Animal Welfare League
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.
10305 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:The Animal Welfare League is located in the southwest suburb of Chicago Ridge. The League has grown to become the largest humane facility in the Chicagoland area, serving more than 64 communities.
About Our Shelter:The Animal Welfare League was founded over 75 years ago. In 1935, a vision became reality when a group of compassionate humanitarians came together to relieve suffering among animals.
Seventy-five years later the AWL has grown to become the largest humane facility in the Chicagoland area, serving over 22,000 animals annually from more than 64 communities. Its multi-faceted mission: to prevent cruelty to animals, provide quality homes through its adoption program, promote respect and compassion for all creatures through education, provide shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals, reduce pet overpopulation through low cost spay/neuter clinics, provide veterinary care for low-income pet owners and relieve the suffering of all animals - is carried out by a dedicated staff and volunteers.
Today, the Animal Welfare league operates two shelters in the Chicagoland area. Our founding shelter is located on Wabash Avenue in Chicago serving the impoverished area. Our main office, located in Chicago Ridge, is a full-service shelter open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The AWL operates a full service clinic that is open to the public Monday through Saturday. The Animal Welfare League prides itself on the fact that every animal that makes its way to our door is accepted: no animal is ever turned away.
Come Meet our Pets:The Animal Welfare League is open 7 days a week for adoptions! Adoption hours are Monday - Friday 12:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm.
The Animal Welfare League also allows people to view adoptable animals on the website at www.AnimalWelfareLeague.com.
Also, be sure to check the website for upcoming events, adoption specials and so much more!
Our Adoption Process:Adoption Prices are as follows:
Puppies and Dogs $135
Kittens and Cats $73
All adoptions include: spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, booster vaccine, microchip, Feline Leukemia or Heartworm test, 10-day health guarantee and collar & leash.