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

May 2019 Chicago Pet Show

Animal House Shelter will be at the Chicago Pet Show at Oak Lawn Pavilion on Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5. Come out and say hi to us and a few of our adoptable dogs and see everything else the show has to offer. The address for the event is: 9401 Oak Park Ave, Oak...

Dash for the Dogs Giveaway!

Downtown Pet Supply and Animal House Shelter are partnering for a special giveaway in celebration of Dash for the Dogs! It's free to enter the giveaway and there are so many ways you can receive extra entries into the drawing. Be sure to visit Downtown Pet Supply for...

Paint n Sip at Bottle And Bottega

Join us for our Paint n Sip fundraiser at Bottle and Bottega in Arlington Heights. Bring your own wine and snacks, and enjoy the night painting your own 16×20 canvas. Tickets are $50 each and includes all paint supplies, an apron and a 16×20 take home canvas. Date:...

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