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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Health

Mission: The mission of Red Door Animal Shelter is to promote respect for all animals through education, shelter, rehabilitation and adoption.

Target demographics: save the lives of dogs, cats and rabbits

Geographic areas served: Chicago

Programs: pet adoption, spay/neuter, rabbit education, cat and rabbit grooming, and rabbit boarding.

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our lovely bunny from Red Door. The staff was helpful and knowledgable, and they were great with our scheduling needs. (My daughter fell in love with our bunny, but we couldn't take her home for several weeks.)
They really work to socialize their animals and provide them with toys and adequate space. They also help guide you to animals that fit your needs. They know their animals, so they can let you know if one nips or is has special needs. I raised rabbits as a child, and I've never had less work getting a rabbit used to being touched or moved--they clearly interact with their animals.

My daughter enjoyed the experience of choosing our rabbit so much, we are thinking of volunteering together.

1 Marcia30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We started out adopting a rabbit from Red Door and were so impressed by the shelter that we ended up volunteering. This is a fabulous shelter mostly because it is run by people who really care about every animal who comes through the door.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Got a wonderful rabbit here with help and advice from staff that continued throughout my pet's lifetime.

1 Michi G.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've adopted two rabbits from this shelter. It is always clean, the animals well cared for, and the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeble.

1 Jer S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Red Door is a no-kill shelter in the Chicago-land area that takes in sick and injured cats, dogs, and rabbits, rehabilitates them and has a thorough application process to ensure that they go to good forever homes. They also do a great job and spend a lot of time educating the public on the responsibilities of pet ownership. I adopted my two rabbits from here and could not be happier.

1 Jodi23

Client Served

Rating: 5

The animals are so well care for and flourishing with the love and attention each pet is given. The staff and volunteers are well educated and very hard working. I'm so grateful for this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the few shelters in the Midwest that also takes in exotic animals, especially rabbits. Their treatment of rabbits, education of new adopters, and rescue of rabbits dumped on the street and at kill shelters is exemplary.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This little neighborhood shelter is a pure miracle. In a city of over three million, Red Door is the only shelter that adopts out rabbits. From rescuing rabbits turned into other shelters to organizing rescues of rabbits tossed outside, this place never stops. The cats it serves are well-cared for, happy, and loved, and its network of dog fosters is phenomenal. The fundraisers are beyond brilliant, including spa days with themed glamor shots that are genius. The education and outreach is tremendous, as is their enthusiasm. My rabbits and I say THANK YOU, RED DOOR!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

If there was a level 6, I'd choose it. Their dedication to all animals goes way beyond above and beyond. They are not only a no kill shelter that also takes bunnies and birds, but they go cageless as much as possible, and have the most amazing volunteers that dash into the fray to help an animal in need. I love Red Door with a passion!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Best ever no-kill animal shelter for rabbits, cats and dogs!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for Red Door the year I lived in Chicago. Not only are the people there dedicated and passionate about rescuing bunnies (and cats, and dogs, and chickens, and ducks...) they are extremely generous with their knowledge and welcoming to those who want to help out. I've been proud to support them financially, too.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Red Door Animal Shelter located in Chicago is dedicated to the care, health and welfare of cats, rabbits and dogs. The people at this shelter bring the animals to the vet regularly and do their ver best to place animals with the appropriate adopters. Red Door has regular fundraisers in order to raise funds and awareness of proper treatment and care of animals. I have even seen them take in a rooster, some chickens and other farm animals that do not do well in a city environment. I give this place 5 stars only because 10 stars in not an option.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has adopted 2 rabbits and a dog from Red Door. All of their animals are well cared for and receive all the proper medical attention they require. They are active in the community to save abandoned or lost animals. They are educators to adoptive families and local communities about animal care and responsible pet ownership. They also host great events that the entire family can enjoy while helping Red Door raise funds to care for their animals.

But mostly, they have the best volunteers. They are dedicated and loving and lots of fun to be around. I give to Red Door whenever I can and always recommend them for someone looking to adopt a new pet.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am continually amazed by the dedication of the staff and volunteers at Red Door. These folks go to great lengths to protect and care for animals of all kinds.

Kathy182

Donor

Rating: 5

We give regularly to Red Door because of the wonderful work they do. In a very limited space, they are able to care for and find homes for so many animals. Their staff is so dedicated and they work tirelessly to help every animal they come in contact with. They are a no-kill shelter, which is big in our book.

Beth119

Donor

Rating: 5

Dedicated people! Very passionate about the animals. I have seen the volunteers in action!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Red Door Animal Shelter for many years. The people who work there and/or volunteer there, are a very dedicated group looking out for the welfare of cats, rabbits, dogs and even the occasional chicken, or duck. They do an excellent job with limited funds, and the shelter is a wonderful non-profit to be involved in. Not only have I volunteered there, but I have adopted a cat and dog from there, and can't imagine my life without those two fur babies.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The dedication and perseverance of this mostly volunteer run shelter is beyond impressive. It is a small no-kill shelter that does unbelievable work year after year with very limited resources. Amazing organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Red Door is run by some of the most selfless, passionate, and dedicated people I know. We adopted our rabbit there 7 years ago, and my sister has adopted 4 of her rabbits there (yes, we are rabbit people). The shelter is cage-free, which optimizes the chances that a cat or rabbit will be more easily adopted out (no cage = friendlier pets). They also assist low-income families so they can keep their pets, and routinely set up search parties if a stray rabbit or cat has been spotted outside. I could never do this job because it would tear at my heart strings too badly, but thank God the people at Red Door have the strength and compassion to do it instead.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing shelter. Second to none! No-kill and incredibly effective!

1 Wendy Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my first rabbit from Red Door in 2008, and had no idea that I would be joining such a wonderful community. All of the other volunteers are wonderful and the shelter staff is so caring. After she died, I fostered several buns and eventually adopted my current bun from them as well. When I had a small fire in my apartment and was displaced for a month, I had no hesitation in having her boarded with Red Door for the time. I knew that if she had any issues from the smoke that they would quickly recognize them and get her to a proper vet at once. They took great care of her and and let me visit with her often. I also suggested and have joined their e-mail list of "Rapid Response Team" volunteers who gather to investigate reports of stray or abandoned buns and hopefully find and rescue them.

1 Laura207

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted three Red Door bunnies and have been amazed by the commitment, caring and love all of the staff members exhibit. The animals receive extraordinary care and the staff go to great lengths to find the perfect home for each critter.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Red Door is committed to helping all animals find their forever homes. Very helpful with advice and tips to make sure you pet stays happy and healthy. Although they have cats and dogs, rabbits are their specialty and they will teach you everything you need to know before taking your new furry friend home. Small shelter with a very large heart! Would recommend to anyone looking for a cat, dog or bun.

JWMeMA

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent animal shelter. Very clean and the personnel really care about the animals!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

animals adopted from Red Door come pre-trained with all the good habits you want a pet to have, and they even help in bonding your new pet with any you already have. Me and my Lop are grateful that Red Door helped us add a new furry friend to the household.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful animal shelter. Helps so many cats/rabbits/dogs find living homes

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Red Door is so very dedicated to helping dogs, cats, and rabbits. As a rabbit lover, I can tell you how few shelters know how to adequately care for rabbits. The bunnies at Red Door are so well cared for, and they do a great job of educating their adopters.

1 Toni26

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Red Door in 2004 and knew that I had found my calling. I was impressed with the level of care given to each animal. The staff and volunteers truly love the animals - every cat, rabbit, dog, chicken and duck becomes part of the Red Door family. No matter how old, sick or abused rescues may be, Red Door will provide loving care for the rest of their lives. We have numerous adoption counselors who provide pre-adoption training and post-adoption support so each animal can have a forever home.



2 Gerry B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Red Door is the best no-kill shelter in Chicago. All the animals are treated with TLC and spoiled. Their needs are individually met with proper medications and diet. The bunnies get the freshest salads twice a day and the best fresh hay every day. The have lots of toys to keep them from becoming bored and plenty of space to binky around. If I were a bunny, Red Door would be a place I would want to be to wait for a forever home. All the volunteers work together to make it a happy place for all the animals.

1 Sanela S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Red Door is the best shelter around! They take care of all the animals and what I love most about them is that they do not turn down or put down an animal that is sick or not adoptable. They give a forever home for those that cannot find one. Red Door is a sanctuary. They are understanding, helpful and nonjudgmental. I am honored to say I have been a volunteer for over a year, I fostered one of their asthmatic cats, Trix who has been there for years due to her illness. We adopted Trix and we are very happy with how helpful they were when Trix was being fostered by us! Red Door is the best!

1 Christine118

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Door Shelter is a wonderful no-kill shelter. When I was ready to adopt a new cat, I knew I wanted to support a grass-roots type organization. The cats are uncaged and I feel like we were able to see their personalities because they weren't just let out when we came to visit. We selected a tabby who is great with our preschooler. Red Door is dedicated to giving their animals a good life while at the shelter. I would definitely adopt from them again.

1 Lamor G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For the last 8 yrs I have adopted from Red Door, fostered for Red Door, and donated to Red Door. A true asset to the Chicagoland Animal community. Best medical care, best team of staff. The services they provide are matched by no one. Any Rabbit, cat or small dog is lucky to be saved by them... I am so very thankful for all that red door does....They are a true no-kill shelter that helps anyone and everyone. Watching the group go out and save animals along with being a safe place for people to bring pets. The best part!!! The spa days, Egg hunt, and dog wash. Not only do they adopt out animals they serve the community in many other ways. Thank you for everything Red Door.

1 Maddie H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered Red Door while browsing the web for animal shelters that cared for rabbits, and when I was finally ready to adopt a bunny, my experience with them exceeded every expectation I had. The people who work and volunteer at Red Door are truly passionate about animals—particularly rabbits, which are often under served and misunderstood. As a first time bunny owner, I had a lot of apprehension about having a new pet, but Red Door provided me with so much info and resources that I left the shelter confident that I was able to properly care for my furry companion. They've always been responsive to any questions that have come up about my rabbit, and their dedication to rescuing abandoned rabbits is phenomenal. I adopted a second rabbit 9 months after my first, and once again Red Door provided an amazing, informative experience. Bringing a second rabbit into a home is often fraught with tension, but following Red Door's advice had my bunnies bonded and living peacefully together within ONE WEEK. They are rabbit experts as well as generous people, and I recommend them without hesitation to anyone considering adopting a rabbit.

1 Candice W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can not say enough good things about red door and the people that work there. I was so happy to find a shelter that advocates for rabbits among all the other animals they help. I now have a bunny friend for my little bunny and in the process of bonding. The support and resources they give are beyond helpful. What a wonderful shelter that not only helps animals, really brings communities together. Top notch!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a bunny parent of a Red Door alum I am very pleased with the continued service this amazing shelter provides. When we found a stray rabbit that needed vetting and help finding a forever home, Red Door was there. When I needed some contacts for a dog in Ohio in need of emergency re-homing, Red Door was there with contact information. We even purchase our hey for our rabbits from them in bulk. I also feel as an organization they have come up with creative ways to raise funds and awareness for animal, specifically rabbit, well being. Overall I think the staffs detection to animals, their care, and their future is top notch and I have sent many people their way when they have asked about philanthropic opportunities in the area. As a local business owner in the same Chicago neighborhood as them this is something I am fortunate to be able to do often. We love our Red Door rabbit and are so thankful to Red Door for providing such a value to the community.