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Allen County SPCA Teams Up With PetSmart Charities For Adoption Event

If you’ve been thinking of adopting a new four-legged family member, consider doing so at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event, taking place Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 at PetSmart (1760 Apple Glen Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN) from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Apple Glen Shopping Center located in southwest Fort Wayne.

The stars of the event will be dozens of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens all looking for their forever homes. As always, the Allen County SPCA will be offering same-day adoptions for families who are fully prepared to add a pet to their homes.

"We encourage people to come out to PetSmart this weekend, meet with the dogs and cats, and take their animal home the same day," says executive director, Jessica Henry. "We are grateful to PetSmart Charities for their commitment to pet adoption. They have been a wonderful partner for our shelter, and we appreciate the opportunity to participate in this big, national effort."

Because of the event, the shelter at 4914 S. Hanna St will be closed to the public from on Friday, November 10, 2017 through Monday, November 13, 2017. The shelter will re-open for normal business hours at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 24, 2017.

Through January 28, 2018, the Allen County SPCA is participating in the PetSmart Charities "Big Thanks Bonus" campaign. Through this promotion, adoption partners (including the Allen County SPCA) will receive a $10 bonus award for each pet adopted in-store at any PetSmart location and earn additional awards based on the total number of pets adopted during the campaign.

All animals will be adopted on a first come, first served basis, but priority will be given to pre-approved adopters. Anyone interested in adopting this weekend can find the application on the shelter’s website.

To learn about fees and guidelines for same-day adoptions or to get preapproved for adoption, visit