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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Animal Services

DuPage County Animal Services

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DuPage County Animal Services (DCAS) is the county’s sole public animal shelter and control agency. The mission of DCAS is to protect the health, safety and welfare of people and pets throughout DuPage County.

DCAS cares for the community’s lost, homeless, stray, injured, sick, neglected and abandoned animals.

For additional information, call 630-407-2800.

We Provide

  • Humane shelter
  • Veterinary care for shelter animals
  • Lost and found services
  • Adoption services
  • Response to animal emergencies and public safety incidents involving animals for unincorporated areas of DuPage County
  • Education and enforcement of the community’s responsible pet ownership laws
  • Help to neighborhoods to resolve animal nuisance disputes
  • Pet registration
  • Assistance to local law enforcement

We Investigate

  • Animal abuse/neglect or potentially dangerous dogs (Unincorporated DuPage County)
  • Animal bites
  • Rabies vaccination compliance

DCAS Schematic Rendering
Rendering of New Shelter Building

Capital Campaign Underway to Fund New Shelter

The current shelter building no longer meets the needs of the many species of animals we care for or provides sufficient work spaces for staff and volunteers. To learn more about how the new shelter building will support the people and animals of DuPage County, visit the Capital Campaign page


More Events » Upcoming Events

  • Pet First Aid and CPR Workshop
    Saturday, 02/04/2023

    $100 per participant, 16 years old and up.


    Follow the link below to register. Slots are available first come, first served.


    This course teaches first aid techniques to address the most common emergencies pet owners may experience with dogs and cats in the household. This course will train you to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs in pets. You will also learn essential pre-vet care and life-saving techniques for those times when immediate action can make all the difference.


    Please remember, your slot is not secured until payment is received.


    https://bit.ly/DCASFirstAid

  • Pet First Aid and CPR Workshop
    Saturday, 03/11/2023

    $100 per participant, 16 years old and up.


    Follow the link below to register. Slots are available first come, first served.


    This course teaches first aid techniques to address the most common emergencies pet owners may experience with dogs and cats in the household. This course will train you to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs in pets. You will also learn essential pre-vet care and life-saving techniques for those times when immediate action can make all the difference.


    Please remember, your slot is not secured until payment is received.


    https://bit.ly/DCASFirstAid

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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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:

Monday:
12:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

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

Thursday:
12:00 p.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 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 approved.

Owner Surrendered animals

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

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, Monday-Friday.  Call (630) 407-2800 and dial '0' for more information.