Adoption Process

We have an application process to assure that our pets receive the best home possible.
Download the 2013 Application Form (PDF)

Please complete your application fully and submit it to the Animal Shelter via the following options:

  • In person or by mail at 2820 E Parkway Drive, Decatur, IL 62526
  • By email at
  • By fax at 217-425-4511

There is an approximate 24-hour waiting period while we check your veterinarian reference and landlord reference, if applicable. We reserve the right to deny any person for any reason. Our pets’ welfare is our primary concern. We may require a home visit for pit bull adoptions.

All pets are spayed or neutered before leaving the custody of the Macon County Animal Control & Care Center. In most instances, new owners pick up their pet(s) from the veterinarian on rotation.

If you live out of town or have questions, feel free to call the Shelter at 217-425-4508 x4.

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