Pets of the Week: Friendly Fosters Full of Fun

Every week Patch shares profiles of pets waiting for homes at area shelters and rescue groups.

Every week we bring you pets looking for homes at area rescue groups. This week the pets are from Animal Rescue Foundation – IL (ARF) and the DuPage County Animal Care and Control

DuPage County Animal Care and Control


Goose is a 7-year-old Puggle that came to the shelter because his owners were moving and couldn’t take him with. Since being at the shelter the staff has noticed that he is destined to be a superstar! He loves to play fetch and will put on a crowd-pleasing show doing it. He is already neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He is all set to find a forever home filled with lots of tennis balls. If you want a fun companion and have a strong throwing arm, Goose may be the dog for you! 


Milo came to DCACC because his owner couldn’t take care of him. Rabbits can be difficult to care for and require a lot of time out of their cage. Due to that, many owners become overwhelmed. Rabbits are the third most surrendered animal in the shelter. The staff and volunteers think Milo is a sweetheart. He is super friendly and very playful. Everyone loves to pet him because his fur is soft like velvet.  Currently Milo is being fostered by All Pet Pantry in Lisle. If you are interested in Milo just HOP on over to All Pet Pantry and meet him today!

Adoption fees at DuPage County Animal Care and Control are $100 for dogs. Cat adoption fees are $50 Adoption fees include the fee for the pet, the shots, microchip and registration. Other animals are available at the shelter, including rabbits and guinea pigs. 

The DuPage County Animal Care and Control is located at 120 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The hours of operation are Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact them by phone at 630-407-2800 or visit online

Animal Rescue Foundation – Illinois


Chili is a spicy little rat Terrier looking for his forever home! He is about 3 years old and housebroken, this sweetie can be timid to start but then warms right up! He's spending his time at Top Dog Retreat in Elmhurst until he finds his forever home! He's neutered and up to date on all vaccinations! 

Chili's adoption fee is $200.  His forever family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing with Chili.  


Mary is a sweet lilac point Siamese who was rescued from a kill shelter. She was pregnant and very malnourished. In spite of all her foster mom did, she could not carry the babies to term. After a recovery period, she was spayed and brought up to date on her shots. She is such a great cat that her vets call her "Sweet Mary." The only thing that she is missing is a forever home of her own.

She is in a foster home and her adoption donation is $250. 

If you are interested in adopting sweet Mary, you can fill out an on-line adoption application. After your application has been approved we can arrange a meeting for you and Mary at the Wheaton Petsmart. 

Fees for adoption are: dogs: $200; puppies: $225; cats: $110; kittens: $125, front paw declawed adults cats $125 unless otherwise noted.

Contact the organization or inquire about a pet at 630-200-3828 or send them an e-mail at info@ARF-IL.org.

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