Originally founded in 1973 as the Steuben County Humane Society, the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County exists to find homes for animals in Steuben County, Indiana; promote the humane treatment of animals, including spaying and neutering; and assist in the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect. The Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates an open-admission animal shelter, which means that we accept any cats and dogs brought to the shelter by a Steuben County resident, care for its needs, and help secure it a good forever home. To provide these services, we rely on donations and grants from our generous supporters to provide care for over 2,000 animals every year.
Our friendly adoption staff will work with you to find the right dog or cat for your home. Get started by checking our online adoption listings (regularly) or stop by shelter. It’s important you spend time getting to know prospective pets. If you have questions or wish to visit with an animal, just ask a staff member for assistance. If you wish to put an animal on hold or to adopt an animal from the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County, you must have an approved application. We will put an adoption hold on per a phone call, application, Facebook or email request. If you find an animal you wish to adopt, we will have an informal consultation to ensure that you and the pet you’ve selected are a good match. During the adoption process we will review the animal’s medical records.