South Suburban Humane Society
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.
1103 West End Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Our shelter services the south Chicagoland area. We adopt animals region wide, as adopters have come to us from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana.
About Our Shelter:The South Suburban Humane Society is a 501(c )(3) organization that was started in 1970, serving the animal welfare needs of the entire south suburbs of Chicago. In the beginning, we handled all rescues, adoptions and provided foster care out of private homes. Since November 1973, our organization has been operating a 10,000 square foot open-door animal shelter in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
For forty years, our organization has helped tens of thousands of animals. We have grown from a small group of volunteers to an organization made up of volunteers and paid employees that were responsible for almost 4,400 animals in 2013. We offer extensive outreach programs including humane education, abuse investigations, and community outreach events. We also operate two resale shops located in Steger, Illinois and Chicago Heights, Illinois that promote our organization, our animals and provide much needed income to support our humane work.
Come Meet our Pets:We also have adoptable cats at TWO PetSmart locations! PetSmart Tinley Park, and PetSmart Orland Hills are both key adoption partners where many of our adoptable kittens and cats are housed until they find their forever homes.
Our Adoption Process:SSHS requires:
All adopters must be 18 years of age.
All members of the household must meet the pet prior to application approval including any current dogs who live in the household when adopting a new dog.
Large Mix Breed Dogs over 6 months - $90.00 donation
Large Mix Breed Dogs under 6 months - $150 donation
Small Breed Dogs over 6 months - $150 donation
Small Breed under 6 months - $175 donation
Large Purebred dog - over 6 months $125 donation
Large Purebred dogs - Under 6 months $200 donation
Cats - $75.00 donation
Kittens - $90 donation
Rabbits - Adoption fee varies
There is an additional fee of $15.00 for a rabies deposit.
Your generous donation to the South Suburban Humane Society allows us to carry on our mission of helping those animals who need us most.
Adoption donations include first shots, first worming, microchip, spay or neuter, tag, and a wonderful pet.