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Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is located in Naperville, IL. We are a private, "no-kill", non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter and care to dogs and cats in search of their forever home. Finding homes for our voiceless animals is a priority for us.


Please visit our Adoptions page to view our dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption. We update this page often, so check back frequently!
Click here to view Available Cats & Dogs



Meet The Potter Kitts...Minerva, Dobby, Sybil, Albus and (of course) Harry Potter.

At first glance they seem pretty normal. But take a closer look.  Two of the kittens are partially blind and two others have sight in only one eye.  The fifth kitten has normal eyesight.  Despite their impairments, the Potter Kitts are happy babies who romp  around and play just your typical kitten.


The Potter Kitts were just one litter of kittens that came from a home with 33 cats and 44 kittens. A well meaning family took in several cats they had not been spayed or neutered.  It took less than two years for the cat  population to explode. The family was unable to provide the medical care the Potter Kitts and many other kittens needed to treat their eye infections.


Because of the inability to treat the infection to the Potter Kitts eyes they will now need to see an eye specialist for diagnostics and treatment.  This specialized care is crucial, without it the Potter Kitts could lose all vision and become completely blind. The cost of evaluation and treatment is expensive with estimates around $900 or more.

  What can you do to help the Potter Kitts… Donate!

Any amount small or large will help these adorable kittens get the medical care they so desperately need. Designate your donation to the Potter Kitts medical care. 

Donate Online

Click the button to donate using your credit card, debit card or Paypal account.  Please designate your donation to the Potter Kitts.

Donate by Mail

Mail your check to:
Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment
Send note along with donation indicating it is for the Potter Kitts!
420 Industrial Drive
Naperville, IL 60563

Other ways to make a difference…

Spay/Neuter your pet.  Cats can reproduce as young as four to five months of age and can have multiple litters per year.  Keeping them indoors is not a solution.  Cats become escape artists during mating season and will do whatever it takes to get outside.

Spread the word  "SPAY OR NEUTER".  There are many low cost spay neuter clinics in the area including one right here at ADOPT. The cost can be less than a dinner out.

Think unaltered cats are someone else's problem? 

Not the case…there are more cats and kittens in need of homes then there are homes available. Many cats/kittens are forced into already overcrowded animal controls facilities and shelters or worse life alone on the streets.


Cat Spotlight:  Leo, Rocky & Slater

These three lovable adult cats have been at ADOPT for over six months and are looking for their forever homes.  They are good with kids, sweet and loveable.  They would do best in a single pet home.  Currently, each of them are on a special prescription diet but we are working with our medical team to determine if this will be long term or if they can transition to an alternate food.  Stop by ADOPT to meet us during our regular adoption hours. 

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May 1, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to support A.D.O.P.T.!

Whether you volunteered behind the scenes, worked at the event, participated in the walk or donated, your presence has made an impact on the lives of the animals A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter serves!  To date with your support Makin' Strides for Strays drew over 120 human participants, 145 canine and 4 cat participants and brought in over $27,000.00 in donations! 
You are the heart of A.D.O.P.T. and it is because of your generosity and dedication to the animals that A.D.O.P.T. is able to continue to work towards its mission “Until Every Pet Has a Home”!   


View more event pictures on the walkathon page.  

A huge thank goes out to our great event sponsors!  Please support these local businesses and show your appreciation to them for supporting A.D.O.P.T.

We were so excited to be invited by Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) to share more information about our shelter, its mission within the community, commitment to special needs animals and more! Check out this video featuring our executive director, Chris Stirn, veterinarian, Dr. Katie Heigel-Meyer, Dolly the Yorkie mix and Piston the DSH. ‪#‎adoptdontshop‬


Naperville Marathon 2016

Become a Charity Hero!

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is once again participating as a Charity Partner in the 4th annual Naperville Marathon.   

Runners interested in becoming a Charity Hero by donating to A.D.O.P.T. will receive a code for $40 off their marathon registration. Your donation will directly benefit the animals!

Support A.D.O.P.T. by becoming a Charity Hero Today!

Register as a Charity Hero by making your donation here:


(be sure to note marathon in the memo)

For more information contact



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