Adopt a Pet



  Thank you for your interest in adopting from Chicago Animal Care and Control!                                                                           

See pics and videos of our animals:


Next, come and see us!

  • Chicago Animal Care and Control is open for walk-in adoptions from 12 pm to 7 pm daily. If you are planning to adopt the day you visit, please plan to arrive before 5:30 pm. Visitors arriving after 5:30pm will still be able to view animals in Pavilions A-B-C & cat adopts until 7pm.  


  • The adoption fee for all dogs and cats is $65.
  • You must be 18 years or older & have a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Please note: We prefer to meet all family members on adoption day and if you have another dog at home, we encourage you to do a meet and greet with your dog. After meeting and selecting an adoption candidate, a meet and greet appointment will be scheduled for you to bring your resident dog in at a later date.   

    Additionally, CACC is not able to perform meet and greets between dogs and cats at our facility. 

 When you arrive...

  • Sign in with your photo ID at the security desk then check in with the front desk for a questionnaire
  • We’ll quickly review your questionnaire and then you’ll be invited to meet our animals

If You Meet the Pet for You...

  • You will review some paperwork and pet care resources with one of our staff or volunteers, including a contract for you to sign.  Our contract requires you to take your new pet to see your veterinarian within 14 days of the adoption.
  • If your animals is ready for same-day adoption, a staff member will bring them to the lobby
  • If your dog or cat is not yet altered, we will call you when they are ready to go home (usually just a day or two)
  • An ID tag will be made for your pet. Your new pet will get a collar (and a leash for dogs)
  • CACC may take adoption photos to be used in social media and marketing materials

If You Don’t Meet the Right Pet...

  • See all adoptable pets (updated hourly) at , visit the Adoptable Pet Facebook page, or the CACC Cats Facebook page.
  • Some pets are not available for direct adoption. They may be on a stray hold or have medical or behavioral issue that will be addressed in a foster home. These animals are transferred to our transfer partners and can be fostered/adopted from them. List of Rescue Partners 


Adopting a pet is an important commitment for the rest of your pet's life.  Please consider this decision carefully.


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