... Creating Families,
            4 Paws At A Time

Every day innocent pets are left homeless and abandoned in Chicagoland. Adopt-A-Pet has found loving homes for over 15,000 of those cats and dogs.

If you are looking for a family pet, consider adopting a wonderful pet from Adopt-A-Pet. Most of our cats and dogs are kept in foster homes, where they live as part of a family. Not only is this beneficial for the animal, but it also helps us create a purrfect match between an animal and a prospective adopter.


Join us for Wine Tasting and hors d’oeuvres

An exclusive event to benefit our homeless animals.
When: Feb. 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: The Bottle Shop, 1148 Central, Wilmette

For more details and how to register click here!


Hi, folks! It’s time again for our annual ANNUAL RAFFLE! Remember, this is our only big fundraiser so please make sure to return your donations with your tickets! Unlike many organizations, we only “hound” you for your help once a year! Please help us, so that we can help more animals like Elfie and my friends in the Shy Guys Club and the hundreds of others that Adopt-A-Pet takes in every year. The animals are depending on you more than ever. Please don’t let them down! Our expenses are never ending. So please sell as many tickets as you can to friends, family and co-workers. EVERY TICKET SOLD REALLY HELPS, AND EVERY CENT GOES TO THE ANIMALS! And remember, since Adopt-A-Pet is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charity, donations are tax-deductible.

We have lots and lots of great prizes this year! I hope you win! And even though everyone might not win a raffle prize, everyone does win something of greater value: The satisfaction of knowing that you helped save a little life! Download prize list here!

Download and print your tickets here. 2016 Raffle tickets with return stub.

There’s plenty of time to still send in your tickets! Drawing is March 31, 2016.

NEW! Read our Winter 2015 Newsletter!

Click here!

There will be no dog-walking orientation in January. Orientations will resume first Saturday in February.


Adopt-A-Pet has a new dog-walking program for our dogs fostered at Wilmette Pet.

If you like dogs and like walking, this program is for you! If you are under 18, ask a parent to do this with you ... it’s a fun thing to do together. To volunteer, just attend a Dog-Walking Orientation. They are held the first Saturday of each month at:

Wilmette Pet Center
625 Green Bay Rd.
12:00-1:00 pm.

​​Sign up by emailing Marion at:redmarion77@comcast.net.

(Note: This orientation is for dog-walking volunteers only. If you are interested in becoming a full-fledged Adopt-A-Pet volunteer and helping with events, adoptions, or becoming a foster home, please see below for New Volunteer Orientation dates.)


Don’t throw it away!

Recycle paper and pets by bringing paper shreds to Wilmette Pet Center – Your Adopt-A-Pet Center!

625 Green Bay Rd., Wilmette, IL
Call 847-251-6750 for store hours and more info.

Help! Anyone who has access to paper shreds for Adopt-A-Pet dogs and cats fostered at Wilmette Pet Center!

Do you shred your personal mail at home? Does your school or business shred documents? Wilmette Pet Center devotes their entire cage space, staff and resources to shelter dogs and cats - effectively becoming a satellite adoption center for Adopt-A-Pet.

Wilmette Pet Center averages 10 rescued dogs and cats weekly and paper shreds keep them safe clean, and warm!

We would appreciate any shredded material that you can donate that:

  • Does not contain staples or other non-digestible debris
  • Is not newspaper, as the print comes off and dirties the cages and animals
  • Long single cut strands are preferred, cross-cut tends to be too dusty for bedding

Please pass this along to anyone you may know that can help!

If getting the shreds to the store is logistically impossible for you, please email Info@adoptapet-il.org and we will try to arrange a closer drop-off point or a pickup.

Thank you!

Next New Volunteer Orientation:

Sat. Jan. 30, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Glenview Library, 1930 Glenview Rd.

Sun. Mar. 6, 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire

Sat. Apr. 9, 9:15am – 11:45am
Glenview Library, 1930 Glenview Rd.

For more info click here: Volunteering flier

Registration required. Email:volunteer@adoptapet-il.org.

Adopt-A-Pet is an all-volunteer group. We are always in need of more dedicated volunteers. Come spend a morning to learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can join with us to help save more animals' lives. Email us to register or to be put on our email reminder list.

Adorable Cartoon Animal Rescue Shirts for the Crazy Dog Guys and the Crazy Cat Ladies in your life!  Tee’s, Tanks, Sweats, Hoodies!     


$5 of every item sold goes to our animals!  Over 30 awesome designs – be sure to scroll down and check out the backs – they’re all two-sided, with different sayings!

Get them here!   http://www.lacroixtees.com/animal-rescue/AdoptAPetInc/

(if link does not work, copy and paste into your address bar)

Wondering how can you help??? ... please take a moment to watch this short inspirational video.

Unconditional Love

Can you offer temporary space and a little TLC to a dog, cat, puppy or kitten awaiting its permanent home?

Adopt-A-Pet seeks interim foster care for orphaned pets, many urgently needing rescue from death row at high-kill pounds.  

Medical expenses are fully paid.
Food and supplies provided.
A close match to your preference is attempted.

Sadly, the number we can assist is limited to the availability of foster people willing to open their hearts and their homes.

Your help can literally save a precious life!
Call 847-550-9690 or email:   volunteer@adoptapet-il.org

Click here for more info!

Please note our new phone number:  847-550-9690.


HOW YOU CAN HELP:         

1. Drop off your shredded paper for cage bedding for our pets fostered at Wilmette Pet Center (no staples or newsprint, please.)

2.  Check out our Wish List under the How To Help tab.

3. Donate your time.  Attend a New Volunteer Orientation.

4. Foster a Pet! Help save one more life by welcoming a foster dog or cat into your family.

5. Buy a  t-shirt and raise funds for our homeless pets.