IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: As of March 2020, Will County Humane Society no longer offers walk-in viewing of our adoptable pets. To meet our adoptable animals, you MUST fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION. Once your application is received, it will be processed by shelter management. We will contact you to schedule a viewing appointment if your application is approved. Please allow 1 week for processing. 🐾

Thank you for your interest in adopting a homeless pet from Will County Humane Society! We know you can’t wait to bring your new best friend home, and it’s important for you to know that we’re just as eager to find forever homes for our adoptable pets. The purpose of our adoption process is to make sure the match is right between pet and potential guardian. Once you know you are serious about adoption, you’ll need to fill out an adoption application and submit it for review. We do not do same day adoptions. Anyone interested in adopting from us should meet the following basic criteria:
To adopt a cat from WCHS you should
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Live within 45 minutes of the shelter.
  • Provide a comprehensive history of prior pet ownership including corresponding vets.
  • Have a form of identification (license or state ID)
  • Verify that you are allowed to have a cat where you currently live.
  • Be able to spend the time and resources necessary to provide the training, medical treatment and proper care for your cat.
  • Bring along all family members (including children) to meet the cats.
  • Understand that there is a $150.00 adoption donation required per adult cat or $200.00 for kittens. We accept cash, debit or credit for payments. Adoption donations are non-refundable.
  • Understand that kittens adopted unaltered require an additional $100 deposit and that adopters are responsible for scheduling the pets spay/neuter procedure with one of the shelters corresponding vets.  This procedure is financially covered by the shelter as part of the adoption fee.
  • Understand that all adult cats have been spayed or neutered and have received Rabies, Feline Distemper, Calicivirus, and Feline Rhino Vaccines and are tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV.
  • Understand that kittens are up to date on shots and are tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV.
To adopt a dog from WCHS you should
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Live within 45 minutes of the shelter.
  • Have a form of identification (license or state ID)
  • Provide a comprehensive history of prior pet ownership including corresponding vets.
  • Verify that you are allowed to have a pet of the breed and size where you currently live.
  • Be able to spend the time and resources necessary to provide the training, medical treatment and proper care for your pet.
  • Bring along all family members including any resident dogs or children for an introduction to a new dog.
  • Understand that there is a $250.00 adoption donation required for adult dogs and a $350 adoption fee for puppies. We accept cash, debit or credit for payments. Donations are non-refundable.
  • Understand that puppies adopted unaltered require an additional $200 deposit and that adopters are responsible for scheduling the pets spay/neuter procedure with one of the shelters corresponding vets.  This procedure is financially covered by the shelter as part of the adoption fee.
  • Understand that all adult dogs have been spayed or neutered and have received Rabies, 4-way Distemper, Bordetella, and Combo influenza vaccinations.  They have also received fecal examination for intestinal parasites, and heart-worm testing.
  • Puppies have received their first shot(s), de-worming medication and a fecal examination.
  • Have the time to spend up to an hour with an adoption counselor to discuss the responsibility of owning a pet and making it a lifetime commitment.
  • Have the time to spend with an adoption counselor for a home visit prior to adoption of a dog.

General Adoption Application
Please fill this form out if you wish to apply for adoption of a pet from Will County Humane Society. Be sure to take your time and fill the form out completely. Leaving sections blank or partially incomplete can cause a delay in application processing. The application may take 5-10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, contact us by phone (815-741-0695) during business hours. (Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sun- 12pm-5pm)
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