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

Nathan

Nathan is a small Diamond Dove who lives with Jonah so we would like to see them get adopted together. They make soft delightful choo choo sounds.

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From the Blog

Help Us Create The Village

Our Dream…To Help Animals and People In A Bigger Way… Can you help us get there? If you are trying to think of something to give the person who has everything, give a share of hope and love for stray animals in...

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Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for dynamite people to join our active group of volunteers. We need help in many different areas. Below are just a few...

If you are interested in volunteering, fill out our online Volunteer Application or download the Volunteer Application [pdf] and either e-mail or mail it back. View our Contact page for our information. If you have any questions, please contact us.

For ages 8-17, visit our WE CARE! Youth Club page.


Foster a Pet

Become a Foster Home by taking a pet into your home until they find a forever family. Learn More...

Fundraising Committee

Volunteer with our Fundraising Committee to help us raise money and other donations to help our animals.

This is one of the most vital committees within the organization. It's functions are to organize and implement the our fall fundraiser. In addition this committee is in charge of handling any other fundraising efforts throughout the year. Meetings are generally once a month.

Adoption Events

Help out at our adoption events by holding animals and greeting people. View Upcoming Events

Pet Therapy

Be a part of our Pet Therapy program. Learn More...

Educational Programs

Assist our Director at Educational Programs (no speaking required). Learn More...

Adoption Screener

Become an Adoption Screener by reviewing applications and talking with the applicants to see if they would be a good match for any available pets.

This important group is in charge of screening potential adoption applicants. They meet as needed.

Community Outreach Program (C.O.P.)

Become a member of our C.O.P. Team to reach out to individuals and families in low income areas in Lake County by targeting neighborhoods and going door-to-door offering free advise, education and resources to individuals and families with pets. Learn More...

Doggy Socialization

Help out as a Doggy Socializers to help socialize some of our more shy dogs. They can go to your house for a play date, for a walk, a car ride, to the pet store or to a park on leash (no dog park, please).

Special Events Committee

This fun group is in charge of organizing our annual volunteer party as well as our adoptive families party. The group meets as needed.

 
Bringing people and pets together through education, therapy and rescue.