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Helping Paws Animal Shelter

2500 Harding Lane
Woodstock, IL 60098

Our Mission

Helping Paws Animal Shelter’s mission is to provide shelter, food, medical care, and comfort to abandoned, neglected, and abused animals until they are placed into loving, responsible homes.

Adoption Policy

Before you begin the process of adopting a new animal companion, take some time to think about the commitment you are making and ask yourself if this is the right time for you to adopt. Helping Paws is excited to guide you in choosing a pet, share information about their history and behavior while at Helping Paws, and provide resources as needed. Our experienced staff and directors are available to help you find the perfect companion and have a great sense for matching up the right pet with the right family.

Before falling in love with one of our pets, please make sure that you are:
At least 21 years of age with a valid state-issued photo ID. If current address does not match ID, you must provide copies of three bills verifying your current address
Able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide necessary training, medical treatment, and proper care for the animal over the course of their life.
Please take the time to observe and notice all our pets. All of the pets deserve loving homes and our goal is to match up the right pet with the right family.
If there is an animal you are interested in interacting with, ask the staff member or director you are with to meet with them in one of our quiet “meet & greet” rooms.
If after socializing with an animal you are interested in adopting, ask to complete our Pre-Adopt form. Once completed, a HP Director will review your completed application with you and get clarification on anything if needed. We do not do same day adoptions.
The Pre-Adopt form is then reviewed thoroughly and a decision will be made and communicated to you after all information is gathered. This ‘waiting period’ will also allow the adopter time to reflect upon the responsibility associated with adopting an animal and ensure that it is a commitment they are willing to make.

  • day hours
    Monday 12:00- 4:00
    Tuesday 12:00- 7:00
    Wednesday 12:00-4:00
    Thursday 12:00- 7:00
    Friday 12:00- 4:00
    Saturday 12:00-4:00
    Sunday 12:00-4:00

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