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Animal Shelter Partnership & Adoption Benefits

BloomingPaws For A Cause!  We’re always looking for new ways to help our local animal shelters.

Bloomington Animal Shelter

Bloomington Animal Care & Control operates the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter and is the primary provider of animal-related services for Bloomington.  Bloomington Animal Care and Control’s mission is to address and respond to all animal needs in the community through education, enforcement and support in order to build a community where animals are valued and treated with kindness and respect. 

BloomingPaws works closely with the Bloomington Animal Shelter to provide medical care so the animals in their care can find their forever homes quickly. 

We offer free first exams to new adopters!

Please contact the Bloomington Animal Care & Control at (812)349-3492 with any animal-related questions or concerns and remember to visit the shelter at 3410 S Walnut St. if you want to add a new furry friend to your family!

The Monroe County Humane Association 

MCHA advocates for a more humane future for the pets in our community by being a provider of accessible veterinary care through their Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic, offering a free Pet Food & Supply Pantry, humane education and more.  

MCHA is an independent, local 501c(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donations, sponsorships and grants to fund all of their programs.

BloomingPaws sponsors and participates in their fundraising events like Barktoberfest and their Haunted Trail.  

Their Animal Care Campus is located at 791 S Fieldstone Blvd, Bloomington, IN 47403

Shelter Adoption Benefits

Adopt, don’t shop! BloomingPaws offers multiple benefits for Bloomington Animal Shelter adoptions.

3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months

Vet Clinic

  • Free Wellness Exam: Our veterinarians will perform a complimentary nose-to-tail wellness exam on dogs, cats, rabbits, and any other species adopted from the shelter. Notify our veterinary staff of your adoption when you schedule your appointment and bring all relevant paperwork. NoteThis free exam does not cover the cost of vaccines or other treatments or medications that may be necessary.
  • Useful Information:  Our veterinarians will tailor educational information to you and your newly adopted pet’s specific needs. Informative handouts and documents will be organized in new pet folders that we make just for you.
  • Online Tools: Use our PetDesk app on your phone to make it easier to manage your pet’s health. It is available for both IOS and Android devices. PetDesk doesn’t take up much space on your phone, and there are no unwanted messages or ads. Plus, it is safe and free. You can learn more on our PetDesk page.


  • A Free Day of Daycare:  Your newly adopted shelter pet could qualify for a free day of daycare! If you’re interested in Daycare for your pet, their first day is free! You will need to fill out a New Dog Questionnaire or New Cat before scheduling your pet for their first day that will include an evaluation if your interested in Group Play.  It’s a good way to get to know us and a good way for us to get to know your pet!