Big Wishes

Are you or your company interested in helping Young at Heart in a big way? We are looking for companies or sponsors to "adopt" a Big Wish Item for Young at Heart's new adoption center opening September 2019!

When a sponsor or company adopts a Big Wish Item, you commit to raise or provide the funds for your specific item, ensuring that you helping us care for homeless senior pets by caring for their home. A plaque with your or your company's name will be added to your adopted item and we'll do a fun social media post to thank you!

Contact us at or 847.529.2025 to let us know which item(s) your or your company would like to "adopt" for Young at Heart!

Big Wishes

WISH GRANTED! Hydraulic Bath Tub for Senior Dogs
wish granted tub

WISH GRANTED! THANK YOU VIRGINIA S! Dog tub 1 with accessories: $2000
WISH GRANTED! THANK YOU VIRGINIA S! Dog tub 2 with accessories: $2000

WISH GRANTED! Hydraulic Grooming Table for Senior Dogs
wish granted table


kubota utv with snow plow options


kubota mower

Potty Area for Isolation Dogs
potty area for iso
Fully fenced area with artificial turf and mulch: $5000



wish list iconEveryday Wishes

If you enjoy shopping to help senior pets and would like the convenience of having it delivered for you, check out our Amazon Wishlist - be sure to use Amazon Smile so a percentage of your purchase is also donated to Young at Heart! Amazon does not always alert us to the donor of the items, so please email us at if you need confirmation of delivery of in-kind donations. 

Items Currently Needed:

Donations may be dropped off during business hours at the Petco in Lake Zurich, or in the lobby of Best Friends Total Pet Care in Lincolnshire. Please do not drop off gift cards to drop off locations, but mail to PO Box 1293 Palatine IL 60078.

  • Gift Cards to the following: Menards, Home Depot, Farm & Fleet,,, Office Depot, Staples. Please mail gift cards to Young at Heart PO Box 1293 Palatine IL 60078
  • All Purpose Copy/Printer Paper for Inkjet Printers
  • Feliway diffuser refills
  • HE Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener Sheets
  • Pet Safe Salt for walkways
  • “Forever” Postage Stamps
  • Lysol/Clorox Disinfectant Wipes
  • Kitchen size garbage bags (drawstring/unscented please)
  • Fromm Dry Dog Food - Any flavor except fish
  • Wellness chicken/herring canned cat food
  • Scoop Away or Tidy Cat Multicat Scoopable or lightweight litter
  • Collapsible wire crates in excellent or new condition (we cannot properly sanitize crates with exposed/rusting metal)

We currently CANNOT accept the following items:

Due to overwhelming generosity of our supporters, we are over capacity for storage and cannot currently accept any of the following items:

  • For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept OPEN or EXPIRED bags/containers of pet food, or USED dog/cat toys.
  • Rawhide chews, pig ears, hooves, or bone treats
  • Towels, sheets, blankets, comforters, or other household bedding
  • Used pet beds
  • Used leashes/collars/pet jackets/sweaters
  • Used litterboxes/scoops
  • Pet ramps
  • Pet stairs
  • Pet wheelchairs
  • Non-dog/cat items such as hamster/ferret/rabbit/fish supplies
  • Airline/plastic travel crates including cat carriers/cat bags
  • Banks of cages or other used kennel/grooming equipment

Host Your Own Fundraiser!

lemonade standThird party events are such a great way to give back to senior pets that just need a second chance, and we are so grateful for this sort of support! Whether you'd like to host a backyard BBQ fundraiser, a lemonade stand, a benefit show, a donation drive, etc, we love your ideas and thank you for wanting to help senior dogs and cats in need!

Ready to start your fundraiser? Please fill out this form to let us know before you begin!


Amazon Associate

Young at Heart is an Affiliate! Click on the ad above or Bookmark This Link and as much as 10% of your purchase will be donated back to Young at Heart! You must use this link in order for Young at Heart to get the credit, so if you forget or are someplace you cannot access it, then you can use AmazonSmile to choose Young at Heart!.

Amazon Smile

amazon smile

In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, you must first select Young at Heart Pet Rescue, Inc. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Young at Heart as your selected charitable organization. It's that easy!


Matching Gifts

Did you know that many companies offer matching gifts to their employees' favorite charities? Many companies, large or small, give back to their communities by matching donations made by their employees. Not sure if your company does that? Ask your HR department or the owner of the company. It's usually just a simple form that you fill out and send to us to complete.

Corporate Casual Days

Larger companies that require their employees to "dress up" may offer casual Fridays where employees can wear jeans or more casual clothing for a donation to a chosen charity. Many companies let their employees vote on the charities! Why not nominate and vote for Young at Heart? And if your company doesn't have charity casual days yet, why not suggest it? 

Planned Giving

If you'd like to do good for senior pets beyond your lifespan, Young at Heart welcomes legacy gifts from supporters left in their wills and estate plans. For more information, please visit our page including Young at Heart in your will on our Planned Giving page.


Shop Young at Heart Gear

Show your love of senior pets by displaying a Young at Heart calendar, wearing your Young at Heart gear, or giving Young at Heart gifts! A percentage of each purchase benefits our homeless senior pets. SHOP NOW!

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