Upcoming Events

Jun 29, 2017 (Thursday)
Libertyville's Farmer's Market Meet and Greet

Jul 01, 2017 (Saturday)
Meet and Greet at Mischief's Brewing

Jul 05, 2017 (Wednesday)
New Volunteer Orientation

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Adoptable Pet


Lucy is part lab and part shar pei...our best guess. She certainly looks and acts like it! She`s a special dog that deserves a special family. She is very shy at first with new people and needs a patient...

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From the Blog

His name Was Sanford

His Name was Sanford Receiving a call from North Chicago – a gang and drug infested and known pit bull fighting town, is never a good thing. On the phone line was a woman who worked in North Chicago needing...

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Photo Album

Dogs Attend the Vigil

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Adoptable Pet


Marco is very social. He comes to the front of the cage for pets and treats. He likes to eat lettuce.

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Valentine’s Day Adoption Event Celebration

Join us for a lick and a wag in celebration of Valentine’s Day for our second annual Valentine’s Day Adoption event and party!  We’ll have Tasha’s Kissing Booth, where for a dollar you can get a kiss from the ever-adorable collie-mix...

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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].

One of our "Youth Club" Blog Entry

Youth Club Member Goes To Vet Camp

Nia Powell, a long time Youth Club member attended a veterinarian camp for kids.  Nia plans to become a veterinarian when she grows up.  I asked her to give us a report on how it went.  Here she shares with... (read more)

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Youth Club Photos

Random Photos

Volunteer Tim J. and Rudy Visit Resident Bath time Youth Club Members Help At Adoption Event All Shea Needs Is Love Youth Club Discussion Dr. Luaces Performs An Exam Raffle bath time

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.