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7929 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN


Adoption Lobby Hours

Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed

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Pet Loss Support Group

November 7th, 2017

Join us to share memories about your pet with pet lovers who have had similar experiences.

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Great Indy Pet Expo

November 11th, 2017

Stop by IndyHumane's booth at Indy's largest celebration of pets and pet people!

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Turkey Bowling at Kroger

November 17th, 2017

Bowl with turkeys for a good cause!

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Family Volunteers

Parent & Me Days at IndyHumane

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

Age Requirements:

  • 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.

Volunteer Times

Months You May Volunteer:

  • Year Round

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

  • Sundays in between 10-4pm

Steps to Join our Parent & Me Days at IndyHumane Program

1. Attend a Volunteer Information Session (Week #1) - Mandatory for adult and optional for children who are able to pay attention for the 1 hour session.

You will learn facts and important information about IndyHumane. You will also learn about our Volunteer Program Opportunities and complete a Volunteer Application if you are interested in continuing on with training.

You may sign up for an info session (or see an option if you are unable to attend an Info Session) here. You will be contacted via email the week of the session with more details.
2. Complete Basic Training (Week #2) - Mandatory for Adult
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 an Intro to Shelter Canines/Felines Course (Week #3) - Mandatory for Adult
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.
4. Complete a Shadow Day (Week #4) - Mandatory for Adult & Child
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.
Training is set up so that you may complete all steps within 4 weeks. 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 any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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