Adoption Info

Dog and cat adoptions are the cornerstone of our mission and services. Since 1979 we have been sheltering animals and placing them into loving homes, however our work is still not done. There are thousands of animals in shelters waiting for homes across the Chicagoland area. We hope you will take some time to learn more about our adoption process and meet the pets currently available for adoption.

Here is an outline of how our adoption process works:

1.  Visit the shelter during open hours to see if there is an animal you'd like to meet. 

2.  Complete our brief Pets and People profile and discuss it with an adoption counselor to determine if the animal is appropriate for your family.

3.  Interact with the animal.

If you're still interested in the animal after the interaction, ask the adoption counselor about the next step(s) in the process.

NAHS Adoption Fees
Senior Cats (7 years and older):  $25
Adult Cats (6 months to 6 years):  $50
Kittens (2 to 5 months):  $125; $200 for a pair

Senior Dogs (7 years and older):  Fee waived courtesy of Lizzy's Fund.
Adult Dogs (6 months to 6 years):  $200
Puppies (2 to 5 months):  $250

NAHS' Adoption Fee Covers

Felines: Spay or neuter surgery, physical exam by a veterinarian, FeLV/FIV test, microchip, flea/tick treatment if necessary, deworming, ear mite check and treatment if necessary, FVRCP vaccination, rabies vaccination (4 months and older), collar, and cardboard cat carrier.

Canines: Spay or neuter surgery, physical exam by a veterinarian, heartworm test and first preventive, flea/tick treatment if necessary, deworming, DA2PPV vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination (4 months and older), and collar.

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