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...

Must Meet Mia

Mia is the whole package if you’re looking for a new wonderful dog for your family. We can’t stop gushing about what a great dog she is so we will give you the highlights! Mia is a gorgeous, very laid back 5 year old Bulldog/AmStaff who arrived at Animal House Shelter...

Annual Putt For Paws Charity Golf Tournament

Join us for Animal House Shelter's Annual Putt for Paws Charity Golf Tournament at Elgin Country Club on Monday, October 1st, 2018. Come for the golf and be sure to stay for our groundbreaking announcement! Highlights of the event include: - Shotgun Start - Scramble...

Volunteer and Foster Appreciation Night – June 5th, 2018

We want to say thank you to all of our foster parents and volunteers for all the support you give Animal House Shelter! Your help directly helps all the dogs and cats at the shelter and we appreciate it so much! Please join us for some light refreshments, mixing and...

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