About Red Door Animal Shelter
About Our Shelter...
Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. Its primary focus is on the rescue, shelter and adoption of cats, dogs and rabbits—the three most popular pets in the United States.
Red Door provides a cageless environment for its animals, giving them the closest-to-a-home experience that a shelter can provide. While our emphasis is on re-homing the animals through resourceful adoption programs, the shelter does offer permanent residence for those few animals not placed in homes.
Furthermore, Red Door is one of only five no-kill, multi-species shelters in the country that admits rabbits as well as cats and dogs, spays/neuters them and places them up for adoption.
Every year, Red Door rescues and finds homes for hundreds of abused and abandoned animals. Red Door is a 501(c)(3) organization. We receive no federal, state, county or city money. We are funded by private donations and grants from private foundations.
Red Door was founded in 1998, under the name Chicago Community Humane Center. In January 2000, an adoption center was opened on the far north side of Chicago, in the West Ridge/Rogers Park neighborhood. In June 2002, the shelter's name was officially changed to Red Door Animal Shelter to better reflect the vision of the organization. In February 2003, Red Door expanded its adoption center; the address of the new adoption center is 2410 W. Lunt, Chicago.
Come Meet Our Pets...
2410 W. Lunt Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
Adoptions done by appointment only.
Our Adoption Process...
Prior to adoption, all Red Door animals are spayed/neutered, vet-checked and microchipped.
Dogs are tested for heartworms.
Dogs receive distemper, rabies and the bordatella vaccine.
Cats are tested for FIV and FeLV.
Cats receive distemper and rabies vaccines.
Cats and Rabbits are litterbox-trained.
Adoption fee is $100 for rabbits.
Adoption fee is $100 for cats.
Adoption fee is $200 for dogs.
You must be 22 years of age or older to adopt a pet. Current identification must show your correct address and phone number.
You must be employed or have a stable source of income.
You must be able to provide a landlord's name and number or a copy of your current lease, if you rent.
You must provide the name and number of your past or current vet.
How to Adopt
As a potential adopter, you must complete our screening process, which includes an adoption application. Fill out an application here.
We will call you within 48 hours to schedule an appointment with an adoption counselor. Or you can pick up an adoption application at the Red Door Adoption Center, 2410 W. Lunt, Chicago. Adoption counselors strive to find the right home for each animal and the right animal for each home.
All adoptions are done by appointment only. Dogs available for adoption are not located at our shelter address.