General Shelter Questions
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please note that the adoption process ends 30 minutes prior to closing.
22 N. Elm Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521 Map it »
We are located between Route 83 and Interstate 294 , one mile south of Ogden Avenue, just north of the Burlington commuter railroad tracks, and just west of Hinsdale Hospital.
No, our space is limited and used for our adoptable animals.
Are you affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or any other organization?
No, we are an independent organization. We depend solely on financial support from our donors and the communities we serve
Questions about Our Animal-Specific Policies
We meet the definition of a “No Kill” shelter. View our “No Kill” Policy.
Approximately 25 canines and 75 felines.
Our animals remain available for adoption as long as they are physically and mentally healthy, and of sound temperament. Our staff and volunteers work extremely hard to ensure their well-being during their stay. We’ve had animals here for as long as 8 months before a suitable home was found.
In 2013, 899 animals were adopted from our shelter, an increase from the previous year. In addition, we reunite approximately 165 lost animals with their owners.
All animals leaving our facility are spayed or neutered as required by Illinois law. We do not offer veterinary services to the public, but can provide you with contact information for clinics that offer reduced-rate spay/neuter surgeries. Please call 630-323-5630 extension 0.
We do not have a veterinarian on staff, but can provide you with contact information for organizations that provide that service. Please call 630-323-5630 extension 0.
We adopt animals to persons living in other states, but require that the adopter come into the shelter to speak to an adoption counselor and meet the animal in person.
We do not hold animals over the phone. You may, however, place an animal on hold until close the following business day by leaving a $30 cash or check deposit after completing the adoption interview process.
Questions about Adopting a Pet
- Find a pet by visiting the shelter or viewing adoptable animals on our website.
- Come into the shelter to complete the Adoption Questionnaire, meet with an Adoption Counselor, and meet the pet.
- If the pet is a good choice for your lifestyle and home environment, finalize the adoption.
You need to be a minimum of 18 years of age to adopt an animal.
A valid driver’s license or state identification card and proof of current address are required to adopt.
To help determine the best placement for each dog, we assess the dog’s responses to normal everyday circumstances. Some dogs are just not suited to the extra demands of small children. Because we are committed to placing our animals in forever homes, placement decisions are made based on the behavior and tolerance level of each individual dog.
Yes! Visit the Breed Request page for more information.
- Kittens – $50 to $175
- Cats 1 year and older - No fee
- Dogs and Puppies – $50 to $300
- Dogs 8 years and older – $50.00
- Dogs 6 years and older adopted by a senior citizen 60 or older – No fee
Yes. You can view photos and details of all our adoptable animals on our website.
Questions about Giving Up Your Pet
An appointment is required to surrender an animal. Call at 630-323-5630, Ext. 0, to schedule an appointment. Learn More
We maintain a “non-disclosure” policy and do not release information about an animal once it has been relinquished.
Dogs and cats. However, the police departments occasionally bring us lost domestic rabbits or birds.
Yes. We ask for a minimum $50.00 donation to help cover costs, such as food, medical care, shelter care, fresh bedding, and toys.
No, but we are happy to help you find other rescue groups who may be able to help. Call us at 630-323-5630, Ext. 0 for more information.
Questions about How You Can Help
To become a volunteer, we ask that you attend an orientation program, complete an application, and attend training class(es) specific to the opportunity in which you have an interest. Learn More
Yes. You must be:
- DuPage County Animal Control - 630-681-7197
- Animal Welfare League – 708-636-8586
- Anti Cruelty Society – 312-644-8338 X304
City of Chicago
- Anti Cruelty Society – 312-644-8338 x 304
Our Federal tax Identification number is 36-2441177. You may need this number to fill out paperwork to request matching funds for employee benefits programs or to designate Hinsdale Humane Society as a beneficiary in your planned giving. We would be very happy to work with you and/or your financial planner to answer any questions you may have.
Questions about Lost Pets
Begin looking immediately where the animal was last seen. Search your neighborhood. Contact all local shelters, police departments, neighbors, and local veterinarians. Post lost pet posters and place an ad in your local paper. Learn More.
Contact the police department or animal control facility where you found the animal and follow their stray procedures. Keep the animal in the area where you found it to maximize its chances of being reunited with its owner.