How to Adopt


Visit us during adoption hours

Monday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: 2310 Oakton St., Evanston, IL, 60202 (across the street from Home Depot, Petsmart and Steak & Shake)


Fill out an adoption questionnaire

Fill it out at the shelter or online beforehand!


Meet with an adoption counselor

When you come to the shelter during adoption hours, you will meet with a trained adoption counselor who will talk to you about your needs and lifestyle in order to match you with the right animal. The adoption counselor will introduce you to animals and let you spend time getting to know them.


Bring your new family member home!

If you and your adoption counselor decide an animal is the right fit for your family, you will sign an adoption contract, pay the adoption fee, and take your pet home! The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchipping, and current vaccines.

General Adoption Fees:
Dogs: $250
Puppies (6 months and younger): $350
Cats: $150
Pair of cats/kittens: $225

*Reduced fee for elderly or special needs animals