About South Suburban Humane Society
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, 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 FIVE PetSmart locations! PetSmart Tinley Park, PetSmart Orland Hills, PetSmart Matteson, PetSmart Countryside and Petsmart Schererville, IN are both key adoption partners where many of our adoptable kittens and cats are housed until they find their forever homes.
Our Adoption Process...
All adopters must be 18 years of age.
Mixed Breed or Large Puppies under 6 months: $200
Pure Bred or Small Breed Puppies under 6 months: $250
Dogs between 6 months and 6 years: $105
Pit bull/Pit mixes over 6 months: $55
Dogs over 6 years: $15
Kittens 6 months and under (April 1- Oct 1): $75.00
Kittens 6 months and under (Oct 2 - March 31): $150
Cats between 6 months and 6 years: $25.00
Cats over 6 years: $15
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, and a wonderful pet.