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Available Rabbits & Small Animals

Adoption Applications for Rabbits and Small Animals

  • Complete a Rabbit Adoption Application
  • Complete a Small Animal Adoption Application
  • Complete a Chicken Adoption Application
  • Please note: all resident dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies for adoption applications to be approved. 
  • All resident rabbits must be spayed/neutered for rabbit applications to be approved.
  • All rabbits adopted from DCAS are up to date on appropriate vaccines and preventions, microchipped, and are spayed or neutered.

Adoption Fee Guidelines

Adoption Type Fee
Rabbit $40
Rabbits – Bonded Pair $80
Small Animal (guinea pig, hamsters, parakeets, etc.) $5
Bonded Small Animals $10
Ferret, Exotic Bird, Reptile $25
Chicken $5


Available Rabbits and Small Animals for Adoption

Look at me Before Bringing Home a New Pal

Adoption Process

Step 1.  Click on a pet's picture or visit our Facebook page to learn more information about animals up for adoption. Click on their name to see more details.

Step 2. Complete the appropriate application. 

Step 3. If you aren't sure which pet is right for you, call our office at 630-407-2800 to speak with a staff member.

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. 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.

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