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Local Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups

This list of local shelters can be used if you are looking for an animal to adopt, or if you have found a friendly stray cat or socialized kittens and are looking to place them. Thanks to Save-A-Pet shelter for contributing to the local shelter list and sharing it with us! All shelters feature cats and dogs unless otherwise noted.

A Caring Place Humane Society, Darien
630-375-7976
http://www.acaringplacehs.org/

ADOPT, Naperville
630-355-2299
http://www.adoptpetshelter.org/

Adopt-a-Pet,Mt. Prospect
847-550-9690
http://www.adoptapet-il.org/

All 4 the Love of Cats, Palatine
847-302-6410
Cats only
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IL545.html

Animal Aid Humane Society, Moline
309-797-6550
http://www.molineanimalaid.org/

Animal Care League, Oak Park
708-848-8155
http://www.animalcareleague.org/

Animal Education and Rescue, Libertyville
847-816-0831
http://www.aear.org/

Animal Heartline Humane Association, Naperville
630-341-3411
http://www.animalheartline.org/

Animal House Shelter, Inc., Huntley
847-961-5541
http://animalhouseshelter.com/

Animal Outreach Society, McHenry
815-385-0005
http://myanimalshelter.info/

Animal Welfare League, Chicago
773-667-0088
http://www.animalwelfareleague.com/

Assissi Animal Foundation, Crystal Lake
815-455-9411
http://www.assisi.org/

C.A.R.E., Evanston
847-705-2653
http://www.care-evanston.org

Cat Guardians, Inc., Lombard
630-543-3395
Cats only
http://www.catguardians.org/

Cat Nap from the Heart, LaGrange Park
708-352-3914
Cats only
http://catnapfromtheheart.org/

DeKalb County Humane Society, Genoa
815-784-5924
http://dekalbcountyanimalshelter.org/

Felines & Canines, Chicago
773-465-4132
http://www.felinesinc.org/

Fried’s Animal Shelter, Michigan City, IN
219-874-6932
http://www.friedscatshelter.org/

Harmony House for Cats, Chicago
773-293-6103
Cats only
http://www.hhforcats.org/

Heartland Animal Shelter, Northbrook
847-296-6400
http://www.heartlandanimalshelter.net/

Helping Paws, Woodstock
815-338-4400
http://www.helpingpaws.net/

Kindred Kitties, Kenosha, WI
262-605-0533
Cats only
http://kindredkitties.org/

Lake Shore Animal Shelter, Chicago
312-409-1162
http://www.lakeshoreanimalshelter.org/

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Rockford
815-962-2767
http://www.noahsarkanimals.org/

Orphans of the Storm, Riverwoods
847-945-0235
http://www.orphansofthestorm.org/

P.A.C.T. Humane Society, Downers Grove
630-375-7017
http://www.pacthumanesociety.org/

PAWS Chicago, Chicago
773-935-7297
http://www.pawschicago.org/

Pet Outreach, Peoria
309-682-1122
http://fosterpetoutreach.org/

Petropolis, Inc., Round Lake
847-201-6536
http://petropolisinc.org/

Pets in Need, Ringwood
815-728-1462
http://petsinneedmidwest.org/

Placing Paws, Libertyville
224-433-6537
http://placingpawsrescue.org/

Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue, Kenosha WI
Cats only
http://www.purebredcatrescue.org

Reach Rescue, Mundelein
847-637-5661
http://reachrescue.org/

Recycling Animals in Need, Hinckley
815-286-3042
http://rainshelter.org/

Red Door Animal Shelter, Chicago
773-764-2242
http://www.reddoorshelter.org/

Save-a-Pet, Grayslake
847-740-7788
http://www.saveapetil.org/

Second Chance Pet Adoption, Elk Grove Village
847-670-4714
Cats only
http://secondchancepetadoption.org/

Strays Halfway House, Schaumburg
630-351-3150
http://www.strayshh.org/

Tails of Hope, Highland Park
847-557-9554
http://www.tailsofhope.org/

The Buddy Foundation, Arlington Heights
847-290-5806
http://www.thebuddyfoundation.org/

Touched by an Animal, Chicago
773-728-6336
http://www.touchedbyananimal.org/

Tree House Humane Society, Chicago
773-784-5488
Cats only
http://www.treehouseanimals.org

Underdog Rescue, Antioch
847-529-5959
http://underdog-rescue.com/

List updated July 2012.