Assisi Animal Foundation

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Adoption Days - We bring a few adoptable animals on the second Sunday of each month to the Petco on Rt. 14 in Crystal Lake, IL. We set up an informational booth, collect donations, and adopt out pets if suitable adopters are present. We also have cats every day of the week at the Crystal Lake Petsmart adoption center. If you are interested in adopting a pet at an adoption event, you need to make sure all members of the family are there to meet the pet (including any dogs you may already own). Please contact the shelter for additional information on adoption policies.

Visiting our shelter is done by appointment only. This enables us to spend the appropriate amount of time with potential adopters and helps to assure a good match between pet and adopters. If you are interested in adopting one of our "kids", please contact us via e-mail at Please include your name and a phone number where we may reach you in your e-mail. Or you may call the shelter at (815) 455-9411. If your call is routed to our voicemail during business hours, we are likely busy caring for the animals or working with a potential adopter. Please leave a detailed message, including the specific pet you are interested in or type of pet, and someone will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an adoption appointment.

Upcoming Fundraisers

Call us or visit our website for more information on upcoming fundraising events.

Who We Are

The A.A.F. is a 501 C-3 not-for-profit corporation and one of America's first no-kill and cageless animal shelters. The foundation is named after St. Francis of Assisi, the early champion of animals. The AAF is the proud recipient of recognition and award from the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. This organization presents only three awards annually for outstanding work by humane organizations. The AAF won this honor for the fourth time in 2003! Our Mission Statement: The A.A.F. is dedicated to providing shelter, care and, when appropriate, re-homing suitable animals to caring, permanent homes. We abide by a no-kill policy, which allows for euthanasia only under professional veterinary assessment, recommendation and administration in cases of terminal illness which cause suffering, in cases of injury too severe to repair, or in cases of such severe aggression that it is a threat to other shelter residents and caregivers is present. The A.A.F. is dedicated to educating the public on such issues that impact on animal welfare, preservation and protection, developing humane attitudes and compassion in young people, providing a pet therapy program to nursing centers and providing a continuing care program for dogs and cats. The A.A.F. is dedicated to improving and protecting sentient life. Visit our website at for more information.

Come Visit Us!

We do not post the exact location of the shelter in an attempt to avoid impulse abandonment of animals. Unfortunately, our space and resources are not infinite. We operate on an appointment basis, to be sure that someone knowledgeable about the animals is on hand to serve adopters or visitors.
Assisi Animal Foundation
P. O. Box 143

Crystal Lake, IL 60039
Phone: 815-455-9411

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