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


Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Animal House Shelter, 13005 Ernesti Road, Huntley, IL 60142 Cost: Entry is free and open to the public. Contact:, or Contact Us here.   About PAWfest This summer, Animal House...

Muse Art Fun-Raiser Event 9/5/18

Join us for a night at Muse Art in Crystal Lake making masterpieces! Muse Art will provide everything necessary to complete a beautiful piece of art: including 16x16 ( love, meow) or 10 x24 (Gather, Thankful) single wood plank and stencil, all painting supplies, and...

Dog Days at Rosie O’Hares is back!

Rosie O'Hare's (in East Dundee) is hosting another Dog Days event, benefiting Animal House Shelter on Sunday August 26, 2019 from 12-3:30pm. There will be Door Prizes - Raffle Prizes - 50/50 Raffle - Drink Specials Dogs are welcome on the patio, so this is a great...

Kettlebells for Canines

Build some muscle, learn new techniques and have fun at this fun clinic hosted by Huntley Barbell! Classes are donation based and all proceeds will go to Animal House Shelter. Clinic 1: Turkish Get-Up and Kettlebell Swings (Hosted Wednesday August 1 @6:30pm and...

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