Adoptable pets around Indianapolis, IN

Magi is very active + likes to have space to run around. | Photo via IACS Pet Finder

Bringing home a furry friend is always an exciting adventure full of love, snuggles, and a chewed up shoe or two. 

We’ve done some digging to highlight local animal shelters looking for some purrfect parents to bring a fur baby to their furever home.


📍7929 N. Michigan Rd.

🐾Cats, kittens, dogs + puppies

🐱 Anna | Tiger striped tabby | 3-month-old female

🐱 Charlie | Orange shorthair tabby | 8-year-old male | He’s best friends with Lana + you can adopt them both for one fee to keep them together. 

🐶 Salmon | Brown domestic shorthair | 2-month-old female 

🐶 Scooby Doo | Brown mixed breed | 2-year-old male

🛍Donate or volunteer

Indianapolis Animal Care Services 

📍2600 S. Harding St.

🐾 Cats, kittens, dogs + puppies

🐱 Cookie | Domestic shorthair | Adult female 

🐶 Magi | Australian Cattle Dog + Blue Heeler mix | 1-year-old female

🐶 Zeus | German Shepherd | 9-year-old male

Pro tip: You can take a dog home to see if it’s a good fit for your family before committing to adopting with the Cuddle Before You Commit program.  

🛍Donate or volunteer 

Southside Animal Shelter

📍1614 W. Edgewood Ave.

🐾Cats, kittens, dogs + puppies

🐱 Peanut | Domestic medium hair Calico | Young female

🐱 Guapo | Domestic gray shorthair | Adult male 

🐶 Avery | Black and white Pit Bull Terrier mix | Adult female 

🐶 Clifford | Presa Canario mix | Young male 

🛍Donation Wish List 

Nine Lives Cat Cafe

📍1315 Shelby St.

🐾 Cats + kittens

🐱 Birdie | Torbie with white | 8-month-old female   

🐱 Mac ‘n Cheese | Orange tabby | 8-month-old male

🛍Donate or volunteer 

Furever We Love

📍6110 W. 25th St.

🐾 A dog shelter specializing in finding homes for dogs whose guardians are at the end of their lives

🐶 Contact Furever We Love for adoptable dogs

🛍 Donate 

See a pawsome pet you want to welcome home? Reach out to the organizations directly to inquire about adoption requirements and procedures. Not ready to take the leap? Ask about joining their foster network, volunteer, or donate to your favorite organization.