Open Daily 11:00am - 7:00pm

         13005 Ernesti Rd              

Huntley, IL  60142


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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 volunteering...

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 between 11am-7pm).

 ****You 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. 

 Children 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. 

There 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 can do at the shelter :

  • Walk 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)
  • Spend time in the 'Free Roam' Cat Room to socialize, help groom or otherwise, just help to make their lives more comfortable during their stay here

More Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Help 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 
  • Create 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 anytime)
  • Volunteer for Off-site Adoption Events (you can call the shelter for more information on adoption events)
  •  Gather bedding, cleaning supplies and other items from our 'wish list' in your community, for the animals and shelter
  •  Hold 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. 


  • Anything 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






 For more 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.