Attention: During lockdown, the shelter will be open by appointment ONLY. Note: call volume is very high. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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

Shelter Expansion Fundraiser

We need your help to make this project into a reality
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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.

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News & Events

AHS DOG WASH

**UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CANCEL THIS YEAR'S EVENT! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!** DOG WASH Join AHS Staff & Volunteers for our soapy fundraising event on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Dirty Dog Grooming in Arlington Heights has...

10th Annual Dash for the Dogs

Animal House Shelter's 10th annual Dash for the Dogs will be held on Sunday August 30, 2020. Details and Sign Up Here! Animal House Shelter's 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk! CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF DASH FOR THE DOGS!! Animal House Shelter is a...

PUTT FOR PAWS CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

**UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CANCEL THIS YEAR'S EVENT! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!** Come join Animal House Shelter for our annual Golf Tournament! Friday June 26, 2020 from 11:00am - 8:00pm This year being held at the Chalet...

Help us save the lives of over 5,000 dogs and cats every year.