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.


Zomboi now known as Wink! Heis happy! Still a little nervous but we’re getting there! I loved his story! Thank you! (Referring to February Newsletter 2023. Can be found in Tails and Tidbits.) And yes, you’re so right about the treats…I have to ration him as well!
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Happily ever after story! We adopted Jim in March of 2020 after a tragic sudden loss of our family pet. He has been the glue that pieced our hearts back together, and we love spending every moment we can with him. He’s a warm snuggler, absolutely amazing with our son, niece and nephews, and loves to meow a conversation with us whenever he can. Thank you so much for rescuing him and helping to bring him into our lives!
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Rosebud (formerly persnickity) is settling in purrrrfectly! After 4 days, she already has the start of a great friendship with her fur sister and has won over her mom and dad’s heart. She is a great kitty! Extremely hyper and sassy, but sweet as can be <3
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I adopted “Tinkerbell” in August. She is now affectionately named “Moxi”. She’s a dream come true. So happy, so sweet, so spoiled. She loves to play, which we do every day. Thank you so much for her.
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I did choose a new name for her, but it’s not too far off from her original name. Her name is now Genie! She’s a great dog, very well behaved and smart – if a little rambunctious at times. She’s got tons of energy so we go on walks twice a day during the week when I have to work. My other 12 year old dog, Tank, has adjusted to having a young dog in the house, which did take a few weeks but they get along pretty well now. The cats are a little iffy on her yet, she
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We did keep the name Burger and everybody loves it! His first week he was a bit nervous, but after that first week his personality really came out and he kind of knew that everything is okay and he has a home he gets to stay at and be loved in! He still has lots of puppy energy, and we are working on chewing his toys instead of our couch when we walk out of the room lol he is very attached to my hip all day long and loves being apart of everything we do. We bring him to
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Update on Hazel, the coonhound (we had a DNA test done and she’s 100% Treeing Walker), we adopted in May 2020. She is the sweetest and most loyal dog!! She loves our family and is living her best life now in Colorado with us! We are so grateful to have been able to adopt her and show her what a good life she can have and experience the love she deserves! Hazel is most happy when she goes for long walks, 2 mile runs with mom, hiking with the family, and soaking up the sun!
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She is doing amazing! The first day was obviously scary and new, but by Friday, she was 100% comfortable with me!! She’d even flopped over and let me pet her belly. Her spay incision also looks great and her hair is growing back. Today, she even played around with her two 13-pound brothers and no hissing ensued from either party. She also learned she loves to cuddle and sit on the couch with me! Overall, great little girl. I’m grateful you all took such good care of her!!!!!
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