Chili’s fundraiser in Round Lake Beach!

Don’t forget – now through December 15th, enjoy some food and drinks at Chili’s in Round Lake Beach and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Save-A-Pet. Be sure to print out the flyer and give it to your server (for Dine In & To Go purchases). Please share with your family, friends and followers.chili's

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Lakeside Lanes-Sat.,Dec.5 -12-1pm

FILLED!!! Thank you John and Nancy!

Lindsey Siegel’s bowling team has again partnered with Save-A-Pet during this tournament to raise awareness and have items donated from our wish list! We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to bring dogs to meet the bowling team from noon-1pm on Sat. Dec. 5. It is being held at:

Lakeside Lanes -900 S. Lake St in Mundelein

Please click on the comment button below if you can help! You must have completed the dog walking training in order to bring a dog.  You can also email: to volunteer or ask any questions!



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Holiday Open House – Sat. Dec. 5 at Save-A-Pet – hand made items needed

Our annual HOH (Holiday Open House) is coming up!! It will be on Sat. Dec.5 from noon-4pm at the adoption center.

We will be having our world famous bake sale, raffles, homemade items in our bazaar AND pictures with your pet and Santa!

We are asking for donations of new, handmade items for our bazarr. Items must be hand made or unique new store items. Items can be dropped off at SAP anytime at the front desk. Please have your name and contact info on them so we can let you know we got them!

We will also be looking for volunteers to help that day, please click on the comment button below if you can.

If anyone wants to be Santa for an hour or so, that is also open!!! Remember, all proceeds go to the care and support of the dogs and cats at SAP!!!!

Thank you all from the Ho Ho Ho Team


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November events- Volunteer support needed!

Here are the events planned so far for Nov. More info on some will be coming out in the coming weeks. If you can help support an event, click on the comment button or email:! We have some new events that promise to be a lot of fun!!

Sunday – Nov.8 – VSC (veterinary specialty center) Open House- 12-4pm- Buffalo Grove – dogs and info table

Sat.- Nov 14 – Kriser’s in Libertyville – 12-3pm – dogs and info table

Sat.- Nov.21 – Bentley’s in Long Grove- 12-3pm – dogs and info table

Weds. – Nov. 25 – North Shore Distillery- Time TBD ( prob. 2-5pm)- with dogs and info table

November 25, 2015
Pre-Turkey Day Bash
Time: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: North Shore Distillery, LLC, 28913 N Herky Dr #308, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, United States Map
Description: Join us for our fourth annual pre-Thanksgiving cocktail party! Bring your friends or avoid your relatives, and bring a donation for Save-A-Pet for a discount.

Friday- Nov. 27 – FILLED!!! Tree lighting in downtown Grayslake. We will be partnering with the Oasis, (the Grayslake Youth Center) and have a dog petting station and table setup in the Firehouse for families to come meet our adoptable dogs and learn about Save-A-Pet! It will be from 5:30pm-8pm. We would like to bring at least 3 dogs! Since we are inside, we will see about some cats/kittens in the tent too.

Please consider helping at one of these events. If you have never done a Community event, that is fine, ask any questions by clicking on the comment button below. There will always be a Lead Volunteer at the event to help you also! We always will have a table with information on Save-A-Pet and goodies to give away. It is a great way to get out and meet the public and hear their stories of rescues.


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Chicago magazine article and Save-A-Pet!

Chicago magazine in their Nov. issue lists the 20 standout nonprofits to support this season AND Save-A-Pet is one of them!

Thank you to all the volunteers who help support Save-A-Pet and its Mission!

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Volunteer Hoodies being ordered!

If you would like one of the very stylish green volunteer hoodies to wear in this cool weather, see Heather at the front desk to order one or click on the comment button below and give us the size you need. They run around $30.00 ( or less) and we need a certain amount to order. GET YOURS NOW BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!!



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Volunteer news / snippets

You are used to seeing us ask for your help at Community Events and Events held at Save-a-Pet. We thought you might like to see why these events are so important to help us care for the dogs and cats now at Save-A-Pet and for those to come. This is just a short list of what is needed/used on a daily basis. Your help is needed to help promote and educate the public on what we do and how they can help our No Kill Mission.

Commonly Asked Questions

    • Dogs = 23
    • Cats = 7
    • Kittens = 87
    • Puppies = 1
    • Dogs = 28
    • Cats = 41
    • Dog food – wet – 48 cans
    • Dog food – dry – 450 lbs.
    • Cat food – wet – 84 large cans
    • Cat food – dry – 80 lbs.
    • Cat litter – 2500 lbs

At any one time, Save-A-Pet is home to an average of 300 dogs and cats.

  • Longest resident – dog – Sunny – 12 years
  • Longest resident – cat- Lillian – 9 years
  • Oldest resident – dog – Woody – Age = 15 ½
  • Oldest resident – cat – Ingrid – Age = 17



All funding is done via donations, grants and fundraisers. No city/state/federal funds.

Save-A-Pet has found forever homes for over 40,000 dogs and cats.


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