Our Mission: Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control is a not-for-profit organization that provides unwanted and abandoned animals in DuPage County with a second chance at life by raising funds to ensure compassionate care and 'open admission' efforts that aim to never turn away an animal in need.

Do you know?

How many people help care for DCACC's animals?

Did you know?

DCACC’s animals are cared for by 20 expert staff members and over 200 dedicated volunteers!

Reese in a scarfDCACC is the only Open Admission shelter in DuPage County.  No animal is turned away.

Help Us Clear the Cages!

Our cat cages are full. Can you open your heart and home to an adult cat in need? View available animals.

OUR GOAL: 25 cats adopted

23 cats adopted

Do You Know?

Where DCACC gets it's revenue from?

NO TAX PAYER DOLLARS FUND THE SHELTER. They operate solely on revenues from the sale of rabies registration tags, surrender and adoption fees, fines and PRIVATE DONATIONS FROM CARING PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

WoofTrax LogoSupport your local shelter every time you walk your dog. Get the app at Wooftrax.com

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Create a T-Shirt with your Pet’s Image!

PetYourShirt.com has selected Friends of DCACC to be the charity partner for the month of November. During November, 10% of your purchase will be donated to Friends of DCACC!

This is such a fun way to show your love for your pet! Just upload your pet’s photo, they create an illustration and […]

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Friends of DCACC Foundation Helps Minimize Animal Stress

Thanks to your generous donations, animals at DCACC will be a little less stressed. The Friends of DCACC Foundation have purchased Feliway and Adaptil diffusers to place in the dog kennels and cat areas. These diffusers will distribute calming scents to the dogs and cats that are currently waiting at […]

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WoofTrax – Help DuPage Animals When You Walk Your Dog!

Instead of just taking your dog for a walk, next time take your walk for a dog!  Download the app, select DCACC as your beneficiary and each time you walk DCACC gets a donation.  Every walk counts, whether it’s around the block or a 3 mile hike.

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Rescue T-Shirts Now Available Online!

You can now order your favorite rescue t-shirt designs online.  Proceeds go towards helping homeless animals in DuPage County.

Go to shopdupageanimalfriends.com or click on photo to order!

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#GivingTuesday is on December 1st

We’ve all heard of Cyber Monday and Black Friday, but have you heard of the most important holiday date of all, Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is on December 1st and Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control will participate this year for the first time!

It is a day when […]

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Pictures With Santa

Friends of DCACC has partnered with Petco Wheaton for a Pictures with Santa Event, where $5 of each photo purchase will be donated to benefit animals in the care of DuPage County Animal Care & Control.  Don’t miss the fun!  Take your human and/or furry children to the Petco in Danada […]


Our cages are full. Can you open your heart and home to an adult cat in need?  It’s been well over 2 years since DCACC had to euthanize an adoptable animal due to cage space. Thanks to adopters, donors, foster parents, volunteers and supporters like you, countless precious animals taken […]