Stray Dogs

Please call the Northlake Police Department at 708-531-5755.

Lost/Found Dogs

While City Ordinance prohibits dogs from running at large the Northlake Police Department attempts to identify and return such dogs through owner identification located on a dog collar or by a properly registered identification chip located on the dog.  When a dog is located and current owner information cannot be obtained, or an owner cannot be contacted for retrieval, the dog is transported to the Animal Care League in Oak Park, Illinois.  For information on a dog possibly transported to the animal shelter or to report or list a dog as running at large, please call the Police Department at 708-531-5755.

It is important to know that a dog running at large may wander into a neighboring community and be relocated to that community’s selected animal shelter.  Owners may wish to contact neighboring communities when searching for their lost dog. It is also important to know that Police Departments and Animal Shelters are not always successful in locating an ownership chip on a dog or the chip has not been properly registered.

For animal shelter information, contact the Animal Care League Lost/Found Hotline is 708-848-0172.