Anderson Animal Shelter

Our Pet List



Here's a list of our most needed items if you would like to drop something off during shelter business hours. No donation is too big or small and everything is very much appreciated!
*30 pack aluminum half baking pans – used for litter pans (available at Sam’s Club)
*Paper towels
*Fabuloso floor cleaner
*KMR (kitten replacement milk)
*Gift cards to PetSmart, Petco or Costco
*Pet wipes
*Cat toys
*Disinfecting wipes
*Dawn dish soap
*Gently used towels and blankets
*Kitty Litter – non scoopable
*Soft Paws or Soft Claws
*Feliway spray and plug in refills
*Cat scratching posts
*Glade or Air Wick plug in refills
*Stretch and Scratch for cat cages (
*Monetary donations

Who We Are

Incorporated in 1966, Anderson Animal Shelter has provided temporary housing for approximately 3,400 dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, rabbits and other homeless or abandoned pets. We are committed to a low-kill philosophy (100% adoption of adoptable animals) and so do not place time limits on any of the animals in our care. In 2001, an on-site veterinary clinic was added to provide health care for Shelter animals and to assist in the goal of spaying/neutering all adopted dogs & cats before they leave the Shelter.

Adopting a friend

Hours: Mon:12 - 7pm, Tues: 12-7pm, Wed: Closed, Thurs: 12-7m, Friday: 12-7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 4pm. The shelter stops adoptions and showings a half hour before closing each day. Adoption Fees: Dogs $200.00, Puppies $350.00 and Cats $155.00. This covers spay/neuter, microchip, free vet office visit from participating area veterinarians, vaccinations, ID tag, collar and leash (dogs) or carrying case (cats). The puppy adoption fee includes a 6 week training class and a $50 rebate upon completion of that one or proof of another training class. Renters: we need to see proof that your landlord allows pets. Feel free to bring in your lease with you to the shelter. If you are interested in adopting a dog and you already have a dog(s), we require you to bring your dog(s) to the Shelter so that we can be sure they get along. We do not adopt kittens under 6 months to families with children under 6 years of age. Kittens can be very fragile and very young children, while they may have all the best intentions, can be rough with kittens.

Come Visit Us!

From Route 20: Head south on Rte 31 through South Elgin. Anderson Animal Shelter is located just south of South Elgin on the right side of the road. From Route 64: Rte 64 intersects Rte 31 in downtown St. Charles. Head north on Rte 31. Anderson Animal Shelter is located approximately 6 miles north of St. Charles and will be on your left heading north on Rte 31 (immediately after the "River Ridge" subdivision).
Anderson Animal Shelter
1000 S. LaFox St. (Route 31)

South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: (847)697-2880

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