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Winnebago County Animal Services is located at 4517 North Main Street in Rockford, Illinois. There is also an off-site adoption center for cats and kittens located inside the Petsmart on West Lane Road in Machesney Park.

We encourage you to bring your entire family when visiting the shelter or an off-site location. It's important to observe how the pet interacts with children and how your children interact with the pet before adopting. Remember that this is a lifetime commitment for you and your new pet.

Be prepared to spend 1-2 hours getting acquainted with the pet you are considering adopting and completing the adoption paperwork. A volunteer or staff member is available to help take the animal out of the cage and answer any questions. All of the animals available for adoption have a cage card with the impound number and details on age, breed, or comments regarding observed behaviors or pet profile from the previous owner, if it's an owner surrender.

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Use a rabies tag, microchip, or an ID tag with your name and current phone number.

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Winnebago County Animal Services
4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
P: 815-319-4100
F: 815-319-4101

Shelter Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

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