Monday, August 13, 2012
Huntley animal shelter needs your vote to win a $10,000 grant.
Animal House Shelter is one of the nominees in Purina One Beyond’s Shine a Light on a Shelter challenge, which is giving away a $10,000 grant to the shelter with the most votes. “We are really, really excited about it,” said Bonnie Sutton, adoption counselor. “We are defiantly going to be trying to spread the word.” Animal House Shelter (AHS) is among 40 shelters nationwide nominated for the contest sponsored by Purina and GOOD Worldwide LLC. The contest seeks to find the “most innovative animal shelter working to change the perception of shelter pets,” according to a release. “AHS staff takes the time to work with each and every person. In order for them to continue with this work, they are in need of funds,” wrote the person who …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Animal House Shelter's event PAWfest took place on July 21.
The Animal House Shelter hosted event on July 21 entitled PAWfest. The event was fun for both owners and their pet pals. Activities at the event included:
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Huntley no-kill shelter invites public to free event.
Animal House Shelter is opening its doors this weekend to host PAWfest for alumni, their owners and the public. “It’s a nice chance to get exposure and get people back to the shelter,” said Bonnie Sutton, an Animal House adoption counselor. “We get to visit pets who’ve been adopted. It’s nice to see the (animals) we’ve cared so much about. It’s really cool and fun.” PAWFest is one of the shelter’s fundraisers. Animal House is caring for approximately 200 animals with some housed in the shelter and some living with foster families. The shelter is always looking for foster families, Sutton said. “The more foster families we get, the more we can take in and give homes to,” Sutton said. “We get emails everyday (asking for help for animals) …
Friday, March 23, 2012
There are lots of cute puppies at Animal House Shelter in Huntley ready to celebrate National Puppy Day. The no-kill shelter has puppies, as well as older dogs, available for adoption or foster care. Call the shelter at 847-961-5541 for more information.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A Rat Terrier Mix Perfect for a Quiet Household
Spot is a Rat Terrier Mix who has been with Animal House Shelter since May 2010. He is a happy 8-year-old dog who has a lot of energy for an older dog, supervisor Amanda Bosshart said. "He is such a sweetheart," Bosshart said. Spot is good with other dogs and is very friendly, Bosshart said. He is quite, keeps to himself and loves going for walks. He also does not bark very loudly. She said he'd be a perfect fit with a retired couple or a quiet household. Stop by Animal House Shelter to visit Spot or call 847-961-5541 to learn more about adoption.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Animal House Shelter's Tank is the pet of the week. The American Staffordshire terrier and bulldog mix loves children.
Three-year-old Tank has been with the Animal House Shelter since he was a small puppy. He has been adopted a few times, but returned back to the shelter because he does not do well with other dogs. Tank is described a gentle dog who loves children. He also loves playing with tennis balls. Animal House Shelter supervisor Amanda Bosshart recommends he goes into a family with kids, but not other dogs. Bosshart says he is even really good with infants. The American Staffordshire terrier and bulldog mix is potty trained and will go to the bathroom outside, Bosshart said. Stop by Animal House Shelter to visit Tank or call 847-961-5541 to learn more about adoption.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Animal House Shelter's pit bull mixes Carmella and Janis are the pets of the week. They came to the shelter together and are waiting to be adopted.
Full of energy, Carmella and Janis are two 1-year-old stray pit bull mixes who came to Animal House Shelter from an overcrowded humane society in Indiana. They have been at AHS for about three weeks and are ready to move on to a permanent home. Carmella weighs about 55 pounds while Janis weight about 35 to 40 pounds, and both are expected to grow a little more within the next year. Carmella and Janis are good with kids and love to give kisses. Having been through so much together, the two puppies are the best of buds. Both are very curious but listen well. They are playful and will lick you to death. Stop by Animal House Shelter to visit Carmella and Janis or call 847-961-5541 to learn more about adoption.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Animal House Shelter's Pointer/Amstaff is the pet of the week. She is looking for someone to run and play with.
Flicka is a 2-year-old pointer/America Staffordshire terrier mix who came from a low-kill shelter facility in Indiana. She would make a perfect family pet because she gets along well with other dogs and children. Flicka loves hugs and kisses, tennis balls, running and playing. Huntley’s Animal House Shelter’s kennel supervisor Amanda Bosshart said Flicka is extremely active and would love to be somebody’s running partner. But most importantly, she is just looking for a place to call her own. “She would love to go home with somebody,” Bosshart said. Stop by Animal House Shelter to visit Flicka or call 847-961-5541 to learn more about adoption.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Animal House Shelter's purebred miniature pinscher Mallard is the pet of the week. He is still looking for a family after staying at the shelter for an unusually long time.
Mallard is a 2-year-old miniature pinscher who has been at Huntley’s Animal House Shelter since Dec. 27, waiting for someone to adopt him. He came to AHS with his brother from a high-kill facility, where he was going to be put down within three to seven days. The shelter receives 400 emails a day from kill-shelters –one of these emails is what led to Mallard coming to Huntley. Although he was transported with his brother, who already has been adopted, Mallard continues getting passed over, because he is not very outgoing. AHS supervisor Amanda Bosshart said the 15-pound purebred earned his name because his shyness reminded her of a duck. However, despite his shyness, Mallard warms up quickly to other dogs and children. Some of Mallard’s …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Animal House Shelter's shepherd-mix Lexi is the pet of the week. She seeks a healthy, fulfilling future after enduring abuse.
Lexi is a 6-month-old shepherd mix weighing 30 pounds who suffered a rough and abusive early life in Florida. Luckily enough, Animal House Shelter’s owner Lesley Irwin was on a vacation when she received a call from a woman who fostered for a local pound. The pound had threatened to put Lexi down because she struggled in acclimating to new people. Irwin took the 24-hour trip home with Lexi, observing the collapsed growth plates on her paws. This slight deformity indicated Lexi either had been dropped or was thrown at some point, according to Irwin. Despite the hardships she faced, Lexi has warmed up quickly to meeting new people in her present home, Huntley’s no-kill shelter. However, with a caring family – away from the stress of the …