3809 Sterling Ave. Suite 107 - Sterling Plaza, Peoria, IL. 61615



Visit our cats during open shelter hours every Tuesday and Saturday from 1-3pm.

Appointments can be made by texting or calling 309-446-9721 and leaving a voicemail.

Please fill out a no-obligation application to adopt ahead of time.

Pets for Seniors prefers credit or debit card at time of adoption due to our digital check-out process.  Please speak to an Adoption Specialist regarding exceptions.

PFS Shelter (Pets for Seniors and Pets for Saving)

Please note: We have a 200 mile adoption radius from Peoria, IL

Our shelter’s mission:  Pets for Seniors exists to match older animals with senior citizens to promote the health and happiness of both.

We have more than 20 years experience of helping and caring for animals.  The shelter was started Barb Cathey, who at that time 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. Our 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.

In 2015 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.