We are back to being open for Open Adoption Hours on Saturdays 1-3 p.m.
Appointments can also be made for Meet and Greets during the week by calling 309-446-9721.
To expedite the process, you can fill out a no-obligation application to adopt ahead of time.
When in our shelter, please continue to wear masks and honor our safety protocols.
Our shelter’s mission: Pets for Seniors exists to match older animals with senior citizens to promote the health and happiness of both.
We recently celebrated 20 years of helping and caring for animals. The shelter was started by our former shelter director Barb Cathey. At that time Barb was a liaison with PAWS – helping connect older cats and dogs with senior citizens. As the need for this increased, Barb received a grant and used the money to build a shelter on her property in Brimfield. We were chartered under Pets for Seniors. Over the last 22 years, the shelter has developed a reputation of knowing our animals, socializing them so they will fit right in with their adopters and taking care of the medical needs of all of our animals as much as our financials allow.
A while back we created a second program called Pets for Saving which allows us to help younger homeless animals find homes. Pets for Saving includes kittens and cats and dogs under the age of 7.
The shelter moved to Peoria and is now in the same building as our resale shop. We usually have 20 to 25 cats at our shelter and all of our cats have the opportunity to roam freely at the shelter or stay in a clean comfortable enclosure. We have lots of shelving for them to lay on, cat trees, chairs and of course – lots of toys. Our dogs are in foster homes since our new location is not zoned for dogs.