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South Suburban Humane Society Animal shelter in Matteson, IL

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 over fifty years, our organization has helped tens of thousands of animals. We offer extensive outreach programs including humane education, and community outreach events. We also operate a resale shop located in Steger, Illinois that promotes our organization, our animals and provide much needed income to support our humane work.

The Mission of the South Suburban Humane Society is to protect and promote the well being of pets and their people in our community and beyond.

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21800 Central Ave
Matteson, IL 60443
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21800 Central Ave

Matteson, IL 60443

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Adoptable pets at South Suburban Humane Society

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

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Adult
Matteson, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Stryker's adoption status with email updates.
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Stryker

Mixed Breed (Small)/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Matteson, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Willah's adoption status with email updates.
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Willah

American Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Matteson, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Lieutenant's adoption status with email updates.
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Lieutenant

German Shepherd Dog/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Matteson, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Hachi's adoption status with email updates.
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Hachi

Border Collie/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Baby
Matteson, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Federick's adoption status with email updates.
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Federick

Poodle (Miniature)/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Matteson, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Lola's adoption status with email updates.
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Lola

American Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Senior
Matteson, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Lumber's adoption status with email updates.
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Lumber

American Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Matteson, IL

Shelter FAQs

Our shelter services the south Chicagoland area. We adopt animals region wide, as adopters have come to us from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana.

  • 1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 2. Meet the Pet
  • 3. Submit Application
  • 4. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 5. Pay Fee
  • 6. Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

SSHS requires:
All adopters must be 18 years of age.

Kittens under 6 months of age: $100
Cats over 6 months of age: $25
Puppies under 6 months of age: $200
Dogs over 6 months of age $50


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, complimentary vet visit with a partner vet clinic, a personalized name tag and a wonderful pet.

Pets at shelters & rescues near South Suburban Humane Society

Foster 2 Home, Inc.

P.O.Box 1581,
Arlington Heights, IL 60006

Feline Friends Chicago

P.O. Box 802260,
Chicago, IL 60680

Elmwood-Grove Animal Hospital

8035 W. Grand Ave.,
River Grove, IL 60171

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

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 4 mos
Hammond, IN
We'll also keep you updated on SKYE and SAM's adoption status with email updates.
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SKYE and SAM

Border Collie/Golden Retriever

Female, Puppy
CHICAGO, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Charlie Boxer's adoption status with email updates.
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Charlie Boxer

Boxer

Male, 7 yrs 8 mos
Morris, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Misty's adoption status with email updates.
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Misty

Labrador Retriever/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 1 yr 7 mos
South Elgin, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Poppy's adoption status with email updates.
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Poppy

Border Collie/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Valparaiso, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Hazelnut's adoption status with email updates.
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Hazelnut

Guinea Pig/Guinea Pig

Male, Adult
Chicago, IL

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