Upcoming Events

Aug 17, 2017 (Thursday)
Libertyville Farmer's Market Meet and Greet

Aug 19, 2017 (Saturday)
Meet and Greet at Mischief's Brewing

Aug 20, 2017 (Sunday)
"Weekly Inspirational Message" Live On Facebook

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Adoptable Pet


Petey is a laid back and super sweet chihuahua. He loves people of all ages and is fine with dogs too. He bonds mostly with one person. He has some separation anxiety and cannot be crated. ...

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Low-Cost or No-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

Spay Illinois Phone: (877) 475-7729 (9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesday through Friday) Website: www.spayillinois.org  Notes: They do offer certificates to provide surgical altering at a low cost where necessary.  Website will find and email applicants a list of local participating veterinarians. Lake County Animal Protection Phone:...

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Dogs Attend the Vigil

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Adoptable Pet


Lenny is a sweet young male who tends to be passive. He came in with Graham Cracker who was too aggressive toward him so they were separated. He would make a great pet.

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Volunteer Help Wanted

We need volunteers for our Mona Fundraising committee.  The group will work on fundraising specifically for Mona’s medical expenses. We are in need of someone with excellent writing skills to help update the bios of the animals on our web site. ...

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WE CARE! Youth Club

Junior Youth Club: Ages 8-12
Teen Youth Club: Ages 13-17


  • Give youth hands-on experience with animals
  • Provide educational programs about animals of all kinds
  • Adults mentor older youth, teaching them leadership skills and team building
  • Older youth mentor younger youth, teaching them leadership skills and team building
  • Through service projects and fundraisers teach youth how a non-profit organization runs


  • To perform two service projects per year
  • To organize two fundraisers per year
  • To do two educational programs a year for younger children
A little compassion goes a long way

Youth Commitment:

  • Attend the monthly informational meetings
  • To assist in the different service projects as often as possible
  • To have a positive attitude
  • To put in 100% effort
Sponsored by Care Animal Hospital, The Pet Sitters of America and Compassionate Dog Training

Youth Club at VetYouth Club's Day at the Vet


Joining the Animal Education and Rescue Jr. or Teen Youth Club is a one-year commitment. We are looking for enthusiastic youth who love animals, want to learn more and help make life better for both animals and people.

We encourage all members to stay active for the entire year, build friendships, learn new skills and have lots of fun!

Membership dues are from November to November each year. The cost is $150/year, which includes a t-shirt (which must be worn at all meetings and events). If you join after April the cost is $75.00 from April to November.

We are also always looking for dynamic, forward thinking adults to help lead the club.

For more information, contact us. Membership dues and application can be sent to our mailing address.

Meetings are held the first Sunday of each month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center. Please check our Events Calendar for any changes.

View our Youth Club Rules [pdf]


To apply for our Youth Club, fill out our Youth Club Volunteer Application [pdf].

One of our "Youth Club" Blog Entry

Upcoming Youth Club Events

Animal Education and Rescue, a not-for-profit organization would like to invite guests, ages 8-17 years old, to our upcoming WE CARE Youth Club meetings: Sunday, February 4 Claudia Kawalec, owner and head dog groomer at Shear Paradise, in Mundelein, will show... (read more)

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Youth Club Photos

Random Photos

Dr. Luaces Shows Kids X-Ray of Broken Leg Pet Therapy at The Nursing Home Bath Time Annie gets a bath Youth and Pixie Visit With Resident A Holiday Card Saying Thank You Youth Club Member Joe Leads Discussion Nacho and Delores

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A Day at the Vet 2008 (Youth Club) , Youth Club , Youth Club 6-08 , Youth Club Dog Wash 2-9-08 , Youth Club Pet Therapy 12-7-08 , Youth club testimonial

Cartoon: Family Resemblance
Bringing people and pets together through education, therapy and rescue.