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Our Featured Chicago Heights, IL Partner:

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
(708) 755-7387
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http://www.southsuburbanhumanesociety.org

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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.

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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.

Dogs:
$105
6yrs. and up: $15.00

Cats:
Kittens 6 months and under: $45.00
Cats over 6 months: $25.00

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.

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.