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

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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

Deck Your Door With A Wreath! Holiday 2018

This year, Animal House Shelter is partnering with small family farm, Pioneer Valley Farm in Ottawa, IL to offer wreaths for the 2018 holiday season. No chemicals are used at the farm and no trees are killed to make these wreaths. And best of all, 40% off the purchase...

Looking for Gifts Ideas? Holiday 2018

We have partnered with Yankee Candle to do a holiday fundraiser this year. From 10/22/18 - 01/10/19, all purchases you make online on our Yankee Candle fundraising website will donate 40% off the purchase to Animal House Shelter. Its the perfect combination of being...

NEW! In-Shelter Volunteer Scheduling

We are excited to announce that we have implemented a new sign-up website for volunteering in the shelter. Why is this important? This allows volunteers to sign-up for the time of day that they are available to come into the shelter to volunteer. For example, say you...

Portillo’s Dine To Donate 12/13/18

It’s time for Portillo’s again! On Thursday 12/13/18 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...

AHS Donation Drive/Volunteer Meeting 12/22/18

Come on out to Algonquin Library (Harnish branch) on December 22nd for Animal House Shelter’s Donation Drive and Volunteer Meeting! This is an open-house style meeting, so come any time between 11 am to 1 pm. We will be collecting donations as well as answering any...

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