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Our Featured Belvidere, IL Partner:

Fresh Start Animal Rescue, Inc. - Belvidere Chapter

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:

We hold events in the following towns: West Dundee, S. Elgin, Dekalb, Crystal Lake, McHenry, as well as at our shelter. We do not have a radius limit for adooters, but do not ship animals, they must be picked up in person.

About Our Shelter:

We are the only 501c3 no-kill Animal Shelter located in Boone County. Our goal is to help adoptable candidates from high kill shelters that have "run out of time" and space, and place them into loving furever homes without a time limit. We work with several County Animal Control facilities, mostly rural, to reduce the number of euthanasias of animals that have no chance, mostly based on location.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Shelter hours are:
Tuesday ands Wednesday - By Appointment
Thursday and Friday - Noon - 6:00pm
Saturday - EVENTS ONLY during holiday season
Sunday - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Monday - closed

Our Adoption Process:

We require an application which can be emailed in, we have a contract and various animal information forms to fill out which can take up to 30 minutes. Our adoption fee varies, most dogs and puppies are $250(on average, see pet profile), cats are $50, and kittens are $100 on average.

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.