Animal House Shelter is holding our 6th annual Dash for the Dogs 5k run and family fun walk on Sunday May 22nd at Citizens Park ( 511 Lake Zurich Rd- Jewel Tea Pavilion) in Barrington, IL.
Animal House Shelter is holding our 6th annual Dash for the Dogs 5k run and family fun walk on Sunday May 22nd at Citizens Park ( 511 Lake Zurich Rd- Jewel Tea Pavilion) in Barrington, IL. The goal of this event is to raise necessary funds for Animal House Shelter to cover the cost of our animal's medical expenses, general needs and overall care. The 5k run/walk starts at 9am in the morning (registration begins at 7am) followed by a 1 mile walk at 10:30am at which dogs are welcome. After the run and walk we will have food, medals, awards and other festivities for people to enjoy. Animal House Shelter rescues 98% of our dogs and cats from pounds and animal control facilities with high rates of euthanasia. These places do not have the space to accommodate the number of animals coming in and euthanize at astounding rates. Animal House Shelter takes in these pets (many of which are on "death row") regardless of age, breed or known health problems and rehabilitates them mentally and physically. We then personalize the adoption process to assure that each one of our animals is going into the best possible home for their particular needs. We provide the best possible veterinary care to all of our animals and never decline treatment, whatever it may entail, if it means that the animal has a chance at a new and healthy life. The dogs and cats at Animal House Shelter are given all vaccinations, including a rabies vaccination, are neutered, dewormed, micro-chipped, heartworm tested (dogs) and feline leukemia/FIV tested (cats) prior to adoption. Dogs are kept on heartworm preventative and all animals receive flea and tick prevention monthly. Dogs are walked a minimum of four times daily to give them the maximum amount of socialization with each other and with people. Our cats are housed in a large free-roam cat habitat where they are constantly socializing with each other, staff, volunteers, and potential adopters. Animal House Shelter is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We never close, even on holidays, and strive to go above and beyond all standards of excellence when caring for the mental and physical needs of our animals. We understand the importance of getting to know each of our animals as individuals in order to place them in the best possible home for their particular needs. Each and every animal is treated with the love and respect they deserve as though they were our own pets. We have rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out over 28,000 dogs & cats since we opened in 2002. Please support Animal House Shelter to help us continue to save the lives of so many homeless animals!