Adoption Process & Requirements
Most adoptions take between 3-14 days from the date we receive your completed adoption application. All adoptions require a home visit and no animal will be adopted out until this can be arranged.
Adoption fee must be paid in full before animal will be placed.
Demonstrate the ability and commitment to provide proper care, exercise and training for the entire life of the dog.
Applicants such as apartment or condo dwellers must be able to provide written proof provided by the association or landlord and provide contact info of landlord.
Have a fenced-in yard or other reasonable plan to exercise and allow the dog to relieve itself.
Agree to keep the dog safely on leash at all times when not in a fenced-in area.
All current pets must be spayed/neutered. They must also be current on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. If this requirement is not met our board of directors will take this into consideration depending on the circumstances.
Applicant is 23 years of age or older. If you are not, we require another adult in the household to meet this requirement or our board of directors will take this into consideration depending on the circumstances.
Abide by the terms and conditions in our adoption contract.
Every member of our rescue is a volunteer donating their time and efforts for one main cause, "to rescue all those animals left behind" by their owners or at animal controls. We provide any and all veterinary care to each of our rescue animals when they are in our rescue and strive to prevent euthanasia of any animal reguardless of breed, age or health concerns.
We take animals into our foster program where they will live, be cared for and rehabbed by one of our approved foster homes. We believe in this enviroment we are able to notice any issues or concerns that may delay adoptability and have no time limit on how soon they must be adopted. ATLB knows that each animal is different and that they will be with us until we can find them their forever home.
We survive only by the means of adoption fee's which range from $75 - $500 per animal and donations in order to operate. We do not have paid employees or cost associated with a shelter building, all donations and adoption fees goes solely for vet care and necessary items for the animals.
We do this so that no animal will be left behind to suffer, be abused or be euthanized. They will get their 2nd chance in life to become the animal that they have the potential to be.
We are in Illinois and serve primarily the following counties: Grundy, Will, DuPage, LaSalle, Kane, Cook, Kankakee, Kendall, DeKalb, Putnam, Lee, Marshall, Livingston, Iroquois, Bureau counties.
We have only foster homes so you will need to make an appointment to meet one of our adoptable animals after an adoption application has been submitted or come visit us at one of our adoption events. Please visit our website at www.atlbrescue.org to see where we will be at next.