Upcoming Events

Feb 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
Girl Scout Educational Program

Mar 01, 2017 (Wednesday)
New Volunteer Orientation

Mar 04, 2017 (Saturday)
Meet and Greet at Mischief's Brewing

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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 would be best suited for a home with a laid back dog like him or no...

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Join Us At Dog Days of Summer

Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8 come and visit us at Dog Days of Summer special event happening in downtown Libertville.  We will have a booth there in Cook Park where we will sell t-shirts and bring some of...

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Adoptable Pet


Tara is a sweet and adorable puppy. We guess she will weigh 8-12 pounds full grown. We are looking for a home for her either that has another dog or willing to adopt her sibling Ashley. She...

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A Cat Comes Calling…Whether I Like it or Not

Like the burnt leaves of the fall season I was charred and brittle a deep red with major work burn out.  I was counting the days to my week’s retreat.  Far away (mentally anyway) from my home/business my vacation was...

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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 $75/year, which includes a t-shirt (which must be worn at all meetings and events) and a snack at each meeting. If you join after April the cost is $40.00 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].

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Youth Club Kids Pass Out Flyers/Donation Jars

Friday, April 2 (from left) Nia, Amelia, Julia and Mariah (with AEAR's founder Sandy Kamen Wisniewski's grandson Danny in the center) spent the day going store to store telling over 30 business owners about the upcoming Candlelight Vigil scheduled for... (read more)

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Youth Club Photos

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Youth Club Member Joe Leads Discussion Jessica and Pup Youth and Pixie Visit With Resident testimonial 1 Italian Greyhound visit Youth Club Kids Make Bracelets For April All Shea Needs Is Love Truman greets people

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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.