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Our Mission

It is our mission to reduce animal homelessness and pet overpopulation by caring for and sheltering homeless animals, providing education to the public about responsible ownership, practicing vetted and thorough adoption services, and advocating spay & neuter programs.  We are a NO KILL Shelter in that we euthanize only non-rehabilitatable pets who are irremediably suffering or dangerous to people or other pets.

How Can We Help You?

Please view the menu on the left side of our page.

Welcome to our new website! We've tried to develop a website that is user friendly and will offer you a wide selection of information.

From adoption information and adoptable animal photos to low cost spay/neuter, from updates on our new shelter to volunteer opportunities, from helping you find your lost animal to reporting stray and dangerous animals, we think that you will find everything that you want and need to help you understand what we do, answer questions about our services and policies, provide you information about adopting, and so much more. 

Please feel free to explore!

Artist Rendering Of New Porter County Animal Shelter

Here is the first rendering of the new Porter County Animal Shelter.  The official groundbreaking for the new shelter will be on Friday, September 9 at 11:00 AM.  The public is invited and welcome.  The new shelter location is on State Road 49, just north of the Porter County Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The easiest and safest way to reach the location is thru the entrance to the Expo Center on Division Road, then just straight back to the northwest corner.

Photo Of One Million Dollar Donation Check

On May 20th, our progress towards building a new animal shelter took a massive leap forward when Jacki Stutzman presented a check for ONE MILLION DOLLARS to Shelter Director Toni Bianchi and the Porter County Board of Commissioners to support the new construction. Jacki became aware of the challenges of our current shelter a few years back when she was a volunteer at the shelter cleaning cages, doing laundry and walking our dogs. We will be forever grateful to Jacki for her support as a past volunteer and for her incredible financial support.

Jacki has an deep and heartfelt commitment to bettering the quality of life in Porter County, for our people AND ANIMALS. She is a board member of the Porter County Community Foundation, Valpo Parks Foundation and Lakeshore Paws, president of the Memorial Opera House Foundation, past member of the Valpo Y Board, and involved in many other local community organizations.

new shelter picture

We are looking forward to having a NEW SHELTER in 2016!  CLICK HERE for the most current updates on our progress!

adoptable dog poster

Thinking of adopting a dog?  CLICK HERE for all of the information that you need to know along with photos of our adoptable dogs!

adoptable cat poster

Thinking of adopting a cat?  CLICK HERE for all the information you need to know along with photos of our adoptable cats!


Have you thought about giving your time and talents to help the animals at the Shelter?  CLICK HERE for information about our volunteer program!

wish list poster

Can you help the Porter County Animal Shelter?  CLICK HERE for to view our Wish List of needed supplies!