Due to Governor Prtizker's Executive Order, Safe Haven is currently closed to the public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Our volunteers should not report to the shelter at this time. Rest assured that we will continue to provide quality care and love to our animals. Thanks for understanding. Stay safe and healthy.
Safe Haven is a county wide Humane Society supported entirely by community donations and dedicated volunteers. We place no time limit on the length of stay once a cat or dog has been accepted into our adoption program.
We believe that together we can make a difference in the lives of adoptable stray, unwanted, abused companion animals and the people who open their hearts and homes to them.
You'll save a life.
Sense of fulfillment.
Improved quality of life.
Safe Haven’s mission is to provide a temporary haven and treatment for adoptable cats and dogs, place them in suitable homes, increase awareness of the humane treatment of animals and promote spay/neuter programs to reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Jo Daviess County.
Whether your attraction is to dogs or cats or both, the behavior of these domestic animals can sometimes cause real problems in our human lives. The goal of these informational articles is to educate the general public in some understanding of dog and cat behavior, to prepare ourselves when we bring these animals into our homes and to assist in dealing with behavioral issues when they arise. READ MORE...
There is some controversy in the scientific community as to just when and how man began to incorporate canines into their everyday life. There is some evidence to support the theory that approximately 10,000 years ago, give or take a couple of thousand, wolf like creatures began to scavenge from human encampments. The more docile creatures that came closer and were not easily frightened away were rewarded with the choicest morsels and had an easier life. READ MORE...
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Please consider a shelter pet when looking for a new dog or cat. Safe Haven has dogs and cats in all sizes, shapes and colors.
Complete our Pre-Adoption Application so that we can assist you in finding a suitable companion pet.
Volunteers help make a difference in the lives of lost, abandoned, neglected, rescued or surrended companion animals.
Membership dues are a primary financial resource for food and medical supplies.
Are you ready to bring home your new best friend or sponsor a pet? We want you and your new pet to be a perfect match! To get started check out our adoptable dogs and cats.
Adopt your new best friend! See dogs that are available for adoption.Read More
Adopt your new best friend! See cats that are available for adoption.Read More
By sponsoring a dog or cat you will be saving lives of innocent animals and rescued pets.Read More
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