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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Animal Services

DuPage County Animal Services

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To keep you and our staff safe, we have modified our operations in response to COVID-19:

  • Animal Services is conducting business by appointment, including owner surrendered animals, adoption consultations, and microchipping.
  • Purchasing rabies tags or picking up a spay/neuter voucher does not need an appointment.
  • We are limiting the number of people in the building at one time and ask that if you are un-vaccinated, you please wear a mask.
  • Intake of a stray animal does not require an appointment, but finders are encouraged to call ahead for procedural guidance. For additional information, call 630-407-2800.

 For additional information, call (630) 407- 2800 or visit

Animals and the Coronavirus:

For more information, head to our News page. 

Events & Important Dates

In an effort to follow best practices recommended by the CDC for social distancing, all educational events will be conducted virtually until further notice.

More Events » Upcoming Events

  • S.H.E.D: 4 Necessities for Small Pets Webinar
    Thursday, 10/21/2021

    Explore the needs (shelter, healthcare, exercise, and diet) of smaller pets: guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, bearded dragons, parakeets, and more! Registration Link:

  • Octobunfest - Adoption Event
    Saturday, 10/23/2021

    Are you interested in learning more about being a rabbit pet guardian? Have you done the research and now you're ready to add a bun to your family? Join us for OctoBUNfest at DCAS to talk to staff members about how to care for rabbits including pen set up, diet, enrichment, healthcare, and more! Meet our adoptable bunnies and get 50% off adoption fees if you adopt that day! Call 630-407-2800 for more information or visit:  to sign up for a time slot! 
  • Solutions with Animal Services Webinar
    Thursday, 11/04/2021

    Learn about the services provided by DuPage County Animal Services and the many ways we protect animals and serve humans. Registration Link:

  • Holiday Pet Safety Webinar
    Thursday, 11/18/2021

    From big dinners to decorative lights, the holidays are a time to shine with family and friends. But how do we keep our furry family members safe? We’ll cover food safety, decorating tips, and advice on keeping stress levels low. Registration Link:

Contact Us



DuPage County Animal Services
120 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187


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Submit Rabies Certificate Online

Submit proof of rabies vaccination for:

  • Tag Purchase
  • Reclaim
  • Adoption Application
  • Bite Investigation
  • Citation

Submit rabies certificate now

Shelter Hours

General business hours:

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Saturday & Sunday:

Adoption & Animal Viewing

By appointment only. Visit the Adopt page to review our COVID-19 adoption process. If interested in adopting please complete an adoption application found on the Available Animals page and email to the shelter at A staff member will reach out to schedule an appointment once an application has been received.

Owner Surrendered animals

DuPage County Residents: 
Owner surrendered animals are accepted by appointment only.  Call (630) 407-2800 and dial '0' to make an appointment.

Out of County Residents:
Out of County residents are required to contact their local animal control / animal shelter first.  Out of county surrenders are accepted on a space-available basis and by appointment only.  Call (630) 407-2800 and dial '0' for more information.