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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 witnessed 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 dog. 



Dog owners who live in Allen County or who have adopted a dog from FWACC 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 who lives in Allen County OR who has adopted a dog from FWACC and is needing assistance with their dog'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 dog 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. Be sure to also check your spam/junk email folder for the certificate. 


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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