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Our Featured Galesburg, IL Partner:

Knox County Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Our facility takes in animals through out Knox County, IL. Also, we serve as the animal control for City of Galesburg and take in the animals for the other various Animal Control agencies in Knox County.

About Our Shelter:

We the Knox County Humane Society are here to promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond and to end pet over-population.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are located at 1855 Windish Dr., Galesburg, IL. - Call for directions.

Our Adoption Process:

We have a small adoption contract that is very simple to fill out. Anyone wanting to adopt an animal must be 21 or older and have a valid ID with them. The contract just states that the person adopting the animal will take good care of them, make sure they're up to date on heath related items, and other agreements that can be properly read when the person comes in. Our adoption fees are $125-$200 for dogs, $75 for both cats and kittens. We will also work with reduced fees for the adoption if possible.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.