Animal House Shelter Expansion

Save More Lives

Be a part of our shelter expansion to help us save over 5,000 lives each year

Click here to donate to shelter expansion

Animal House Shelter is expanding its facility in order to save the lives of over 5,000 dogs and cats each year! Since 2002, AHS has rescued, rehabilitated and found homes over 61,000 dogs and cats.

We need your help to make this project into a reality. 


Starting in Barrington, IL, we moved to Huntley, IL in 2006 and quickly outgrew our current facility. Currently, we are driving to six different veterinary clinics to keep up with our medical needs. With this expansion, we are looking to build a state of the art vet clinic on the shelter property to take care of all of the animals coming to our organization from high kill facilities through the year. In addition, this clinic will provide low cost vaccinations, microchips and spay and neutering to all communities in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Expansion highlights:

  • Additional kennel space for animals to allow us to increase the number of animals we can save
  • A child education center to host schools, groups, and more for tours and educational programs
  • 10 bonding rooms for multiple families to meet with potential pets to adopt
  • State of the art veterinary clinic to allow us to treat animals on site and lower costs to provide them with the best care 
  • Sanctuary rooms for long term dogs to make them feel more at home
  • Additional indoor and outdoor exercise yards for the dogs
  • Added volunteer center to accommodate the many volunteers that we have


Naming Rights For Purchase

Naming Rights to the building with signage: Please contact us
Adoption Center/Lobby: Please contact us
Low Cost Veterinary Clinic: Please contact us
Children’s Education Center: $400,000 
Retail Store: $300,000
Free Roam Cat Colony Habitat: $250,000
Farmstead Silo Memorial Garden: $250,000
Legacy Building: $250,000

Training Center: $150,000 –  SPONSORED
Feline, Bird and Butterfly Garden: $175,000 – SPONSORED
Outdoor off-leash play yard (3): $25,000 each
Indoor socialization play space (3): $25,000 each
Laundry Room: $20,000
Bonding Rooms (10): $10,000 each – 4 out of 10 SPONSORED (other 6 to be done Phase 2)
Sanctuary Rooms (8): $5,000 each – 3 out of 8 SPONSORED (to be done in Phase 2)
Kitten Play Rooms (9): $5,000 each – 6 out of 9 SPONSORED (other 3 to be done in Phase 2)
Tribute Bricks: 4×8 – $150 each or 8×8- $300 each
6 Foot Wooden Bench: $1,500 each – SPONSORED
Tribute Tree with plaque: $1,000 each
Tribute Tree without plaque: $750 each

Click here to purchase Tribute bricks, benches and trees

Please contact us with any questions or interest in getting involved:
email: or call: 815-353-1536


Interested in Donating Materials?

We will gladly accept donations of building materials to help us expand the shelter. Some materials specifically needed are:

Artificial turf
Windows and Doors
Bricks and Stone
Commercial Kennel Equipment
Veterinary Equipment
Building Materials
Industrial Washers and Dryers
Bath Tubs for Grooming Dogs
Flat Screen TV’s

Yes, I can help!

Shelter Expansion Progress

The drawings have been rendered and this project is beginning to ramp up. Take a look at some of the drawings to help you envision what the shelter expansion will entail.

Will you be a hero for animals?

Virtual Walk-through of Shelter Expansion

Take a virtual walk-through of how the shelter will look once the expansion is completed.

I want to be a part of the expansion!

Please contact us with any questions or interest in getting involved:
email: or call: 815-353-1536

Help Save Lives!

Animal House Shelter relies on donations to help us fulfill our mission of saving as many pets as possible.