Pet Rescues & Non-Profits

Animal House Shelter

This animal shelter in Huntley, Illinois helps abandoned dogs and cats get back on their feet and find forever homes. They vet each pet fully before adoption, so your only immediate responsibility is to show them all the love they need! Donate, volunteer, or adopt today!

Hoof Woof and Meow Rescue

Hoof Woof and Meow works tirelessly to eradicate needless deaths and inhumane treatment of animals in Gilbert and beyond by finding forever homes for their many rescues. Learn more about how you can help their cause.

Safe Haven

Safe Haven is a pet rescue that focuses their efforts on pulling dogs from kill pounds and shelters in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Illinois. Working with local groups in each state, they help each dog find a home.


Started by a group of friends with a passion for their canine companions, this pet rescue focuses on saving dogs from high-kill shelters and other dire situations. Read about their inspiring story on their website and how you can pitch in to help!

Illinois Doberman Rescue

Illinois Doberman Rescue not only rescues and rehabilitates animals in need but strives to ensure each one finds a home that is best suited to their needs and temperament. As the name suggests, they also focus on educating the public about the Doberman breed.

Chicago Animal Advocates

This charity organization assists in the rescue of abandoned animals and promotes responsible animal handling so that each pet rescue can benefit from the care they deserve. They have a strong focus on sterilization in order to prevent more unwanted pets and cut back on needless euthanasia.

Chi-Town Pitties, Inc.

As the name suggests, this pet rescue serves pit bulls and bully breeds, keeping them out of kill shelters. They work toward a positive image of these often misunderstood breeds. Their focus is on great foster experiences which often result in successful adoptions.

Anderson Animal Shelter

Anderson Animal Shelter has several locations in the Chicagoland area, where they have been working to serve needy pets for over 50 years. Their focus covers not only the health and happiness of the pet rescues but of their new owners, too. See their available adoptions and how you can help on their website.

Almost Home Animal Rescue

Founded by 5 devoted animal lovers, this pet rescue dedicates it’s efforts to saving stray dogs and cats in the local Chicagoland area and beyond—even driving as far as South Dakota to rescue animals in need.

As Good As Gold

This Golden Retriever rescue organization is dedicated to any golden retriever or golden mix in need. Additionally, they educate potential owners on the importance of proper care and training, for not only golden retrievers, but any pet.