Kendall County Animal Control

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Who We Are

Kendall County Animal Control is the county agency responsible for enforcement of the state statutes governing rabies control in domestic companion animals. The State of Illinois requires that all dogs are vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Compliance with this law is monitored through the issuance of rabies tags for all dogs residing in the county. All dogs are required to wear their rabies tags when off of the owner's property. If a pet is lost, rabies tags also provide an excellent means of identifying your pet.

Kendall County Animal Control also enforces the county's ordinance that prohibits dogs from running at large in unincorporated residential subdivisions, investigates reports of animal bites, and will pick up contained stray dogs in unincorporated Kendall County during operating hours. Stray and owner released cats and dogs may also be brought to the facility during business hours. Cats and dogs are available for adoption at the facility. We do not ship animals.

Adopting a Friend

Any adult age 18 or older may complete an adoption application and be considered as a candidate for adopting a dog or cat from the Kendall County Animal Control. Applications may take up to 24 hours to be approved.

The fees for adoption are as follows:
Puppies (Less than 6 Months) $135.00
Dogs (Over 6 Months) $120.00
Cats (Over 4 Months) $70.00
Kittens (Less than 4 Months) $95.00

The adoption fee for a dog includes: a microchip, spay/neuter and bordetella, distemper and rabies vaccination, and heartworm test. The cat adoption fee includes: Distemper shot, spay/neuter, microchip, and FIV/FELV test.


Kendall County Animal Control is in need of many volunteers to fill a variety of roles at the facility. Responsible persons, ages 18 and up, are needed to assist Animal Control personnel with care of the animals. These duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning cages and runs, laundry, dishes, walking the dogs, or socializing the animals under our care. Additionally, assistance with various fund raising efforts is welcome.


Animal Control is always seeking donations of dry and canned pet food, clay cat litter, cleaning supplies, old towels and blankets (used as bedding), bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, aluminum cans, and other goods. Cash donations are always welcome.

Come Visit Us!

Kendall County Animal Control is located in Yorkville, Illinois in the Kendall County Government Center approximately 1 mile west of Rt. 47 on Rt. 34. Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs
Kendall County Animal Control
802 John Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: (630) 553-9256


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