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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Lost, Found & Stray Information

Each year, DuPage County Animal Services takes in nearly 2,500 animals. On average, 45% of these arrive as lost, found or stray animals. Sadly, only 75% of dogs and fewer than 99% of cats carry some form of identification or microchip allowing us to notify their owners when they are found. Despite the unfavorable odds, the staff of Animal Services work very hard to reunite as many lost animals with their owners as possible.

Lost Pets

Click HERE to fill out a Lost Report.  Animal Services checks all incoming strays against the lost reports. 

Dealing with a lost pet can be a very emotional time for the pet and it's family.  If you or someone you know has lost a pet, please view helpful information on reporting a lost animal, locating your lost animal and preventing loss

Found Animals

With the assistance of well-informed and observant community members, Animal Services works hard to reunite lost animals with their families. Please see information about how to report a found animal, common lost animal myths and what to do if you find a stray animal.

Stray Animal Information

DuPage County Animal Services post photos and descriptions of all stray animals that are currently being housed in the facility. Please follow the link below to see the stray animals currently in our care. We will only release information about the status of the animal to the owners. 

Stray Dogs Album

Stray Cats Album

Stray Small Animals Album

To assist pet owners searching for their lost pets, Animal Services has compiled a listing of stray animal holding facilities along with information on what happens to a stray animal once it arrives at the shelter.

Animal Service's Reclaim Protocol for Stray & Relinquished Animals

All citizens reclaiming an animal from Animal Services will be required to provide proof of current rabies vaccination within 14 days of 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 Animal Services 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.  View our list of services and fees, including vaccination fees for animals impounded at Animal Services.