At Home With Your Small Animal

We are so glad you chose to adopt from the shelter! Our goal is to not only find loving homes for our small animal, but to keep them there! Whether you’re new to caring for a small animal or a seasoned pro we hope this information will help you settle into life with your new pet.

Rabbits

  • Create a space for them
    • There are a lot of options when it comes to how you can house your rabbit. Whether you them their own room, fence off a portion of your home or house them in a cage – be sure to bunny proof their space. Click HERE for more housing and bunny proofing information.
  • Grooming
    • It’s important that you groom your rabbit! Rabbits groom themselves regularly like other animals, but it’s important you help too. Too much self-grooming can lead to health issues if they ingest too much hair. To learn more about grooming click HERE.
  • For more information on diet, enrichment, litter training and much more click HERE.

 

Guinea Pigs

  • Make sure their cage is big enough
    • To ensure your newly adopted guinea pig thrives in your home – you want to make sure their space is big enough. Guinea pigs like to run around and stretch their legs and the bigger the space the better! To learn more about guinea pig housing click HERE.
  • Provide nutritious food
    • It’s important guinea pigs eat a healthy diet. This includes a good quality pellet, timothy hay and fresh produce.
  • Clean regularly
    • You should scoop clean your guinea pig’s cage every day and do a total dump weekly. If left in uncleaned conditions guinea pigs can quickly develop health problems.
  • Let them run!
    • Guinea Pigs NEED to spend at least a few hours outside of their cage every day! Exercise is crucial to keep them happy and healthy – just like us!
  • To learn more about caring for your guinea pig click HERE.

 

 

Other Small Animals

                Rats and mice

                Hamsters

                Ferrets

                Birds

 

If you have any questions about your newly adopted dog you can contact the adoption center and speak to a staff member at 260-427-5502 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

               

Adoption Lobby Hours:

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

Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please bring your dogs with you to the shelter for a meet-and-greet.


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
260-427-1244
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
260-449-3000


General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
260-427-1244
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514

 

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