Animal Bite Investigations
Animal Control Educational Programs
Dog and Cat Licensing
Owning a Pet in Skokie
In order to maintain a high quality of life for Skokie residents, a variety of local ordinances relating to animals and their owners have been enacted. The most common ordinances include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Dog defecation must be picked immediately by the owner
- Dogs are not allowed in parks/playgrounds
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times when not on the owner's property
- Cats and dogs must have a valid Skokie pet license
- Barnyard animals cannot be kept within the Village
Animal Control enforces various animal related ordinances in the Village of Skokie.
Lost and Found Animals
Stray Dogs & Cats
Stray dogs and cats picked up by Animal Control are temporarily housed until they are placed with a shelter for adoption. Every effort is made to find homes for all unclaimed animals. If you’re interested in adopting an animal that was recently reported stray, please contact Animal Control for additional information by clicking here.