Being a guardian, like a parent, can be tough. We have to take the time to care for our pets, consider how they will be affected by our life changes, and sometimes, have to figure out how to handle their behavioral or medical issues. It can feel overwhelming when a challenge exists with your pet or life throws you a curve ball. Save-A-Pet is here to help, while we are not able to accept every cat or dog that a pet owner tries to surrender, we can offer some hope by providing pet owners with information and resources in hopes that your pet may remain in your home.

Life Changes

Pets & Babies

Taking Your Pet When You Move

Help with Your Pets Medical Expenses

The Anti-Cruelty Society provides veterinary services to low-income pet owners in the Chicago area.

The Brown Dog Foundation provides financial assistance to low-income residents of Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee to help offset the cost of veterinary emergencies and treatment of chronic conditions.

Challenging Behaviors in Your Pets

ABC’s of a Dog’s Life

Using Behavior Modification to Help Your Cat

Inappropriate Cat Elimination

Other Re-Homing Options: No-Kill Shelters and Breed Specific Rescues


Breed Rescue Listing (This list may be partially out-dated, updates coming soon)


Contact Us

Contact us if you have any further questions.