Locations and Hours

Effective Monday, April 6, The Anti-Cruelty Society NOW offers a  virtual adoption process.

Here’s how it works! 

  1. Choose Your Pet: View all of the animals available for adoption here. Once you find someone who catches your eye, check their current location by clicking their photo. If it’s an animal listed as in foster care, move onto step 2. If it’s a pet listed as being at a PetSmart, please call the store directly to inquire about next steps.
  2. Complete an Adoption Questionnaire: If the pet you’re interested in adopting is currently in foster care, please cut and paste the link to complete the cat or dog virtual adoption questionnaire which is listed in that pet’s online bio. Please answer each question in detail to ensure we have everything we need to move you onto step 3. Note that all standard adoption requirements apply.
  3. Consultation Completion: Once we receive your completed form, our adoption team will reach out to complete your adoption consultation. They’ll request additional records, such as  a copy of your driver’s license or state ID, along with verifying that you currently live in pet-friendly housing. They’ll also confirm that your current pets are up-to-date on vaccinations. Consultations will also include a phone call between you and a member of our adoption team to discuss additional information about the pet. 
  4. Connect with the Foster: Following the adoption consultation we’ll help you set-up a virtual meeting with the foster. During the meeting you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the pet’s day-to-day life directly from the foster. If the meeting goes well, and you think you’ve found your match, we’ll complete the final steps with you virtually. These include the adoption contract, adoption fee, records, and adoption counseling.

A few things to keep in mind if you’re interested in utilizing our virtual adoption process:

·   To ensure the safety of our staff, fosters, and the public, we are not scheduling in-person meetings with pets at this time.

·   Adoption inquiries are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do not place holds on animals.

·   Though we are closed to the public, we are still offering post-adoption support services to our adopters.

·   In the event that you follow through with an adoption only to find that you and the pet are not a good match know that we’re here to support you! We will happily accept the animal back if there are any concerns. We offer full refunds to adopters if an animal is returned to us within 30 days of the original adoption date. Our hope is that you won’t have to return your new pet, but also understand that there’s an art to matchmaking that may be lost in this virtual process.

If you have any questions regarding adopting through The Anti-Cruelty Society during the COVID-19 pandemic, email us at adoption@anticruelty.org.

 

Main Adoption Center

Address
510 N. LaSalle Dr.
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone
312-644-8338

Adoptions and Fosters have been paused.
Please see below for Emergency Services related to animal surrender and end-of-life services. 

Parking
Free parking is available in our parking garage on Wells St. just south of Grand Ave. No ticket is required to enter or exit the garage.

Everyday Adoption Center at the South Loop PetSmart Store

Located in the South Loop PetSmart store

Address
1101 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Adoptions at the South Loop PetSmart have been paused. Please check back for updates.

Parking
Our Everyday Adoption Center is located in the south end of the South Gate Market, inside the South Loop PetSmart. The PetSmart store is underneath the Whole Foods Market near the corner of Canal and Roosevelt. Parking is free in the PetSmart lot that is located on the bottom level of the Whole Foods parking garage.

Clinic (Low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Address
157 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

Clinic services, including spay and neuter procedures, have been paused. Please check back for updates.

Surrendering Your Animal  (Animal Intake Department)

Address
157 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

Emergency Services and Hours 
By Appointment Only: 
Emergency surrenders and end-of-life services, call 312-644-8338
Monday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointment Availability: 
Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Parking
Free parking is available in our parking garage on Wells St. just south of Grand Ave. No ticket is required to enter or exit the garage.

Adoption Locations with Cats and Rabbits only

Our additional locations host many of our adoptable cats and small animals. Adoptable dogs can be found at the LaSalle Adoption Center and the Everyday Adoption Center. 

PetSmart Brickyard (cats only)

Address
6655 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Parking
Free parking is available in the parking lot.

PetSmart Kingsbury (cats only)

Address
1415 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Parking
Free parking is available in the parking lot.
 

PetSmart Wrigleyville (cats only)

Address
3740 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Hours 
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Parking
Meter parking is available near this location.

Petsmart Andersonville (cats only)

Address
5210 N. Broadway St. 
Chicago, IL 60640

Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Parking
Free parking is available in the parking lot.

PetSmart Evanston (cats only)

Address
2221 Oakton St.
Evanston, IL 60202

Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Parking
Free parking is available in the parking lot.

PetSmart Skokie (rabbits only)

Address
5485 W. Touhy Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Parking
Free parking is available in the parking lot.