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Animal Rescue Associates, Inc.

Wonder Lake, IL

Adoption Policy

Animal Rescue Associates, Inc is a licensed no-kill, no-shelter animal rescue in Illinois.

We do not have a shelter! Our rescued pets are generally located in foster homes located in Lake, Cook, Kane or Mchenry county (not always in the town listed). Adoptions are done on a first come, first served basis and will be processed in order of receipt. Please note, some dogs go quickly! So dont wait! :)

Adoptions include, based on health and age requirements, spay/neuter at our participating vet, medical care for known conditions, heart-worm checked (adult dogs), dewormer, vaccinated, have monthly flea/tick prevention and/or heartworm prevention. And will be micro-chipped!

For more information on the pets available for adoption, or our procedure, contact us by email at or visit us on line at (Please do not fill out our online application, it is under construction)

Or call us at 815-466-1000 (please expect less than 24 hours for a response)

Currently we are having problems with our online application. Please do NOT fill it out on our website. We will not receive it. Please fill out the Google form application or request via email a pdf version


Or pdf:

If you do not receive a response after submitting your application within 1 business day, please email us at for a fillable pdf adoption application. It is advised that you also add the above email address as a contact, or our response to your application may go to your junk email folder. Please check your junk email folder periodically as we WILL send you a response!

We process applications during business hours M-F 9am-6pm and on Saturdays 9am-2pm. An adoption coordinator may contact you via cell phone outside of these hours. Please expect up to 24 hours for a response (but sometimes we can do it REALLY quick!). An adoption coordinator WILL contact you by email once your application is processed. So again, dont wait too long!


M-F 9-6
SAT 9-2

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