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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Animal Services

DuPage County Animal Services

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Conducting business by appointment Mon and Thur 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tues/Wed/Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 10:30 AM through 2:30 PM.  All adoptions and owner-surrendered animals are scheduled by appointment. The public is encouraged to conduct all rabies tag purchases and requests for spay/neuter vouchers online. The office is open for in-person business, allowing one client at a time in the building. All in-person education events and training are canceled until further notice. Live and recorded educational content is now available online. Available to intake stray animals found in DuPage County, please call ahead for procedural guidance. For additional information, call (630) 407- 2800 or visit

Information on animals and the coronavirus:

DuPage County Animal Services is committed to serving people and helping pets in a safe way. It is important to know that, to date, there is no evidence of people catching the COVID-19 virus from companion animals or strong evidence to indicate that cats or dogs are falling ill with the virus. Our staff uses hospital-grade disinfectant throughout the shelter and high-traffic, common surfaces are being cleaned throughout the day. Our department is asking employees and volunteers who are sick to stay home. We are also reminding everyone to practice good hygiene to reduce the spread of germs.

If you, or anyone that you know, is need for assistance in feeding your pet or providing veterinary care please visit the Illinois Department of Agriculture website.

Q: What about animals or animal products imported from China?

CDC does not have any evidence to suggest that animals or animal products imported from China pose a risk for spreading 2019-nCoV in the United States. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. The United States Department of Agriculture regulatesexternal icon the importation of animals and animal products, and CDC regulates the importation of animals and animal products capable of spreading human disease.

Q: Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and 2019-nCoV?

While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person. CDC recommends that people traveling to China avoid animals both live and dead, but there is no reason to think that any animals or pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus.

Q: Should I avoid contact with pets or other animals if I am sick?

Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with 2019-nCoV, several types of coronaviruses can cause illness in animals and spread between animals and people. Until we know more, avoid contact with animals and wear a facemask if you must be around animals or care for a pet.

To learn more please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Events & Important Dates

  • In an effort to follow best practices recommended by the CDC for social distancing, all group educational events and volunteer orientations/trainings have been canceled until further notice

More Events » Upcoming Events

No events for the next 60 days.

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DuPage County Animal Services
120 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187


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  • Rabies tags
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Shelter Hours

All General business And Stray Drop-Off Requires an appointment during the following hours:

Monday and Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Adoption & Animal Viewing

By appointment only. If interested in adopting please complete an adoption application found on the Adoptable Animals page and email to the shelter at A staff member will reach out to schedule an appointment once an application has been received. 

Owner Surrendered animals

DuPage County Residents: 
Owner surrendered animals are accepted by appointment only.  Call (630) 407-2800 and dial '0' to make an appointment.

Out of County Residents:
Out of County residents are required to contact their local animal control / animal shelter first.  Out of county surrenders are accepted on a space-available basis and by appointment only.  Call (630) 407-2800 and dial '0' for more information.