Animal House takes in many special needs animals. We take care of any ailment or surgery that needs to be done on any animal we rescue including, but not limited to: heart worm treatments, cruciate ligament repair, patella surgery, FHO, heart surgery, diabetes, anxiety disorders, auto immune deficiencies, liver shunts etc. On average, AHS takes in at least one animal per week that has one of the above ailments or needs surgery. We do not believe that any animal should be left to be euthanized at a high kill facility because they are sick or injured. Society has already failed them at one point in time and someone needs to speak up and rescue those that are defenseless and without a voice. That is who we are are and that is what Animal House Shelter has always been about. These ailments & surgeries are extremely expensive and we need the communities help to not leave these poor souls to be discarded with no one to care for them.
Click on the button below to make a donation to Animal house Shelter using your Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card or American Express
WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF MONETARY DONATIONS TO HELP PAY VET BILLS, MEDICATIONS, AND SPECIALTY SURGERIES!!!
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW OUR WISH LIST ON AMAZON.COM AND HAVE YOUR DONATIONS SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO THE SHELTER!
Any items with two stars (**) and in Bold are what we are in desperate need of at the moment. We do not need any more newspaper but always appreciate shredded paper for puppy playpens
Items needed to care for our dogs, cats, puppies and kittens:
- Canned Cat Food – Pate Preferred**
- Purina Kitten Chow
- Canned Dog or Puppy Food – Any Variety**
- Eukanuba Puppy Food**
- Cans of Tuna Fish
- Cans of Chicken Chunks**
- Baby Food – Meat Flavors Only! – without onion powder!
- KMR (milk for kittens)**
- Esbilac (milk for puppies)**
- Cottage Cheese**
Care and Wellness::
- PUPPY PLAYPENS!-click to go directly to store to purchase**
- Litter Box Deodorizers
- Bedding items: towels, comforters, blankets, bath mats, sheets**
- Collars/Harnesses/Leashes – all sizes
- Cat/Dog Toys (any stuffed animals, tennis balls, squeaky toys, ropes, cat toys)
- Bones (rawhides, nylabones, dentabones, etc.
- Frontline Plus-all sizes**
- Heartgard-all sizes**
- Revolution for dogs and/or cats**
- Prescription A/D or Royal Canin Recovery R/S – (available at vet clinics)**
- Prescription Canine I/D – (available at vet clinics)
Cleaning Supplies/Shelter Care
- Unger 22 inch Sanitary Floor Squeegees from Lab Safety Supplies (LSS.COM)-click to go directly to store to purchase
- Dawn dish soap
- Clorox Clean Up
- Clorox wipes
- Paper towels**
- Air fresheners / deodorizers
- Toilet Paper
- Garbage Bags (55 gallon if possible)
- Garden Hoses (50 ft or longer if possible)
- Garbage Bags/Plastic grocery bags (for outside clean-up!)
- Pet Safe Ice Melt!
- Watering Cans
- Fish Oil Pills for dogs
- Dixie Cups -2-3 oz cups (to dispense medicine)
- L-Lysine Powder
- Anti-Fungal Cream (Generic or Lamisil)
- Clippers and blades**
- Digital Food or Baby Scales**
- Can Openers
- Toner cartridges –Brother TN-420 or TN-450 at Best Buy, Office Max, Staples or Office Depot**
- Toner Cartridges Lemark T630, T632, T634
- Copy Paper**
Volunteer Services Needed:
- HANDY MAN!!
- I/T help
- Foster homes
- Vet to donate time to do wellness exams and/or low cost spays/neuters and veterinary care.
- Vet practice to build on new property with us.
Kuranda Dog Beds:
You can donate the beds straight from the Kuranda website to the animals at Animal House-we really need these for the New Facility
We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us,click here.
Animal House is non-profit, so we rely heavily on private donations for our animals. We greatly appreciate any donation no matter how big or small. Please see our Wish List page for specific items we are currently in need of.
We accept any of the following items listed above. We accept all types of animal items, but we try to keep our animals on the same types of food so they don’t get sick from switching. We will accept other types as back up.
BIRTHDAYS/WEDDING GIFTS: Many people donate in lieu of flowers, wedding gifts, or birthday presents. You can donate to Animal House Shelter, Inc for any of the above by clicking on any ‘Donate Now’ button throughout the website or by sending a check in the mail. Just make a note as to who you would like to receive notification that a gift (donation) has been made in honor of their wedding/ birthday/anniversary/graduation or as a christmas present ect. and we will send them a note in the mail right away! It is a great way to make everyone feel good and help the dogs and cats that truly need it at the same time! Please call the shelter if you have any questions.
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DO YOU HAVE AN OLD CAR THAT’S JUST TAKING UP SPACE IN YOUR DRIVEWAY?
Animal House Shelter is now accepting vehicle donations through the Cars program! You can now donate your vehicle (which is tax deductible for you) and avoid the hassle of selling it and Animal House Shelter will receive the money when your vehicle is sold! What an awesome deal! Help animals and get rid of old junk! Click on the car below for more information!
YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL HELP SAVE ANIMALS!
Whether you are a first time pet owner or have had fur babies all your life we all have one thing in common. We love our pets and want to do everything we can to keep them healthy and happy! Now you can get the latest news and tips on pet health delivered right to your doorstep and you can help the dogs and cats of AHS doing it! Click on the link above to order your subscription of Animal Wellness Magazine and enter the promo code shown above and AHS will receive 40% of your subscription fee!
ANIMAL HOUSE SHELTER WOULD LIKE TO THANK TOM PECK FORD OF HUNTLEY FOR THE GENEROUS DONATION OF A SHELTER VEHICLE! CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE!
DO YOU BUY AND SELL THINGS ON EBAY?
You can find whatever you’re looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support homeless pets at the same time!
Shop now to support Animal House Shelter!
You can also support Animal House when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.
Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.
Sell now to support Animal House Shelter!
Easily DONATE NOW to ANIMAL HOUSE SHELTER using your PAY PAL account by clicking this link!!!
DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON.COM? SURE YOU DO! DOESN’T EVERYONE?
Now you can support Animal House Shelter every time you make a purchase by following the link below before you log on!
Did you know that your company might be able to match the donation that you have made to Animal House Shelter? This is also applicable to adoption donations when you take a new pet home! Click on the link to the left to see if your company offers a Matching Gift program! If you see your company on the list, check with your human resources department to find out how to have them match your gift!
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Would you or your business like to advertise with Animal House Shelter?
For a small monthly donation your business logo and a link to your website can be included on our email blasts, reaching over 13,000 people several times weekly!
Call us at 847-961-5541 and ask for Cindy or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Donations & AHS Visitors
Sun City Residents Raise Money For Their Favorite Charity – Animal House Shelter
During the past seven months, Sun City’s Neighborhood 32B residents, Nick and Joanie Koplos, have opened their “door” to the animals at Huntley’s Animal House Shelter. Three parties with fundraising events have gained a total of $600 for the local shelter. Here are brief summaries of how each party was able to have fun and still benefit Animal House Shelter!
Nick Koplos’ 75th Birthday Party, given by his wife, Joanie, was attended by 50 family members and friends on Sunday, August 14. Located at the Koplos’ home, it was also truly “A Night For The Animals.” In lieu of presents, the couple had donated 100 prizes that were available to the guests through purchase of raffle tickets at $5 each. As a result of the generosity of their guests and others not in attendance, $600 will be donated to local, as well as national, animal charities to help all “creatures great and small” under these difficult economic circumstances. Animal House Shelter was a beneficiary of this wonderful fundraiser! Thank you!
Sun City Stingrays Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Forty Stingrays and their Sweeties attended the annual celebration of Valentine’s Day at the house of Nick and Joanie Koplos on Saturday, February 11. Appetizers and desserts were contributed by those in attendance. After viewing DVDs of past club activities, the highlight of the afternoon proved to be the Stings’ two auctions: a “silent” auction with white elephant gifts donated by club members, and a second auction of “services” provided unselfishly by many Stings as well. A contribution was made to the Animal House Shelter in Huntley. Thank you to the Stingrays from all of us here at Animal House Shelter!
The Koplos’ 4th Annual Sun City Neighborhood 32B Holiday Party
Nick and Joanie Koplos hosted their fourth Neighborhood 32B holiday party on New Year’s Eve, 2011. The party was held to benefit Huntley’s Animal House Shelter. The purchase of $5 raffle tickets helped disperse “white elephant” grab bag gifts donated by the party participants. Guests also shared delicious appetizers and desserts with one another. “Name That 50’s/60’s Tune and Singing Artist” game added to the evening festivities. Thank you to the Kopos’ s and Sun City Neighborhood 32B. We appreciate your generosity.
Also a big thank you goes our to the participants of the Village of Pingree Grove’s Egg Hunt. They collected donations for AHS at their event. The cats and dogs of AHS thank you for all the great donations!!!
Thank you to all at The Dog Waggin’ for their wonderful donation drive for AHS. We appreciate all the donations including a large cash donation for AHS!!!
Thank you to Chloe & Caitlyn Alejandre who went “Merry Christmas Shopping” for our shelter animals. They purchased over 30 cases of wet food and various pet products for our homeless animals! Great job!
Special thanks to F.Y.D.O.LAND and their clients for their very generous truckload of donations for the animals at AHS. Pictured is Robin Massey – Leader of the Pack – F.Y.D.O.LAND and Richard Zelek, CFO of F.Y.D.O.LAND. www.fydoland.com
Thank you to Judy Tracy of Hoof to Woof Pet Services, LLC, for their generous collection of donations for AHS. www.hooftowoof.com – 815.355.5254 – Pet Sitting serving Crystal Lake, IL and the surrounding areas!
Special Thank You to Huntley National Honor Society for their assistance with this event!
Thank you to the Little Angels for their visit to AHS of 11/16/11. We all had a wonderful time in the cat room and visiting with the dogs. The Little Angels brought many donations as well as a special contribution to Roxy’s Medical Fund. Thank you to all for a very enjoyable visit!_____________________________________________________________________
Thank you to Comfort for Critters for the homemade blankets for our animals! Comfort for Critters: Handcraftet blankets to comfort animals living in shelters. Yarn donations of any quantity accepted. New crafters always welcome. We also provide free yarn to senior living centers for use in making these blankets. Please see website for a list of centers which participate in this program.
Thank you to Pat Dorgan Photography, Inc. for creating the “Irresistible” Pet Calendar. Initial proceeds of $370 have been donated to the shelter. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of this beautiful calendar (featuring many AHS alums) can do so by picking up one from the shelter and making a free will donation for the calendar. Supplies limited! All proceeds benefit Animal House Shelter! Thank you so much Pat Dorgan!
“Irresistible” Calendar UPDATE: Final total collected by Pat Dorgan Photography for the benefit of Animal House Shelter is $1529.00. Thank you so much Pat!! You are wonderful!!!
Thank you to Kosta’s-Algonquin & all of our supporters.
$355.00 was donated for the night (7/20) through fundraising coupons and our donation boxes.
Thank you to Kosta’s and all of our supporters
for making the evening a huge success!!!
Visit them at www.kostasgyros.com
This Eagle Scout Project consisted of constructing these structures for the cat room. Thank you to all the Scouts working on this project which is a welcome addition to our free roam cat room.
Brooklyn, age 7, asked for donations to Animal House Shelter in lieu of gifts for her birthday this year. Thank you Brooklyn!
Thank you to Kountry Pet Resort, and their clients for their generous donations from their Spring Cleaning Drive. They delivered a van loaded with donations to our shelter.
Kountry Pet Resorts also held an Easter Photo Session and donated all sitting fees to Animal House Shelter in the amount of $250. Thank you to Stephanie Essex and all at Kountry Pet Resorts for their continued support of Animal House Shelter.
7/26/11…Kountry Pet Resorts has graciously offered grooming services for the upcoming weeks to some of our deserving pooches in need of professional grooming. Everyone feels good after a nice haircut. Now some of our adoptable dogs will have that same wonderful feeling! Thank you Kountry Pet Resort!!!
Bow Wow Divas chose to support Animal House Shelter as their Charity Partner for the month of June! They held a raffle with some fabulous prizes. Congratulations to the winners and to all of those who showed their support! Thank you Bow Wow Divas! BowWowDivas.com is an e-tailer of dog clothing, dog collars and dog jewelry. They are a unique online store and design studio where all of the latest and hottest in pup fashion is not only sold but created. Vist their website www.BowWowDivas.com
Teeny’s Friends: In the month of April Teeny’s Friends raised 67 dogs toys for Animal House Shelter. Teeny’s Friends provides toys for needy dogs! Their goal is to make sure that no dog ever has to go without the simple pleasure of chasing a ball or snuggling a plushie. Their mission was inspired by Teeny, a rescue dog & our mascot. They raise toys through monthly toy drives & the sale of One For One toy (when you buy one, they donate one). The toys they raise are then donated to rescue groups, animal shelters, and families in low income neighborhoods. A big “thank you” to Teeny and all of you who helped make our pups extremely happy!
Thank you Chandler Family for holding a lemonade stand to help raise funds for our animals!
Great day for a lemonade stand to help raise money for Animal House Shelter. Jamie(farthest right) and her friends, from left…Naomi,Kai, Logan, Haley, and Ethan had a great time. They raised $46.63 for their furry friends
Kelli Kampert and Reilly Cassata hosted a cupcake sale benefiting Animal House Shelter. Through their cupcake sale they were able to raise $41.30 for AHS. Thank you very much girls for all your help. The animals and staff are very appreciative of all your work!
Raizel Andaya donated her 7th birthday gifts to the Animal Shelter. Instead of birthday gifts for her 7th birthday, Raizel requested donation items for the Animal Shelter
All 3 girls sent out the invitations for their birthday asking for donations to AHS instead of the presents. From the left is Kasey Reigner Samantha Berggren and Shayla Sarros. Along with our crazy Auggie, adopted from AHS, who loves to hang upside down. LOL!
Thank you so much Troop #174 for your donations to AHS!
Thank you so much Troop #662 for your donations to AHS!
Thank you to Troop 299 – 3rd Grader at Legee Elementary in Huntley for their generous monetary donation to Animal House Shelter!
On April 23 and 24th Frugal Dougal hosted a Twitter “Pawpawty” to benefit Animal House Shelter and has raised over $1,000 for us in that short time period. The PawPawty was called “The Royal Wedding Party” and featured quizzes with prizes, a bartender, good eats and even a DJ all on Twitter!. This was an incredibly fun event where we met lots of new “Anipals” and animal shelter supporters. Frugal Dougal has raised over $51,000 for animal charities all over the world. You can visit their website www.pawpawty.com to participate in future pawpawty’s and also follow them on Twitter @frugaldougal.
Animal House Shelter will use the $1,000 + to pay medical bills on the dogs and cats coming in everyday. Thank you so much Frugal Dougal!
Thank you for all the donations to Animal House Shelter! 3rd & 4th Grade Student Council – Three Oaks Elementary in Cary. Moderator is Kathy Battcher
Thank you to Huntley High School for holding a volleyball fundraiser to benefit our animals!
Thank you to Juliana Engel’s Sunday School class (5th & 6th graders) of the United Temple Church in Oak Park, IL for collecting items for the AHS fundraiser recently held at Douglas Street Sports Bar organized by Marcia Engel & Paula Griesman. The class donated, food, treats, blankets and dog bowls. In addition they contributed $130.00 in cash and gift cards. The class made posters that were displayed at the fundraiser. Thanks to all for their generous gifts and donations to AHS.
THANK YOU BROWNIES!!!!1/27/11 – Brownie Troop #876/Pingree Grove – Lisa Laterza, Troop Leader.
A few of the girls brought cash donations from their piggy banks and the troop brought donations for the cats and dogs.
THANK YOU SO MUCH Douglas Street Sports Pub in Downtown Elgin who sponsored an event Friday, January 21st for Animal House Shelter!! Also, a HUGE thank you to Marcia Engel & Paula Griesman who put together the event and Single Concept Adventure Club for sponsoring the event! It was a huge success and so much fun raising donations for the dogs & cats at AHS! InfoSingleConcept@gmail.com
THANK YOU Lindsey Urry and 30 kids from Robert Frost Junior High for all the donations you brought the dogs and cats at AHS!!
THANK YOU LILLIE!!!
In lieu of gifts on her 9th birthday, Lillie Simons (far left), asked her friends to donate to Animal House Shelter. She brought in $183 and 3 large hefty bags full of items on the shelter’s wish list. Animal House is so special to Lillie and her family because that is where they adopted their dog, Jackson last year!
pictured from left to right: Lillie Simons, the birthday girl – Kathryn Kopija, holding MiMi – Maggie Simons, holding Jackson – Ava SimonsLillie, Maggie, and Ava also donated money that they received while Christmas caroling!
THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. A’S!!
Thank you to Pat Wicherek & Michelle McKinsey, customers and personal friends of Mr. A’s for their donations to the dogs & cats at Animal House this holiday season!
Here are a few photos from the first phase (pet care supply drive) of John DiCristofano’s Eagle Scout Service project. The scouts sorted and counted everything at our house on November 13, and the supplies were delivered on November 14. The drive was promoted through St. Raymond Church, St. Raymond School, and the St. Raymond Religious Education Program.
Thanks to the staff and the St. Raymond parish community for their generous support of our pet care supply drive for Animal House Shelter!
Lauren Buccholz, has made AHS the recipient of a community project in her Honors English class at Crystal Lake Central High School. Lauren’s group (a total of 7 students) has collected donations for the shelter–everything from supplies to cash donations. They used the “Wish List” as shown on the website and placed letters and bags on doorsteps in neighborhoods in Crystal Lake and Lakewood. They then returned and collected the donations. Last night, Lauren said there were approximately 52 bags. They will be bringing the donations to the shelter sometime this weekend. We think it is so wonderful when young people embrace a cause and make such an effort to do what they can. We recognize their effort and great sense of giving back to their community! We are so proud of them! We hope this encourages more young people to reach out and do whatever they can!
THANK YOU ISABELLE SEEGERS FOR GATHERING MONETARY DONATIONS AND FOOD FOR THE ANIMALS AT AHS!! WHAT A SPECIAL YOUNG LADY YOU ARE!
THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRL SCOUT TROOP 44289!!
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AHS is in need of stainless steel cages to enable us to rescue and save many more lives!
1 – 72″x36″ bottom
Including mobile platform
For more information on cages, please visit
TO GET A MAP OF WHERE WE ARE LOCATED, VISIT THE ‘HOW TO ADOPT’ PAGE.
ALSO, BY CLICKING ON THE PICTURE ABOVE AND SHOPPING AT FAMILY HABITAT AND THEN ENTERING OUR PARTICIPANT ID WHEN YOU CHECKOUT, YOU HAVE MADE A DONATION TO THE DOGS & CATS AT AHS.
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**We unfortunately can not send out a thank you for donations under $100 so we can save that money for the animals under our care.
We will always send notification when you make a donation ‘in honor of’, ‘in memory of’, for birthday/memorial/wedding gifts no matter what the amount you donate.**
Thank you for visiting Animal House Shelter!