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Pets available for adoption, come to the shelter after being picked up as strays, turned in by residents, or surrendered by their owners for a variety of reasons.
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We accept all animals at the Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter. If you are a pet owner, we will accept your pet for a $45.00 release fee. If the animal is deemed adoptable, it would be made available for adoption. If it is determined a behavior or medical issue deems the pet unadoptable, the pet may be humanely euthanized.
We recommend that you research breed characteristics, visit our shelter, then select and spend time with the animals. Once you have determined that a pet is a good match for your family, you will need to complete the adoption application and pay the adoption fee. Once this done, you and your new family member can head home!
Be willing to spend at least an hour and perhaps two from the time you arrive until you leave. After looking through our adoption wards, notify the front desk if there is a specific animal you are interested in.
If you are interested in one of the adoptable dogs or puppies, a kennel attendant will get the dog out for you to meet.
We encourage you to spend some time getting acquainted with the animal you are interested in so that you can get to know it before making your decision. After completing the adoption and registration information, you and your new best friend are on your way!
Cat Adoptions: $60.00 Dog Adoptions: $80.00
The fee to adopt a cat or dog includes the following services:
First years registration for adult pets, spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccines, microchipping, and a health exam at the shelter. When a pet is adopted, any known medical history of the animal will be provided to the new owner.