Chicago Area Animal Shelters 

If you are looking for a pet, please try an animal shelter. Please call first and confirm the address, hours and adoption policies before going. Make sure to ask for directions. 

If you've lost a pet, call the animal shelters in your area. Some shelters will take information over the phone, some you may have to physically go to. In Chicago, call police precincts also. Place ads in local newspapers and make posters giving a description and the area where last seen. Post in grocery stores, train stations and parks where large numbers of people will see it.

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SUBURBAN NORTH & WEST

C.A.R.E./Evanston Animal Shelter 
2310 Oakton, Evanston, IL 60202
847-705-2653 
Mon - Thurs 6 pm - 8 pm; Sat & Sun noon - 3:30 pm 
care-evanston.org

Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 N Milwaukee, Northbrook, IL 60062
847-296-6400 
Tues, Thurs, Fri 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat - Sun 12 pm - 4 pm; (Closed Mon & Weds)
heartlandanimalshelter.net

Orphans of the Storm 
2200 Riverwoods Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015
847-945-0235 
Daily 11 am - 5 pm (except major holidays)
orphansofthestorm.org

Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.
847-550-9690
P.O. Box 408, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Call for information and appt
adoptapet-il.org

The Buddy Foundation 
65 W. Seegers Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-813-7206
Tues, Thurs, Fri 10 am - 12 pm & 4 pm - 8 pm; Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Sun 10 am - 2 pm
thebuddyfoundation.org

Save-a-Pet 
31664 North Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
847-740-7788 
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11 am - 5 pm; Thurs 1 pm - 8 pm; Tues closed
saveapetil.org

Animal Care League
1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL 60304
708-848-8155
Tues, Fri 12 pm - 6 pm; Thurs 12 pm - 7:30 pm; Sat 11 am - 5 pm
animalcareleague.org

Strays Halfway House (Cats only)
Schaumburg area foster homes
630-351-3150
Call for information and appt
www.strayshh.org

Kay's Animal Shelter 
2705 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Tues - Sat 1 pm - 4:30 pm
847-259-2907 
petfinder.com/shelters/IL348.html

Helping Paws Animal Welfare Association 
2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-4400 
Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun 12 pm - 4 pm; Tues, Thurs 12 pm - 7 pm
helpingpaws.net

Assisi Animal Foundation and Cageless No-Kill Shelter 
P.O. Box 143, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0143 
815-455-9411
assisi.org

Anderson Animal Shelter 
1000 S. LaFox St. (Rte. 31), South Elgin, IL 60177 
847-697-2880 
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12 pm - 7 pm; Sat - Sun 11 am - 4 pm (Closed Weds)
andersonanimalshelter.org

Pets In Need
Ringwood, IL 60072
Call for directions: 815-728-1462
petsinneedmidwest.org

Young at Heart Pet Rescue
Adopts senior cats and dogs
Palatine, IL 60078
847-529-2025
yahpetrescue.com

PACT Humane Society
Operates in PETCO Bloomingdale
412 W Army Trail, Bloomingdale IL 60108
630-375-7017
pacthumanesociety.org

West Surburban Humane Society
1901 W Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-960-9600
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11 am - 2 pm & 7pm - 9pm; 
Sat - Sun 11 am - 3 pm (Closed Weds)
wshs-dg.org 

CHICAGO/SOUTH/WEST SUBURBS

Chicago Animal Care and Control 
2741 South Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
312-747-1406 
Adoptions Mon - Fri 12 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat - Sun noon - 3 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm
cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc.html

Anti-Cruelty Society 
510 N LaSalle (at Grand), Chicago, IL 60654
312-644-8338 
Mon - Fri noon - 7 pm; Sat - Sun noon - 5 pm
anticruelty.org 

Red Door Animal Shelter 
Cats, Dogs and Rabbits
2410 W. Lunt, Chicago, IL 60645
773-764-2242
Mon - Thurs 1 pm - 5 pm; Fri - Sun 12 pm - 4 pm 
reddoorshelter.org

PAWS Chicago Adoption & Humane Center 
1997 N Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60614
773-935-PAWS (7297) 
Mon - Fri noon - 7 pm; Sat - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
pawschicago.org

Tree House Animal Foundation (Cats only) 
Uptown: 1212 W. Carmen, Chicago, IL 60640
773-784-5488
Mon - Fri 12 pm - 8 pm; Sat - Sun noon - 6 pm
Bucktown: 1629 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
773- 227-5535
Wed - Sun noon - 7 pm; Sat - Sun noon - 6 pm
treehouseanimals.org 

Felines & Canines 
6379 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60660
773-465-4132
Daily 12:30 pm - 6 pm 
felinesinc.org

Lake Shore Animal Shelter
Network of Foster Homes
312-409-1162
lakeshoreanimalshelter.org

APA's Harmony House for Cats 
2914 Elston, Chicago, IL 60618
773-293-6103
Weds & Thurs 2 pm - 5 pm; Sat - Sun 1 pm - 5 pm
(Closed Mon, Tues, Fri)
hhforcats.org

Chicago Canine Rescue 
5272 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60630
773-697-8848
Mon - Fri 5 pm - 7 pm; Sat - Sun 12 pm - 5 pm
chicagocaninerescue.org

ARFhouse
Network of Foster Homes 
Dogs, Cats, Guinea Pigs
arfhousechicago.org

Hinsdale Humane Society 
22 North Elm Street, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
630-323-5630
Tues 2 - 8 pm; Wed - Fri noon - 6 pm; Sat - Sun 10 am - 4 pm
hinsdalehumanesociety.org 

Animal Welfare League 
Cats, Dogs, Rabbits & Small Pets
10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
708-636-8586 
Mon - Fri noon - 9 pm; Sat 11 am - 7 pm; Sun 11 am - 6 pm
animalwelfareleague.com 

Naperville Area Humane Society
1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563
630-420-8989 
Mon, Thurs 5 pm - 8 pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1 pm - 6 pm; Sat - Sun 12 pm - 4 pm
napervillehumanesociety.org

A.D.O.P.T.
420 Industrial Drive, Naperville IL, 60563 
630-355-2299 
Check website for adoption hours
adoptpetshelter.org

Lulu's Locker
Network of foster homes specializing in black cats and FIV+ cats
Oak Forest IL
708-325-8581
luluslockerrescue.org

ALTERNATIVE PETS

BIRDS

Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc. 
Psittacine birds 
Northbrook
847-509-1026 
rescuethebirds.org

FERRETS

Greater Chicago Ferret Association Shelter 
708-442-8650 
gcfa.com 

RABBITS

House Rabbit Society 
847-266-0068 
hrschicago.org

Red Door Animal Shelter 
2410 W. Lunt, Chicago, IL 60645 
773-764-2242
Mon - Thurs 1 pm - 5 pm; Fri - Sun 12 pm - 4 pm 
reddoorshelter.org

REPTILES

Chicago Herpetological Society 
Adoptions - Linda Malawy 
630-717-9955
chicagoherp.org

Internet

Petfinder
Enter your ZIP Code to search for animals in your area. Many smaller rescue groups who don't have a shelter facility post on this site.
petfinder.com

Adopt A Pet
Enter your ZIP Code to search for animals in your area. Many smaller rescue groups who don't have a shelter facility post on this site.
adoptapet.com

Last Updated June 2013