My name is Zipper!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Park, Illinois - Zipper
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Animal Care League

Facts about Zipper

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Trying to stay warm this winter? Try zipping up with Zipper! Zipper is a gorgeous 3 year old blue pittie who is just 100% sweetness. He originally came to ACL a few years ago when he was just a young pup, and he was adopted out. How strange it was for us to receive a call about a truck driver who found him running stray in Virginia two years later! The good news is the years have been good to Zipper - he's happy, healthy, and he still has the people-loving disposition we knew so well when he was a baby. Zipper has mellowed now that he's a young adult, and he walks great on his leash, loves to get lots of hugs and squeezes, and he settles down nicely for TV time. Zipper is good with respectful kids of all ages. He's a little stiff and uncomfortable with other dogs, though, so he'd do best as the only animal in the home, at least for now. If you're interested in meeting Zipper, email Gabrielle at or come on in today!

About Animal Care League

About Our Shelter...

The Animal Care League was founded in 1973 as the Village Humane Society to help homeless animals in the Oak Park community. After a few years of operations, the Humane Society realized the need for help extended beyond the Oak Park borders and changed its name to the Animal Care League to better communicate our purpose.

At the beginning, the ACL did not have a physical shelter to house animals. Instead, supporters cared for animals in their homes until a permanent home could be found. This personal touch was very nice, however, it greatly limited the number of animals that could be helped and made the adoption process very slow. In the late 1970’s, the Animal Care League rented its first shelter, relocating to a new building a few years later. For many years the shelter worked out of this small facility, but in 1998 we moved again to our current location. We have the capacity to house up to thirty-three dogs, more than 120 cats and many other little critters such as birds, rabbits, mice, snakes and even chickens.

From the very beginning, the ACL has had a policy of keeping adoptable animals until we could find them a home and this is still in practice today. This means that no matter how long it takes, we keep an adoptable animal with us until we find that right loving home. Even though the number of animals coming through our doors for help each year has increased by 100 percent in the last several years alone, we firmly believe in this policy and will continue to give every animal the best opportunity possible to find a new home. We have accomplished this by taking proactive approaches to animal care and adoption as well as preventative measures to help reduce the number of homeless animals in our communities.

The Animal Care League works very hard to keep our animals healthy, reduce the number and severity of behavior problems and to act proactively in finding new homes for our pets.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday, 12-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Meet some of our adoptable pets at Petco, River Forest (Lake Street and Harlem Ave), every Sunday 11am-3pm!

Our Adoption Process...

See website for adoption fees and requirements.