Each year, DuPage County Animal Services takes in nearly 2,500 animals. On average, 45% of these arrive as lost, found, or stray animals. Sadly, only 75% of dogs and fewer than 99% of cats carry some form of identification or microchip allowing us to notify their owners when they are found. Despite the unfavorable odds, the staff of Animal Services work very hard to reunite as many lost animals with their owners as possible.
Fill out a Lost Report with 24PetConnect. Animal Services checks all incoming strays against lost reports.
DuPage County Animal Services post photos and descriptions of all stray animals currently housed in the facility. Please follow the link below to see the stray animals currently in our care. We will only release information about the status of the animal to the owners.
Dealing with a lost pet can be a very emotional time for the pet and its family. If you or someone you know has lost a pet, please view helpful information on reporting a lost animal, locating your lost animal and preventing loss.
With the assistance of well-informed and observant community members, Animal Services works hard to reunite lost animals with their families. How to report a found animal and what to do if you find a stray animal.
Animal Service's Reclaim Protocol for Stray & Relinquished Animals
All citizens reclaiming an animal from Animal Services will be required to provide proof of current rabies vaccination within 14 days of the animal being discharged from our facility. This is to protect the public and the public's pets from potential exposure to rabies. Any animal arriving at Animal Services without a current rabies registration tag will be vaccinated at intake, so please be sure your pet wears his/her DuPage County rabies registration tag at all times.