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Dog Gone Clean
We Send 'em Home Doggone Clean.
The Feed Store
If It Walks, Crawls, Flies, Run, Or Swims. We Can Feed It.
Lindenhurst Animal Hospital
We Treat Your Pet Like One Of Ours.
Barrington Kennels Co.
Boarding, Daycare & Grooming.
Harper Animal Hospital
Committed to your pet's good health.
Arlington Cat Clinic Ltd
Focused On Feline Healthcare.
Fox Animal Hospital
We Treat Your Pets Like Family.
Oakton Animal Hospital
Tender Loving Care For Your Pet.
Palatine Animal Hospital
Caring For Your Pets Since 1955.
Forest View Animal Hospital
We Care About Your Pet's Health.
Common Terms Associated with Animal Shelters

If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
    National Animal Control Association
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Do something to help your community and animals in need by adopting your next pet from our animal shelters. Find one near you through our nationwide association and help an animal in need.
    March Animal Hospital
    Special Friends Deserve Special Care.
    Care Animal Hospital Of Arlington Heights
    Experienced, Friendly & Dedicated Veterinarians! Serving the Area Since 1970.
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    Strays Halfway House Incorpora
    Schaumburg, IL 60159
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    (630) 351-3150
    User Review: "I adopted 2 kittens from them and the foster parent will answer but when I needed help with kittens living on my deck they..." - Rita (IL)
    Arlington Cat Clinic
    841 N Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Arlington Cat Clinic in Arlington Heights, IL has been a full service feline veterinary hospital in the NW suburbs since 1988.
    (847) 398-3355
    Animal Control Specialists Inc
    2975 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
    Animal Control Specialists, Inc. is a wildlife damage control company. We specialize in humane solutions to nuisances urban wildlife problems.
    (847) 827-7800
    Northwest Suburban Animal Control
    855 N Sterling Ave, Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 934-1900
    Almost Home Foundation
    6n040 Acacia Ln, Medinah, IL 60157
    (630) 582-3738
    House of Restoration Mission Home
    31w625 Shoe Factory Rd, Elgin, IL 60120
    (224) 856-1214
    Buddy Foundation The
    65 W Seegers Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847) 290-5806
    Animal Control Specialists Inc
    Barrington, IL 60011
    (847) 487-7200
    Kay's Animal Shelter
    2705 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    (847) 259-2907
    Shelter Inc
    1616 N Arlington Heights Rd Ste 203, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    (847) 255-8060
    215 N Haddow Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    (847) 253-0970
    Lazarus House
    214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL 60123
    (630) 587-2144
    Anderson Animal Shelter - A Humane Society
    1000 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177
    (847) 697-2880
    Adopt A Pet Inc
    110 N Pine St, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    (847) 870-8999
    Ace Animal Control
    34w708 Seminary Rd, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (847) 608-9888

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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