About Us

Adopting A Friend

For the fastest response time to questions, please message us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/reachrescue. Continue reading for additional ways to contact us, including average response times. 



Our adoption events are held every Saturday from 12-4 pm at our location, 1126 W. Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060. During our adoption events most of our adoptable dogs will be on-site. Since all of our animals are in foster homes, please contact us to arrange a meet and greet as we do not have adoptable pets at our location during the week outside of our adoption events. Our adoption fees are $400 for puppies, and $300-350 for adult dogs, and $400-500 for designer mixes. Senior dogs are on a sliding scale depending upon age and breed.  Our adoption fee covers initial vaccinations, microchip, rabies, and spay or neuter. 



The first step in our adoption process is to complete an online application at, http://www.reachrescue.org/adoptable-pets/dog-adoption-application/We consider adoptions based on the order applications arrive in our system, so it's important to complete an application right away. We prefer to adopt locally, which we consider up to an hour and a half or so drive from our location. Exceptions may be considered for senior or special needs dogs. Puppies are only adopted adopted locally - no exceptions. 



We only adopt puppies to the local Chicagoland area. If you're interested in adopting a puppy, it's imperative to complete an adoption application as a first step. This does not mean you have to adopt but it secures your place in our system. We receive an overwhelming response to puppies and we consider adoptions based on the order applications arrive in our system. When we have litters of puppies they will be availabe to be seen in our Meet and Greet room, however we only allow families with an application in our system to enter the room. We give priority viewing to approved applicants, going in order the application was approved. We then allow those with an application in our system to view the puppies, going in order that the application arrived. If the puppy is not old enough to be adopted yet we take $100 deposits on the puppy but we do not otherwise hold puppies. Please plan to be patient when attending an adoption event to view puppies. 



Payment is due at the time of the adoption. The exception is if a puppy is not old enough to go home yet, then we require a $100 deposit to hold the puppy until it's old enough. We accept cash, check or charge.



You can call us at our resale shop Whiskers and Wags at (847) 566-6799 Tuesday - Sunday from 10-6 pm (Hours may vary, and store volunteers may not always be familiar with the information you're requesting), you can leave a message on our voicemail line (847) 637-5661 (Response time can be a few days), you may contact us through Petfinder (Response time can be a few days), submit a Contact Us Form through our website (response time can be a few days) or through a private message on Facebook (Recommended, response time approximately 1 hour) although additional time may be needed to obtain specific information. Our Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/reachrescue


Keep in mind that our organization is run exclusively by volunteers. We make every effort to respond in a timely manner however it may take us a few days to respond to or start applications. We often get behind when we have puppies due to a high volume of applications. During holiday weeks, response times may be longer. Please be patient with us because we'd love to work with you!


You can learn more about our adoption process here at, www.facebook.com/notes/reach-rescue-inc/adoption-process/944596202267307.

Who We Are

REACH Rescue, Inc. (Rescuing Each Animal for Caring Homes) is focused on rescuing dogs and cats that are stray, abandoned, relinquished, abused, neglected, or have run out of time at public shelters and are scheduled to be euthanized as a result of overpopulation. REACH attempts at all times to bring animals and their people together. We're committed to promoting the rescue, adoption, and public education necessary to ensure all animals passing through our care REACH a stable, healthy and happy life. 


Come Visit Us

Our adoption events are held every Saturday from 12-4 pm at our Adoption Center located at 1126 W. Maple Ave. in Mundelein, IL 60060. We're happy to make arrangements for serious adopters to meet pets at other times. Please start by submitting an application, then contact us. Please remember we do not house dogs on-site. We offer the fastest response times through private message on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/reachrescue.



We also have an amazing resale shop, Whiskers and Wags, attached to our adoption center. Whiskers and Wags is open Tuesday - Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday - Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. WE have a beautiful assortment of gently used furniture and decor to add style to any home. All proceeds go toward vet bills for homeless pets in our care. Stop by today and check us out! 

Contact REACH Rescue Inc.


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