First Choice Boarding and Grooming LLC

Hours for viewing our animals are Tuesday - Friday 2 - 6 pm

Who We Are

Known and trusted in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley area, First Choice Boarding & Grooming, LLC has saved thousands of animal's lives.

First Choice Boarding & Grooming, LLC is unique in that our philosophy is that all pets are worth saving even if they have behavioral or medical needs!! We take in stray, abused, sick, neglected and unwanted animals from private surrenders, puppy mills, and other shelters and strive to rehabilitate and make them adoptable. You will find that our shelter is modest in appearance. We feel it is more important to give the utmost care to the animals. We have an extensive network of foster care families that enable us to do this with our special needs animals, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts!

Thousands of animals have been placed in forever,loving homes because of our efforts. First Choice Boarding & Grooming, LLC has been a home-based grooming, boarding and animal sanctuary since 1993. In 2012 we changed the name to First Choice Boarding & Grooming, LLC to better describe that we rescue most companion animals except ferrets and reptiles. We appreciate the tireless efforts of our volunteers! We could not do it without them. We are dedicated to saving homeless, abandoned and special needs pets.

We are a unique NO-KILL facility that is 100% privately funded and is run through the kindness and compassion of our wonderful volunteers. All donations go directly to the pets: to buy the food, supplies, medications and veterinary treatments for the homeless animals in our care. If you would like to be a part of the difference, adopt, donate, find out how else you can help, please contact or call (920)757-6402 for more information. Thank you for viewing our PETFINDER pages! .

Volunteers Needed

We are also in need of some reliable volunteers to help to take care of all of the cats and kittens and walk some of the dogs and puppies we have for adoption. If you are interested, please contact The Rescue @ 920-757-6402 .

Fostering opportunities are sometimes available for certain special needs companion animals. Please complete an application and we will contact you if a special needs pet becomes available. Donations of pet supplies or volunteering your time at the rescue are also much needed services and would provide other ways to help out at the rescue.
Thank you for your interest in helping us here at First Choice Boarding & Grooming, LLC.


While we do not hold fund-raisers, we always appreciate donations of food and litter at our shelter. As always, our main focus and concern is the health and well being of the animals in our care.

Donated items always needed:
  • Cat & kitten food, canned or dry
  • Dog & puppy food, canned or dry
  • Cat litter
  • Bleach & laundry detergent
  • Gently used towels and blankets
  • Stainless steel food bowls, all sizes
  • Glass cleaner
  • Dawn dish soap (blue original)
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Dog treats, large rawhide bones
  • Cat treats
  • Scratching posts
  • Cat beds
  • Litter boxes
  • Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol
  • Gently used collars and leashes for cats and dogs
  • HP ink 60
  • Copy paper (printer paper)
  • Prepaid Gasoline Cards used for transport
  • Donations for our medical expenses
  • Monetary donations

Adopt A Friend!

We do not adopt on a first come, first serve basis. You must have an approved application to adopt from us. Please submit an adoption application, and we will notify you if your application is approved.

Please note: We do not "HOLD" an animal based on an approved application, as we many times have more than one approved application per adoptable pet. We highly recommend calling ahead of time, to make sure the pet you are inquiring about is still available and to let personnel know that you are on your way. After receiving notification of an approved application, the approved applicant can then pay the adoption fee, in order for the adoption to be finalized. Please note that we currently only accept cash as payment.

Please be advised that we do background checks on all submitted applications.

In order to ensure the best homes for our rescued pets, we reserve the right to deny any adoption application, at any given time.

Come Visit Us!

Hours for viewing our animals are Tuesday - Friday 2:00- 6:00 pm

FROM HWY.41: Take the Northland Ave. OO/15 exit. Head West towards Greenville until you get to McCarthy Road (Harley Davidson Shop), turn right, continue on McCarthy until the end of the road. Turn left, that street is Broadway which is the same as Highway JJ. We are down 1 1/2 miles on the left hand side.

Map To Our Shelter

First Choice Boarding and Grooming LLC
W6387 Hwy JJ * Appleton, WI 54913
920-757-6402 * Fax: 920-757-1121 *


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by Lisa Wahlfeld

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