Dogs are very firm believers that they should always come with you in the car, in case they need to bark loudly for nothing in your ear.
– Dave Barry, American author and humor columnist

  • Adorable, KCAC’s Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.

She struts through the halls of the KCAC, happily passing from person to person. Sometimes she jumps on a person just so she can get close to them and look them in the eye, but otherwise she’s just happy to play with whoever will play with her.

If the person she has chosen to be hers for the day keeps moving around the shelter, she will follow them, looking up every now and then, waiting for the “good girl” she craves.


Her name is Dorothy and he’s a 3-year-old black and white Pit Bull mix that came to KCAC as a stray.

She may seem shy when she first meets someone, but quickly warms up when she feels comfortable enough to participate in all the people games. Throw a toy, throw a treat. She is all in and doing her best to catch him. Run down the hall, she’s right behind you because she’s chosen you for her person.

Training any dog ​​to live in a new home is always a good idea, just for socialization and learning good manners. Dorothy listens to herself with intense anticipation of what is to come, so there is no doubt that she will become an upright student given enough time and individual instruction. Positive reinforcement will also help him overcome his urge to jump on tables, desks, and counters.

Dorothy can be laid back and serene, ready for a nice slow walk on the trails. His preference is to stay away from other dogs, so having him as the only dog ​​in the house will make his life perfect!

KCAC Update


Congratulations to Oliver, the sweet 4 year old orange and white Domestic Shorthair.

It’s amazing how an empty house can become not so empty when a new furry friend crosses the threshold. Olivier will have the run of his new digs and all the love and
petting sessions he can handle. We are so happy for you, Olivier!


doodles, the white and gray kitten found stray is now crawling all over her new home. Congratulations, Squiggles! Your little bunny face made your new family
fall in love with you. You are going to be petted and kissed all day long! Get out of this one!

Call ahead for an appointment!

Due to the current COVID-19 virus situation, KCAC asks all potential adopters to call ahead and make an appointment to visit one of KCAC’s adoptable animals.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we want to continue to remain vigilant to keep our employees and county animals as healthy as possible.

How to adopt

All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are neutered, microchipped, and current on all vaccines, including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.

Adoption fees are $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adopting two dogs is $300 and adopting two cats is $150.

For more information on adoptable animals from Kane County Animal Control and to apply for adoption, please visit

About Kane County Animal Control

It is the duty of Animal Control Department at:

  • Make sure all domestic dogs and cats over 4 months old are vaccinated against rabies and carry a Kane County rabies tag.
  • Ensure that all reported animal bites receive preventive attention for the possibility of rabies infection.
  • Ensure that pet owners are informed of proper animal bite procedures and enforce these procedures.
  • Contain loose or stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and contracted cities and towns.
  • Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and in contracted cities and towns.

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