We're responsible for animal welfare services in the City. Our shelter services include animal adoption, lost and found support, owner resources, and pet education. We serve the public in matters such as picking up stray dogs, investigating cruelty or neglect, responding to animals in distress, dog licensing, animal permitting, and upholding municipal code.
Visit our shelter to meet your new best friend! Dogs and cats are available for adoption at our shelter located at 521 Eclipse Place. We are open for adoption counseling and to meet our animals Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-6:00 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our adoption staff will help you find a pet that is a match for your home, lifestyle, and personality. You may fill out the SBACC Adoption Application ahead of time or at the shelter or stop in to speak to one of us first. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Dogs – 5 months and younger – $100
Dogs – 6 months and older – $85
Cats – $65
Unless we are running an adoption special, adoption fees are as stated above. Adoption fees help us care for animals in our community. All dogs and cats are provided with the recommended vaccines; including a rabies vaccine. Adopted pets go to new homes already spayed or neutered and receive an internal microchip identification that is registered to the new owner.
How You Can Help
Donate Today – every dollar counts!
Food Donations & Food Delivery Subscriptions
We are always excited to receive cat and dog food donations! There are many websites that will help by delivering the food directly to our shelter for you.
We do have a special request for dog food. Due to the sensitive nature of dogs’ stomachs we do ask that dog food donations be Purina Dog Chow so we can keep their tummies healthy & happy. Thank you!
If you love animals as much as we do we can use your help! We have opportunities available in all aspects of shelter and rescue care. If you like walking and training dogs, cleaning, fundraising, playing with cats, office work, attending adoption events, or so much more – we need you. Contact us by dialing 311 (or 574-233-0311) to get involved!
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Important to Know
- Animal Control Officers are patrolling your neighborhoods from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
- Animal Control Officers are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergency situations.
- You may dial 311 (or 574-233-0311) to report: stray, injured, neglected, lost or found animals; animal bites; nuisance and cruelty complaints; wildlife problems.
- To report deceased animals on streets within the City, please dial 311.
521 Eclipse Place South Bend, IN 46628
Adoption Center Hours
Monday - Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
First Saturday of the month 11:00 am to 3:00 pm