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Our Featured Arlington Heights, IL Partner:

The Buddy Foundation

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The Northwest Suburban Chicago area.

About Our Shelter:

The Buddy Foundation is on a mission to provide immediate safety and care to stray, abused and abandoned animals. Once we are assured that they are medically sound, we place them in a secure, temporary, no-kill environment. This immediate placement continues to provide all the love and comfort necessary for them. Subsequently, we look for their “forever” homes—ones committed to their well being and happiness, in all respects, for the continuation of their lives. Then Buddy will truly be "lighting the way home".

Come Meet our Pets:

We hold weekly adoption shows at several area locations where you can meet your new Buddy in person. See our Events Page on our website ( or call our Hot Line at 847 290-5806 to schedule a meeting with your own special Buddy.

Our Adoption Process:

-The Buddy Foundation adoption fees are $ 125.00 for cats, $150.00 for kittens & $250.00 for dogs, which includes a certificate to spay or neuter the animal when it is age appropriate at a Buddy Foundation affiliated animal hospital and a microchip which would identify the animal if it is ever lost. The fee also includes the following:

Veterinary check–up
Feline Leukemia & FIV test (FeLv/FIV combination for cats)
1st Distemper shot for dogs, FVRCP for cats
Fecal check for dogs and cats
Treatment for fleas, ear mites & de-worming if needed
Heart worm check and treatment if needed for dogs
Spay/Neuter certificate , if unaltered and a microchip ID

Guarantee - we require any cat/kitten dog/puppy that you are unable to care for, be returned to The Buddy Foundation.

Adopter's Responsibilities:
If worms or parasites are present upon adoption, to continue veterinary care as necessary,
Additional shots as required,
Spay/Neuter pet within the time specified in the certificate,
Bring a carrier when taking a cat or kitten home

Sign & abide by our Adoption Contract.

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.