Hinsdale Humane Society was established as a not-for-profit agency in 1953 dedicated to the care and adoption of unwanted and abandoned animals and the offering of humane education programs to prevent suffering and neglect.
The Society maintains its shelter through the employment of a full-time staff and the ongoing dedication of its members and volunteers.
The Society deals primarily with dogs, cats, puppies and kittens but occasionally may have birds, rabbits and other small animals available for adoption.
Private give-ups are the major source for the Society's adoptable animals but some unclaimed strays are available for adoption also. Except for area strays, animals are taken on an appointment basis and there is no pre-determined time limit for an animal's stay at the shelter. A detailed history is available for most surrendered animals. Approximately 40% of the adoptable dogs are purebred.
The Hinsdale Humane Society maintains its operation through the fundraising efforts of its volunteers and members. As a non-profit organization it receives no public monies but depends entirely upon the generosity of a caring public. Those who share the goals and values of the Society are urged to lend their support.
Visit our website at www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org.
You will need to be 18 years old or older to adopt an animal. Bring a driver's license or state identification card and, if you are a renter, please make sure we can contact your landlord to confirm you can bring a pet home. We will ask that every member of your household--including other dogs, if you are looking for a new dog to take home--meet your prospective pet. Our goal is to make a match for life!
Our adoption fee for cats & kittens is $50 to $175; dogs and puppies are $50 to $300. HIgher priced animals leave a financial legacy for animals in our care that may need extensive medical treatment or more time to find a loving home . We also have special adoption fees for pairs of animals and animals 8 years of age or older. Our Friends for Life Program matches eligible seniors with our wonderful older dogs and cats. If you are 65 years of age or older and adopt a dog or cat at least 6 years of age, we will waive the adoption fee and pay for the spaying or neutering surgery, if necessary.
Our hours are:
Tuesday: 2 until 8 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday: Noon until 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Volunteering and Donations
We are always looking for new volunteers for a variety of tasks: from dog walking to cat socializing to fundraising, pet therapy visits, special events, office work, landscaping and building maintenance, etc. Please contact us at 630-323-5630 or see our website for a fuller description of volunteer opportunities.
Because we are a not-for-profit organization that does not receive government dollars, we are dependent on our wonderful supporters for the funds we need to shelter homeless animals. We accept contributions in memory or in honor of both humans and pets, and we have special funds that need contributions as well. You can mail a contribution to Hinsdale Humane Society, 22 N. Elm Street, Hinsdale IL, 60521, donate on-line at www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org, or donate by telephone via MasterCard or Visa by calling 630-323-5630 extension 0. Our animals thank you for your generosity!
Directions: Hinsdale Humane Society is located at
22 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
The shelter is located between U.S. Route 83 and Interstate 294 (the Tri-State Tollway), 1 mile south of Ogden Avenue and just north of the Burlington commuter railroad tracks. Our building is just west of Hinsdale Hospital.
From I-294: Exit at Ogden Avenue-West and proceed past one stoplight at Oak Street. Turn left at the next street, Elm Street, and continue 1 mile until the street bends at the railroad tracks. Our building is on the west side of the street.
From Route 83: Exit at Ogden Avenue and turn left. Pass stoplights at Madison Street and York Road. Turn right at the next street, Elm Street, and continue 1 mile until the street bends at the railroad tracks. Our building is on the west side of the street.
Hinsdale Humane Society
22 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521