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 your help to give these animals the second chance at life that they so greatly deserve.
Click on the link below to sponsor an AHS pet in need!
Have a Heart for Rollo!
Sweet little Rollo is only 6 months old and was just recently diagnosed with a grade 5-6 heart murmur (6 is the worst on the rating scale). He is going to need extensive testing and evaluation by a specialist to determine if there is anything that can be done to prolong his life. Animal House Shelter is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to give this pup a chance at long and healthy life. Please consider making a donation to help us give Rollo a brighter future! Rollo is also in need of a foster home so give us a call at 847-961-5541 if you would be interested in fostering Rollo!
Click here to make a donation to help Rollo!
Brutus Needs New Hips!
Brutus is a 1 year old Golden Retriever/ Australian Shepherd mix who is currently a resident at Animal House Shelter. He has been diagnosed with severely malformed femoral heads on both of his hind legs. This means that in order to live a pain-free and active life he will need to have hip replacement surgery on both of his hips. These surgeries are estimated to cost anywhere from $5,000- $10,000.00 each. Brutus is a young dog who wants to romp and play and it is heartbreaking to see him have such trouble keeping up with his doggy friends and to see him start limping severly after even just a short walk. Please consider making a donation so that Animal House Shelter can give Brutus the chance to live the active life he deserves! Bruts will also need a foster home to recover in once he has had his surgeries so give us a call at 847-961-5541 if you would like to foster Brutus!
Click here to make a donation to help Brutus!
Aimee is a 8 year old Amstaff mix who was adopted from Animal House Shelter and returned when her family could no longer care for her. Since she is an older girl, she is passed over time and time again for adoption. Please consider sponsoring or fostering Aimee!
Mighty is a 2 year old lab mix who suffers from Epilepsy. He is currently in a foster home under the care of Animal House Shelter and is on seizure medication that costs about $100 a month. Please consider sponsoring Mighty to help with the cost of his medicine!
Howie is an 8 year old lab Shepherd mix who is currently in a foster home under the care of Animal House Shelter. He came to AHS extremely emaciated and very ill with pneumonia and heart worm. He has since recovered from the pneumonia but has been baffling our vet with abnormal blood work and symptoms that are not responsive to treatment. Howie is at very high risk to treat his heart worm due to his other underlying health issues. We must treat the heart worm, however, because if left untreated it will prove to be fatal. Howie has a long road ahead of him to become healthy. Please consider sponsoring Howie while he is in our care to help him win his battle.
PLEASE HELP SPONSOR THE HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOGS WE RECEIVE AT AHS!!
Heartworm is treatable but very expensive. Heartworm positive dogs are typically those that are left out in the elements and we never on preventative. Please Donate to help us pay for the treatments. It costs approximately $300 per dog! You can click on any Donate Now button throughout the site or send a check to the shelter. Below are examples of some of the many heartworm positive dogs we get in every week at AHS.
Click Here to Sponsor a Heart worm positive Dog!
Help AHS end Puppy Mill Abuse!
Animal House Shelter has rescued hundreds of puppy mill survivors. They are dumped at high kill facilities where they are then set to be euthanized due to lack of space. We rescue many groups throughout the year like this. The puppy mill breeders dump the dogs at animal control when they are done using them for breeding. These poor dogs spends years in tiny wire cages being bred over and over again while their babies are ripped away from them at 4 weeks and younger to pet stores, not allowed to see sunlight, step out of the cage on to grass, never shown love or compassion.
Note from Dylan Nelson, owner of The Doghouse of Barrington-
The Doghouse of Barrington has recently been teaming up with Animal House Shelter. We realized we could help dogs with a wide array of issues just from our pack & services. Exercise, socialization, sleeping with our staff and constant love & attention have played a huge role in rehabilitating our first few dogs who needed good homes ….
Also, don’t forget to check out The Doghouse of Barrington’s website! Animal House Shelter, Inc highly recommends this Daycare/Nightcare Facility! They have training, doggie daycare and someone that sleeps with the dogs at night, wonderful & caring staff and even a spa for the dogs!!
We appreciate anything you can help with-donating, fostering, adopting or just spreading the word! Thank you so much for your continued support of Animal House Shelter, Inc www.animalhouseshelter.com
|**URGENT!!** WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF FOSTER HOMES RIGHT NOW!IF YOU CAN FOSTER FOR EVEN 1-2 WEEKS, THAT WOULD BE A HUGE HELP!!PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOSTER APPLICATION ON THE ‘ONLINE APPLICATION PAGE. ALL OF THE PUPPIES NEEDING FOSTER IMMEDIATELY ARE ON THE FOSTER A PET PAGE.
**We unfortunately can not send out a thank you for donations under $100 so we can save that money for the animals in 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.**