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How to Adopt

How to Adopt an Animal from DuPage County Animal Services

Adoption meetings are by appointment only. Follow the steps below to meet your next family member!

Step 1. Visit the appropriate Adoptable Animals page to learn more information about animals up for adoption.

Step 2. Complete an adoption application directly from the links below.

Step 3. If you aren't sure which animal 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 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.

Please Note for Application Approval: All resident cats and dogs must be vaccinated against rabies. Same species animals in the home must be spayed or neutered.

Adoption Applications

Already have an approved application on file? Call 630-407-2800 and dial 0 to make an appointment to meet an adoptable animal. 

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