Adoption Lobby Hours
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed
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The Humane Society of Indianapolis is located and based in Marion County, and residents from other counties are welcome to adopt and take advantage of our services.
NOTE: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are often our busiest days with longer wait times. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are calmer traffic days. Newly available animals are added daily.
NOTE: The adoption process takes from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the info we need to cover with you and the number of pets going home at the same time. We are a non-profit humane society with limited staff. We are not a pet store. Our animals greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and support. We couldn't save their lives without you.
To adopt from IndyHumane:
We invest $600 - $800 in the average animal's care. Your generous support above and beyond the adoption fee makes it possible for us to save lives like the one of the pet you adopt.
Pets for Patriots’ vision is to end animal homelessness by supporting the permanent placement of adult dogs and cats with every available, able and willing military family in the U.S. If you are a service or veteran member of the U.S. military and have your current proof of service or DD214/proof of honorable discharge, you can receive 35% off adoption fees of a qualifying animal once you are approved by the Pets for Patriots organization:
· Dog or cat two years or older
· Dog 40+ pounds, regardless of age
· Special needs dog or cat, regardless of age: animal with chronic medical condition, disability, birth defect or 8+ years of age .
In addition to the adoption discount, PFP will send you a generous gift card from a major pet retailer to help with pet food, supplies, toys and other basics, that is renewable annually as long as you demonstrate you still own your honorably adopted pet. More information on this partnership is available at PetsForPatriots.org.
Please apply online and bring the letter of certification with you to the shelter to be eligible for the discount.
Pets for the Elderly offers companion pets to individuals 60 years of age and older for $50 off regular adoption fees. The discount can be applied to any animal age 3 or older. Bring a picture ID confirming your qualification for this program. This discount cannot be combined with an already-reduced price (e.g. Staff Favorites which receive $25 off). More information on this partnership is available at PetsForTheElderly.org
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Monday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday 4 to 6 p.m.: vaccine clinic services available at 924 S. Shelby St.