Dogs are required to be registered in the City of Chicago. For information on how to register your dog, visit the City Clerk’s website.
Adopt A Pet
Every companion animal deserves a loving home. At Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), all adoptable animals receive a health evaluation, (including a heartworm test for dogs and FIV/FELV test for cats,) a microchip, vaccinations, and spay or neuter surgery. Click here to find out how you can adopt a pet through CACC.
In Chicago, only three other agencies are allowed to accept strays. Nearly half of the 24,000 animals taken in at CACC each year are strays. If you have lost a pet, please click here. If you have located a lost or abandoned pet, please contact 311 or click here.
Caring for Your Pet in Winter and Summer
In Chicago, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Help your pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following the simple guidelines provided by Animal Care & Control here.
The summer months in Chicago are hot and humid. This weather leaves our pets at risk of overheating, getting sunburnt, attracting ticks and fleas, and more. Simply follow these guidelines to help keep your pet healthy, happy, and cool during the summer months.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering our furry friends can help them live healthier lives. There are a number of clinics throughout the City of Chicago that offer these services at a discounted price. Click here to find one located near you.
Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations
Chicago Animal Care & Control offers low-cost vaccinations for City of Chicago residents. Click here to view upcoming low-cost pet vaccine clinic dates and fees.
The City of Chicago recently warned pet owners that they have seen an increase of Distemper Virus in raccoons. Vaccinating dogs can help curtail the spread of this virus as well as the Canine Flu.
Please Pick Up After Your Dog
It is not only against the law to not pick up your pet’s waste, but it is also a major source of bacterial contamination in urban watersheds and a hazard to human health. Dog excrement is also one most common contributors to the City of Chicago’s Rodent population. Please be a responsible pet owner and a considerate neighbor by picking up after your pet.
Volunteer at CACC
Are you 18 or older and looking for an opportunity to give back? Whether it’s walking dogs, socializing cats, or working at outside adoption events – CACC is always seeking additional help. You can learn more about how to sign up to volunteer at CACC’s website.
Additional CACC Resources
Click the links to view and download additional resources from CACC
* If you witness an animal being abused or animals fighting, you should call 911 immediately