Founded in 2002 by a coalition of Chicago animal shelters, the organization boasts 15 member animal shelters, including Chicago Animal Care & Control. Members meet to discuss issues, work together to maximize resources, plan large-scale adoption events, etc. Links to all member shelters on their website!
pets are like family
This organization is dedicated to helping Chicago area residents keep their pets during tough times. This could include behavioral issues, financial hardship, or many other reasons. Food pantry for
temporary assistance, counseling, referrals, also links on their website to other area food pantries!
An organization of licensed Veterinarians, providing care and advice to pet owners in the Chicago area since 1896. Check out their website for information on pet care, help finding a Veterinarian in your area, and other information and services.
Over 1,000 proud members!
The largest pet adoption website in the country, this site features thousands of adoptable animals, from hundreds of shelters throughout the United States! We post all of our available animals there, and have a direct link to our petfinder page in our adoptions section. Check out their home page!
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dancing dog blog
One of our favorite sources to go for entertainment and information about companion animal issues and pet care advice and information. Content covers everything from human/animal interest stories, to animal care developments on the international scene, to new pet products. New information every day!
The taxpayer funded municipal shelter and animal control agency for the City of Chicago. Best place
to begin a search for a lost pet. Over 12,000 per year are turned-in. "Lost pet tours" 6 times daily. Also has animals available for adoption.
Open year-round at 27th & Western.
The largest private shelter in Illinois, serving the community since 1899. Beautiful adoption center, adopts over 5,000 animals each year. Provides low- cost or no-cost spay/neuter, humane investigations, public education. No euthanasia for reasons of space or length of stay. A vital resource!
*PLEASE NOTE: Lake Shore Animal Shelter receives no monetary support or advertising revenue from any organization listed here, but we work with all of them, and can recommend them confidently!
A foster-care network located in Paris, Illinois, primarily serving rural areas in east-central Illinois. A critical resource in this under-served part of the state, saving dogs at high risk of euthanasia. A Lake Shore "adoption partner,"
that's making a difference!
Another favorite source for great information and entertaining stories about pet care and animal issues. Steve is on the Board of several animal welfare organizations, a syndicated columnist, and a radio talk-show host. Everything from Chicago pet info, behavioral tips, new books, and much more!
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steve dale's pet world
1) DON'T GIVE UP YOUR PET IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO!
Call or contact us! We may be able to offer help, advice, and resource-referrals that
might enable you to KEEP your beloved companion! Click-on the "Contact Us" page!
2) If circumstances in the end force you to give up your dog or cat,
please take note of the following:
A) All pets should be fully vetted, including shots up-to-date, if at all possible.
Shelters and rescues operate on tight budgets, and also must consider their
existing in-care populations to ensure containment of an infectious diseases.
B) DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO CONTACT Lake Shore or other
Shelters/Rescues. There are many unwanted and abandoned pets out there,
and space in shelters is limited! Whenever possible, contact us at least
10 days BEFORE you must drop-off the animal.
C) Bring any and all Veterinary records, licenses, micro-chip information,
medicines, and any other relevant materials with you when you drop-off your pet. Call ahead to make an appointment!