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
Donate Here

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!

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

January 2022 Pet of the Month
January 2022 Pet of the Month

Happy 2022 from Americana! A 2 year old, very loving and playful, Tuxedo/Domestic Short Hair that is as sweet as can be! Americana is a cat room favorite! She loves dogs and cats. She is adorable, playful and very sweet. Help make Americana's 2022 and beyond happy,...

Chipotle Dine to Donate 01/31/2022
Chipotle Dine to Donate 01/31/2022

Chipotle Fundraiser Dine to Donate $150 in total sales is required for proceeds to be shared with Animal House Shelter but AHS will get 33% of those sales donated back. Where: 412 South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm...

Volunteer Meeting 02/05/2022
Volunteer Meeting 02/05/2022

When: Saturday, February 05, 2022 Time: 10am-11am Where: AHS big white house (entrance/parking located off of Coyne Station Road) What: Join us for an overview of volunteer opportunities at Animal House Shelter. Also meet with current volunteers and staff. Can't wait...

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