An area leader in animal care, welfare, and education in the Fox Valley Region community since 1891

Foster homes are needed to support the animals in our care.

How We Help

The Fox Valley Humane Association is a full-service, state-of-the-art animal shelter and resource center, serving thousands of people and their pets each year. FVHA works 24/7 to see that no animal need in the Fox Valley goes unmet.

FVHA is a locally based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on saving lives and offers a variety of services programs, and events to the community in addition to a safe haven for companion animals.

Adoptable Pets

Are you ready to welcome a new member into your family? FVHA is here to help you find the perfect animal companion to fill your heart and home with love!

We are an open adoptions facility. Appointments are on a walk-in basis and do not need to be set up ahead of time.

View Our Adoptable Pets



Our Hours & Location

Hours of Operation:

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us
N115 Two Mile Road Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 733-1717

We Love Happy Tails!

Success stories of past adoptions through FVHA. See what others have to say about their experience.


Graceon is doing very well and adjusting to life with her two big brothers. She has no problem keeping them right in line. She loves to snuggle on the deck with her older brother, Bobby. She loves to go on long walks with her other older brother Giannis. We had our first vet appointment, and she was such a good girl. I’ve included a few photos of her brothers and her below. She has been an absolute blessing to our family. Especially after the loss of our oldest, Lambeau. It’s been so much fun to have three dogs playing in
Read More >


Fiona is doing great! We kept her name as Fiona, as it was a wonderful name and suited her, and she responds well to it. Fiona definitely fits in perfectly here and has made herself right at home. We all adore her so much, and she gets lots of attention and love! She is a great addition to the family! I have attached a few select photos. I have a lot, as I can’t seem to stop capturing her moments.  
Read More >


He seems to be settling in and has really come out of his shell! He is very playful and loves playing with his brother Jagger (black and white) and sister Papaya (tan and white). It is so fun to watch them! He and Papaya are now best friends and even cuddle together.❤️ He also has been doing well meeting neighbor dogs and getting along with our cats (though he tries to chase them sometimes)! He has been a great listener and is picking up skills quickly. I was very surprised at how quickly he became comfortable with us and the
Read More >


Everything is going great since the adoption!  Finley has really come out of his shell since we brought him home. He is such a sweet and energetic guy (but also likes a good lazy day on the couch lol) who also loves his treats and food! He loves to go and snuggle with all three of our children in their rooms. He loves all the attention he gets from the kids, my wife and me. He loves his puppy sister as well and tries to play with her. Though she doesn’t always have the energy to keep up with him,
Read More >


I just wanted to thank you for all you do! We adopted Peppermint Kitty from you about 1 month ago and I’m glad to report she is settling in so well and we all love her so much! My family and I came to your facility multiple times in search of our new family member. It took several visits, but my daughter instantly fell in love with Peppermint Kitty, and that was it. You are all amazing and do such important work, we appreciate you and thank you for bringing us our purrfect new addition!
Read More >


We are thankful and happy to have been able to adopt Brucie and bring him home. He is happy, too, and wags his tail a lot! He is such a good boy and a little love bug. He really enjoys being outside for walks (and running). His favorite way to greet us when we come home is by playing, wrestling, and receiving belly rubs. He’s done really well with bath time. He loves to cuddle and is also a couch potato when he’s not walking outside or playing. He’s found his voice and barks at people sometimes, but he’s also
Read More >