Adoption Lobby Hours
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed
Rooms for a Reason
May 1st, 2013
Stay in the heart of downtown at Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown or Conrad Indianapolis and feel good about giving back.
Pets: Stories and Safety
May 30th, 2013
Children ages 4 - 7 and an adult are invited as Humane Society staff share the basics of pet ownership.
Dog Communications Class
June 8th, 2013
Adults and families are invited as representatives from IndyHumane explain what your dog may be saying to you.
What should I do about stray cats in my neighborhood?
Should I feed stray cats? What can I do to help ferals?
Does my dog have separation anxiety?
My dog tears up my house while I'm away. Does he have separation anxiety?
How can I train my puppy to use the bathroom outside?
My puppy keeps pooping and peeing in my house. How can I housetrain my dog?
Parent & Me Days give students at least 8 years of age and a parent the opportunity to volunteer their time and love to the animals at IndyHumane.
To give families the opportunity to help companion animals in their community by volunteering their time and assisting the staff at the Humane Society of Indianapolis
To nurture a sense of compassion and respect for living beings through enriching activities and hands-on experiences that are rewarding
Students must be at least 8 years of age to participate
Family Size Requirements:
There must be 1 parent/responsible adult for every student participating
Volunteer Fees: $15 per person due at Basic Training (2nd Step of Training) Volunteer fees help cover the cost of volunteer shirts, hour tracking, and program supplies
Canine Companions: Responsible for making sure adoptable dogs held in our Big Dog Room are exercised, trained, and given quality time. These Volunteers also make sure kennels, play yards, and walking areas are kept tidy and organized.
Puppy Partners: Responsible for making sure dogs under the age of 6 months are receiving quality care. These Volunteers make sure customers are aware of animal interaction policies, puppy kennels are kept clean, organized, and stocked. These Volunteers also make sure small adult dogs are walked and cared for as they are housed in the same area.
Feline Friends: Responsible for making sure adoptable cats are given quality time and their cages are kept clean. These Volunteers also make sure kennels are kept tidy and organized.
Months You May Volunteer:
Days/Times You May Volunteer:
Pairs must commit to a weekly 2-hour shift
Mondays thru Fridays in between 12-7pm
Saturdays in between 10-6pm
Steps to Join our Parent & Me Days at IndyHumane Program
Attendance at all steps of training is required for the child and adult participating in this program.
1. Attend a Parent & Me Volunteer Information Session
You will learn facts and important information about IndyHumane. You will also learn about our Shelter Volunteer Program Opportunities and complete a Shelter Volunteer Application if you are interested in continuing on with training.
2. Complete Basic Training
You will receive a tour of IndyHumane. You will also receive detailed information about the workings of our shelter, disease prevention, and customer service.
3. Complete a Shadow Day
You will spend a shift with an experienced Volunteer or Staff Member in the area you are interested in donating time. This will help us determine if you are volunteering in the area best suited for you and our needs can be met.
4. Complete an Intro to Shelter Canines/Felines Course
All potential Volunteers who will interact with dogs/cats are required to complete this course. You will learn the proper way to interact with shelter dogs/cats, learn basic handling techniques, and learn how to deal with problem situations.
Training is set up so that you may complete all steps within 1 month. Once you have completed these steps, you'll be an IndyHumane Volunteer and can start donating time and love to the animals in our shelter.
If you have questions, please contact: