Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Arlington Heights community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.
Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — many of whom are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a lovable new family member is at Second City Canine Rescue, where Piggles the dog is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in