The Shelter Challenge has started again! Please
click on the purple button below and vote for Animal
House Shelter in Huntley, IL to help us win money
for the homeless dogs and cats!
How to make a difference in an animals life by
The animals at Animal
House Shelter are always in need of your help! If you can
afford one hour of your time, you could make a
large difference in the life of an animal.
You can fill out the volunteer application on
the 'Online Application' page on our website and
then stop on in anytime (all 7 days of the week
need to have tennis shoes or some sort of
"closed-toe" shoes that cover your entire feet
while volunteering at AHS.*********
AHS IS NOW
HIRING FOR EMPLOYMENT!! PLEASE CLICK
ON THE 'ONLINE APPLICATION' BUTTON AND THEN
CLICK ON 'EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION'. (DON'T
HIT ENTER WHILE FILLING OUT) -you need
to be able to work weekends, holidays and
have a very flexible schedule. You can
call or email the shelter for more details.
We have a
volunteer meeting the
third Saturday of every month at 4pm (excluding
holidays) at the shelter. We welcome anyone to attend the
meetings so you can learn all the opportunities
available to volunteers at the shelter. If
you can not attend a meeting, a staff member can
help you when you stop in at the shelter.
As long as you are 16 or older
(no exceptions please) you are welcome to come to
the shelter any time between the hours of 11am-7pm
everyday to volunteer.
You will need to have a waiver signed by a
parent if you are under the age of eighteen.
under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a
parent at all times
Feel free to plan on staying
the day, if you would like! Just be sure to bring a lunch or snack
and also remember that working with animals can be
dirty, so dress accordingly and also dress
appropriately for the weather.
is nothing more you need to do to volunteer, it is
that simple! Just come on in and we'll
handle the rest.
Listed below are just a few things that volunteers
at the shelter :
and socialize with the dogs
- Bathe/groom dogs
- Spend quality
one-on-one time with the animals to help socialize
them and teach them tricks! (puppies,
kittens & cats too)
time in the 'Free Roam' Cat Room to socialize,
help groom or otherwise, just help to make
their lives more comfortable during their
More Volunteer Opportunities:
with fundraising events--look on our Upcoming
Events page and just give us a call or email if
you can help at any of the scheduled events
- Share ideas on
fundraising and special donation drives
advertising material to help get the shelter
recognized within a larger community radius
- Help pass
out newsletters , brochures and donation cans around your
community to get the animals more exposure.
(You can stop by the shelter and pick them up
for Off-site Adoption Events (you can call the
shelter for more information on adoption events)
bedding, cleaning supplies and other items from
our 'wish list' in your community, for the
animals and shelter
a drive at your school or in your community for
things listed on our 'wish list'
Are you not able to adopt at this time?
Consider offering one of the most rewarding
things ever! A chance at life... Become a
Licensed Foster Home today! Foster Care enables
us to rescue animals that may have otherwise
been euthanized due to their age, injury or
health status. Animals in need of foster care
often include Pregnant/nursing animals, animals
recovering from surgery/injuries or dogs
undergoing heartworm treatment.
else you can think of? We are willing to
work with you and any ideas you have! Come
join our committees of dedicated volunteers who
strive to make a difference in our community
information on volunteering opportunities contact
To fill out the volunteer
application online click on the link below which
will take you to the Online Application Page.