to burn. But don’t let that fool you, my foster siblings are the biggest snoozers around and I’m learning how to take the hardest (and longest 😉) naps of my life, so I’m truly the best of both worlds!! I can be a little timid at times, please be patient and go slow because when I do open up, I have the goofiest and greatest personality.

I LOVE to play fetch outside, take walks, and go on hikes at Eagle Creek – they say I’m a true gem (no pun intended) on a leash. I also LOVE other dogs, which means I sometimes have a rougher play style (I sit on my foster sister but she doesn’t seem to mind – evidence in pictures). With my rougher style, it’s best I go into a home with a tolerant dog or I’m more than happy to be your one and only. ❤️ I’ve been around cats before and don’t quite care for them, so I should probably avoid a house with cats unless you make sure we are very properly introduced or kept separate.

I’m getting lots of training with my foster family – I can sit, shake and am pretty good with “leave it”. We’re working hard on potty training and not to brag, but my foster Mom says she is SO proud of me. We're also working on crate training (only when they're gone – I sleep in their big bed at night) and I've received gold stars across the board!

Overall, I’m a really great dog and have learned so much with my foster family. We stick to a routine and that works well for me. I love being here, but I am ready to find my forever home!

If it sounds like I’d be a good fit to join your family, please email [email protected] to set up a time to meet me. You won’t regret it!

Don't forget that the shelter will be hosting an adoption event on site this Saturday! Adoption hours will be from 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Earlier this week one of our Animal Control Officers was called to assist IMPD to help comfort a distraught owner. The o...
08/20/2021

Earlier this week one of our Animal Control Officers was called to assist IMPD to help comfort a distraught owner. The owner called because their 2 puppies got into a hole in their laundry room that was left over from having maintenance performed on their home. The puppies moved from inside the house to outside in a drain that ran under the owner's driveway. Our ACO was able to get the puppies to come close enough to be grabbed. Once they were out of the drain they were returned safe and unharmed to their waiting family. Join us in giving a big thank you to ACO Nelson who responded to this call!

Earlier this week one of our Animal Control Officers was called to assist IMPD to help comfort a distraught owner. The owner called because their 2 puppies got into a hole in their laundry room that was left over from having maintenance performed on their home. The puppies moved from inside the house to outside in a drain that ran under the owner's driveway. Our ACO was able to get the puppies to come close enough to be grabbed. Once they were out of the drain they were returned safe and unharmed to their waiting family. Join us in giving a big thank you to ACO Nelson who responded to this call!

😍Hi!  My name is Coco. 😍As you can see from my photo, I am a beautiful brindle and white Pit-bull Terrier mix. I am a sp...
08/20/2021

😍Hi! My name is Coco. 😍

As you can see from my photo, I am a beautiful brindle and white Pit-bull Terrier mix. I am a spayed female.

I am approximately 8 years old and 57lbs. I am very shy, but love to be near you on my terms once I get to know you and feel safe. I definitely need to be your only dog and no cats. I am heart-worm positive, but you will not need to pay for treatment though, as that will be taken care of for us. I really am working on getting healthy so I can be the best dog I can be!

The most important thing to know about me is that I am very shy. I have been let down in the past and need to feel safe in a new environment. Can you be patient with me? You will be greatly rewarded!

You should also know that I am the best housebroken lady! I'm a no-mess kind of gal! I am also very well behaved and have excellent manners. Something else very important to know is that I am very scared of loud noises of all kinds. When I hear them, I try to run and hide and also drop to the ground and close my eyes. If I can’t see it, it won’t hurt me, right?? My foster mom is helping me not be so scared and gain confidence. She thinks I'm getting better! I am also getting better at going on walks! I used to pull hard and walk fast or run until I could feel safe (lots of things are still scary for me). I just need more confidence to learn I am safe with you. I know with the right person, I'll find my confidence so I can be the best Coco I can be!

This special lady needs a special adopter that can help her self confidence so she will feel safe and secure. This girl needs a gentle and reassuring family so she can gain her true self. We have made great strides with her. Your reward will be that you will feel loved by this sweet and special dog, and have such a deep bond. If you think you have these special qualities and are looking for a special girl, Coco would love to meet you!

Ready to meet this great gal? Because Coco is currently in a foster home and an appointment must be made to meet her! All of our available animals and adoption applications can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

Don't forget that the shelter will be hosting an adoption event on site this Saturday! Adoption hours will be from 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

🌸We love Foster Fridays!🌸Hi, I'm Princessa! I'm a 2-3 year old pitbull mix. Don't let my "royal" name fool you: I'm a la...
08/20/2021

🌸We love Foster Fridays!🌸

Hi, I'm Princessa! I'm a 2-3 year old pitbull mix. Don't let my "royal" name fool you: I'm a laid back dog!

My foster parents say I am such a good girl. I'm best buddies with their dog and have lived well with their cat. I'm still learning commands and how to properly live in a home, but I listen well and I'm learning quickly!

I love belly rubs, kiddie pools, and walks around the neighborhood. I like to play, but I also love to nap!

My foster parents think I would thrive in a house with a fenced yard and another dog to tutor me on my new home life. I can be shy and unsure of new people at first, but if you are patient with me, I will give you lots of love!❤️

Please contact my foster parents at [email protected] if you want to know more or to set up a meet and greet!

Don't forget that the shelter will be hosting an adoption event on site this Saturday! Adoption hours will be from 12pm ...
08/20/2021

Don't forget that the shelter will be hosting an adoption event on site this Saturday! Adoption hours will be from 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Weather permitting we will have dogs hanging out in the outdoor runs. Cat adoptions will take place inside. ALL adoptions are free! Available animals and our pre-adoption paperwork can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

Don't forget that the shelter will be hosting an adoption event on site this Saturday! Adoption hours will be from 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Weather permitting we will have dogs hanging out in the outdoor runs. Cat adoptions will take place inside. ALL adoptions are free! Available animals and our pre-adoption paperwork can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

✨FOSTER FEATURE✨"Sally is such an amazing cat, she’s comfortable with both my large dogs, and is curious about my own ca...
08/20/2021

✨FOSTER FEATURE✨

"Sally is such an amazing cat, she’s comfortable with both my large dogs, and is curious about my own cat!

She’s playful, eats her kibble and her wet food, and has no litter box issues! Here she has a standard litter box, a top entry, and an automated option!
I’ve done her nails twice with minimal fuss(she barely squirms).
She even tolerated eye drops while she had a minor eye infection!

If I had to give Sally a tag line, I’d say
“She is beauty,
she is grace,
she will cuddle your face!”

Sally is confident, curious, and does well with routine! In my home she has her own room(my cat KitKat isn’t the friendliest), and Sally has no issue following me to her room when it’s time for me to leave.

So far her favorite toy is a little jingle ball, when the mood hits her she’ll be running around the house smacking it and playing chase! She also really likes the feather wand toy, and multiple scratching posts! She’s not a picky gal, she scratches both cardboard and sisal.

She is a catnip enthusiast! She likes to roll around and eat some when offered!
I genuinely believe that Sally will settle down with ease and grace with whoever adopts her. She insisted on being out in my house with my other animals within the first week, and made herself right at home."

Due to Sally being in a foster home an appointment is required to meet her. To schedule an appointment please submit pre-adoption paperwork. It can be found here, https://www.indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet

Don't forget that the shelter will be hosting an adoption event on site this Saturday! Adoption hours will be from 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Address

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

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

(317) 327-1397

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Oliver (former Zane) was adopted about 2 months ago. It’s been a long road adapting to his new home but he is finally coming out of his shell. He’s super sweet and we are so happy to give him a loving home for his senior years.
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Found these cuties this am please provide microchip info to claim
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Our two new family members, adopted from IACS and brought home Friday night. Sweet Jade the kitten, and beautiful Luna (known to IACS as MomCat). They have settled in so perfectly; like they've always been here. Can't imagine them being any place else. Thank you, IACS, for all you do ❤️
Pip is settling in nicely at her new home! Her big brother has started to share his bones with her❤️🐾
I heard the shelter was doing walk in adoptions due to over crowding but cannot find any information to know if it is available today.
How can you afford to turn people away let alone a 17 year old girl and her dad away my daughter signed up through pet finder she has done nothing but talk about how bad pets need to be adopted at your facility cause they will be killed after talking her dad into a pet she filled the app in on pet finder your advertisements states sign up and pick your pet come see it she did all of the things it required your staff was mean to her and her dad would not let her look at the pet and told them to leave y'all should be ashamed to think if you treat humans this way how are you treating those poor pets