Adopt-A-Dog Program with Chicago Animal Care and Control

Mascot Skates and the Wolves have teamed up with the City of Chicago's Department of Animal Care and Control to help find loving families for dogs. Visit Skates' Sidekicks in the South Lobby.  Be a hero and save a sidekick!


How To Adopt

It's easy to adopt a dog! For only $65, you'll receive:

  • Screening process
  • Spaying or neutering
  • All vaccinations
  • Chicago pet license
  • Wolves dog collar

After this 10-minute process, the dog is yours to take home!


Whether the love of your life is a pure breed or an all-American mix, the price is the same at Animal Care and Control.
Dogs and Puppies:  $65.00   (Cash ONLY at the games)

Fee includes spay or neuter, Chicago City license, Rabies inoculation*, booster for Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvo-virus (DHLPP), Heartworm test, Microchip.

*Puppies who are too young will not receive rabies protection, which is required for the City License.*

Be ready to Adopt:

Bring a photo ID.  If you rent, bring your lease saying that you can have a dog or provide your landlord's phone number.  If you have had a dog in the last five years, bringing vet records may help.

Microchip:  A microchip is the latest high-tech micro identification technology which enables veterinarians, animal hospitals and shelters across the nation to provide your pet with a lifetime of protection.  If your pet should ever be stolen, the microchip will identify your pet.

Adopting a pet is an important commitment for the rest of your pet's life.  Please consider this decision carefully.

Where are they now? Click to read adoption stories.

The Chicago Department for Animal Care and Control Animobile


The Wolves also sponsor the Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control Animobile – an innovative mobile adoption unit and clinic. 

The Animobile is a free and convenient mobile adoption unit, as well as a top-drawer, modern clinic staffed by veterinarians and adoption pros. It is air-conditioned and heated for year-round use, and can hold up to 25 dogs and cats at one time.

Provided by the Chicago Wolves and City of Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control (CACC), the Animobile travels around the city to help decrease the number of stray animals. Please join the Wolves in finding permanent homes for Chicago's homeless dogs.

The Animobile is coming to your neighborhood!

The Chicago Wolves have been partners with CACC in helping homeless dogs for several years. The Wolves not only host Adopt-A-Dog Nights throughout the season, but Wolves Owner Don Levin (pictured) purchased and donated the Animobile to CACC. To learn more about the CACC, visit their website at:

Don and Doggy

For more information, or to set up a time to bring in your pet for this free service, please call the CACC at (312) 747-1406.

Pre-spay day instructions:

  • Please provide a valid form of I.D. to prove that you live in the designated zip codes.
  • If you do not have proof of a current rabies shot, you must have your pet vaccinated. The cost for this service is $15. If your pet is a dog and does not have a city license, you must purchase one for $5. We accept cash or checks. No credit cards please.
  • Do not feed your pet after 8 p.m. on the night before the surgery, but they may have water anytime.
  • Please be at the scheduled site no later than 4 p.m. the day of surgery to pick up your pet.

Animal Care and Control Mission Statement

"Chicago Animal Care and Control protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement."

For more information, contact the CACC at (312) 747-1406 or call the Wolves office at (847) 724-GOAL (4625).