Welcome to Loving Heart Animal Shelter!

The Loving Heart Animal Shelter is a private, independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of community members who are dedicated to animal welfare and currently a full time Executive Director. We are funded primarily through private donations and service revenue. We are not controlled or funded by any statewide or national organization. Donations made to national animal welfare groups do not benefit our local pets. We are based in Lafayette, Indiana.


Loving Heart Animal Shelter is a no-kill animal shelter and adoption organization. Our shelter strives to create an environment which enhances awareness of the humane treatment of animals. The mission of Loving Heart Animal Shelter is to rescue healthy and treatable dogs. This shall include, but is not limited to sick, injured and abused animals, strays, and owner relinquished animals. We will nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving permanent homes.


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Mutt of the Month:

Yoshi, A 4 year - old American Bulldog mix. 


Do you have a soft spot for Big Bully Blockheads, like Yoshi? If you want to fall in love with a good looking, 4 year old, 75lb, hunk of dog...


Yoshi was rescued from a high-kill animal control facility in Indianapolis. At Animal Control, he passed the temperament test and went to the adoption floor; but, because he wasn't showing well due to kennel stress, he was made "rescue only." Yoshi quickly came to stay with us.

If you come to meet Yoshi, you need to excuse his kennel behavior - the kennel shows Yoshi in the worst light. Outside the kennel, Yoshi loves people. He's a very handsome boy who loves his treats - already, he knows sit and shake and will probably catch onto new cues pretty quickly. In addition to treats, Yoshi loves giving kisses and getting belly rubs.

Yoshi does well with dogs but can be forward when meeting them, so we recommend a meet-and-greet if you have another dog in your home. We don't know how Yoshi would do with cats.



Meow of the Month:


My name is Harriet. You may have heard of that name before if you've watched the TV show Little House on the Prairie, but trust me - I'm nothing like the character after which I am named! Instead, I'm pretty much the opposite and love to do about everything.

Want to pet me? Yes, please. Want to give me a tummy rub? Feel free when I'm rolling around on my bed. Ready to take me home? I'm all yours.

I have been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. My adoption fee is $60.
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