microchip search

*This is not a microchip registry - it will not show pet owner information. This is a tool to help you know which microchip company to contact to verify and update information linked to your pet's microchip.*



A microchip is a small permanant form of identification placed under an animal's skin on the back of their neck. Owner's information is linked to the chip and can be accessed with a microchip reader. 



You can bring your pet to the shelter to check for a microchip, your veterinarian's office or get it checked at any Petco store. If your pet is microchipped it's important to ensure the information linked to the chip is accurate so you can be contacted in case of an emergency. 



If you know your pet's microchip number you can click the button above to determine which company your chip is through. You will then contact the company directly or Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to update the information linked to your pet's microchip. 



You can bring your pets to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to get them microchipped for just $15 during normal business hours! Call 260-427-1244 to learn more. 


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Our goal at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is to help keep pets in their homes where they are already loved. Over the years we have seen many pets surrendered to the shelter because of behavior problems in the home. Our goal with the Behavior Help program is to connect dog owners with a certified positive trainer early to help address problems in the home and help develop a stronger relationship with their pet. 



Dog owners can fill out a quick questionnaire then you will immediately receive an email with a $50 certificate that can be used toward training (be sure to check your junk mail folder). A list of eligible trainers is on the training certificate along with their contact information. Once you review and choose a trainer, you will contact them directly to set up your training session(s). 

*Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control does not provide training or training classes. This program is designed to put pet owners directly in touch with private dog trainers in our area. 



Behavior Help Program



Anyone needing assistance with their pet's behavior can fill out the questionnaire and receive a $50 certificate! We know that sometimes just connecting with the right trainer is the biggest hurdle to helping you and your pet work through issues. 

Common behaviors that trainers can help with are chewing, puppy basics, housebreaking, basic manners, jumping, excessive barking or general guidance for new pet owners. 



We work with certified professional dog trainers who use fun, positive methods of training. Once you complete a questionnaire you will receive an email with the complete list of trainers and their contact information. 



We currently do not have any local cat behavior experts, but we'd be happy to assist in any way we can! If you'd like a representative from the shelter to reach out and provide resources that could be helpful to you, click HERE to fill out the cat form. 




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2022 Camp Dates


Spring Break One-Day Camps


Thank you for a great week of Spring Break camp! 




Summer Camps 

*Summer Camps are limited to one week per camper to allow more children an opportunity to participate

Registration Fee: $150

June 6-10 (ages 6-8) SOLD OUT (waitlist only)

June 13-17 (ages 6-8) SOLD OUT (waitlist only)

June 20-24 (ages 9-12) SOLD OUT (waitlist only)

July 11-15 (ages 9-12) SOLD OUT (waitlist only)

July 18-22 (ages 9-12) SOLD OUT (waitlist only)

July 25-29 (ages 9-12) SOLD OUT (waitlist only)


Fallin' For Pets Fall Break Camps



Pet Explorer Day Camps are a great opportunity for kids 6 to 12 years old learn all about the shelter! During the summer we have one week camp options available. Spring Break and Fallin' for Pets Fall Break Camps brings one-day camp options for your kiddos. 

A typical day at camp includes learning about the shelter, exploring animal-related careers, making treats for the animals in our care, playing games, crafts and of course - ANIMALS!

All camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Teens 13 to 17 years old can apply to be Teen Buddies to assist with camps. Teen Buddies serve as role models for campers, assist camp counselors with cleaning and prepping activities and help supervise the campers during animal interactions. All positions have been filled for the 2022 season. 




Questions? Email our Humane Education department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

or call (260) 427-5508




Over the Counter Medication Form

Prescription Medication Form  

2022 Parent Packet

2022 Teen Buddy Packet

Director Amy-Jo Sites


Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

CLOSED Monday, Saturday & Sunday FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- citations or other law enforcement concerns):

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

Animal Control Officer Assistance
9am-8pm Monday - Friday
After 8pm, weekend & holidays,
call 260-449-3000

After Hours / Immediate Officer Assistance:
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies

General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514

It is our mission to serve our community in a humane, public safety capacity while working to keep pets with loving families by providing education opportunities and resources or facilitating re-homing or adoption when necessary.

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