Upcoming Events

Oct 24, 2017 (Tuesday)
Facebook - Meet the Animals

Oct 28, 2017 (Saturday)
Riverwoods Halloween Party

Oct 28, 2017 (Saturday)
Meet and Greet at Pet Smart

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Adoptable Pet


Ronnie will do best when he has a larger space than a regular cage, like an exercise pen. He has a healthy appetite and likes to hop around a lot. Hes gotten a little bit pudgy since he came to...

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Thanks To All, Walk A Thon Raised Money To Help

Many thanks to the volunteers and supporters who participated in our first annual Walk N Wag Walk A Thon Saturday October 29 at Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville.  It was a gorgeous, crisp fall day.  In all we raised...

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Adoption Reunion

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Adoptable Pet


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From the Blog

An Interesting Call...

Interesting phone call to share...I like to share phone calls I get so you get an idea of what we deal with on a daily basis.  I don't have time to write specifically what was said but can summarize it.A...

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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

Youth Club Holiday Party and Guest Speaker

  Sunday December 5 from 3-5 p.m. is our Youth Club Holiday Party.  We will have a very special speaker.  Susan Elliott, Animal Warden for Waukegan Animal Control, and her therapy dog Boz will talk to the kids all about her job... (read more)

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Youth Club Photos

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Gracie's puppies Casper Makes a New Friend Youth Club Enjoys Pizza Groomer demonstrates a dog grooming Italian Greyhound visit Youth Club Sandy teaches Kids About Cat Care Youth Club Members Help At Adoption Event Sydney and Pup

Photo Albums

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