Find Marion County Indiana animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
All Creatures Great Small Animal Sanctuary, Inc. PO Box 502056 Indianapolis IN 46250 216-702-4022
Beagle Buddies 8310 Brambleberry Drive Indianapolis IN 46239 317-418-1615
Blaze Saddles Springer Rescue of Indiana, Inc. 5555 North Tacoma Avenue Indianapolis IN 46220 317-894-3122
Cats Haven PO Box 30206 Indianapolis IN 46230 317-638-0699
Circle City Ferret Club PO Box 2272 Indianapolis IN 46206 317-767-1758
Exotic Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary Box 4267 Indianapolis IN 46219
Friends of Ferdinand Inc. PO Box 1784 Indianapolis IN 46206 888-612-7402
House Rabbit Society PO Box 533243 Indianapolis IN 46253 317-328-1428
Humane Society of Indianapolis 7929 North Michigan Road Indianapolis IN 46268 317-872-5650
Indiana Bulldog Rescue PO Box 34770 Indianapolis IN 46234
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control 2600 Harding Street Indianapolis IN 46221 317-327-1397
Indianapolis Animal Shelter 7478 Madison Avenue Indianapolis IN 46227 317-710-2831
Indyclaw Rescue 60 Habig Road Indianapolis IN 46217 317-780-2287
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue 2405 Allison Avenue Speedway IN 46224 317-244-3849
Lawrence Animal Control 4455 McCoy Street Lawrence IN 46226 317-549-4814
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc. PO Box 55917 Indianapolis IN 46205 317-767-7771
Starting Over Airedale Terrier Rescue 5851 Brouse Avenue Indianapolis IN 46220 317-259-7701
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.