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Our Featured South Elgin, IL Partner:

Anderson Animal Shelter

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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About Our Shelter:

Incorporated in 1966, Anderson Animal Shelter provides temporary housing for approximately 3,400 dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets and other homeless or abandoned pets. We are committed to a low-kill philosophy (100% adoption of adoptable animals) and so do not place time limits on any of the animals in our care. In 2001 an on-site veterinary clinic was added to provide health care for Shelter animals and to assist in the goal of spaying/neutering all adopted dogs and cats before they leave the Shelter.

Come Meet our Pets:

Monday-Thursday: 12pm - 6pm
Friday: 1pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 4pm

All adoptions & showings stop 30 minutes before we close.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption applications are required; we have the right to refuse any applicant. Fees include spaying or neutering, vaccination, microchip, heartworm test, deworming, collar, ID tag, and more.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.