Upcoming Events

Apr 30, 2017 (Sunday)
Making A Positive Difference In The World

May 03, 2017 (Wednesday)
New Volunteer Orientation

May 06, 2017 (Saturday)
Meet and Greet at Mischief's Brewing

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Adoptable Pet


Kylie and his brother Charlie are available for adoption, ideally, together. Charlie is 108 pounds and Kylie is 100 pounds. The "boys,"as they are known by us, love each other and are very bonded. The dogs were purchased by...

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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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Adoptable Pet


Binky, a Chihuahua and terrier mix, came to live with AEAR over two years ago when her owners gave her up. Binky, we learned, would sometimes urinate while resting, not even realizing she was doing it. So we...

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Thinking About Volunteering?

Tomorrow evening beginning at 6:15 p.m. we have our NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. If you have thought about volunteering the orientation would be a great way to check us out and see if we would be a good fit for you,...

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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

WE CARE! Youth Club Really Cares!

A big round of applause goes to our youth club this winter! The Youth had a dog wash fundraiser and raised $360.00! The youth club also helped sell booklets for our Carson's fundraiser. We figured out that... (read more)

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Youth Club Photos

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