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Adopt a pet. Make a donation. Remember a loved one. Give the gift of time through volunteering. Help spread the word. All of these help make life better for homeless and unwanted animals in DuPage County.





Click here to view photos from the Friends Fur-Ever Feast Photo Gallery.  Many thanks to Jackie Petersen Pet Photography for making it possible for Feast photos to be viewed and downloaded for FREE!  Please note: photos will view with watermark, but will download without watermark.
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ZERO Has Never Been So Exciting!

For the first time in it's history DuPage County Animal Care & Control did not euthanize one single adoptable pet in 2013 due to a lack of shelter space.  Click here to read more about why ZERO is such a big deal and what you can do to help ensure that ZERO is the number now and well into the future.

Find Pet-Friendly Housing 

Visit the website for help with finding websites that list pet-friendly rentals. 

DCACC Shelter Wish List

Shelter Wish List NEW 

It's an Extreme Adoption Cat Room Makeover!

Over President's Day weekend,DCACC's adoption cat room received an extreme makeover courtesy of Eagle Scout Joshua Wilson, Harold Reed and Boy Scout Troop #374 of Wheaton, Illinois. We hope you'll stop by the shelter to see their incredible work for yourself. But if you can't make it in person, here are some photos of their work taken before, during and after the renovation. Thank you Joshua, Harold & Troop #374 for making our adoption cat room feel more like "home" for our cats, volunteers & visitors!


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A Penny a search and a portion of each purchase will be donated to DCACC.


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Good Search 

The more people us GoodSearch, the more money will be directed toward DCACC

Paper Retriever 

DCACC earn funds based on the amount of recyclable paper waste that is collected in our yellow & green Paper Retriever bin (located in our parking lot.)



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4th Annual Coco -Mutts & Island Tails Raises Nearly $41,000 for Homeless Pets!  

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and supported.  Click here to view or download photos from the 2014 Feast. 


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun REVISED 

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CS Barks Dog Festival
Sunday, September 14th
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gary Avenue & Lies Road
Carol Stream

The Friends of DCACC Foundation is a proud sponsor of the CS Barks Dog Festival 2014.  Stop by our exhibit and meet some of DCACC's canine & small animal adoptables.  Learn more about DCACC, the Friends of DCACC Foundation, and how YOU can help make DuPage County a more pet-friendly community by helping its homeless and unwanted pets.  Also, enter for your chance to win an amazing dog lover's can only win by visiting us at CS Barks!


 Fall Festival 2014 Flyer 
SAVE THE DATE:  Fall Festival Pet Expo & Adopt-a-Thon
Saturday, Sept. 20th
11am - 3pm
DCACC Shelter

It's back!  Join us for food, fun, animals, raffles, and much, much more at the Fall Festival Pet Expo & Adopt-a-Thon. Visit the DCACC Humane Education & Events page for more Fall Festival information.  View a listing of Fall Festival Exhibitors here.


Jackie Petersen Fall Festival Mini Sessions 

Booking Now:  Jackie Petersen Fall Festival Mini-Sessions
VERY Limited quantitiy
100% of proceeds benefit DCACC's shelter animals!



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Scooter's Squad Featured Race
Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & Fall Final 20
Sunday, September 21st
7 a.m.
St. Charles

C'mon out and cheer on our Scooter's Squad team members participating in the Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & Fall Final 20 on behalf of Scooter's Squad and DCACC's homeless pets.  Want to do more than cheer?  Run with us!  The race is sold out, but through Scooter's Squad, if you make a $100 donation to the Friends of DCACC Foundation, you will receive a special discount registration code that you can use to register for this sold out race AND receive $25 off your race registration fee!  To register to become a Scooter's Squad team member and/or to get your Fox Valley race discount registration code, visit the Scooter's Squad page. 

DCACC sponsored events and education programs