How to Adopt

In order to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and the public, we are temporarily closed for cat adoptions. Dog adoptions will be outside and by appointment only. Please read our statement on COVID-19.


Visit us during adoption hours

We are temporarily closed for cat adoptions (except for kittens). Dog adoptions will be outside and by appointment only.

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!


Speak with an adoption counselor

A trained adoption counselor will review your questionnaire and then call you to discuss your needs and lifestyle in order to match you with the right animal. If there is a good match, we will arrange a meet-and-greet.


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