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DuPage Drones Fundraiser Aug 4th

Join us for a night at the ballpark! ... Read More

Art for Richie

Putting art to work for a good cause with 4 paws. ... Read More

Chili's Give Back Fundraiser

Enjoy a dinner out to help the shelter animals! ... Read More

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Welcome to A.D.O.P.T.

Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is located in Naperville, IL. We are a private, "no-kill", non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter and care to dogs and cats in search of their forever home. Finding homes for our voiceless animals is a priority for us.


Please visit our Adoptions page to view our dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption. We update this page often, so check back frequently!
Click here to view Available Cats & Dogs

Help our pets slide into home base while enjoying some peanuts and cracker jacks! We'll be at Benedictine University Stadium cheering on the DuPage Drones as they face off against the Quincy Gems on Friday, August 4th. 50% of ticket sales and a split-the-pot raffle will benefit A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter. We hope to see you at the game- please stop by our booth to introduce yourself and say hello! Click here to purchase your tickets- enter group password "adopt" to direct a portion of your purchase as a donation to A.D.O.P.T.!

Hey country music lovers! A.D.O.P.T. is teaming up with Live Nation and Miranda Lambert to help our country cats and downhome dogs find music-loving homes. Adopt a pet from our shelter between now & Monday, July 25th and get a free pair of tickets to see Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore & Brothers Osborne live at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Friday, July 29th through Live Nation's Adopt A Pet For A Pair promotion! Limited quantities available, so hurry in for this week's adoption hours!

 UPDATE:  Richie has a foster home!  

Once upon a time, there was a puppy named Richie in a land far away... and this is his story!

Way back in July of 2014, we received a plea for help & a photo of a retriever puppy tied to a wall. The pup had been living in someone's garage, was abandoned at animal control in Missouri, and then somehow found his way to a high-kill facility here in Illinois. We took one look at the grin on his face & the loooong legs he hadn't yet grown into, and responded "we'll take him!" right away. Little did we know what was in store for us: years of love, heartache, hard work, tennis-ball-throwing, and raising this overgrown puppy together as a community.

Fast forward to today, and Richie the Retriever is the love of our lives- but 730 days of shelter life is too long for any dog to wait, and it's time for Richie to find a forever family of his own. This Tuesday will mark Richie's two year anniversary at A.D.O.P.T.- so for the next 7 days, we're pulling out all the stops and celebrating ‪#‎RichieWeek‬! Stay tuned for lots of photos, videos, and opportunities to play a part in Richie's story. Please help us find Richie's knight in shining armor/adoptive family by clicking "share" and spreading his story far & wide so this handsome prince can finally live happily ever after.

Just in time for his birthday & shelter anniversary, volunteer Andrea took Richie out on a field trip filled with lots of fun firsts- including his very first hike! Andrea made a video about her day with Richie, and even gives a sneak peek into the shelter where he lives. Opportunities to explore the world beyond our neighborhood are few and far between for longterm shelter dogs like Richie, which made this a very special day. We'd like to extend our biggest thank you to each and every volunteer & staff member who goes above and beyond to make Richie's time here full of love, comfort, and fun- you've changed this lab's life furever, and we'll always be grateful to you for the positive impact you've had in his world!

Richie will always be a part of the A.D.O.P.T. family, but it's time for him to find a family of his own! Do you know an active and fun-loving person who needs a furry sidekick for their outdoor adventures? Tag them here or click "share"! ‪#‎richieweek‬ ‪#‎adoptrichie‬ ‪#‎richietheretriever‬ ‪#‎realhomeforrichie‬

Campaign Richie: Finding Richie his forever home.

We were so excited to be invited by Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) to share more information about our shelter, its mission within the community, commitment to special needs animals and more! Check out this video featuring our executive director, Chris Stirn, veterinarian, Dr. Katie Heigel-Meyer, Dolly the Yorkie mix and Piston the DSH. ‪#‎adoptdontshop‬

Naperville Marathon 2016

Become a Charity Hero!

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is once again participating as a Charity Partner in the 4th annual Naperville Marathon.   

Runners interested in becoming a Charity Hero by donating to A.D.O.P.T. will receive a code for $40 off their marathon registration. Your donation will directly benefit the animals!

Support A.D.O.P.T. by becoming a Charity Hero Today!

Register as a Charity Hero by making your donation here:


(be sure to note marathon in the memo)

For more information contact



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