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South Bend Animal Care & Control

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

105 S. Olive St.
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 235-9303

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are the Animal Control agency providing service to those within the incorporated city limits of South Bend, Indiana. Our adoption program extends to non-residents.

About Our Shelter:

South Bend Animal Care and Control is a division of the Department of Code Enforcement, City of South Bend, Indiana.

South Bend Animal Care and Control works very hard to help the pets we take in be placed in new homes. SBACC is rescue friendly and deeply appreciative of the wonderful rescue groups who assist in that effort. Rescue groups must be verified as operating to an acceptable code of ethics, but are never charged a pull fee.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our shelter and adoption facility is located at 105 S. Olive St., between Western Avenue and Washington St.
Pet selection hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday and 1:00 PM through 4:00 PM weekends.

We are a municipal organization, closed in observance of national holidays.

Our Adoption Process:

Adopters are required to complete an adoption application (available by email or fax) which is typically. reviewed within two business days. The verification of landlord approval and veterinary confirmation that pets you currently own have been vaccinated may extend the time needed for review.

The *standard adoption fee for puppies and dogs is $75. Included services at this fee are the first set of puppy shots, first deworming, a heartworm screening (adult dogs), and an Avid microchip.

The *standard adoption fee for cats and kittens is $60 and includes the first set of Felo-vax vaccines, deworming, screening for FeLV, and an Avid microchip.

*Additional fees may apply for pets that the shelter has had vaccinated against rabies or altered prior to adoption. This non-standard fee will be noted as applicable to the specific pet..

Adopting a pet from us will qualify the new pet owner to a discount with many local veterinarians for your new pet's first health check appointment and the spay/neuter surgery. (Policies vary by veterinarian clinic so please check with your veterinarian for their policy.)

We accept cash, personal check, Visa, and Master Card.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.