What does pre-selected mean?
Please click on the photo of the dog to see if there is a note indicating the dog has been pre-selected for adoption; the note appears under the photo. Some of the dogs listed for adoption may be at Winnebago County Animal Services on their stray hold allowing their original owner to reclaim them. Dogs on stray hold may be pre-selected for adoption with an approved application and by paying the full adoption fee. If the owner does not reclaim the dog, then it will be altered and go home after the stray hold period is over. Winnebago County Animal Services only takes one pre-select hold per dog. Dogs at WCAS passed their stray hold time or owner surrendered and currently available for adoption are available on a first-come, first-served basis with an approved application.