A 10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds.
1 - 20 of 94 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
The Animal Welfare League is located in the southwest suburb of Chicago Ridge. The League has grown to become the largest humane facility in the Chicagoland area, serving more than 64 communities.
The first step in the adoption process is to complete our Adoption Application. You may submit it to us via Fax, Email, or in person.
Once your application has been approved by our adoption committee, they will call you to schedule an appointment.
The day of the appointment, bring your family or other pets so that we may conduct a pet introduction to see the compatibility of the pets.
The Animal Welfare League was founded over 85 years ago. In 1935, a vision became reality when a group of compassionate humanitarians came together to relieve suffering among animals.
Seventy-five years later the AWL has grown to become the largest humane facility in the Chicagoland area, serving over 22,000 animals annually from more than 64 communities. Its multi-faceted mission: to prevent cruelty to animals, provide quality homes through its adoption program, promote respect and compassion for all creatures through education, provide shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals, reduce pet overpopulation through low cost spay/neuter clinics, provide veterinary care for low-income pet owners and relieve the suffering of all animals - is carried out by a dedicated staff and volunteers.
Today, the Animal Welfare league operates two shelters in the Chicagoland area. Our founding shelter is located on Wabash Avenue in Chicago serving the impoverished area. Our main office, located in Chicago Ridge, is a full-service shelter open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The AWL operates a full service clinic that is open to the public Monday through Saturday.
The Animal Welfare League is open 6 days a week for adoptions!
Adoption hours are Monday - Friday 1:00pm to 8:00PM and Saturday 12:00PM to 7:00PM.
The Animal Welfare League also allows people to view adoptable animals on the website at
Also, be sure to check the website for upcoming events, adoption specials and so much more!