Recent News & Events

Makin' Strides for Strays Walkathon

UPDATE: 4/17/2015 Our May 3rd walkathon has gone VIRTUAL. ... Read More

Adoption Changes due to Canine Flu

Adoption restrictions in place due to flu outbreak. ... Read More

Lost Cost Vaccine Clinic

Our first vaccine clinic is scheduled for May 13, 2015. ... Read More

Cookie Walk Update

Thank you to everyone that visited the shelter and participated in the Easter Cookie Walk. ... Read More

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

A.D.O.P.T. re-launches clinic starting April 1, 2015. ... Read More

Volunteer Coordinator

A.D.O.P.T welcomes our new volunteer coordinator, Jill Lebowitz. ... Read More

Become an A.D.O.P.T. Member

As a fellow animal lover, you are invited to join our family. ... 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

UPDATE   4/17/2015



Sunday May 3, 2015

Join us from anywhere... at any time!


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In light of the recent outbreak of the Canine Influenza virus and due to the highly contagious nature, A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter has decided to make this year's event virtual.  A.D.O.P.T. feels it is imperative in following our mission to promote a safe and healthy event for the community and the animals we serve.  While we are certainly disappointed by the change in format, we hope that our friends and supporters will understand and continue to take action in this initiative to aid A.D.O.P.T. in its mission... "Until Every Pet Has a Home".  

It’s time to put on your walking shoes, gather your friends and family---human and canine alike---and join A.D.O.P.T. for our 22nd Annual "Makin' Strides for Strays" walkathon on Sunday May 3, 2015.  

Mark your calendar and start lining up your pledges!  Create your personal online fundraising page here via FirstGiving and send to all your family and friends.  Set a goal, post it at work and ask friends and family to sponsor you!

Learn more about our Virtual Walkathon, pledge incentives, where and when to pickup your swag bags, contest entry and more on our Walkathon page

All funds raised from this, our biggest human-canine social---and fundraising---event of the year, will be used toward the veterinary care and special needs of our animals, as well as the overall operation of our animal shelter and enhancement of ongoing programs. 

Questions?  Contact Chris at  



Beloved Shelter Resident and Friend  12/20/2014 until 03/3102015                                           


With a heavy heart, we wanted to share with our friends that Ben has crossed over the rainbow bridge this morning. He became ill yesterday morning with what appeared to be an upper respiratory infection and sadly he took a turn for the worse overnight; the difficult decision was made to euthanize Ben this morning. He passed away in his favorite bed and surrounded by those who were closest to him. It is a very sad day at the shelter he will be greatly missed as he touched the hearts of so many. He will be privately cremated and his ashes will be kept at the shelter a place he called home.

We want to thank all of you for the kindness you have shown Ben in the 102 days he called ADOPT his home. We rescued Ben with the hope of making his last days the happiest days of his life, and all of you who showered him with love (and bones and hot dogs!) made that possible.

Thank you Two Bostons for hosting pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Chris Stirn Executive Director and Ben Shelter Sweetheart

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible and to all who came out to support A.D.O.P.T.!

Together we raised $1034.84 for the animals!

Click on the link below to view photos  



Benefit Wines                                    

Support A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter 

Benefit  Wines features photgraphs of A.D.O.P.T. alumni. 

Enjoy a bottle of wine and support A.D.O.P.T. !

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Dear friends, 

Please consider helping raise funds for ADOPT Pet Shelter by purchasing the new Entertainment 2015 edition. It is full of hundreds of 50% off and 2 for 1 offers for restaurants, theaters, sports, travel, and much more in your area.BWe are locally selling the Chicago South & West book at a special price of $25 and you can easily save more than that the first few times you use it. So helping us could really cost you nothing!

Plus this year for the first time ever the book comes with a unique code to download a free nationwide mobile app, essentially giving you access to all 118 Entertainment books right at your fingertips.  Wherever you are in your hometown or the country, simply tap on the app and it will show you the nearest deal, then show your phone and redeem on the spot!  Perfect for business travel and family vacations!

If you live in this area we will personally sell your Chicago South & West edition and please give $25 cash or check payable to ADOPT Pet Shelter

If you live out of town or would also like Chicago North or any other city edition in the United States, please click the link and purchase for free shipping direct to your home and our fundraiser will automatically get credit!

Please feel free to spread the savings and forward this info to everyone you know, anywhere in the country!  Offers are good through the end of 2015 and make great Christmas or corporate gifts as well!

Copy and paste the link below in your address bar to purchase any Entertainment edition nationwide with free shipping to you, and proceeds to our fundraiser:

Thank you so much for your support!
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