The Adoption Center Reopened to the Public on July 6, 2021 -- Adoptions continue to be by appointment only.
Your contribution ensures that we never have to turn our backs on animals in need.
We do our best to match you with a dog or cat that is best suited for your family and lifestyle.
We couldn't do it without our volunteers. Find out how you can make a difference.
Show your support for WSHS with great merchandise. Every purchase supports animals in need.
We have worked with West Suburban for many years and can say that the care and treatment of the animals in their care is fabulous. There are many organizations that rescue animals but few that put the time, money, heart and soul into their animals the way West Suburban does.
Michelle Sarwas, Owner, Bark Avenue Daycamp
I am more in love with WSHS today than when I started volunteering 14 years ago. I have found true friendships in the forms of animals, staff, and other volunteers. Dedication and passion are at our foundation, and I cannot imagine my life with the West Suburban Humane Society.
Kelsey Steinbach, Volunteer
From the minute I walked into WSHS I knew I was in the right place. I am now the proud friend of a great dog and none of it would be possible without the help, dedication, and attention I received from start to finish. Thank you for saving a very special dog.
Chuck Edwards, Adopter
Suburban K9 values our relationship with WSHS and we recommend them to every potential adopter we can. The caring staff makes WSHS a truly special place.
Matt Covey, Owner, Suburban K9
Volunteering at WSHS is very fulfilling. Not only do I help with the care and well being of the animals, I work along side other volunteers and staff who do everything possible to insure that every animal that comes in gets the best chance to live a healthy and happy life.
Jim Grabowski, Volunteer
We have partnered with WSHS for 10+ years. The level of effort put forth by the staff and volunteers is amazing! They never give up on these wonderful cats and dogs, we are lucky to have West Suburban in our community and we’re glad not only call them partners, but our friends!
Janet Mazzocco, WSVA
I had been searching for a companion for my 12 year old Boston Terrier ... WSHS sent me an e-mail with a transport of dogs that needed homes... That's when I saw Buddy. I was able to meet the perfect 'Buddy' for my family. Buddy is nothing less than spectacular!
Kelsey Roberts, Adopter
We accept drop off donations of items such as food, towels, toys, etc. at specific dates and times. Our donation times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm and Saturdays from Noon to 2 pm. Or consider making a monetary donation to help us to continue to care for our animals.
Files to download that include brick order forms, adoption applications, donation forms, volunteer applications and more.
We provide links to other organizations and programs including cat and dog shelters, wildlife facilities, animal abuse or neglect organizations, etc.
Get answers to questions about your pet's health from practicing veterinarians.