Recent News & Events

Dog Days Release Party

Dog Days Release Party Sunday April 19th 12 - 4pm ... Read More

Makin' Strides for Strays Walkathon

Join us for our 22nd Annual Walkathon fundraiser on Sunday May 3rd. ... 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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Owner Surrender

The majority of our animals enter our facility through shelter transfers. We rescue animals from local animal controls when their required stray holding period has ended & they have not been reclaimed. We are not licensed by the State of Illinois to take in stray animals. They must be surrendered to your local animal control.

We also take a small percentage of owner surrenders. Owners who wish to surrender their pet may either (a) call the shelter and complete an "Animal Intake Request" form over the phone or (b) complete an "Animal Intake Request" form on-line, save it, & email it to us as attachment, along with a picture of your pet.  Dog intake applications should be sent to, and cat intake applications should be sent to  

Our Intake Committee reviews all owner surrender requests to determine whether or not the animal is suitable for our adoption program.  If appropriate, an appointment will be arranged to assess the animal medically and behaviorally at which time a determination will be made on whether or not to accept the animal.

Please keep in mind that if your animal is accepted, there will be a surrender fee. Unaltered animals will require a $100 surrender fee and altered animals will require a $50 surrender fee.

We do not accept any walk-in surrenders. Animals abandoned on our property are turned over to animal control as required by law.


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