Available Animals for Adoption
best practices recommended by the CDC for social distancing, our adoption
process has changed. Our
space for animal interaction is small, so we have moved to virtual interactions
with curbside pick-up. Our process for counseling you on a perfect pet pick is
the same whether in-person or virtually. We are committed to helping you
find a great pet match by showing you the animals available, talking about what
we have observed in their personalities, and sharing best practices in care. We
are also a resource to you after you bring a new pet home. We recommend doing
some homework about what type of pet best fits your household activity level,
time commitment, space, other pets, and all the other factors that go into
selecting a new pet. If you've decided you are ready to adopt, please review our current adoption process below.
Open adoption hours are suspended immediately, and we will be
facilitating adoptions virtually via Zoom and by appointment only.
Scroll down or visit our Facebook page to learn more information about animals up
our office at 630-407-2800 to speak with a staff member about a pet you are
you are interested in meeting a pet, complete an adoption application directly
from the links below.
your application is received and approved, staff will call you to discuss the
pet you wish to meet and schedule either an in-person meeting or you may start with a virtual Zoom meet and greet with that pet.
During the virtual interaction, you’ll be able to see the pet on video and have
all your questions answered by an adoption counselor. Please note that a
submitted application does not place that pet on hold for you or guarantee you
will be able to meet that pet.
your potential new pet and if it is a perfect match, complete the adoption and take your new pet home! We know
bringing home a new pet is a big deal, so we also give you until the close of
business on the next day to think about it and then make a decision.
For a smooth adoption process download a Pre-Adoption Checklist
Call (630) 407-2800 and dial '0' to make an appointment to meet an adoption animal in foster or housed off-site
Look at me Before Bringing Home a New Pal
This link contains photos and information about community pets in need of new homes. These pets are not at DuPage County Animal Services. We hope to help these pets reach new families without having to enter the shelter.