Animal Control



The Town of Schererville Animal Shelter has a variety of cats and dogs ready for adoption. We take pride in working hard to find the best homes for these wonderful pets. 

The fee to adopt an animal is $65. For dogs this fee includes vaccines for rabies, distemper, heartworm testing, micro-chipping, and spaying or neutering. For cats the fee will include vaccines for rabies and distemper, SNAP FeLV/FIV test, micro-chipping, and spaying or neutering.

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please give us a call.

Pet Tags

  • Pet registration tags are available at the Schererville Police Department during office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm). You will need proof of rabies and vet records that show if your animal is spayed or neutered. If your animal is microchipped, we can also record that information. Click here for more information. License renewal period is January - March of every year. After that time, there will be a late fee of $10 per animal.
  • Pet tags are a great way to help us find your animals when they escape from the yard or leash. They are good until the end of the year. If you have any animal related questions please call: (219)865-6992.


We are not licensed to handle wildlife. Indiana Department of Natural Resources is a great resource when you are having issues with wildlife. The DNR can be reached at (219)879-5710.
You can also contact Humane Indiana Wildlife at their website by clicking here or by calling 219-922-3811.
If you feel that your life or someone else’s is in danger due to any type of wildlife, call 911.

If you have a lost pet:

Call Schererville Police Department non-emergency at (219)322-5000 to file a report, contact Animal Shelter at (219)865-6992, or message us via Facebook to let us know. 

If you have found someone else’s lost pet:

Call Schererville Police non-emergency at (219)322-5000, Animal Shelter at (219)865-6992, or message us on Facebook. You can send a photo of the animal to our email at or messaging our Facebook page.

If Animal Control officers are off duty, police officers will handle the calls, so don't be afraid to use the non-emergency number in these situations.