Post Adoption Services

Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, masks are still required. Occupancy limits remain in place, which may lead to extended wait times during peak hours. Please note that, in the event we hit our daily visitor limit, you will be asked to plan your visit for another day.

Help With the Transition

The Anti-Cruelty Society is here for you throughout the entire adoption process. From finding your new companion on our website, to caring for them in those first days of getting to know each other, The Anti-Cruelty Society has post-adoption services and resources available to you to help with the transition for both medical and behavior care.

Medical Support

At The Time of Adoption

At The Anti-Cruelty Society, our goal is to send every adopter home with a happy and healthy companion. To help ensure this, our skilled veterinarian staff provides a complete and thorough veterinary exam to every pet prior to the pets becoming available for adoption. This includes vaccinations against rabies and other diseases, a heartworm test for dogs, and a feline leukemia test for cats. We also provide each adopter with 1 month of free per insurance along with 15 days of post-adoption care in our clinic for present conditions that are undetectable at the time of adoption. 

To contact our clinic, call 312-645-8051 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Find a Veterinarian

We encourage our new adopters to visit their veterinarian within the first few weeks of bringing a new family member home. 

VCA Hospitals

The Anti-Cruelty Society partners with VCA Hospitals to provide special services to pet owners who have adopted from the Society including a complimentary health exam within 14 days of your adoption date as well as complimentary 14 day follow up care (up to $500). 
View List of VCA hospitals in the Chicago area.
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Veterinary Ambassadors

Our partnered Veterinary Ambassadors provide the initial wellness examination for out adopters’ new pets for $20. This benefit is for one visit within 90 days of adopting from the Society. They will also give adopters a five percent discount on any needed diagnostic tests, vaccinations, or procedures recommended during the wellness exam.

List of Veterinary Ambassadors

Behavior Support

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s free Behavior Helpline offers support and instruction to all pet owners who are experiencing behavior problems with their cats and dogs free of charge. 

24PetWatch Microchip and Insurance

Our partner, 24PetWatch, provides multiple perks for pets adopted from any of our locations. Each pet is implanted with a microchip that is registered to you for the lifetime of the pet. They also offer a 30 day free trial of Pet Insurance that you can enroll in post adoption. Please click here to learn more about their programs.