Finding Forever Homes for Dogs and Cats Since 2002

Animal House Shelter is a no-kill shelter that rescues and cares for homeless pets.

Find my Dog  – or –  Find my Cat

Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill 501(c)3 shelter for all breeds of dogs and cats. We rescue, care for, and find homes for homeless pets who arrive at AHS for various reasons, including:

  • Abuse, neglect, or abandonment
  • Owners whose time, income, or situation changes
  • Animals scheduled for euthanasia at other clinics

Once rehabilitated and ready, they are carefully matched with homes for adoption or foster care. Will their new home be yours? Apply to Adopt!

Looking to bring a pet home?

Our goal is to find loving, stable homes for the pets in our care. Learn more about how you can adopt or foster your new best friend.

Our Adoption Process

Our rehabilitated and healthy pets are matched up with the right owners to find Forever Homes. Are you our next hero?

Learn how you can adopt a pet

Our Foster Program

Foster homes plays a vital role in socializing and transitioning abandoned or abused pets. You can provide love and care for many pets.

Learn how you can foster a pet

pets that have found a forever home with Animal House Shelter

These animals could really use some love.

Our goal is to find loving, stable homes for the pets in our care. Ready to adopt or foster your new best friend? Start looking!

View all Cats  – OR –  View all Dogs

Volunteer To Help Our Pets Start New Lives

As a non-profit, we rely on people like you to help us rescue our pets and prepare them for their new homes. Join the Animal House community.

Explore Ways to Volunteer

News & Events

Portillo’s Dine To Donate 10/18

It’s time for Portillo’s again! On Thursday 10/18/18 from 5pm – 8pm, Portillo’s in Crystal Lake, IL will donate 20% off proceeds on all food purchased through take-out, drive-thru, or in-store to Animal House Shelter. Just bring this flyer with you or show it on your...

Planes and Puppies is Back! 10/13/18

Galt Airport in Wonder Lake, IL is having us back again for another Planes and Puppies Event! On October 13, 2018 from 9am- 1pm the EAA Chapter 932 will be hosting a Young Eagles Rally, providing FREE airplane rides to kids age 8 to 17. Participation is on a first...

Chicago Pet Show in Libertyville 10/13-10/14/18

Come out and see us at the Chicago Pet Show on October 13th and 14th, 2018 in Libertyville IL. We will have a booth representing Animal House Shelter and also some adoptable dogs that you can meet! This is always a fun event for the whole family and there is lots to...

Help us save the lives of over 3,000 dogs and cats every year.