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Adopt a Dog

Find a lovable dog to adopt for your Chicago-area home from the list of adoptable dogs below.

Many wonderful dogs are waiting for good homes in the Chicago area. Because they live and play in a cageless environment, our dogs are friendly and well-adjusted.

There are also Special Needs dogs available for adoption. To learn more about them, go to Special Needs Adoptables.

Behind the Red Door

Prior to adoption, all Red Door dogs are spayed/neutered, vet-checked and microchipped.


Dogs are tested for heartworms.

Dogs receive distemper, rabies and the bordatella vaccine.

Adoption fee is $200 for dogs.

Who Can Adopt?

You must be 22 years of age. Current identification must show your correct address and phone number.

You must be employed or have a stable source of income.

You must be able to provide a landlord's name and number or a copy of your current lease, if you rent.

You must provide the name and number of your past or current vet.

How to Adopt

As a potential adopter, you must complete our screening process, which includes an adoption application. Fill out this form, email it to us and we will call you within 48 hours to schedule an appointment with an adoption counselor. Or you can pick up an adoption application at the Red Door Adoption Center, 2410 W. Lunt, Chicago. Adoption counselors strive to find the right home for each animal and the right animal for each home.

Adoption hours: Monday through Thursday, 1-5pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-4 p.m. Please call for weeknight hours. Please arrive one hour ahead of closing time. Appointments are highly recommended. All dog adoptions are done by appointment only. Dogs available for adoption are not located at our shelter address.

Click here to complete an adoption application right now!

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