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We are excited to offer in-person fun and virtual activities for this year's Howl-o-Walkoween. The main event will be Sunday, Oct. 10 from 11 am - 1 pm at Salomon Farm Park. We will have vendors, kids' activities, pet costume contest and parade and so much more! If you prefer to participate virtually we have a lot of fun ways to get involved from a clothing fundraiser, virutal pet costume contest and DIY dog enrichment kit. Scroll down to learn more about each event.




Show your support by purchasing a shirt, sweatshirt or baseball tee from our clothing fundraiser! All proceeds will go directly toward our efforts to prevent animal abuse and neglect. Your clothing will also be shipped directly to you!


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WHAT: One of the most loved events of the Howl-o-Walkoween is the pet costume contest! We know that some people may not be comfortable with attending an in-person event this year or their pets might not be crazy about traveling, so this virtual option is perfect! The winner will be decided through online voting and announced October 10th!            


WHERE:  Right from the comfort of your own home or wherever you'd like!


WHEN: Photos for the costume contest can be submitted between September 20 and October 24 at NOON.

Online voting will begin October 24 and go through October 31.

The winners will be announced Monday, November 1!



                           Animal Duo

                           Themed Group

                           Fictional Character

                           Celebrity/ Athlete

                           Food or Drink Theme

                           Animal/ Human Duo



COST: $20 To submit a photo , $1 per vote






WHEN: October 10th @ NOON during the in-person Howl-o-Walkoween event


WHERE: Salomon Farm Park, Old Barn



                           Animal Duo

                           Themed Group

                           Fictional Character

                           Celebrity/ Athlete

                           Food or Drink Theme

                           Animal/ Human Duo



COST:  $20 entry fee




NEW this year! Let your pets join in on the fun of Howl-o-Walkoween with a DIY enrichment box. You will receive a box filled with supplies to make several treats and toys for your dog as well as an instructional video explaining the benefit of enrichment in your pet's life. At the shelter, we work hard to ensure each animal has an enrichment every day. Enrichments are a great way to beat off bordem, keep your pets mind alert and refreshed and help reduce behavioral problems. 


DIY Enrichment boxes can be picked up at the shelter after purchase at the link below. 


COST: $20


DIY kit



We hope you'll consider raising pledges to donate to the cause as well. There will be top prizes for the most pledges donated by a family, individual and group! To learn more about about fundraising for the Howl-o-walkoween and to submit your pledge donations click HERE


Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please bring your dogs with you to the shelter for a meet-and-greet.

Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- citations or other law enforcement concerns):

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

Animal Control Officer Assistance
9am-8pm Monday - Friday
After 8pm, weekend & holidays,
call 260-449-3000

After Hours / immediate officer assistance:
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies

General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514



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