Adoption FAQ

An adoption appointment is required for the River North Adoption Center. Learn more and book your appointment. Our PetSmart South Loop EAC and other PetSmart Store locations are facilitating drop-in adoptions. 

Adult Cats - $75
Pair of Cats - $75
Kittens (under 5 mos) - $130
Pair of Kittens - $195
Adult Dogs - $175
Puppies  (under 5 mos) - $300
Rabbits - $35
Guinea Pig - $10
Pair of Guinea Pigs - $15

Yes. You do not need to have an application on file before visiting. Once you spend time with a pet and decide that you want to adopt, you are then asked to fill out an application and you will do an interview with an adoption counselor.

The application process consists of an interview after you have chosen a pet and filled out our adoption application. It is same-day adoption and the whole process can take up to two hours. 

We will need a photo ID such as a State ID or Driver’s License or passport. If your current address is not listed on your ID, please bring a lease or utility bill to prove your current address. If you rent, we will need your landlord’s contact information to verify that the animal is allowed on the premises. All members of the household 18 years and older should be present or a phone number should be provided. Please understand that The Anti-Cruelty Society must approve your application.

No, we are unable to hold available pets. The adoption process is first-come, first-served once a pet becomes available.

No, adoptions are same-day. We do not have space to accommodate boarding of adopted pets. 

We offer 15 days of vet care after the adoption if your pet shows signs of being sick during the first two weeks. We also have a free behavior helpline you can call for advice on dealing with behavior issues. 

Contact our customer service team at 312-644-8338 or email