Recent News & Events

Low Income Spay/Neuter Day - April 22nd

Tuesday, April 22nd is when those who qualify* for low income assistance can schedule an appointment to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered. ... Read More

Walk-a-Thon - Sunday, May 4th

Come join our annual Walk-A-Thon "Makin' Strides For Strays" on Sunday May 4th, a 5K walk to benefit area homeless animals. ... Read More

Low Income Spay/Neuter Day - May 6th

Tuesday, May 6th is when those who qualify* for low income assistance can schedule an appointment to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered. ... Read More

Low Income Spay/Neuter Day - May 21st

Wednesday, May 21st is when those who qualify* for low income assistance can schedule an appointment to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered. ... Read More

Anniversary Golf Outing

Join us for our first annual Golf Outing celebrating 25 years of saving lives. ... Read More

Naperville Marathon

Running the Naperville Marathon? Register A.D.O.P.T. as your charity partner! ... Read More

Other Adoption / Viewing Locations

Check our Event Calendar to find a date and place that's right for you. Then, meet and greet at one of these convenient retail locations. ... Read More

Come Paw-Ty With The Animals!

Your child will have an unforgettable birthday experience celebrating their special day with the animals of A.D.O.P.T. ... Read More

DuPage County Pugs - Every 3rd Saturday

DuPage County Pugs group meets at the A.D.O.P.T. Shelter ... Read More

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Our volunteers are the engine that keeps A.D.O.P.T. running.

Orientations for adult volunteers (over 18) are held every other month (check the calendar on our home page) at 6:30 p.m. at our shelter. All volunteers should complete the Volunteer Application prior to the orientation and will receive a copy of the Volunteer Manual at the orientation.  RSVP for the orientation at 630-355-2299 is always appreciated. Please note, volunteers must be 18 years and older, and be current on their tetanus vaccine.  Fee for volunteer orientation, training and t-shirt is $25 per person, payable at the orientation with check or credit card.

There are many opportunities for volunteer participation at A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter.  For specific volunteer roles, activities and contacts are listed below:

Volunteers Log in here.

Animal Care (Dogs and Cats)
Volunteer at the shelter caring for the animals. This includes providing animals with fresh food and water, cleaning the kennels/cages and dog runs, leash-walking dogs, grooming those animals in need, and providing ample love and attention to our shelter animals. Individuals can volunteer with cats, with dogs, or both.

Karen@adoptpetshelter.org

Foster Program

Dogs: Experienced fosters are needed to care for specific dogs requiring consistency in their routine or possibly special attention. In addition, fosters for litters of puppies are occasionally needed. 

Cats: We are always on the lookout for foster homes that will open their doors to pregnant cats, cats with kittens, orphaned kittens, as well as special needs animals.  

NOTE:  All fosters will need to be licensed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture through A.D.O.P.T..   The annual fee for this license is $25.

Chris S. chris@adoptpetshelter.org

Data Entry

Volunteers will help with entering various pieces of information into our customized applications. We are seeking individuals who are detail-oriented and well organized.

manager@adoptpetshelter.org.

Front Desk Greeter

Front Desk Coverage is needed throughout the week and weekend.   Front Desk Coverage involves answering phones and greeting shelter guests; exceptional customer service skills are necessary.  This is the position where you will need to learn the most about how the shelter runs, as you will be answering lots of questions!

manager@adoptpetshelter.org.

Facilities Maintenance

Throughout the year, help is often needed with various indoor tasks as well as outdoor projects.  In addition, special projects involving computer and data technologies arise. 

manager@adoptpetshelter.org.

Marketing & Public Relations

There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available in this area, including writing and posting press releases, assisting in promotion of services and events, & creating brochures and flyers as needed.  

manager@adoptpetshelter.org.

Fundraising & Friendraising

Volunteers are always needed to help with information tables, fundraising activities, and events.  Typically these events are posted on our website.  If you are interested, we can use your help!

Sandy B.  sandy@adoptpetshelter.org

A.D.O.P.T. Website and Social Media

Assistance is needed in keeping our website up-to-date, particularly in the posting of our animals available for adoption and removing those who have been adopted.  We are also on the lookout for specialized IT talent with experience in Java Script, Flash, etc.  Talented photographers are always needed as well.  A picture is worth a thousand words!

manager@adoptpetshelter.org.

Off-Site Activities

Particularly during the summer months, A.D.O.P.T. participates in many off-site events for the purposes of promoting our organization, showing our animals, and raising funds.  Off-site activities include both regularly scheduled pet store meet-and-greets as well as on-time off-site events.  Coin bank placement and collection is another part of our Off-Site Program.

Sharon G.  srgreiner@comcast.net.

Humane Education

This program involves scheduled Day Camps, Birthday Parties at the shelter, Scout visits to the shelter and occasional visits to area schools.  Volunteers are needed to help grow this program. 

Sandy B. sandy@adoptpetshelter.org

 

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