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Porter County Animal Shelter

3355 Bertholet Blvd
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Our Mission

Visit our new website at for all of the info about about pets and adoption. Only a small portion is included here.

Our Mission

It is our mission to reduce animal homelessness and pet overpopulation by caring for and sheltering homeless animals, providing education to the public about responsible ownership, practicing vetted and thorough adoption services, and advocating spay & neuter programs.  We are a NO KILL Shelter in that we euthanize only non-rehabilitatable pets who are irremediably suffering or dangerous to people or other pets.

Adoption Policy

Welcoming a pet into your family is a big decision, but chances are good that your life will be better than ever with the companionship of your new best friend.

We make an emotional commitment to each animal in our care. We have an obligation to ensure that the new relationship between your family and your new companion will thrive for a lifetime. We take the adoption process very seriously. We strive to ensure that each animal finds the proper family and that each family finds a pet that will match their lifestyle. For an adoption to be successful, you must truly understand the level of care and commitment required for a successful adoption.

To help you understand the obligations of responsible pet ownership, we have prepared information for you about the costs of owning a pet, determining if you are ready, choosing the right pet for your lifestyle, what to expect when you visit the shelter and the adoption process and fees.

You can read all of this information at:

  • day hours
    Monday Noon until 4:00 PM
    Tuesday Noon until 4:00 PM
    Wednesday Noon until 4:00 PM
    Thursday Noon until 4:00 PM
    Friday Noon until 4:00 PM
    Saturday Noon Until 4:00 PM
    Sunday Noon Until 4:00 PM
    By appointment only
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