Animal Shelter Adoptions

The McDonough County Animal Shelter

Adoption Forms:

Location: 101 E. Tower Rd., Macomb, IL
Phone: (309) 837-2989

For the animals coming through the McDonough County Animal Shelter, heartworm tests and some initial vaccinations, including Bordetella and Distemper, are provided. These are important initial steps to ensure healthy animals but keep in mind if you are considering adopting from the Shelter, you will need to complete the following:

  • Have your pet examined by a veterinarian and arrange for any remaining vaccinations to be completed.
  • Pets older than 4 months must have a rabies vaccination and registration with the county. This is state law.
  • Have your pet’s stool analyzed for parasites and treated as needed.
  • Begin heartworm prevention immediately. A second heartworm test in 6 months is recommended.

Humane Society Adoptions

The HSMC is a licensed rescue with the State of Illinois with foster homes established to provide care for the rescued animals. During 2022, three cats and four dogs were rescued and adopted into their forever homes.

Lars Gossel at Gossel’s Dog House provides foster care for dogs and cats rescued from the McDonough County Animal Shelter.  He has fostered eight dogs for the HSMC since 2018.

To inquire about a dog currently in foster care or to arrange a meet and greet with any foster dogs under his care, contact Lars at

Shelter Pets Available For Adoption

Week of 5.16.24

Download PDF of current Shelter Poster HERE

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