We know you've always wanted a dog or cat!  And now's the time, friends!  We are here to help you get ready for your new family member, as soon as you're ready to take the big plunge.  Owning an animal is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do. Give us a call and let's discuss how you can adopt your new best friend.

WANTED:  Your aluminum cans!  Drop them off at the shelter and we can recycle them for you as a fundraiser for the shelter!


M - F: 8:30 - Noon; 1:30 - 4:30

Sat/Sun: 8:30 - Noon

De Kalb County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

16173 Baseline Road Genoa, IL 60135

Phone: 815-784-5924


We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at De Kalb County Animal Shelter, but unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best animals around, check us out. Click on the cat above and see more on volunteering or donating to the Shelter.

Illinois' State Of The "Heart" Shelter


It's hard knowing what to do when you're about to adopt.  But, we make this process even easier when you adopt with us, because we have trained staff that will go over every possible question or concern you and your family might have on introducing your newest pal to the family.