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Puppies and dogs in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Fort Wayne, Indiana. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Lacy

Mutt Labrador Retriever

Female, Young
Ney, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Lacy is a 2 1/2 year old lab mix (her birthday is January 30, 2021), who is full of energy and love. She’s been so good with our young children, and has never been aggressive towards a person. She loves to be outside, belly rubs, and peanut butter. We’re rehoming her because our older boxer has developed severe skin allergies to her fur, and is constantly scratching. It isn’t fair for either of them to be around each other anymore. We would love for her to be the only dog in the home, and have tons of space to run and play.
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Stunning magnum

Irish Setter

Male, Adult
Antwerp, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Please dont share. Sharing on pages with a lot of followers creates way too many emails for me to keep up with. That does not help get him a home. All it does is overwhelm my email. He will have enough interest on this site to get a home ******Please have any upcoming vacations out of the way before applying to adopt. ***** He is available for a new home Starting 2/22 or 2/23 Meet. Magnum Purebred Irish setter. Happy guy. Never met a stranger. Loves anyone and everyone. Cats kids and other dogs. Life of the party. Rides well in a car. Crates up nice. Decent leash skills and knows some commands. He hasn’t pottied on a leash yet. Due to this he might need physically fenced in. Born 5/15/18 67-69 lbs Gorgeous boy Why do I have him? Released from A breeder because he was retired. You can tell from His personality he was treated well. He is crate trained for a couple hours but will Need house broke. Vet care. Neutered, Parvo distemper vac Bordatella Vac. Rabies vac. Frontlined, we do not do h w prev from October - April. All vet paperwork goes home with him and it’s very detailed. Good detailed vet report. H w tested neg. He had dental Care in his former life Fee $450 If you have read everything above please go And Read it again. Eating pedigree adult hard food chicken flavor Application is below. If it’s Blocked by ads please X out the ads and scroll Down Application is below if you want to proceed. Please complete and return to Lmansf8009@aol.com If you cant copy and paste the application, please just answer the questions and return. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Start with an application. 1. Name: Address: City, State: phone number: 2. Do you own or rent? 3. How many people live in your home? 4. Any children? ages? 5. Any dog allergies in the home? 6. Do you have any cats or dogs? 7. Please tell me about his physical fenced in yard? 8. Name, age and list of animals currently in your home? 9. Current vets office name and phone number - 10. Can we contact your present vets office? Before you send in your application please call your vets office to give the ok to release info. If you dont, they wont release info. Please list the date you called your vets office here -----> 11. Is all your pets in the house spayed & neutered? 12. Has your dog been on heart worm preventative and where did you purchase it from? 13. This dog is not house broke. how are you going to house break the pet? 14. Have you ever had to rehome a pet? Or have you ever surrendered a pet at a humane society or shelter? 15. What interested you in this dog? 16. Where is this pet going to sleep or spend most of its time? 17. Please list the date you are available to drive here and potentially adopt. He is available starting 2/22 or 2/23 18. Have you checked the distance to Antwerp, Oh 45813 to see how far away I am from you? There is no transport help, you will need to drive here to adopt. 19. Did you read the bio and understand the vet care that has already been done? 20. Please send pics of home and yard With application. If you have any vet paperwork at home Showing vet care on your existing animals please send that also. 21. Why do I have him? Released from A breeder because he was retired 22. If a good match are you prepared to take him home the same day you meet?
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Charlie

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Male, Adult
Antwerp, OH
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Please dont share. Sharing on pages with a lot of followers creates way too many emails for me to keep up with. That does not help get him a home. All it does is overwhelm my email. He will have enough interest on this site to get a home ******Please have any upcoming vacations out of the way before applying to adopt. ***** Yes we know. Over abundance of pups lately. He is available for a new home Starting 2/22 or 2/23 Meet. Charlie Purebred cavalier Happy guy. Never met a stranger. Loves anyone and everyone. Cats kids and other dogs. Life of the party. In true cavalier fashion, loves the couch too Born 2/26/18 18 lbs Why do I have him? Released from A breeder because he was retired. You can tell from His personality he was treated well. He is crate trained for a couple hours but will Need house broke. Vet care. Neutered, Parvo distemper vac Bordatella Vac. Rabies vac. Frontlined, we do not do h w prev from October - April. All vet paperwork goes home with him and it’s very detailed. Good detailed vet report. H w tested neg. Chipped. He had dental Care in his former life and is being a few teeth here and there but he eats just fine. Fee $395 If you have read everything above please go And Read it again. Eating pedigree adult hard food chicken flavor Application is below. If it’s Blocked by ads please X out the ads and scroll Down Application is below if you want to proceed. Please complete and return to Lmansf8009@aol.com If you cant copy and paste the application, please just answer the questions and return. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Start with an application. 1. Name: Address: City, State: phone number: 2. Do you own or rent? 3. How many people live in your home? 4. Any children? ages? 5. Any dog allergies in the home? 6. Do you have any cats or dogs? 7. Please tell me about his physical fenced in yard? 8. Name, age and list of animals currently in your home? 9. Current vets office name and phone number - 10. Can we contact your present vets office? Before you send in your application please call your vets office to give the ok to release info. If you dont, they wont release info. Please list the date you called your vets office here -----> 11. Is all your pets in the house spayed & neutered? 12. Has your dog been on heart worm preventative and where did you purchase it from? 13. This dog is not house broke. how are you going to house break the pet? 14. Have you ever had to rehome a pet? Or have you ever surrendered a pet at a humane society or shelter? 15. What interested you in this dog? 16. Where is this pet going to sleep or spend most of its time? 17. Please list the date you are available to drive here and potentially adopt. He is available starting 2/22 or 2/23 18. Have you checked the distance to Antwerp, Oh 45813 to see how far away I am from you? There is no transport help, you will need to drive here to adopt. 19. Did you read the bio and understand the vet care that has already been done? 20. Please send pics of home and yard With application. If you have any vet paperwork at home Showing vet care on your existing animals please send that also. 21. Why do I have him? Released from A breeder because he was retired 22. If a good match are you prepared to take him home the same day you meet?
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Jules

Bernedoodle

Female, Puppy
Antwerp, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Please dont share. Sharing on pages with a lot of followers creates way too many emails for me to keep up with. That does not help get her a home. All it does is overwhelm my email. She will have enough interest on this site to get a home ******Please have any upcoming vacations out of the way before applying to adopt. ***** She is available for a new home Starting 2/18-19 Absolutely stunning pup! You don’t see them this beautiful everyday. Mom was Bernese 75 lbs. Dad was standard poodle 50 lbs. Adult weight somewhere in there She will always need groomed. Plan on grooming expenses. She has a beautiful grey tan coat. Why do I have her? Nothing wrong with her at all. Older Puppy that needed a home. Covid buying frenzy is over. Super Friendly and fun. Gets along with cats, kids and other dogs. Happy guy! She is crate trained for a couple hours but will Need house broke. Born 10/16/23 Vet care. Spayed Parvo distemper vac Bordatella Vac. Rabies vac. Frontlined, we do not do h w prev from October - April. All vet paperwork goes home with her and it’s very detailed. 3 day dose panacure dewormer or what is left to give will go home with him Fee $495 If you have read everything above please go And Read it again. Eating pedigree puppy hard food chicken flavor Application is below. If it’s Blocked by ads please X out the ads and scroll Down Application is below if you want to proceed. Please complete and return to Lmansf8009@aol.com If you cant copy and paste the application, please just answer the questions and return. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Start with an application. 1. Name: Address: City, State: phone number: 2. Do you own or rent? 3. How many people live in your home? 4. Any children? ages? 5. Any dog allergies in the home? 6. Do you have any cats or dogs? 7. Please tell me about her physical fenced in yard? 8. Name, age and list of animals currently in your home? 9. Current vets office name and phone number - 10. Can we contact your present vets office? Before you send in your application please call your vets office to give the ok to release info. If you dont, they wont release info. Please list the date you called your vets office here -----> 11. Is all your pets in the house spayed & neutered? 12. Has your dog been on heart worm preventative and where did you purchase it from? 13. This dog is not house broke. how are you going to house break the pet? 14. Have you ever had to rehome a pet? Or have you ever surrendered a pet at a humane society or shelter? 15. What interested you in this dog? 16. Where is this pet going to sleep or spend most of its time? 17. Please list the date you are available to drive here and potentially adopt. She is available starting 2/18-19 18. Have you checked the distance to Antwerp, Oh 45813 to see how far away I am from you? There is no transport help, you will need to drive here to adopt. 19. Did you read the bio and understand the vet care that has already been done? 20. Please send pics of home and yard With application. If you have any vet paperwork at home Showing vet care on your existing animals please send that also. 21. Why do I have her? another Older puppy that never got a home. 22. If a good match are you prepared to take her home the same day you meet?
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Tiny 3.6 lbs Casper

Maltese

Male, Puppy
Antwerp, OH
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Please dont share. Sharing on pages with a lot of followers creates way too many emails for me to keep up with. That does not help get him a home. All it does is overwhelm my email. He will have enough interest on this site to get a home ******Please have any upcoming vacations out of the way before applying to adopt. ***** Yes we know. Over abundance of pups lately. We do not go looking for them! They are everywhere these days. He is available for a new home Starting 2/17 or 2/18 Meet. Casper Pics might make Him Look big but it’s all that hair. He is only 3.6 Lbs Purebred maltese pup Happy guy. Friendly and social and loves cats kids and other dogs. Beautiful boy! He does need a hair cut in the near future. Something to even him Out a little. Born 10/3/23 Currently 3.6 lbs Why do I have him? He has a slight overbite. Not an issue and never will be. It does not bother him eating at all. Lots of dogs and humans have an over bite. Just mentioning this because I will be asked many times. That’s why I have him. Nice friendly puppy. Was very well Socialized. He will need housebroke and all those fun puppy things We did shave out his face a little. He had some tear staining but that should clear up in time. Not an issue just mentioning. Vet care. Neutered yes. He is neutered. Parvo distemper vac Bordatella Vac. Rabies vac. Too small for frontline. , we do not do h w prev from October - April. All vet paperwork goes home with him and it’s very detailed. Good detailed vet report. 3 day dose panacure dewormer or what is left to give will go home with him Chipped Fee $495 If you have read everything above please go And Read it again. Eating pedigree puppy hard food chicken flavor Application is below. If it’s Blocked by ads please X out the ads and scroll Down Application is below if you want to proceed. Please complete and return to Lmansf8009@aol.com If you cant copy and paste the application, please just answer the questions and return. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Start with an application. 1. Name: Address: City, State: phone number: 2. Do you own or rent? 3. How many people live in your home? 4. Any children? ages? 5. Any dog allergies in the home? 6. Do you have any cats or dogs? 7. Please tell me about his physical fenced in yard? 8. Name, age and list of animals currently in your home? 9. Current vets office name and phone number - 10. Can we contact your present vets office? Before you send in your application please call your vets office to give the ok to release info. If you dont, they wont release info. Please list the date you called your vets office here -----> 11. Is all your pets in the house spayed & neutered? 12. Has your dog been on heart worm preventative and where did you purchase it from? 13. This dog is not house broke. how are you going to house break the pet? 14. Have you ever had to rehome a pet? Or have you ever surrendered a pet at a humane society or shelter? 15. What interested you in this dog? 16. Where is this pet going to sleep or spend most of its time? 17. Please list the date you are available to drive here and potentially adopt. He is available starting 2/17 or 2/18 18. Have you checked the distance to Antwerp, Oh 45813 to see how far away I am from you? There is no transport help, you will need to drive here to adopt. 19. Did you read the bio and understand the vet care that has already been done? 20. Please send pics of home and yard With application. If you have any vet paperwork at home Showing vet care on your existing animals please send that also. 21. Why do I have him? Stated above. 22. If a good match are you prepared to take him home the same day you meet?
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Macey

Cocker Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Female, Adult
Antwerp, OH
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Please dont share. Sharing on pages with a lot of followers creates way too many emails for me to keep up with. That does not help get her a home. All it does is overwhelm my email. She will have enough interest on this site to get a home ******Please have any upcoming vacations out of the way before applying to adopt. ******* She is available for a new home Starting 2/16-2/17 Meet Macey. I was told she was a Cavapoo with straight hair. That does happen and seen it many times. But I am going to list her as cavalier and cocker. I am just not sold on the idea of her being half poodle but I sure do believe she is 1/2 cavalier Why do I have her? She was retired from a breeder because she has an overbite. Which causes zero issues. She doesn’t care, you should not either. She eats just fine Born 11/30/20 21 lbs She loves other dogs and cats are fine too. Gentle dog and fine with kids. She is crate trained but will need house broke. Very quiet girl. Don’t make a peep. Loves a soft bed to lay on. Lacks a little confidence but that will come In time. Sweet and gentle dog. . If she acts shy when she meets you it’s fake. Just give her a minute. Vet care. Spayed Parvo distemper vac Bordatella Vac. Rabies vac. Front line. we do not do h w prev from October - April. All vet paperwork goes home with her and it’s very detailed. Good detailed vet report. H w tested neg. DENTAL cleaning with extractions which are not cheap! We did it all on this one! Fee $395 If you have read everything above please go And Read it again. Eating pedigree adult hard food chicken flavor Application is below. If it’s Blocked by ads please X out the ads and scroll Down Application is below if you want to proceed. Please complete and return to Lmansf8009@aol.com If you cant copy and paste the application, please just answer the questions and return. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Start with an application. 1. Name: Address: City, State: phone number: 2. Do you own or rent? 3. How many people live in your home? 4. Any children? ages? 5. Any dog allergies in the home? 6. Do you have any cats or dogs? 7. Please tell me about her physical fenced in yard? 8. Name, age and list of animals currently in your home? 9. Current vets office name and phone number - 10. Can we contact your present vets office? Before you send in your application please call your vets office to give the ok to release info. If you dont, they wont release info. Please list the date you called your vets office here -----> 11. Is all your pets in the house spayed & neutered? 12. Has your dog been on heart worm preventative and where did you purchase it from? 13. This dog is not house broke. how are you going to house break the pet? 14. Have you ever had to rehome a pet? Or have you ever surrendered a pet at a humane society or shelter? 15. What interested you in this dog? 16. Where is this pet going to sleep or spend most of its time? 17. Please list the date you are available to drive here and potentially adopt. She is available starting 2/17 or 2/17. 18. Have you checked the distance to Antwerp, Oh 45813 to see how far away I am from you? There is no transport help, you will need to drive here to adopt. 19. Did you read the bio and understand the vet care that has already been done? 20. Please send pics of home and yard With application. If you have any vet paperwork at home Showing vet care on your existing animals please send that also. 21. Why do I have her? She was a breeder release who was retired due to over bite 22. If a good match are you prepared to take her home the same day you meet?

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SOUL Dog Rescue & Rehab

P.O. Box 9774, Fort Wayne, IN 46899

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Second Chances Pet Rehab and Sanctuary - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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Fort Wayne Pit Bull Coalition

P.O. Box 13064, Fort Wayne, IN 46867

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Humane Fort Wayne

4914 S Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46806

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Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control

3020 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

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Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control - Owner Listings

3020 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

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PATs Animal Sanctuary

PO Box 312, New Haven, IN 46774

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Perfect Paws Pet Rescue, Inc.

PO Box 15868, Fort Wayne, IN 46885

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Perfectly Palmer Pet Rescue & Outreach

Churubusco, IN 46723

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Huntington County Humane Society

390 Thurman Poe Way, Huntington, IN 46750

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