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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

  • Feathered Friends Webinar
    Thursday, 09/16/2021

    From tiny hummingbirds to enormous eagles, learn all about Chicagoland’s native birds and how we can live peacefully with these wonderful animals. Registration Link:

  • Canine Concerns Webinar
    Thursday, 09/23/2021

    They’re our best friends, but there’s a lot we don’t understand about dogs. Learn about common dog behaviors, the natural instincts behind them, and how to manage those behaviors that aren’t so fun to live with. Registration Link:

  • Choosing a Pet Professional Webinar
    Thursday, 09/30/2021

    We all need pet professionals: dog walkers, groomers, trainers, veterinarians etc. How those professionals work with the animals is extremely important. Learn what to look for in an animal care professional. 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.