Porter County Animal Shelter

Porter County Animal Shelter The adoption process is by appointment only. We post photos and information about adoptable animals that are currently available. If you are looking for a new pet for your family, first consider the animals of the Porter County Animal Shelter!
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LOST PET? We will be happy to help you by posting your pet's information and picture on our Lost and Found Pets In Por

ARE YOU A PCAS VOLUNTEER? Join our Porter County Animal Shelter Volunteer Facebook Group to keep informed about volunteer activities at the PCAS! Just to the following link, then click on "request to join" in the upper right corner! http://www.facebook.com/groups/200325730062230/

LOST PET? We will be happy to help you by posting your pet's information and picture on our Lost and Found Pets In Por

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07/29/2021
Zaida✌🏼❤️🐾

This 86 pound beauty is Zaida. Her handlers think she is pretty great. Zaida is an Anatolian Shepherd who needs someone that understands her breed and her needs. Zaida needs a family with a giant space in their hearts and plenty of room so she can be comfortable. She will require patience and will probably need to meet you a few times before she comes home. She can be a little timid with new faces and takes some time to warm up to you, but that’s ok because she is well worth the wait for companionship. Zaida will be microchipped, spayed, and vaccinated upon adoption. If you would like more information about Zaida, please contact the shelter. For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Zaida is a 3-year-old Anatolian Shepherd. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Zaida will be microchipped, spayed,...
07/29/2021

Zaida is a 3-year-old Anatolian Shepherd. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Zaida will be microchipped, spayed, and vaccinated upon adoption. If you would like more information about Zaida, please contact the shelter. For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Zaida is a 3-year-old Anatolian Shepherd. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Zaida will be microchipped, spayed, and vaccinated upon adoption. If you would like more information about Zaida, please contact the shelter. For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Jess is a 3-month-old domestic medium-haired brown and white tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2020. Jess will...
07/29/2021

Jess is a 3-month-old domestic medium-haired brown and white tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2020. Jess will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. If you’d like more information on Jess please contact the shelter. For more information on our adoptions, please visit the link below.
https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Jess is a 3-month-old domestic medium-haired brown and white tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2020. Jess will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. If you’d like more information on Jess please contact the shelter. For more information on our adoptions, please visit the link below.
https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

07/29/2021

More kittens to love on Indiana 105’s Waggin Wednesday!

Cece is a 3-month-old Domestic short-haired calico. She has been our guest since July of 2021. Upon adoption, Cece will ...
07/25/2021

Cece is a 3-month-old Domestic short-haired calico. She has been our guest since July of 2021. Upon adoption, Cece will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated. For more information on our adoptions, please visit the link below.
https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Cece is a 3-month-old Domestic short-haired calico. She has been our guest since July of 2021. Upon adoption, Cece will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated. For more information on our adoptions, please visit the link below.
https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Tiger is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. This spayed female...
07/25/2021

Tiger is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. This spayed female will be vaccinated and microchipped upon adoption. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Tiger is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. This spayed female will be vaccinated and microchipped upon adoption. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Olive is an 11-month-old domestic medium-haired tortoiseshell. This lovely youngster has been our guest since June of 20...
07/25/2021

Olive is an 11-month-old domestic medium-haired tortoiseshell. This lovely youngster has been our guest since June of 2021. Olive will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. For more information on our adoptions, please visit the link below.
https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Olive is an 11-month-old domestic medium-haired tortoiseshell. This lovely youngster has been our guest since June of 2021. Olive will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. For more information on our adoptions, please visit the link below.
https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Patches is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown and white tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. This s...
07/25/2021

Patches is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown and white tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. This spayed female will be vaccinated and microchipped upon adoption. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Patches is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown and white tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. This spayed female will be vaccinated and microchipped upon adoption. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Parker is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown and white tabby. He has been our guest since July of 2021.  This ne...
07/25/2021

Parker is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown and white tabby. He has been our guest since July of 2021. This neutered male will be vaccinated and microchipped upon adoption. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Parker is a one-year-old domestic short-haired brown and white tabby. He has been our guest since July of 2021. This neutered male will be vaccinated and microchipped upon adoption. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Brian is a 3-year-old Husky mix. He has been our guest since July of 2021. Brian has proven to be your typical Husky, wh...
07/21/2021

Brian is a 3-year-old Husky mix. He has been our guest since July of 2021. Brian has proven to be your typical Husky, who loves to scale fences and run when bored. The taller your fence, the safer it will be for him. So far, he doesn’t seem to mind other dogs, and we are unsure of his feelings about cats. For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Brian is a 3-year-old Husky mix. He has been our guest since July of 2021. Brian has proven to be your typical Husky, who loves to scale fences and run when bored. The taller your fence, the safer it will be for him. So far, he doesn’t seem to mind other dogs, and we are unsure of his feelings about cats. For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Gabriella is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired gray tabby.  She has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, ...
07/20/2021

Gabriella is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired gray tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Gabriella will be spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Gabriella is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired gray tabby. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Gabriella will be spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Sebastian is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired orange tabby. This adorable little guy has been our guest since June of...
07/20/2021

Sebastian is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired orange tabby. This adorable little guy has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Sebastian will be neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19 please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/-Process-During-COVID-19
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Sebastian is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired orange tabby. This adorable little guy has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Sebastian will be neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19 please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/-Process-During-COVID-19
ter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Pippy is a 3-year-old Pit mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. She has been our guest sin...
07/19/2021

Pippy is a 3-year-old Pit mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. She has been our guest since June of 2021.
For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Pippy is a 3-year-old Pit mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. She has been our guest since June of 2021.
For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Daisy is a 2-year-old Husky mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. She has been our guest s...
07/19/2021

Daisy is a 2-year-old Husky mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. She has been our guest since May of 2021. For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Daisy is a 2-year-old Husky mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. She has been our guest since May of 2021. For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Yolo is a 5-year-old Boxer mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. Yolo has been our guest s...
07/19/2021

Yolo is a 5-year-old Boxer mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. Yolo has been our guest since June of 2021.
For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Yolo is a 5-year-old Boxer mix who will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. Yolo has been our guest since June of 2021.
For more information on our adoption process during COVID-19, please visit this link:https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Statement From The Porter County Animal Shelter:Yesterday evening, a Porter County resident posted a comment on her Face...
07/15/2021

Statement From The Porter County Animal Shelter:

Yesterday evening, a Porter County resident posted a comment on her page regarding her experience with the Shelter regarding a stray dog that she had found and brought to the Shelter. The dog was calm when the resident brought it to us, but when she left, the dog became aggressive. It took two animal control officers to move the dog to a holding cage.

This often happens when an owner surrenders a dog or brings one in claiming it is a stray. Because of this, the Shelter mistakenly assumed that it was the latter. We were later notified by a municipal police department that they had seen the dog running loose but had not reported it to animal control. Nevertheless, they confirmed that it was a stray.

Our communications with the resident were not appropriate or professional. Shelter Director Toni Bianchi has contacted her and personally apologized to her. We also publicly apologize to our citizens for this lapse.

The resident has asked to take possession of the dog and we will honor her request. Arrangements are in place for her to pick the dog up today.

To assist the public, we have tips and suggestions for all of our well-intentioned friends who find a wandering animal and want to get them back home. They are posted on our website at https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/175/Found-Pets

While this incident should not have happened, it is important to understand that the Shelter staff has faced incredible challenges during the COVID shutdown and continuing through today. In addition to being short staffed, they had to quickly change all of their procedures to continue offering adoptions, owner surrenders and stray intakes while still providing daily care for the hundreds of animals that have passed through their doors.

“For the past 18 months, our employees have come to work knowing that they are responsible for the wellbeing of living creatures,” said Director Toni Bianchi. “The emotional commitment they must make, and the accompanying stress they are under, has taken a toll.”

“Yes, they made a mistake and have apologized for it. But we also have to consider the incredible accomplishments they have made at the Shelter in the last 6 years under Toni’s leadership,” said Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney. “Toni, along with her team, have given their hearts and souls to improve the lives of the animals that come through the Shelter, and I fully support them.”

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in becoming a part-time kennel technician, please apply online now here: https://www.indeed.com/job/kennel-technician-1b642e2cd86e30a5

Statement From The Porter County Animal Shelter:

Yesterday evening, a Porter County resident posted a comment on her page regarding her experience with the Shelter regarding a stray dog that she had found and brought to the Shelter. The dog was calm when the resident brought it to us, but when she left, the dog became aggressive. It took two animal control officers to move the dog to a holding cage.

This often happens when an owner surrenders a dog or brings one in claiming it is a stray. Because of this, the Shelter mistakenly assumed that it was the latter. We were later notified by a municipal police department that they had seen the dog running loose but had not reported it to animal control. Nevertheless, they confirmed that it was a stray.

Our communications with the resident were not appropriate or professional. Shelter Director Toni Bianchi has contacted her and personally apologized to her. We also publicly apologize to our citizens for this lapse.

The resident has asked to take possession of the dog and we will honor her request. Arrangements are in place for her to pick the dog up today.

To assist the public, we have tips and suggestions for all of our well-intentioned friends who find a wandering animal and want to get them back home. They are posted on our website at https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/175/Found-Pets

While this incident should not have happened, it is important to understand that the Shelter staff has faced incredible challenges during the COVID shutdown and continuing through today. In addition to being short staffed, they had to quickly change all of their procedures to continue offering adoptions, owner surrenders and stray intakes while still providing daily care for the hundreds of animals that have passed through their doors.

“For the past 18 months, our employees have come to work knowing that they are responsible for the wellbeing of living creatures,” said Director Toni Bianchi. “The emotional commitment they must make, and the accompanying stress they are under, has taken a toll.”

“Yes, they made a mistake and have apologized for it. But we also have to consider the incredible accomplishments they have made at the Shelter in the last 6 years under Toni’s leadership,” said Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney. “Toni, along with her team, have given their hearts and souls to improve the lives of the animals that come through the Shelter, and I fully support them.”

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in becoming a part-time kennel technician, please apply online now here: https://www.indeed.com/job/kennel-technician-1b642e2cd86e30a5

Ariel is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired tabby-co. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Ariel w...
07/11/2021

Ariel is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired tabby-co. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Ariel will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Ariel is a 3-month-old domestic short-haired tabby-co. She has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Ariel will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Melody is a 3-month-old domestic Short haired tortoiseshell. This sweet girl has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon...
07/11/2021

Melody is a 3-month-old domestic Short haired tortoiseshell. This sweet girl has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Melody will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

Melody is a 3-month-old domestic Short haired tortoiseshell. This sweet girl has been our guest since June of 2021. Upon adoption, Melody will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated. To learn more about our adoption process, click👇🏻👇🏻 on the link below.
http://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/289/Adoption-Process-During-COVID-19

07/10/2021
Lacy❤️

Love Lacy girl! She needs to find love and happiness outside the shelter! Let’s share her post and help her find a happy home!

Address

3355 Bertholet Blvd
Valparaiso, IN
46383

General information

ADOPTION QUESTIONS? If you have questions about the adoption of available animals at the Porter County Animal Shelter, please contact the Shelter at (219) 465-3550 during normal business hours.

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 4pm
Tuesday 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 12pm - 4pm
Thursday 12pm - 4pm
Friday 12pm - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

(219) 465-3550

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Feline Adoption Fees are $50, and include a spay/neuter certificate if applicable. Canine Adoption Fees are $100, and include a spay/neuter certificate if applicable. All potential adoptees must complete an adoption application which is subject to the approval of the Porter County Animal Shelter.

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It is our mission to reduce animal homelessness and pet overpopulation by caring for and sheltering homeless animals, providing education to the public about responsible ownership, practicing vetted and thorough adoption services, and advocating spay & neuter programs.

We Are No Kill

The Porter County Animal Shelter is a NO KILL Shelter in that we euthanize only non-rehabilitatable pets who are irremediably suffering or dangerous to people or other pets. The Shelter only considers euthanasia as an absolute last resort where no other avenue is open to prevent a danger to the public, other animals, or pain and suffering of the animal.

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