DuPage County Animal Services relies on a
dedicated team of foster caregivers to provide temporary placement in a home
environment while animals undergo medical treatment, receive behavioral
support, or await adoption. Foster care is a critical piece of our effort to
provide animals with a second chance at life. Foster families are needed to
provide one-on-one care in the following instances:
Up Coming Foster Information Sessions:
May 8th at 11 AM - Dog Foster Information. Register Here
May 19th at 7 PM - Cats, Kittens, Rabbits, and Small Animal Foster Information. Register Here
May 26th at 7 PM - Dog Foster Information. Register Here
June 5th at 10 AM - Cats, Kittens, Rabbits, and Small Animal Foster Information. Register Here
Each year Animal Services received hundreds of young kittens. Any
kitten under 8 weeks of age (or two pounds) cannot physically stay in the
shelter. Kittens this age are not fully vaccinated and have developing immune
systems, which leaves them at risk of becoming ill. Kittens require foster
placement until they are weaned and of age to be spayed/neutered and placed up
In some cases, Animal Services receives pregnant cats or cats with nursing
kittens. In other cases, orphaned kittens are brought to the shelter. Animal Services relies on a special team of
highly dedicated foster caregivers who provide these cats and kittens with the
care they need.
Found kittens: Not all kittens have been abandoned. If you have
found kittens outside, please call the shelter at 630-407-2800, we will help
you determine next steps.
For more information on what to expect when fostering kittens, including necessary supplies, feeding and helpful tips, visit our
Foster Kitten Program page.
Animal Services relies on foster homes to help
many adult cats. Adult cats may require a foster home to monitor medical
conditions, provide a place for a cat to recover from an illness, receive
socialization, provide a respite for long term cat or simply to help when the
shelter is at capacity.
Animal Services relies on foster families
to care for adoption dogs that find the shelter environment difficult or
overwhelming, dogs awaiting rescue placement and dogs in need of medical care.
Please visit our Available Foster Dog page to learn more about the animals in our care that we are seeking foster homes for.
For more information or if you have any questions, please
email us or call us at (630) 407-2800.