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Quad City PAWS exists to support the needs of the animals of the

Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Shelter. 

Low-cost vaccination clinic every Tuesday from 1:00-4:00pm


Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Shelter

The RICACC is a state of the art facility offering nearly 100 indoor/outdoor dog runs and an open cat adoption room. In addition, there is a medical suite for surgery, clinic, and isolation procedures. The location offers easy access to the community, is open seven (6) days a week, and provides a home for the thousands of animals that will be entrusted to our care. This is the first and only full-service Animal Care & Control facility in the Illinois Quad Cities.


If you have any questions regarding Rock Island County Animal Care & Control, please contact Sam at our Animal Care & Control office at (309) 558-DOGS (3647).

  • United Animal Control functions for Moline, Rock Island, East Moline, and all of Rock Island County

  • State of the art 12,000 square foot shelter

  • 87 indoor/outdoor dog runs

  • Open communal cat adoption room

  • Our medical suite provides exams, vaccinations, blood test and spay/neuter surgeries

  • Isolation rooms to quarantine sick animals

  • Separate dog pavilions for incoming and adoptable dogs

  • Multi-purpose room for meetings, education classes, waiting room, and programs

  • Enclosed center courtyard for interaction and exercise of the dogs

  • State of the art geothermal heating/cooling system.

  • Sub-station for Rock Island County Sheriffs deputies

  • T-1 phone/data system linked to the county for internet access/county access

  • On-site laundry facilities

  • Employee break room and locker room

  • Get acquainted areas for interaction with dogs and cats.

  • Full adoption services of pets

  • Only complete full-service animal shelter in Rock Island County servicing all animal welfare related needs

  • Open six days a week

Clinical Services

  • Micro-chipping

  • Rabies vaccinations

  • Spaying and neutering 

Our low-cost vaccination clinic is open every Tuesday from

1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Our clinic has a large selection of veterinarian products and vaccines.

You may utilize our low-cost spay and neuter services, which are performed on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, by appointment. Call 558-DOGS (3647) for an appointment.

Pet Adoption

You should be willing to spend at least an hour or two looking at our adoptable pets. If you find a pet that interests you, spend some time getting acquainted before making your final decision.


Once you've decided on a pet and are ready to adopt, simply complete the adoption and registration process, pay the adoption fee and you and your new best friend are on your way!


Adoption Fees:


DOGS - $100.00 - Includes: Spayed/Neutered, Microchipped, Heart Worm tested, and Vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper/Parvo & Bordetella.


PUPPIES - 8 weeks to 6 months - $250
7 months to one year - $150

Includes: spay/neuter, microchip and age appropriate vaccines


CATS- $60.00 - Includes: Spayed/Neutered, Microchipped, and Vaccinated for Rabies, & Distemper/URI.


NOTE: If you are a resident of Rock Island County, your first year's registration is included in the adoption fee for adult pets. Any known medical history of the animal will be provided.


Adoption Application:

If you would like to fill out the adoption application in advance to expedite the adoption process you may click here to download the adoption application. (Application will open in new window)

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