You give them the loving home they deserve, and we'll provide you with all the help and resources you need for your new family member.

All pets adopted from SSHS go home spayed/neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated.

Prior to adoption, all SSHS pets are:

  • Spayed or neutered

  • Microchipped

  • Vaccinated

  • FIV/FeLV tested (cats)

  • Heartworm tested (dogs)

As of March 1, SSHS will resume normal operations however we will still limit our visitor capacity to 2 families at a time.

If you are interested in adopting a pet in foster, please fill out the interest form in the pets bio and an adoptions counselor will be in contact with you in 24-48 hours. 

How to Adopt

We want to make the process of adopting a new pet as stress-free as possible.

Feel free to come in to the shelter during adoptions hours just to look around. If you see a dog or cat you may want to take home, let one of our adoptions counselors know and we'll have you fill out a brief application and talk over the adoption process and details of the pet. Most pets go home the same day!

Helpful Hints

​>> Please make sure to bring a valid photo I.D.

>> Although not required, family members and pets are encouraged to visit the shelter to meet a potential new pet

>> All adopted dogs must leave the shelter with a collar, leash, and tag available for purchase here at the shelter

>> Cardboard carriers for getting your new cat back home are available for $5

>> Heartworm and flea/tick preventative is available for purchase at the shelter

>> CLICK HERE FOR THE ADOPTION APPLICATION Please keep in mind, completing this application does NOT guarantee an adoption!

Adoption Fees

Small breed puppies < 6m- $275

Other puppies < 6m- $225


Dogs <30 pounds 6m-6y - $180

Dogs <30 pounds  6-10y - $55

Dogs <30 pounds 10y+ - $30


Dogs >30 pounds 6m-6y - $130

Dogs >30 pounds dog 6+ - $30

Pitbull mixes > 6m-6y $60


High Profile Pets (i.e. purebred small breed dogs, purebred large breed dogs under 6 years of age ) - $275

Kittens:    April 1-October 1 $80

                  October 2 - March 31 $155

Cats:        April 1-October 1 $55

                 October 2 - March 31 $80

Cats 6-10y - $55

Cats 10y+ - $30

**$100 Spay/Neuter Deposit May Apply

**Additional Medical Expenses May Apply


1103 West End Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411


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