At the Assisi Animal Foundation, we have several options for those that would like to give a shelter animal a forever home.

You can arrange for a shelter visit by calling us at  815-455-9411, or sending us a message on Facebook. We feature a new cat/dog everyday on our Facebook Page. Please have the name available of the cat or dog you are interested in. We would like to express our appreciation to the Crystal Lake Petco and PetSmart for hosting Adoption Days, here available pets can be viewed and the adoption process begun. Please make sure to check out the events page for the date of the next Adoption Day. In addition to hosting special Adoption Days, both PetCo and PetSmart have AAF cats residing in their respective stores in Crystal lake. These wonderful pets are ready and anxious to meet and charm you!

Adoption Process

Please consider adopting a pet. We would love to save all animals, but our space and resources are limited. When you adopt a pet from us, a space is opened up to receive another animal, so you are giving more than one cat or dog a new chance at life. By adopting from our no-kill shelter, you are helping us to stay in operation. Our adoption fees are far less than the cost we have spent on a pet and without steady adoptions and contributions, we could not continue to save innocent animals. AAF is proud to be a member of the Adopt-A-Pet network. To begin the adoption process, there are a few forms to fill out and an interview. You can get started by downloading the forms below, or contact us for more information and to start the process.

We understand that there are many people who would love to adopt a pet, but may be unable to care for one in their home, so we offer Armchair Adoptions. The animal lives at the shelter and the adopter receives letters and photos of their pet. The fee for this is only $15 a month ($180 a year). In the event their pet is adopted to a qualified home another pet will be made available. For more information on this program and to become an Armchair pet parent, please contact us

Adoption Forms

Please download and complete the forms below. You can fax them to (815) 455-9417 or email them to