Indy Pet Adoption Organizations

Indy Pet Adoption Organizations

Ready to find a furry friend to complete your family? Check out this list of 10 wonderful animal shelters around Central Indiana to find the perfect pet who is looking for his or her forever home!


Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

The Humane Society of Indianapolis (HSI) was founded in 1905 by a group who wanted to make a difference for those who were suffering – not only for animals, but also for women and children of abusive marriages and relationships. Over the years, the HSI has grown to focus on dogs, cats, and other domesticated pets. The current facility was built between 1989 and 1991 – with capacity for 300 dogs, cats, and small mammals.

Humane Society of Hamilton County
1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B
Noblesville, IN 46060

The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) was founded in 1984 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The HSHC has an open admission policy and a No-Kill philosophy. Each year, more than 3,100 animals come into the facility and they have maintained a 98% placement rate over the last 3 years.

Southside Animal Shelter
1614 W Edgewood Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46217

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue dogs and cats who are at risk, and to bring them to loving homes. The shelter started when executive director, Rosie Ellis was rescuing stray kittens in her home in 1987. After receiving a 501(c)3 status in 1995, she was able to starting building what is now known as Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter.

Lucky Dog Retreat
5990 E. 71st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

The Lucky Dog Retreat is known for its doggy daycare facility, but it also is home to a rescue retreat for dogs. The dogs up for adoption all came from a kill shelter, are spayed or neutered, are completely vaccinated and microchipped. To date, Lucky Dog has saved 949 dogs, surviving solely on private donations and fundraisers.

Sacred Sycamore Animal Rescue
2230 Stafford Rd #115
Plainfield, IN 46168

Sacred Sycamore has a goal to not only place animals in homes, but to find the perfect home and family the first time. Animals are placed in a safe and secure internal shelter with access to external space as needed. Adoptive families go through an education and interview process as well as a follow-up home visit. The pets up for adoption are often brought to special events, and the rescue can also arrange a meet and greet with the animal that you are interested in adopting.

Misty Eyes Animal Center
616 South County Road 800 East
Avon, IN 46123

Misty Eyes Animal Center was founded in October 2011, establishing the core values of “Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism and Kindness.” The center works with local organizations to teach spay/neuter education and to network for successful adoptions. The facility is being developed in phases, with a goal to build a permanent facility so that it may hold more animals and develop a garden area with a walking path.

Hancock County Humane Society
214 E. Main St.
Greenfield, IN 46140

The Hancock County Humane Society is a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter staffed entirely by volunteers. It is funded completely on donations from the local community. The center’s goal is to find permanent safe and loving homes for animals in their care. This 501(c)3 organization began in 1977 and also hosts annual low-cost vaccination clinics with local veterinarians to provide pet owners with affordable vaccines.

Heaven After Hell Rescue
6819 W 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46214

Heaven After Hell Rescue has a mission to “give adoptable shelter animals the second chance that they deserve.” The facility takes in unwanted or abused dogs and cats from high-kill shelters. They prepare the animals for adoption and match them with their perfect forever family and home. To prepare the animals, they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped, and trained as needed.

Frenzy Animal Rescue
37 W Mill St.
New Palestine, IN 46163

Frenzy Animal Rescue has been rescuing dogs for over 10 years. Located in New Palestine, their mission to help end the overpopulation of dogs and cats by spaying and neutering before adoption. They also are available to financially help members of the community to spay/neuter pets. In 2017, the shelter rescued over 150 dogs and 2 birds.

Hope Marie’s Fund
4247 N. State Road 135
Franklin, IN 46131

Hope Marie’s Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and was started in 2011 by Dr. Cindy Baker O’Dell. The original goal of the organization was to help owners pay for medical care for their pets but it quickly became a full-blown animal rescue. Today, Hope Marie’s Fund is a rescue that serves dogs, cats and small animals that have been surrendered or abandoned or orphaned and are at risk of euthanasia.

Waldo’s Muttley Crew
P.O. Box 421798
Indianapolis, IN 46242

Waldo’s Muttley Crew is a foster-based animal rescue with a mission to save animals from poor environments, neglect, and kill shelters. The organization also aims to educate people on appropriate pet care as well focus on the importance of spaying and neutering to control overpopulation of animals in the United States. The rescue group is named after a very important dog, Waldo, who made a huge impact on everyone he met. You can learn more about Waldo’s story on their website.