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.

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How many people help care for DCACC's animals?

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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.

The number of animals taken in by DCACC last year.

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Why We Are Excited About These Dog Beds?

Our Goal is 50 Kuranda Beds

  • Keeps dogs dry, comfortable & off the concrete floor
  • Features chew-proof frame design to last for many years
  • Easy to clean and sanitize
  • Provides firm support that no pillow or cushion can match
  • Allows more in-cage enrichment opportunities

Give the Gift of Comfort to a Shelter Dog

Donate at www.kuranda.com/donate/8205

Give the Gift of Comfort to DCACC Dogs

In the next few weeks, DuPage County Animal Care & Control (DCACC) is implementing a plan to remove the elevated grates in the dog kennels. This will provide greater safety and comfort to the animals in their care (no more toes getting stuck in grate holes!). It will also allow […]

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candles are wonderful gifts to give and receive. A generous 40% of sales directly benefit DCACC’s homeless pets.

Order Online and enter Group #990009311

Fundraiser ends October 10th
All online orders are fulfilled immediately!
You may also place your order at DCACC during business hours with a check made payable to Friends of […]

WoofTrax – You Can 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.

Jewelry Fundraiser Hosted By Teen DCACC Volunteer

Madelyn Goodale is one of the youth volunteers at DCACC.  At 13 years old, she has 2 fur babies of her own and aspires to be a veterinarian someday. She loves to volunteer at the shelter with her mother, Kira, and socialize with the cats. Some of the older cats […]

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Fall Festival Pet Expo & Adopt-a-Thon

Saturday, September 19th
11:00am – 3:00pm
DuPage County Animal Care & Control
120 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60189

Join us for the Annual DuPage County’s Pet Expo and Adopt-a-Thon. With dozens of dog, cat and small animal rescues, shelters and pet suppliers slated to participate, there’s something for everyone!  We’ve made it […]

Visit Available Animals for all currently available animals!

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