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


Luna is a older mix breed that was found as a stray and taken to animal control. After her stray hold was up she came into our care. She was very scared at first and her foster mom...

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Adoption Meet and Greet Saturday

Come visit some of the animals we have available for adoption at our adoption event from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. If there is a particular animal you want to see be sure to find out first if that animal...

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Photo Album

Danny Transports Dog To Safety

Comfy on the lap of the director's grandson's lap. Frosty, a chihuahua mix pup rides along to the safety of...

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Adoptable Pet


Axel is a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky young dog. Nicknamed "Mr. Happy" this special dog would make a fabulous family member. Axel`s coat of many colors is beautiful and so special just like he is. His foster family says he loves...

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Volunteers Surprise Director By Cleaning Porch

T'was a wee twelve days before Christmas and all through the shelter not a single person or pet stirred, not even a man named Chuck. And in scurried Santa's Elves on a mission, to make someone's wish for a clean and organized...

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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].

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Youth Club Meeting CANCELLED

Due to the weather the youth club meeting is cancelled today. (read more)

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Youth Club Photos

Random Photos

Sydney and Pup Vicki Spends Time With Dasher bath time Hangin' Out Jessica and Pup Youth Club Volunteer With Her Cat Kenny Annie gets a bath Jackson Looks For A Break

Photo Albums

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.