Thanks for making Heartland Animal Shelter your first stop for finding a furry friend.

There is no shortage of homeless pets in the Chicagoland area. If you want to broaden your search, please take a look at the pets at other area rescues and shelters.

If you are looking to relinquish your companion animal to a rescue organization, note that the list below is not exclusive to no-kill shelters. Numerous traditional animal shelters are included in the list below as well. Please research an organization and its euthanasia policies and statistics before arranging the surrender of your pet.

 

Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.
Foster homes in Mount Prospect, IL
847-870- 8999
www.adoptapet-il.org
Cats and dogs

Animal Education and Rescue
Foster homes in Libertyville, IL
847-816-0831
www.aear.org
Cats, dogs and small animals

Animal Outreach Society
Foster homes in McHenry, IL
815-385-0005
www.animaloutreachsociety.info
Cats

Anderson Animal Shelter
1000 S. LaFox St. (Rte. 31), South Elgin, IL
847-697- 2880
www.andersonanimalshelter.org
Cats and dogs

Assisi Animal Foundation
Crystal Lake, IL
815-455- 9411
www.assisi.org
Cats and dogs

Barb’s Precious Rescue
313 N Quentin Rd., Palatine, IL
847-907-4881
www.barbspreciousrescue.org
Cats

The Buddy Foundation
65 W. Seegers Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
847-813- 7206
www.thebuddyfoundation.org
Cats and dogs

C.A.R.E. / Evanston Animal Shelter
2310 Oakton St., Evanston, IL
847-705-2653
www.care-evanston.org
Cats and dogs

Cat Guardians
932 E St Charles Rd., Lombard, IL
630-543-3395
www.catguardians.org
Cats

Fat Cat Rescue
2201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., North Chicago, IL
224-303-4328
www.fatcatrescueinclakecountyil.org
Cats, including ferals

Feral Feline Project
Wheeling, IL
847-800-0095
www.feralfelineproject.org
Cats, including ferals

Green Pup Shelter
Foster homes in Lake Zurich, IL
847-946-1735
www.greenpupshelter.org
Dogs

Helping Paws Animal Welfare Association
257 King St., Crystal Lake, IL
815-459-2641
www.helpingpaws.net
Cats and dogs

Home at Last
Foster homes in Hoffman Estates, IL
847-508-3232
www.homeatlastpetrescue.org
Cats

Kay’s Animal Shelter
2705 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
847-259-2907
www.kaysanimalshelter.org
Cats and dogs

On Angels’ Wings
5186 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, IL
815-356-8170
www.onangelswings.org
Cats and dogs

Orphans of the Storm
2200 Riverwoods Rd., Deerfield, IL
847-945-0235
www.orphansofthestorm.org
Cats and dogs

PACT Humane Society
Foster homes / stores in Downers Grove, IL
630-375-7017
Cats and dogs

Pets in Need
Ringwood, IL
815-728-1462
www.petsinneedmidwest.org
Cats and dogs

REACH Rescue Inc.
1126 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein, IL
847-566-6799
www.reachrescue.org
Cats and dogs

Save-A-Pet
31664 N. Fairfield Rd., Grayslake, IL
847-740-7788
www.save-a-pet-il.org
Cats and dogs

Spay and Stay
Grayslake, IL
847-289-4557
www.spayandstay.org
Cats, including ferals

Tails of Hope
1628 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL
847-557-9554
www.tailsofhope.org
Dogs

Young at Heart Pet Rescue
Foster homes in Palatine, IL
847-529-2025
www.yahpetrescue.com
Senior cats and dogs

A.D.O.P.T.
420 Industrial Dr., Naperville IL
630-355-2299
www.adoptpetshelter.org
Cats and dogs

ALIVE Rescue
2227 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL
773-913-8100
www.aliverescue.org
Cats and dogs

Animal Adoption Associates
Foster homes in Chicago, IL
palsplace1@hotmail.com
www.petfinder.org/shelters/IL174.html
Dogs

Anti-Cruelty Society
157 West Grand Ave., Chicago, I
312-644-8338
www.anticruelty.org
Cats and dogs

ARFhouse
Foster homes in Chicago, IL
773-305-5690
Cats, dogs and small animals

Cats are Purrsons Too / Touched by an Animal
Chicago, IL
773-728-6336
www.touchedbyananimal.org
Cats

Chicago Animal Care and Control
2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
312-744-5000
awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IL132.html
Cats, dogs and other animals

Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation
5272 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL
312-458-9294
www.chicagocaninerescue.org
Dogs

Chicago Cat Rescue
Foster homes in Chicago, IL
773-203-0215
www.chicagocatrescue.org
Cats

Felines and Canines
6379 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
773-465-4132
Cats and dogs

Harmony House for Cats
3809 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL
773-463-6667
www.hhforcats.org
Cats

Hinsdale Humane Society
22 N. Elm St., Hinsdale, IL
630-323-5630
www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Cats and dogs

Lake Shore Animal Shelter
Park Ridge, IL
312-409-1162
www.lakeshoreanimalshelter.org
Cats and dogs

Lovin’ Life Rescue
Foster homes in Chicago, IL
312-636-1200
www.lovinliferescue.org
Cats and dogs

Lulu’s Locker
Foster homes in Chicago, IL
708-325-8581
www.luluslockerrescue.org
Cats and dogs

Naperville Humane Society
1620 W. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL
630-420-8989
www.napervillehumanesociety.org
Cats and dogs

One Tail at A Time
2144 N. Wood St., Chicago, IL
AnnaOTAT@gmail.com
www.onetail.org
Dogs

PAWS Chicago
1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL
773-935-7287
www.pawschicago.org
Cats and dogs

Precious Pets Almost Home
Foster homes in Chicago, IL
773-250-7141
www.preciouspetsalmosthome.org
Cats and dogs

Red Door Animal Shelter
2410 W. Lunt St., Chicago, IL
773-764-2242
www.reddoorshelter.org
Cats, dogs and small animals

Tree House Humane Society
7225 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
773-784-5488
www.treehouseanimals.org
Cats

West Suburban Humane Society
1901 W. Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, IL
630-960-9600
www.wshs-dg.org
Cats and dogs

Windy City Animal Foundation
Foster homes in Chicago, IL
773-496-8024
www.wecaretoo.com/Organizations/IL/windycityanimalfoundation.html
Cats and dogs

BIRDS

Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc.
Psittacine birds
Northbrook
847-509- 1026

FERRETS

Greater Chicago Ferret Association Shelter
708-442- 8650
www.gcfa.com

RABBITS

House Rabbit Society
847-266- 0068
www.hrschicago.org

Red Door Animal Shelter
2410 W. Lunt, Chicago, IL 60645
773-764- 2242
Mon – Thurs 1 pm – 5 pm; Fri – Sun 12 pm – 4 pm
www.reddoorshelter.org

REPTILES

Chicago Herpetological Society
Adoptions – Linda Malawy
630-717- 9955
www.chicagoherp.org

Petfinder
Enter your ZIP Code to search for animals in your area. Many smaller rescue groups who don’t have a shelter facility post on this site.
www.petfinder.org

1-800- Save-A- Pet
Enter your ZIP Code to search for animals in your area. Many smaller rescue groups who don’t have a shelter facility post on this site.
www.1-800-save-a-pet.com