Animal Shelters


Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is located in Naperville, IL. We are a private, "no-kill", non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter and care to dogs and cats in search of their forever home. Finding homes for our voiceless animals is a priority for us.

Anderson Animal Shelter

Anderson Animal Shelter has been saving lives and serving the Fox Valley region for more than 50 years. The shelter was incorporated in 1966 as the Humane Society of North Central Illinois. In 1971, our current shelter opened its doors on five acres of land along Route 31 in South Elgin, IL. In the 1980s, a generous donation from the Ivar and Ruth Anderson Anti Cruelty Trust prompted a name change to Anderson Animal Shelter.

Anderson receives no federal and state funding. We rely on and appreciate the generosity of our adopters, staff, volunteers, foster caregivers, community members and businesses to support our life-saving mission.

Animal Protective League

The Animal Protective League is dedicated to caring for ill, injured and abused homeless animals and coordinating the adopt of those animals by responsible pet owners; it further is committed to ending companion animal overpopulation by offering high quality, low-cost spay/neuter services.

Anti-Cruelty Society

Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, our comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year.

CARE North Shore

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals.

Cattails Feline Rescue

Cattails Feline Rescue was started in July of 2006 by Dr. Gretchen Reid and the staff at Champaign County Animal Services. Upon opening the facility in July of 2005, we saw a tremendous need to help the stray cats in our community. 

Chicago Animal Care and Control

CACC is committed to protecting public safety and ensuring the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education, and animal law enforcement. As Chicago's only open-admission, municipal animal shelter and control facility, CACC provides for Chicago residents, and promotes the humane stewardship of animals throughout the City.

Chicago Pet Rescue

Chicago Pet Rescue is a 501c(3) non-profit, foster home and volunteer-based rescue, dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned animals.  

Chicagoland Dog Rescue

Chicagoland Dog Rescue is a volunteer based, shelter-less rescue. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, socializing, and placing homeless dogs into permanent homes - regardless of breed, size, or age.

DuPage County Animal Services

DuPage County Animal Services is a self-supporting county agency and open admission animal shelter in DuPage County whose mission is to:

  • Operate a shelter for stray and owner-relinquished pets
  • Adopt homeless animals into responsible homes
  • Rescue animals that are lost, diseased, injured, or in peril
  • Promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare through counseling, law enforcement, and education
  • Prevent and control rabies through bite investigations and rabies registration
  • Enforce state and county animal control and welfare laws
  • Provide public education programs for schools and group organizations.

Foster 2 Home, Inc.

Foster 2 Home, Inc. is a registered, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to finding permanent homes for adoptable dogs. Foster 2 Home provides assistance to loving, adoptive individuals and families, working closely with the adoptive parties, to ensure the best transition for and the humane treatment of all adopted animals. We will strive to educate the public regarding the humane and ethical treatment of animals and aim to work in concert with other organizations to make a greater impact on the animal population. 

Gardner & Magnolia

Gardner & Magnolia: 4yr old, spayed female & neutered male, mixed breed- Gardner (male) & Magnolia (female) are a bonded pair of besties looking for a home with lap and love enough for two! Surrendered to the shelter when their owner fell on hard times and could no longer care for them Gardner & Magnolia are looking for a new love that will last furever! Can you give these lovebirds a spacious home with plenty of space to explore and binky? Plenty of tasty (and healthy!) greens? Lots of love? You can?! Great! Come meet them today! For more information please call 630-407-2800 or email

Green Pup Shelter

Green Pup Shelter is a 501c3 foster based rescue. The dogs that we rescue are taken to a Vet for a complete physical as well as any shots that are needed and also a spay or neuter. We are able to assess the dogs that we rescue because we are a foster based program.

Humane Society of Central Illinois Pet Adoption Center

An independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization, Humane Society of Central Illinois (HSCI) does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars. With nominal adoption fees, HSCI relies heavily on fundraising activities, grants and donations from individuals and sponsors who have a commitment to animal welfare. Since 1984, HSCI has offered displaced, abandoned and abused pets a second chance. Our small staff and many volunteers care for almost 1,000 pets annually, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds and other animals injured, lost or discarded by their owners.

Kane County Animal Control

Kane County Animal Control oversees rabies registration, protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement. Animals are brought to this facility both as strays and owner surrenders. All animals go through a stray holding period after which they are medically and behaviorally assessed. All animals that go onto our adoption floor are up to date on their vaccines, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Dogs are Heart-worm tested and cats are tested for FIV/FeLV. 

Kankakee County Animal Control & Adoption Center

A self-funded agency committed to preventing the spread of rabies, educating the public on animal health and welfare, and  offering the service of re-homing the homeless animals.

Kankakee County Humane Foundation

The Kankakee County Humane Foundation (KCHF) is a 501(c) (3) non- profit organization that is a no-kill animal shelter. Since 1963 the Foundation has rescued unwanted, neglected and abandoned dogs and cats in the Kankakee County area.

Lulu's Locker Rescue

Lulu’s Locker Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer-run companion animal rescue working to bring to light the plight of black cats and dogs and senior/hospice animals in shelters as well as the misconceptions surrounding FIV cats. We aim to lower the euthanasia rate of these animals by educating the public and providing foster care as we seek out permanent homes.

Macoupin County Animal Control and Adoption Center

Macoupin County Animal Control and Adoption Center in Carlinville, IL  is a self supporting low kill animal control and adoption center that tries to place animals in loving homes or transfer them to rescue organizations throughout the state . The adoption fees for cats is $75 (which includes spay/neuter. Microchip, rabies vaccination, FVRCP and worming) and the fee for dogs is $100 (which includes spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, distemper/parvo vaccination, bordetella, heartworm test and worming).  

Metro East Humane Society

The mission of Metro East Humane Society is to enrich lives by uniting cats and dogs with loving homes while promoting the humane and respectful treatment of animals. 

Naperville Area Humane Society

The Naperville Area Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit limited admission animal shelter for dog and cat adoption, foster care, and owner surrenders serving the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Our shelter can house as many as eighteen dogs and forty cats.

Open Doors Animal Rescue

Open Doors Animal Rescue was founded in 2009 by two young individuals who had grown tired of the needless suffering of homeless animals in their community. Founded out of Hampshire, IL, Open Doors Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit organization that is based out of foster homes throughout the LaGrange and Chicagoland Area. The rescue deals primarily with cats, and often has events and fundraisers to help promote and find homes for the kitties in our care.

PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs.  As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter, and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by more than 80 percent since its founding in 1997.  In just 20 years, PAWS Chicago has grown from a grassroots organization to a national leader in the No Kill movement, guiding other communities in how to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs. 

PAWS in Anna, Illinois

Pets Are Worth Saving,Inc. (PAWS) is a not-for-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization. PAWS was founded as a means of dealing with the increase in the animal population--specifically dogs and cats--in the Union County(Illinois) area. 

Peoples Animal Welfare Society of Tinley Park (PAWS of Tinley Park)

The People’s Animal Welfare Society of Tinley Park is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the protection of domestic animals and to the attempt to prevent animal cruelty in the surrounding communities. We will provide shelter to abandoned, lost and relinquished pets. We will provide humane education in animal care to the communities.

We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email if you are interested in adopting.

Project Hope Humane Society

Opened in 1997, Project Hope Humane Society strives to temporarily home animals in an environment as natural as possible. Our mission is to provide quality care for our animals daily until they find their forever home. We are located in Metropolis, Illinois, and open Tuesday-Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Visit us today!

Quad City Animal Welfare Center

The mission of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center is to operate a shelter for homeless animals, to offer a spay and neuter program, and provide humane education. We are the only full-service, no-kill shelter serving the Quad-Cities area. The shelter is located at 724 W. 2nd Avenue in Milan, IL. For more information, call (309) 787-6830 ext.10 or visit

Quincy Humane Society

The Quincy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded on July 20th, 1880 and is one of the oldest continually operating humane organizations in the United States.

Romeoville Humane Society

Romeoville Humane Society, Inc. is a no-kill, non-profit 501(3)c animal shelter dedicated to enriching the lives of animals in our community through dedicated rescue and adoption services. Romeoville Humane Society provides resources and information to the public about the proper care and training of pets, how to recognize and report animal cruelty, how to help prevent animal over-population, and will provide assistance with locating lost pets.

Sangamon County Animal Control Center

The Sangamon County Animal Control Center serves the City of Springfield and twenty five other municipalities in Sangamon County.  Various elements of code enforcement and open admission results in the intake of several thousand animals annually.  You can reach them at as well as

St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines

St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines is a foster-based cat rescue serving DuPage, Cook and surrounding Chicagoland communities. Established in 2010 and operated by dedicated volunteers, St. Sophia's strives to be the best in temporary care for cats in transition, whether abandoned, abused or surrendered.

Touched By An Animal

We are a small no kill animal shelter -We help the Elderly keep their companion animals for we believe that people TOUCHED BY AN ANIMAL are BLESSED with better health, happiness, and messages of unconditional, mutually-needed LOVE...and we believe that kindness to animals, the Elderly, and each other GENTLES our world.

WILD Canine Rescue

WILD Canine Rescue (WILD) was founded in July 2016 by a group of friends who are committed and passionate women that are WILD about dogs! We are bonded over a WILD love of dogs and a desire to help shelter animals. Our goal was to bridge the gap between local animal shelters in central Illinois, and foster based rescues nationally to facilitate placement of local dogs in urgent situations (homeless, abandoned, neglected or abused).

We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization and registered with We are licensed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and have licensed, trained animal cruelty investigators on call for service.

WILD Canine Rescue is devoted to saving animals in need. We are dedicated to proper care and welfare of animals who are homeless, abandoned and abused WILD will rescue dogs when they have run out of time in shelters or are in need of medical treatment.   Our dogs live in volunteer foster homes, learning the basics living in a home and receiving any veterinary treatment they may require. Alongside these efforts, WILD will also operate a rescue in Springfield IL, Mr. Lincoln's Hometown–taking a limited number of dogs, who may by no choice of their own, have lost their home. WILD will also provide emergency relief for dogs that have been misplaced due to natural disasters.

Winnebago County Animal Services

Winnebago County Animal Services is a respected community leader and credible resource for awareness and enhancement of:

  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Rabies Control and Public Safety
  • Striving for compliance with Laws and Ordinances

Wright-Way Rescue

Wright-Way Rescue, located in Morton Grove, Illinois, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Its no-kill mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program.


Yoga4Cats is an all-volunteer foster-based animal rescue, with a primary focus on cats. Yoga4Cats serves pets in need with four core programs: deCATur Fosters, WeTNR, Catification and unique fundraisers.