5 Shelters To Adopt From In and Around Chicago

Posted by Erik McManus on

A while back, we wrote a post about some great places to adopt in Canada. Today, we are here to tell you about some great shelters a little closer to home in and around Chicago!

As you may know, we donate a portion of our proceeds to a local shelter called Alive Rescue!

1. Alive Rescue

Their mission: 

ALIVE Rescue is an animal rescue that protects the lives and the welfare of animals. We believe every animal has the right to a well-balanced, socialized and fulfilled life. We take on the responsibility to save, rehabilitate and place abandoned, abused and stray animals.

We provide medical, behavioral and physical support for animals despite their age, health and/or breed. ALIVE Rescue promotes sustainable living and caregiving within our communities by building awareness, appreciation and respect for all animals and the environment.

(taken from https://www.aliverescue.org/)

We are so happy to support an amazing organization and you can donate to them too if you like or better yet, go find a new friend to bring home!

2. Paws Chicago

Their website is super informative and actually has all the statistics right on the home page but it is done in a very colourful and fun way. You are learning while seeing all the cute pups and felines they have available for adoption! All of these places have volunteer opportunities too so even if you can't adopt or donate money, you could donate your time.

3.  The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Anti-Cruelty Society is more than a shelter. We are a comprehensive animal welfare organization whose mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. From our humble beginnings in 1899, we are now at the forefront of animal welfare and humane education. From our open door philosophy to our committment to find a home for every adoptable animal we provide compassionate care for any animal in need. (excerpt taken from https://anticruelty.org/).

4. One Tail At A Time

This adoption shelter has such a great mission! And we think they could use the support and volunteers so go check them out and help out in any way you can!


End pet homelessness by making pet ownership a joyful and accessible experience for all. We accomplish this by rescuing animals from overcrowded shelters, placing them in loving forever homes and providing support and resources to pet owners in need. (taken from https://www.onetail.org/).

5. South Suburban Humane Society

And of course we have this wonderful shelter! They care so much about their animals and work hard to find them homes.

The South Suburban Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the well-being of pets and the people who love them in the Metro Chicago region.  Through the care and sheltering of animals needing protection, providing pet care resources to our communities, promoting the human-pet bond through adoption services, and targeted, high-impact spay/neuter policies, the South Suburban Humane Society will make every effort towards ending pet homelessness, reducing pet overpopulation, and creating a better world for pets and their people.​ (taken from https://www.southsuburbanhumane.org/

All of these shelters mentioned are amazing and we hope that you check them out if you are in or around the Chicago area! Even if it is just to volunteer, we are sure they could use the help! Or better yet, go forth and find your new companion/best friend!


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