Recent News & Events

Makin' Strides for Strays Walkathon

UPDATE: 4/17/2015 Our May 3rd walkathon has gone VIRTUAL. ... Read More

Cookie Walk Update

Thank you to everyone that visited the shelter and participated in the Easter Cookie Walk. ... Read More

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

A.D.O.P.T. re-launches clinic starting April 1, 2015. ... Read More

Volunteer Coordinator

A.D.O.P.T welcomes our new volunteer coordinator, Jill Lebowitz. ... Read More

Lost Cost Vaccine Clinic

Our first vaccine clinic is scheduled for May 13, 2015. ... Read More

Become an A.D.O.P.T. Member

As a fellow animal lover, you are invited to join our family. ... Read More

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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!


Makin' Strides for Strays Walkathon

UPDATE   4/17/2015


In light of the recent outbreak of the Canine Influenza virus and due to the highly contagious nature, A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter has decided to make this year's event virtual.  A.D.O.P.T. feels it is imperative in following our mission to promote a safe and healthy event for the community and the animals we serve.  While we are certainly disappointed by the change in format, we hope that our friends and supporters will understand and continue to take action in this initiative to aid A.D.O.P.T. in its mission... "Until Every Pet Has a Home".  

Join us from any time on May 3rd.

It’s time to put on your walking shoes, gather your friends and family---human and canine alike---and join A.D.O.P.T. for our 22nd Annual "Makin' Strides for Strays" walkathon on Sunday May 3, 2015. All funds raised from this, our biggest human-canine social---and fundraising---event of the year will be used toward the veterinary care and special needs of our animals, as well as the overall operation of our animal shelter and enhancement of ongoing programs.

Create your personal online fundraising page here via FirstGiving and send to all your family and friends to support your mission to help the animals. 

Additional details can be found on the 2015 Walkathon page.

Mark your calendar and start lining up your pledges!   

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. 

Thank you!  


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 comuunity 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."

Please note: No surgeries will be scheduled for May 13, 2015.  

Obtain more information on our Spay/Neuter page.  


Volunteer Coordinator

 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 or  


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 vacinnation 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.


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.! 





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