“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” That Winston Churchill quote sums up the amazing work the professionals at Animal House Shelter do on a daily basis. The staff of professional and caring people selflessly care daily for defenseless dogs and cats that would otherwise be destroyed. The health and safety of these animals is top of every associate's list of things to do. We have adopted two dogs and I recommend AHS to everyone who is looking to provide a forever home to one of these wonderful creatures. Five stars is not enough for this world class group of people.
I think this is a great shelter. The people really care. There every day to care for the animals through this pandemic and to care for adoptions. I adore my little bundle of crazy, Bernie!
Terrible place. My husband and I recently adopted a dog from, the Huntley animal House shelter. The dog was not given any veterinary care but we were told that he was “basically healthy and we have nothing to worry about “. Three separate women at the shelter also told me that the dog “didn’t come with any information “, and doesn’t really have any paperwork “, and “we don’t really know anything about him “. they made me sign a release form about diseases the dog might have and I was told “if I wanted to take him home I have to sign it “. We were lied to about the dogs history and they refused to give us his relinquishment paperwork when we took him home. I asked for about a week after we adopted him to obtain this paperwork and finally they sent the paperwork 10 days after we brought the dog home.
It turns out that the dogs previous owner had died from COVID-19. They purposely hid this information from us. My husband has cancer and is going through chemotherapy and all the staff We interacted with were told about my husband’s cancer. And yet still they lied to us. While I realize the risk of transmission is low from dogs to humans, now my husband has to get a COVID-19 test. This is not just a shady business practice. This is endangerment and willful deceit. Who knows who else they may have put in danger in the past or might in the future.
I was finally called back regarding this matter and the woman I spoke to told me it was my fault for putting my husband in harms way because “I brought him out in public”. Prior to adoption I was told that my husband has to be there or we could not adopt, even though they knew has cancer and hadn’t been feeling well. We were just complying with their demands. I was also told that they had no prior knowledge of the dogs history even though we have the paperwork with dates prior to the adoption to prove they did have prior knowledge.
This big black & white guy is Jack, got him three years ago in December from Animal House Shelter, Huntley. At times he can be challenging, but he truly just wants to please. He loves his forever home & family.
I’ve volunteered at Animal House Shelter for many years and I am an advocate for this organization’s success. Every animal rescued through this shelter is given a second chance at life and people who care about them.
Adopting Winnie was a great experience at the animal house shelter. The staff was very patient and informative as we debated on adding another family member and they were very helpful when it came time for her to meet our other dog, Elvis. Would highly recommend animal house shelter to anyone looking to adopt!
The staff is very caring and passionate about the animals. It’s very evident that everything they do, is for the animals. I recently adopted a dog from here and the experience was very pleasant. We fostered the dog first, and then decided we couldn’t live without him in our home for the rest of his life, and then finalized our adoption. We are proud to tell everyone that our dog is from Animal House Shelter and encourage others to adopt their next animal from this shelter.
We are long time supporters and volunteers with Animal House Shelter because we support their mission to rescue and care for homeless animals.
The staff work hard to provide excellent care for the hundreds of dogs and cats in their care. They raise funds through a variety of creative and fun programs including adoption programs, dine outs at local restaurants, dog parades and on site events.
One of the ways we volunteer is by walking dogs to provide exercise, socializing and fresh air. It was during one of these visits we found Penny! She was adorable and very timid. She came in pregnant from a kill shelter and recently gave birth. We knew right away she was the one.
We spent a long time with Penny in the adoption room checking each other out. Animal House Shelter requires all family members and animals to meet at the shelter before adoption to be sure we are a good fit for each other. This was a great idea because we did not want to find a compatibility issue when we got home.
Animal House Shelter staff were great throughout the process. They patiently helped us through each step and made it easy. We are so glad to have Penny as part of our family!
I am Laura a foster mom for both kittens and puppies and pregnant mommas, I have been a foster with AHS since Oct 2017 and it has been such an amazing adventure!!! First of all the shelter is a no kill shelter, which is amazing in itself!! The animal that hit home for me was BABY WENDY, she was a single puppy that I had along with a couple of litters that I had, but since she was a single pup she had lived with us upstairs with the family, she was such a sweetheart and we all loved her, but when I noticed blood on the toys when she was playing i was concerned and long story short the week she was suppose to go up for adoption was the week we found out she had a rare and aggressive form of mouth cancer! Not once did the shelter say no to any of the appointments nor did they say no to the surgery! They raised money and proceeded and the best happy ending ever was Wendy now Nova already had her new family ready to adopt her when she was done with the surgery and went to live with her forever family!! For this I am forever great full to this shelter and know that they always have the animals best interest at heart!!!
Animal House Shelter is committed to saving as many dogs and cats that they can. They remove animals from high kill shelters and find them their forever homes. I foster for AHS and have found that they love and care for these animals like they are their own. Regardless of age or health conditions they are there to help.
Animal house shelter Provides a caring environment for the dogs and cats,with a knowledgeable staff that will help find a forever home for the animals.
Animal House Shelter is a very professional shelter that has the right mix of operating as a non profit organization but making the right decisions to grow as a business. It is well staffed and has great marketing programs along with genuine love and care to the animals. They take the right steps to ensure the animals are getting to the correct homes and keeping the animals safe and happy while in the shelter. The shelter is consistently growing and has a great reputation as the best place to adopt a dog or cat.
Having been involved in non-profits in both Illinois and Florida, I believe Animal House Shelter is the most caring and driven of these organizations. No cost or effort is spared in taking care of the animals that they are able to rescue. The owner and her board go above and beyond in working with the animals and then in finding caring homes.