Animal Care

Dog and Cat

Chicago Animal Care and Control is equipped with a complete medical complex, full laboratory, radiology, and surgical capabilities for the care of its animals.  Chicago Animal Care & Control veterinarians daily evaluate and treat the animals housed in the center.

Dog Registration
Dog license applications are now being accepted at both City Clerk Satellite facilities. Licensing dogs provides the very real benefit of helping to assist public health. All licensed dogs must have proof of rabies inoculation.
Lost Pets and Stray Animals
If you lost your pet in Chicago, please visit Chicago Animal Care & Control at 2741 S. Western Ave.
Outside the City of Chicago - Lost Pet
If you lost your pet outside of the City of Chicago, please contact these additional agencies that impound stray animals.
Pet Adoption
Every companion animal deserves a loving home.
Tips on Caring for your Cat
If you want your cat to live a long and healthy life, keep him/her inside.
Tips on Caring for your Dog
Proper house-training of a puppy (or adult dog) is essential if he/she is to be a welcome member of the family. Fortunately, dogs have instincts that make it easy to teach them proper habits if we are consistent and patient with them. Because dogs are den animals they prefer not to soil their sleeping area. This is the basis of house-training.


 Department Main Office

Animal Care and Control

  • Phone: 312.747.1406
    Toll Free: 312.744.5000
    Fax: 312.747.1409
  • 2741 S. Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608   
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