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Animal Welfare League Animal shelter in Chicago Ridge, IL

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.

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10305 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
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10305 Southwest Highway

Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

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Adoptable pets at Animal Welfare League

We'll also keep you updated on DUCE's adoption status with email updates.
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DUCE

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Male, 1 yr 10 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on LYRA's adoption status with email updates.
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LYRA

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 10 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on JUNO's adoption status with email updates.
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JUNO

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 10 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on KIWI's adoption status with email updates.
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KIWI

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 10 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on ZOEY's adoption status with email updates.
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ZOEY

Chihuahua

Female, 7 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on RADAR's adoption status with email updates.
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RADAR

Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Chihuahua

Male, 3 yrs 3 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on NEO's adoption status with email updates.
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NEO

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on KYRO's adoption status with email updates.
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KYRO

Husky

Male, 1 yr 7 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL

Shelter FAQs

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.

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Approve Application
  • 3. Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info

Please visit our website for Animal Welfare League's adoption steps.

Adoption Prices are as follows:

Dogs under 35 pounds $275.00
Dogs above 35 pounds $250.00
Kittens $92.00
Cats $82.00

All adoptions include: spay/neuter, 1 yr. rabies vaccine, 1 yr. booster/s vaccine, Avid microchip, 10-day health guarantee and collar/leash or carrier box

Adoption application

https://animalwelfareleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Adoption_Application.pdf

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We'll also keep you updated on Washington's adoption status with email updates.
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Washington

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Husky

Male, Young
Grayslake, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Ella's adoption status with email updates.
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Ella

Siamese

Female, 3 yrs
Hammond, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Bailey's adoption status with email updates.
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Bailey

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 9 mos
Wheaton, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Charlotte ML*'s adoption status with email updates.
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Charlotte ML*

German Shorthaired Pointer/Spaniel (Unknown Type)

Female, 1 yr 1 mo
Rosemont, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Bruno's adoption status with email updates.
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Bruno

Catahoula Leopard Dog/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Valparaiso, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Marco's adoption status with email updates.
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Marco

Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Young
Huntley, IL

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