Peoria County Animal Protection Services

A 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish, farm-type animals.

Pets at Peoria County Animal Protection Services

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Small Animals
  • Reptiles, Amphibians, and/or Fish
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Female, Baby
Guinea Pig


Female, Baby
Guinea Pig


Female, Adult
Guinea Pig


Female, Adult
Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)


Male, Puppy
Australian Cattle Dog


Female, Adult
Guinea Pig


Female, Adult
Guinea Pig


Male, Adult


Female, Adult
Guinea Pig


Female, Adult
Guinea Pig


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Domestic Mediumhair


Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Senior
Domestic Mediumhair


Male, Young
Domestic Mediumhair


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier


Female, Young
Domestic Mediumhair

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Areas Peoria County Animal Protection Services Serves

Peoria County and surrounding areas

Peoria County Animal Protection Services's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Email us for an adoption application:

2. Meet the Pet

We will bring you in for an appointment to meet the animal.

3. Take the Pet Home

Most pets can go home same-day.

.Adoption fees: $100 for dogs/puppies; $75 for cats;kittens

About Peoria County Animal Protection Services

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) serves every municipality within Peoria County and the unincorporated areas. Our office is responsible for enforcing animal control ordinances, maintaining rabies registration records, operating an open admission shelter and offering quality pets for adoption. PCAPS Animal Control Officers respond to over 15,000 calls for service such as stray dogs, injured wildlife, animal cruelty, and nuisance animals. In any given year, PCAPS takes in over 4,000 domestic and wild animals. While many dogs and cats come to the shelter as strays, nearly 30% are brought to PCAPS by owners who could no longer keep their pets.

Investigation & Enforcement:
• Enforces animal control ordinances of the City and County of Peoria.
• Investigates reports of cruelty and neglect.
• Rescues sick, abandon, or stray animals.
• Rescues injured or orphaned wildlife.
• Responds to complaints of animals creating a nuisance.
• Issues multiple pet owner licenses.

Animal Sheltering & Adoption:
• Operates a shelter for the care of unwanted or stray animals.
• Houses over 4,000 animals who would otherwise have no place to go.
• Reunites lost pets with their owners.
• Responds with shelter/care for animals in times of disaster.
• Offers quality pets for adoption.

Rabies Control:
• Maintains rabies registration records for domestic dogs/cats.
• Issue rabies registration tags.
• Investigates animal bites to humans.
• Provides public education on animal care, protection, and safety.

• Works jointly with the Peoria Humane Society concerning animal related issues in the community.
• Partners with licensed wildlife rehabilitators for transfer of wild animals requiring rehabilitation.
• Partners with animal shelters / rescues nationwide for transfer of domestic animals requiring rehabilitation.
• Partners with the Peoria County Veterinary Medical Association for spay/neuter programs and animal medical care.
• Partners with Peoria Police Department and Peoria County Sheriff’s Office to assist in animal related issues in the community.

Come Meet Peoria County Animal Protection Services's Pets