Serving People.
Saving Pets.

our services

We work hard every day to ensure the welfare of our community as well as the care and safety of pets. We handle thousands of pet adoptions each year in addition to many other services for our community.


Registering your pets through Winnebago County Animal Services is required by law and a great way to keep them safe and healthy.
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welfare &

animal welfare and investigation

Animal welfare and investigations are a top priority. We investigate violations and complaints and enforce state law and local ordinance. 

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& rabies

vaccinations and rabies control

Timely vaccinations help keep your pet – and our community – safe and healthy. Vaccinations prevent the spread of diseases between animals and from animals to people.

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spay & neuter

spay and neuter

Spaying and neutering help prevent pet overpopulation in our community. That’s why all the animals adopted from Winnebago County Animal Services are spayed or neutered before going home.

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local ordinances & state law

Winnebago County Animal Services is tasked with managing state statutes and local ordinances.

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Customer Service Team


hours / contact

Shelter/Lobby Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

Patrol Hours:
Daily: 7:00 AM. – 12:00 AM (midnight)

Phone: (815) 319-4100
Fax: (815) 319-4101

Main Shelter

4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

additional resources

Winnebago County Veterinary Clinics

Are you in need of veterinary services for your pet? Veterinary services are essential for maintaining your pet's health, preventing illness, and treating any problems that may arise. It is...

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