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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Animal Care and Control

NEW BUILDING LOCATION: DCACC will be temporarily located at 130 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.  This will be during the duration of our Phase I construction that is occurring at our 120 N. County Farm Road location. 

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DuPage County Animal Care & Control is a self-supporting (non taxpayer funded) county department designed to:


Adoption and Owner Surrender Hours as of January 11, 2016

In order to prepare for DCACC's temporary relocation for our Phase I kennel renovation project, our hours for owner surrenders and adoptions will be limited.  This will allow staff to effectively manage our intakes and adoptions to better serve the community and the animals in our care.  Please note that we are not relocating January 11th.  Our temporary relocation will occur towards the end of January and we will provide more specific updates as they become available.

Abbreviated Adoption Hours (as of 1/11/16):
Day General Business * Adoptions Owner Surrenders Stray Dog Viewing/
Reclaims **
Monday 8am - 7:30pm 4pm – 7pm 9am – 11am By Appointment
Tuesday 8am – 5pm (Closed 12-1 for lunch) 2pm - 4:30pm 9am – 11am By Appointment
Wednesday 8am – 5pm (Closed 12-1 for lunch) 2pm - 4:30pm Closed By Appointment
Thursday 8am - 7:30pm 4pm – 7pm 9am – 11am By Appointment
Friday 8am – 5pm (Closed 12-1 for lunch) 2pm - 4:30pm 9am – 11am By Appointment
Saturday 10am - 3pm 11am – 2pm 8am – 10am By Appointment
Sunday Closed Closed Closed Closed
* (stray drop-off, rabies tags, reclaims, stray cat viewing, etc.)
** (housed at off-site locations)

Temporary Relocation Wish List

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NEW: Changes to DCACC's Reclaim Protocol for Stray & Relinquished Animals

Effective December 1, 2015, all citizens reclaiming an animal from DCACC will be required to provide proof of current rabies vaccination and/or have their animal vaccinated by a DCACC veterinarian prior to the animal being discharged from our facility.  This is being done to protect the public and the public's pets from potential exposure to rabies.  Any animal arriving at DCACC without a current rabies registration tag will be vaccinated at intake, so please be sure your pet wears his/her DuPage County rabies registration tag at all times.  Click the link below to view our list of services and fees, including vaccination fees for animals impounded at DCACC.

Listing of services offered by DuPage County Animal Care & Control and corresponding fees.

Vaccinate Against Rabies, It's The Law!

Each year DuPage County Animal Care and Control and the DuPage County Health Department keep track of the number of positive cases of rabies found in wildlife within the county.  For the health and safety of all the people and pets of DuPage County, please make sure all dogs and cats are current on their rabies vaccination - even if kept indoors.  It's the law.  

View DuPage County Animal Care & Control's Donation Policy.

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DCACC Advisory Board

2016 Advisory Board Meeting Dates:  

View agendas and minutes from past Advisory Board meetings:

DCACC Advisory Board Subcommittee

2016 Advisory Board Meeting Dates:  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Subcommittee Agenda 02/17/2016

Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control Foundation

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Click on the green Smart911 button to register now. The Emergency Telephone System Board of DuPage County offers a free and confidential service to help first responders when you call 911. Completing a profile will provide first responders with important information to help you when you call 911. The information  can include photos of your children, special  needs and medical information, current location. This service is appropriate for Premise Alert Program users. You can even register your pets. For more information about Smart911, click Register for Smart911.

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DuPage County Animal Care & Control
120 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Shelter Hours

General Business*

Monday & Thursday:
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Monday & Thursday:
4 - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
2 - 4:30 p.m.  
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Owner Surrenders

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wednesday & Sunday:
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Stray Dog Reclaim**

Monday - Saturday:
Call for Appointment

*stray drop-off, rabies tags, stray cat view/reclaim, etc.

**housed at off-site locations 


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