here are 5 simple steps to finding your forever friend:

  1. Bring your family (along with a photo ID) to the shelter to meet the dog or cat you are interested in. It’s always best to have everyone in the household present when meeting your potential new best friend — you want everyone to get along!
  2. Read the information about the dog or cat on his or her kennel card, and if they seem like a good fit for your home and lifestyle, bring the kennel card to our front desk!
  3. Once you hand in the kennel card, our staff will give you an application to fill out while you wait to meet with an Adoption Counselor. (Or, if you prefer, you can print out an application at home and bring it in with you.)
  4. Meet with an Adoption Counselor to discuss the dog or cat’s needs, history, and behavior to determine whether or not they’re your perfect match. And if they are…
  5. Start loving your new best friend!
Interested in a more detailed description of our process? Click here.

a few things to keep in mind…

  • Adoptions are done on a first-come, first served basis.
  • All adoptions must be done in person. We cannot place holds or do adoptions over the phone or online.
  • If you apply to adopt and decide you need a day to think about it, you can place a hold until the end of the next business day for a $30 fee.

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Nine Lives

What is Nine Lives Cat Cafe?
It’s a place to unwind with a cup of coffee and the relaxing hum of a cat purring on your lap! Nine Lives Cat Cafe provides a unique atmosphere for coffee and tea drinkers while providing a loving space for adoptable cats from IndyHumane. And not only is it fun for both the humans and the cats, it’s also helping us save lives. The additional level of exposure that Nine Lives offers our feline friends has helped get some of our most social cats adopted into loving homes more quickly than they would if they were in our shelter environment.

Learn more about Nine Lives Cat Cafe by visiting their website!

Pet Adoption Wagon (PAW)

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Let us bring our adoptable pets to you! IndyHumane’s Pet Adoption Wagon (The PAW) is a fully contained, climate-controlled snuggle shuttle with everything you need for an adoption event or a little cuddle time for you and your coworkers and friends.

It’s easy to request a visit from The PAW:

  • Fill out our online request form as far in advance as possible (we really like 3 weeks or more). We’ll need to know if it’s a public adoption event or a private gathering, and a rental fee may apply.
  • Chat with our Mobile Adoption Coordinator who will make sure the event is a good fit and share tips and ideas to make your visit enjoyable for everyone
  • Once the event is confirmed, tell everyone we’re stopping by! We have flyers and posters we can provide, and example social media posts you and your organization can use to promote our visit.

Where’s The PAW Heading?
Click here to see The PAW’s events calendar!

About The IndyHumane Pet Adoption Wagon
The IndyHumane Pet Adoption Wagon (The PAW) is a fully-contained, mobile adoption unit designed to bring pets to neighborhoods and facilitate convenient adoptions.

The 26-foot kennel on wheels is outfitted with 24 animal corrals, a meet and greet/counseling suite, and all the amenities needed to facilitate adoptions.

The unit is an incredible opportunity for IndyHumane to expand adoption services while also increasing community engagement.

Since launching in May 2016, more than 50 pets have been adopted from The PAW, and The PAW has made more than three dozen cuddle visits at businesses, community groups, and private gatherings across Central Indiana.

The PAW is made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Affiliate.

Special thanks to Magnum Mobile Specialty Vehicles for building our mobile adoption unit, and to our dear friends at Matchbook Creative for designing the exterior graphics.

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed
Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 6pm
Thursday / surgery only
Friday / surgery
Saturday / 10am - 6pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
45 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm
Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 6pm
Thursday / surgery only
Friday / surgery
Saturday / 10am - 6pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
45 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222