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 adoption hours to see if there is an animal that interests you.

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 you choose.

If you're still interested in the animal after the interaction, ask the adoption counselor about placing a Hold on the animal. We request that you think carefully about your decision overnight.

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 and registration, flea/tick treatment if necessary, deworming, earmite check and treatment, FVRCP vaccination if not current, rabies vaccination if age appropriate and not current, collar with ID tag, and cardboard cat carrier.

Canines: Spay or neuter surgery, physical exam by a veterinarian, heartworm test and started on preventive, flea/tick treatment if necessary, deworming, DA2PPV vaccination if not current, bordetella vaccination, if not current, rabies vaccination if age appropriate and not current, and collar with ID tag.

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