Pet Explorer Day Camps are a great opportunity for kids 6 to 12 years old to learn all about the shelter! During the summer we have one week camp options available and during the spring, our Spring 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!



Thank you for a great week of spring break camp!  





Children may only attend one week of camp

Registration will go LIVE on Monday, March 4 at noon! 

Price: $150 (includes a camp t-shirt)

Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm; drop off 8:50

Week 1 June 3 - 7 for ages 6-8 *SOLD OUT*

Week 2 June 10 - 14 for ages 6-8 *SOLD OUT*

Week 3 June 17 - 21 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*

Week 4 July 8 - 12 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*

Week 5 July 15 - 19 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*

Week 6 July 22 - 26 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*

Summer Camp 24




One-day Winter Camp

Coming in December 2024




***For the 2024 season, our teen buddy spots are filled for June 3-14 (6-8 year old camps), but we are still searching for teen buddies ages 15-18!***

Teens 13 to 18 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. 


  • New Teen Buddies can assist with one week of camp and returning buddies can request multiple weeks.
  • Teen Buddies are expected to help the entire duration of camp (9 am to 3 pm). 
  • Teen Buddies that are between the ages of 13-14 are only able to assist with our 6-8 year old camps (June 3-14) because they are too close in age to our 12-year-old campers in our 9-12 year old camps. 


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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




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Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Saturday of each month

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

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Business Office Hours (lost & found pets, 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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