Attention: During COVID-19, 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.

Explore Ways to Volunteer

News & Events

November 2021 Pet of the Month

Say hello to Frenchie! A 7 year old fun loving American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer mix that is as smart as she is sweet! Look at that beautiful face! Frenchie is a volunteer favorite! She loves to walk with volunteers and play in the yard. She is house trained and...

Panera Dine to Donate 12/3/2021

Panera Fundraiser Dine to Donate 20% of proceeds go back to AHS Where: 5950 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL Date: Friday, December 03, 2021 Time: Open to Close Ordering online http://www.panerabread.com use promo code PRFUND at checkout You can also bring a copy...

Pet Pictures With Santa 12/11/2021 & 12/18/2021

Bring your dog, cat, family for pictures with Santa!! Where: Animal House Shelter, 13005 Ernesti Road Huntley, IL When: Saturday, December 11, 2021 and Saturday, December 18, 2021 Time: 8:00am - 11:00am both days First digital picture is a $25 donation and each...

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