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Adopt with Wish!!

Thank you for considering adoption first!!  Wish Upon a Rescue has dogs and cats available for adoption.  We believe that all of these animals deserve a second chance at a forever home, regardless of breed, age or physical ability.  These animals come to Wish Upon a Rescue for a variety of reasons, and we will be sure to share with you all of the factual information we have on each pet prior to adoption. These animals may come to us after being found stray ( lost and unclaimed from animal control), as an owner surrender due to illness or relocation of the previous owner, or as a result of unwanted litters of kittens and puppies.  But don’t worry, no matter how these animals found safety at Wish Upon a Rescue, they are all ready to brighten your life.  They are WISHING on every star, for their forever families, and they are working hard in their foster homes to learn how to be the best dog or cat in town!


When adopting an animal, you will be saving at least two lives: One life, of your newly adopted family member and a second life by opening up a space in a foster home for Wish Upon a Rescue to save another animal.


Please remember, when you adopt you are making a lifetime commitment to your new family member.

Requirements for adoption:

  • Primary adopter must be at least 21 years old

  • Must have a government issued ID

  • All household members need to be in agreement with the adoption

  • Have the time and resources required to properly care for your new pet

  • Fill out application and complete an interview with an Adoption Counselor

  • Make WISH personnel aware that the animal will be a gift

  • If required for the specific animal, allow a home for introduction to the home, all family members, and any furry friends living in your residence

  • Disclose to WISH if other animals in household are not spayed or neutered

  • Live within 100 miles of Chicago, IL


Dog adoption fees include:

  • Wellness exam by licensed veterinarian

  • Heartworm test (if appropriate based on age)

  • Microchip Implantation

  • Spay/Neuter surgery

  • Vaccinations appropriate to age of dog (distemper/parvo/lepto, rabies, bordetella )

  • Monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventative while in our care


  • Puppies under 1 year old $400

  • Dogs over 1 year old $300

  • Super Special Senior Dogs (Dependent on size/health)   $100

  • Special needs--Variable


Cat/kitten adoption fees include:

  • Wellness exam by licensed veterinarian

  • Test for Feline Leukemia (FELV) and Feline Aids (FIV)

  • Microchip Implantation

  • Spay/Neuter surgery

  • Vaccinations appropriate to age of cat (distemper, rabies)



  • Kittens under 8 months of age $200 each or $350 for pair

  • Cats over 8 months  $125

  • Special needs-- Variable

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