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

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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!

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

September 2022 Pet of the Month
September 2022 Pet of the Month

Meet Lemon September’s pet of the month! She is a 6 year old Dilute Calico/Domestic Short Hair, that is looking for her forever home. This lovely girl was found in Southern Illinois sick and abandoned. Lemon is very entertaining and interactive. Her personality is...

Bissell Empty the Shelters Oct. 1-8, 2022
Bissell Empty the Shelters Oct. 1-8, 2022

Bissell Pet Foundation's: Empty the Shelters* Date: October 1-8, 2022 Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm Cost: $50 adoption fee on select animals* Info: You must have an approved application on file then email Animal House Shelter to request an appointment. Email:...

2023 Calendar Contest Oct. 1 – Nov. 1
2023 Calendar Contest Oct. 1 – Nov. 1

AHS 2023 Calendar Contest Contest Runs: October 01 - November 01 Link to submit and vote: https://www.gogophotocontest.com/animalhouseshelter Or scan the QR code above.

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