Adopt a Pet
P.O. Box 408
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Adopt-A-Pet is an all volunteer not-for-profit animal shelter and adoption agency edicated to saving the lives of lost, abandoned or otherwise homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. We were founded in 1981, and have since saved the lives of over 14,000 otherwise doomed animals. All Adopt-A-Pet animals are found permanent loving homes.
We provide a safe refuge and a second chance for unclaimed animals from various municipal pounds and, space permitting, we accept other homeless, neglected or injured animals from their rescuers. Adopt-A-Pet is a "shelter without walls" - we do not own a shelter facility. All of our animals are boarded at cooperating animal hospitals or in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted by their new families. Animals remain with us for as long as it takes to find them a suitable permanent new home. Because we do not have a facility to warehouse unadoptable animals (based on age, health or temperament), Adopt-A-Pet is only able to take in adoptable pets.
We strive to make sure that all of our animals will make suitable family pets. All necessary medical care is provided for every animal. All animals are health checked, tested, vaccinated, treated for any medical problems and spayed or neutered. Adopt-A-Pet makes educational visits to schools and community organizations. We are available for educational speaking engagements to groups in Chicago or the suburbs to promote proper pet care, compassion for animals, and the importance of spaying and neutering.