Recent News & Events

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation on 08/25/2014 at 6PM here at the shelter. Please see below for our needs. ... Read More

Penny Pancakes - Aurora Colonial Cafe

Come join us Thursday 09/04/2014 and pay just .01 for each pancake when you make a donation to A.D.O.P.T. ... Read More

3rd Annual Furtober Fest!

ADOPT Pet Shelter invites you to join us on 10/5/14 in celebrating Blessed Bonds' 10th Anniversary at the 3rd annual Furtober Fest. All proceeds will benefit local families in crisis and their pets. ... Read More

Naperville Marathon

Running the Naperville Marathon on 11/9/14? 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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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!


Volunteer Orientation


***Please note that the orientation for 8/20/14 has now been rescheduled to 8/25/14. Hope to see you then!***

Hello Interested Volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at ADOPT Pet Shelter. Our volunteers are the engine that keeps us running!

Now that you've filled out the application (if you have not yet, do it here), you need to select a role and time slot. In addition to the opportunities on the cat and dog sides we always need help at the front desk, with offsite opportunities and other various things. Whatever your unique skill, we can put it to use to help the animals.

In addition to the listings below we're looking for experienced cat people who like helping folks find their forever friends. If you're interested in training to be a Cat Counselor, and like working with people AND animals, please say so in your reply.

Here are the open slots and number of volunteers needed:

Dogs (please keep in mind this includes handling/cleaning up after large dogs):
Tuesday PM (5pm-8pm)
Wednesday PM (5pm-8pm)
Thursday AM (9am-12pm) & PM (5pm-8pm)
Friday AM (9am-12pm) & PM (5pm-8pm)
Saturday AM (9am-12pm) & PM (4pm-7pm)

Monday PM (5pm-8pm)
Tuesday AM (9am-12pm)
Wednesday PM (5pm-8pm)
Thursday AM (9am-12pm) & PM (5pm-8pm)
Friday AM (9am-12pm) & PM (5pm-8pm)
Saturday AM (9am-12pm) & PM (4pm-7pm)

Front Desk:
Mondays 12-5
Saturdays and Sundays 12-3

-Colonial Cafe on September 4th for Penny Pancakes
-3rd Annual Furtober Fest October 5th
-More details on all events on website

Once you've selected a role and shift (and please provide multiple options) we'll confirm via email and then you can attend our orientation where you'll pay the volunteer fee ($25, includes Tshirt), sign our waiver and get a tour.

Orientation will be held Monday August 25th at 6:00pm in our conference room. If this date does not suit you we will do our best to schedule another time.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering!

-A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter­­­

Penny Pancakes - Aurora Colonial Cafe

 Penny Pancakes

3rd Annual Furtober Fest!

For more information on becoming a donor or sponsor, click here.

Register here:


Naperville Marathon

Thank you for choosing A.D.O.P.T. as your Naperville Marathon Charity Partner.

1. Make a donation of $250 or more to A.D.O.P.T. through PayPal:

Click the button to donate using your credit card, debit card or Paypal account.

Note: On the PayPal review donation page, please select "Add special instructions to the seller" and include the words: "Naperville Marathon". 

OR by mailing a check to:

    Attn:  Naperville Marathon Partner
    A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter
    420 Industrial Drive
    Naperville, IL  60563

2.  We will e-mail your race entry discount code after receipt of donation. This code can be used for 50% off entry to any Naperville Marathon race, and includes race amenities unique to charity runners.  This code is valid for 7 days or through 10 PM CDT 09/15/2014ONLY.  30 spaces are available--Act now!!!   Discount registrations will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.  For more information, contact  

3. Register for the Naperville Marathon Races  by visiting their website.

Other Adoption / Viewing Locations

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Following is a list of locations in and around the western suburbs where you can go to see your next companion animal — that is, your new best friend!  These locations are offered in addition to our shelter address.

Naperville North

Naperville South

720 E. Ogden Ave

2747 Forgue Dr

2nd Saturday of month (12-3pm)

3rd Sunday of month (12-3pm)

 To help your adoption go more quickly, please complete an application in advance.

Other Viewing Locations

Meet & greet events are scheduled at the following locations:

2523 W. 75th Street Next Date TBA!

Come Paw-Ty With The Animals!

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Click on the links below to get a printable invitation, wish list insert and thank you note to send to your friends!

For additional information or to set up a party, please contact our party planner at

Download a flyer to print and share with family and friends!


DuPage County Pugs - Every 3rd Saturday

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, DuPage County Pugs group meets at the A.D.O.P.T. Shelter.  For more information see:


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