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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Animal Services

 

Available Animals for Adoption

To follow 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.

Adoption Programs

Open adoption hours are suspended immediately, and we will be facilitating adoptions virtually via Zoom and by appointment only.

Step 1.  Scroll down or visit our Facebook page to learn more information about animals up for adoption.

Step 2. Call our office at 630-407-2800 to speak with a staff member about a pet you are interested in.

Step 3. If you are interested in meeting a pet, complete an adoption application directly from the links below.

Step 4. Once 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.

Step 5. Meet 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.

Adoption Applications

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

Community Pets In Need of New Homes

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. 

We have Adult Dogs

Apple
Pit Mix
Female - 2 Years
Adoption Fee: Promotional
Location: Foster Home
Carol Anne
** ADOPTED **
Boxer
Female - 9 Years
Adoption Fee: Promotional
Location: Foster Home
Jenny
** ON HOLD **
Pit Mix
Female - 2 Years
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: DCAS
Lavender
Pit Mix
Female - 2 Years
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: DCAS
Mikos
** ON HOLD **
Lab Mix
Male - 1 Year
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home
Rollins
Pit Mix
Female - 4 Years
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: DCAS

We have Puppies

Sagan
** ON HOLD **
Terrier Mix
Male - 5 Months
Adoption Fee: $210
Location: Foster Home

We have Adult Cats

Bandit
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 8 Months
Adoption Fee: $50
Location: Foster Home
Cheeks
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 6 Years
Adoption Fee: Waived
Location: DCAS
Daphne
** ON HOLD **
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 2 Years
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: DCAS
Jazz
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 7 Years
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: DCAS
Menorah
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Long Hair
Female - 1.5 Years
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: DCAS
Michael Bublé
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 10 Months
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: DCAS
Momma Cuddles
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 2.5 Years
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: Foster Home
Nemo
** ON HOLD **
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 2 Years
Adoption Fee: Waived
Location: Foster Home
Niagara
** ON HOLD **
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 1 Year
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: DCAS
Pierre
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 1.5 Years
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: Foster Home
Ripley
** ADOPTED **
** Declawed **
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 10 Years
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: Foster Home

We have Bashful Buddies

Casey
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 8 Months
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: DCAS
Ericka and Tim
Domestic Short Hair
Male and Female - 7 Months
Adoption Fee: $120
Location: DCAS
Murphy
** ON HOLD **
Domestic Medium Hair
Male - 9 Months
Adoption Fee: $60
Location: DCAS
Sylvie
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 4 Months
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home
Wrigley
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 5 Years
Adoption Fee: $50
Location: DCAS

We have Kittens

Charlie
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 4 Months
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home
Jade
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 2 Months
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home
Linus
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 4 Months
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home
Onyx
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Short Hair
Male - 2 Months
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home
Queen Frostine
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 3 Months
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home
Ruby
** ADOPTED **
Domestic Short Hair
Female - 2 Months
Adoption Fee: $110
Location: Foster Home

We have Birds


We have Rabbits

"Lorie" the Lorax and Pepper
Mix
Male - 4 Months
Adoption Fee: $80
Location: Foster Home
Andy and Dwight
Mix
Male - 8 Months
Adoption Fee: $80
Location: Foster Home
Casper
New Zealand Mix
Male - 1 Year
Adoption Fee: $40
Location: Foster Home
Cinder and Kenji
Dutch
Male - 4 Months
Adoption Fee: $80
Location: Foster Home
Enza
** ON HOLD **
Dutch
Female - 8 Months
Adoption Fee: $40
Location: Foster Home
Lola and John Wick
** ADOPTED **
Mix
Male and Female - Adult
Adoption Fee: $80
Location: Foster Home
Meatball and Marinara
Mini Lop
Male - 4 Months
Adoption Fee: $80
Location: Foster Home
Shadow
** ON HOLD **
Polish Dwarf
Male - 10 Years
Adoption Fee: $40
Location: Foster Home
Stone Cold Steve Austin
** ON HOLD **
Mix
Male - 8 Months
Adoption Fee: $40
Location: DCAS
Sullivan
Mini Lop Mix
Male - 1 Year
Adoption Fee: $40
Location: Foster Home
Willa
** ADOPTED **
French Lop
Female - 3 Years
Adoption Fee: $40
Location: Foster Home

We have Other Animals

Checkers
Hamster
Male - 2 Months
Adoption Fee: $5
Location: DCAS
Puzzles
Hamster
Male - 2 Months
Adoption Fee: $5
Location: DCAS

Shelter Hours

General business hours:

Monday:
8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Tuesday - Wednesday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. . 

Saturday:
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Sunday:
CLOSED

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 animalservices@dupageco.org. A staff member will reach out to schedule an appointment once an application has been received.

Owner Surrendered animals

DCAS is currently unable to accept owner surrendered animals

Contact Us

Phone:
630-407-2800

Fax:
630-407-2801

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

Email:
animalservices@dupageco.org

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