Thank you for your interest in adopting from us. We are excited to help you find your furry companion!

We believe that the human-animal connection has unlimited benefits for both people and animals. What better way to bring an animal into your life than adopting a pet in need of a home? When it comes to finding your new best friend, Anderson is here to help. Our adorable adoptables are all viewable on our website and can be met by scheduling an appointment with our Customer Service Department. While we cannot guarantee the health, age, breed, temperament, or training of any animal, we will do our best to provide you with full and accurate information so that you can make the most informed decision for your family. Anderson will also provide limited post-adoption support through our behavior hotline and limited medical support through our clinic to help you and your pet during the first few weeks’ adjustment period.

Adoption Hours

Monday-Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Adoption Locations

Main Shelter: 1000 S LaFox St, South Elgin, IL 60177


North Aurora: 180 N. Randall Rd, North Aurora, IL 60542

(next to the Pet Supplies Plus store)

Bloomingdale: 412 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

(inside the Petco store)

Walk-throughs are available during our adoption hours to view adoptable animals. We can also help you schedule an appointment.
Our Adoption Process:

Please feel free to stop by our adoption centers during open hours to walk through and view our adoptable animals.  If you are interested in adopting, you may take the next available adoption appointment.

Or visit our website to view our adoptable animals, then follow the steps below to book your appointment:  

Step 1: Visit our Adoptable Dogs or Adoptable Cats page to view our adoptable companions. Note the location of the companion you are interested in adopting.


Step 2: Email us at to initiate an in-person appointment or to request more information about a specific companion.


Step 3: Someone from our team will email you to book an appointment, discuss the animal you chose, provide more information, and help you determine if it is a mutual match. You will then be able to schedule your 60-minute in-person Adoption Counseling and Meet and Greet. 

If you are interested in meeting a specific animal, you must schedule your appointment within 24-hours of your request to give our animals their best chance to find their forever homes. 

Step 4: To confirm your appointment to meet with the companion of your choice, we request a $25 Adoption Appointment Deposit. This deposit will put the pet of your choice on hold for you and save your Adoption Appointment time slot.

We will provide as much information as possible about your new companion. Our sources include previous households, fosters, and our partner shelters. Behavior varies from environment to environment, and we cannot guarantee behavior will be the same in your home.


We are following CDC recommendations for COVID precautions.