grand opening

Save the Date! The Grand Opening of Young at Heart's brand new adoption center in Woodstock IL is September 29th, 2019 from 11am - 4pm!

Join us for tours of the new facility, vendors, freebies, adoptable senior pets, and more! Due to the small size of our parking lot, guests will need to park down the street at Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 S Eastwood Dr (Route 47), Woodstock, IL 60098. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Woodstock Harley-Davidson parking lot from 11am - 4:15pm. Due to the shuttle service, guests are asked to please to leave their personal pets at home.

While we hope to see many of our senior pets find loving homes, Grand Opening Day adoptions will be for those guests with pre-approved applications only. Please have your adoption application submitted by Thursday September 26th if you think you might fall in love with a senior pet and want to take him or her home during the Grand Opening! We are so excited to show you around the new adoption center just for senior pets. We hope you can join us!

A Safe Haven for Senior Dogs and Cats

A few grey hairs shouldn’t be the end of the world, but for an older pet in a traditional animal shelter, it often is. In a traditional shelter environment, the older the animal, the less chance it has to make it out of the shelter alive. Often these dogs and cats are just what people are looking for when they consider adopting a new pet; housebroken, calmer, good with kids and other animals, and already trained. They are great family pets and great for senior citizens. They have had years to perfect the art of loving a human unconditionally, and most do not get a second chance to find a new home. And now, after 15 years of being a foster-based organization, Young at Heart is now able to  also provide a home-like safe haven for senior pets that have nowhere left to go with our new adoption center! 

Our new state of the art adoption center is designed to look and feel like a home, and yet be able to house senior pets in safe and sanitary conditions. From the minute a senior dog or cat walks through our doors, they are provided with the best care possible to give them the best golden years. New arrivals start in our isolation area, which is a shelter within our adoption center where we can easily monitor each new pet to ensure they're eating, taking medications, and are not carrying anything contagious before they join the general population. This area has it's own entrance, it's own air flow, and it's own potty area for dogs. Once animals area deemed healthy to join the adoptable groups, they leave this area for the cageless comforts of upstairs.