News & Events
A.D.O.P.T. is always planning exciting events to help raise money and awareness for the animals in our care. Check back often to see what's new on the calendar!
Adoption Changes due to Canine Flu
Due to the Canine Flu we are unable to adopt to households with other dogs until further notice because we’ve suspended dog-to-dog intros. We’re asking people to not bring dogs to shelter grounds for any reason, unless they have a scheduled appointment to surrender their pet or an appointment for the low-cost spay/neuter clinic. No alumni visits or walk-in surrender requests please.
While it's not easy to take these steps, we trust you will understand the need to keep both our shelter animals and your pets safe.
Read more about the flu from the American Veterinary Medical Association here.
Lost Cost Vaccine Clinic
A.D.O.P.T. is committed to the wellness of pets and to help assist pet owners maintain pet health. Vaccinations are an essential protection for your pet against contagious diseases. Many are airborne and can be spread thorugh minimal contact between animals. Vaccines help prepare the body's immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Dog parks, boarding kennels, and basically any environment where multiple pets gather, are breeding gounds for disease.
Timing of when your pet is vaccinated is also important if you plan to bring your dog around other animlas. Vaccinations take a few days to a few weeks to become effective.
Our first vaccination clinic will be held on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at the shelter. Contact Medical Services at 630-355-2299 x223 for more details and pricing.
Cookie Walk Update
The Easter Cookie Walk was a success! Together, with the help of countless volunteer bakers, organizers, greeters and the 89 walk participants, we were able to raise $1,427.82. These funds will go towards the care and feeding of our shelter dogs and cats.
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
A.D.O.P.T. has been able to provide spay/neuter services to more than 6,500 animals since first starting the clinic in 2009. We are once again starting to offer these services at the shelter to community pet owners. Recipients must be on a Link Card, Disability, Social Security or Unemployment. The clinic is open on Wednesdays; hours and procedures are by appointment only. Contact Medical Services at 630-355-2299 x223 for more details or to book an appointment.
According to A.D.O.P.T.'s Operations Director, Chris Stirn, "This program is a win-win situation for everyone. The other shelters and rescues save money that they can put towards helping more animals, the community benefits by having fewer animals producing additional unwanted litters, and A.D.O.P.T. is able to raise money to help pay its operating costs."
Update 4/24/2015: A.D.O.P.T. has implemented special procedures to minimize the risk of spreading the canine flu which is impacting the Chicagoland area. Until further notice, when arriving for your appointment, please leave your pet in the car, proceed into the shelter to check-in and you will be provided instructions on how bring your pet into the building. Thank you for your understanding and assistance with helping to keep both your pet and our shelter animals healthy.
Please note: No surgeries will be scheduled for May 13, 2015.
Obtain more information on our Spay/Neuter page.
A.D.O.P.T. welcomes our new volunteer coordinator, Jill Lebowitz, to the shelter team! Jill has many years of experience working with animals, including animal care management, grooming and shelter volunteer coordination. We look forward to having her on our team.
The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for inquiries about the volunteer program; hosting volunteer orientations; managing Volgistics (including kennel volunteer levels); scheduling for volunteers in all areas; coordinating service project groups and community service workers; Jill will also be available to all volunteers if they have any questions regarding the volunteer program or their role as a volunteer at A.D.O.PT.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Become an A.D.O.P.T. Member
Join us as we strive to make a difference in the lives of many animals that need our help. Your support will allow us to effectively expand and improve many of our much needed programs. This year's Membership Program offers option for both individuals and families. Learn more about the membership and how you can sign-up by accessing our Membership Page.
Thank you for your continued support to A.D.O.P.T.!