Donations & Other Lifesaving Gifts

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 and 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.

 Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, so we rely heavily on private donations. We greatly appreciate donations of any size or form. You can make a monetary donation by clicking the button below.

Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card or American Express cards accepted.

 While every donation is greatly appreciate, donation thank you letters are only sent for donation amounts of $100 or more to allow as much funding as possible to go towards saving animals. This applies to general donations.

If a donation is made ‘in honor of’, ‘in memory of’, or as a gift, notification of the donation will always be sent regardless of the donation amount.

Here are other ways in which you can help:

Become an Animal House Shelter Member

When you become a member of Animal House Shelter, you show your commitment to saving the lives of animals. Furthermore, if you provide your address, you will be sent our Fuzz Buzz newsletter. You will also receive invitation to our special events! Click here to become a member or give the gift of a membership.

Gift Matching

Many employers offer gift matching programs. Not only will they match general donations, but many companies will match adoption donations when you take a new pet home! Save more lives with your donation by talking to your employer.  Click here to see a list on some companies with gift matching programs.

Shop Online Planning on doing some shopping on Shop AmazonSmile instead. It’s the same site, but .05% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to the charitable organization of your choice. Click here to shop AmazonSmile today.

Candles: Animal House Shelter branded candles are available through Whip City Candle. We receive $10 for each candle sold. These make great gifts!

Phone Cases: Phone Cases to the Rescue has a large variety of phone cases any animal lover is bound to love. Choose Animal House Shelter at check out and we will receive a $5 donation for each phone case purchased.

Pet Tags: Need a pet tag for your new (or old) pet? Place an order on Safe and Sound Tags and use promo code “AH” and $1.00 per pet tag will be donated to Animal House Shelter.

Our Wishlist: Click here to see our Wish List. You can purchase items from our wish list online and have them shipped directly to Animal House Shelter.

Sell Online

Ebay charity programs.

Donate Your Car, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, & More

Click here for more information on our vehicle donation program through CARS. Most cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, RVs, boats, off road vehicles, and heavy equipment are accepted. Your donation is tax-deductible. The money from the sale of your vehicle is donated to Animal House Shelter.

Purchase a Car 

If you purchase a new or used car at Tom Peck Ford in Huntley, they will make a $100 donation to Animal House Shelter. Just tell them that Animal House Shelter sent you and notify us of your purchase by emailing

Want to join our network of dealerships that give back? Email your request to

Host a Fundraiser

Want to help raise money or collect items to help animals in need? We would love your help. The list of possibilities is endless and open to supporters of all ages. Lemonade stand, dine-to-donate, parties, bring your dog to work day, donation drive, donate garage sale proceeds, donate recycling proceeds… you name it!

Use the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog App

Download the Walk for a Dog App and choose Animal House Shelter to benefit from your use. You can walk with your dog (or another animal), or in honor of one currently looking for a home. Donations are based on how many active users we have, not how many miles we log. To be an active user, you must use the app at least once a week. Click here to download the Walk for a Dog app.

Complete Online Surveys

You can take online surveys to raise funds for Animal House Shelter. It’s a great way to help from anywhere in the US and Canada. Click here to register for Op4G (Opinions for Good) and begin completing surveys.

Give (or Request) the Gift of a Donation

What greater gift than having helped save the life of an animal? The gift of a donation can be made for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, graduations, and more. Donations can also be made as a memorial for both animals and the people who love them. Click here to make a donation. Please be sure to specify who we should notify of the gift you make. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Stocks, Bonds, & Mutual Funds

In addition to helping animals in need, donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can equate to large tax benefits! If you are interested in making a donation, email Larry Irwin at

Planned Giving

For more information on Planned Giving opportunities, please email Larry Irwin at


A win-win, you can support Animal House Shelter by advertising with us through online and print advertising, event sponsorship, and more! Animal House Shelter has an email database of over 23K and over 23K Facebook followers. There are many opportunities throughout the year. Email for more information.

Donate Items from Our Wishlist

Click here to be redirected to our Wish List.

Foster or Volunteer

Click here for more information on fostering.

Click here for more information on volunteering.



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!!!


AHS is in need of stainless steel cages to enable us to rescue and save many more lives!

2 – 36″x30″ top

1 – 72″x36″ bottom

Including mobile platform

For more information on cages, please visit



AHS 2012 Form 990