Applicants must be at least 24 years old.
Any current pets must be up to date on vaccinations and be spayed/neutered. Exceptions to this will only be considered if proof of a medical explanation is provided.
If you currently rent, you must provide contact information for your landlord or management company in order to confirm any restrictions.
Applicants must live within 50 miles of Chicago. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must allow an ALIVE representative into your home for a visit to ensure that your home is safe for the potential new animal. All members of the household are required to be present for the visit.
We require a $75 training deposit at the time of adopting a dog. You will be required to enroll and complete a training class with your new dog at one of our approved training facilities within 3 months of adoption in order for the deposit to be refunded.
Dogs over 6 months old: $325
Dogs under 6 months old: $400
Dogs over 7 years old: $150
If you are adopting a bonded pair, the adoption donation will be as reflected above, but as a buy one, get one free.
ADOPTION DONATION AMOUNTS
To meet and potentially adopt any of our animals, click the link below to get the process started. Our facilities are not open to the public during the week, but we have open houses every weekend - you can find more details on our social media pages and the AC Open House page. Because we are primarily volunteer-run it may take several days for an Adoption Coordinator to contact you. Thank you for your patience.