Mutt Mosey Matching Gift Challenge!

Mutt Mosey Matching Gift Challenge!

We have some AMAZING news! Our Angel Donor and wonderful friend to our senior pets, Claudia Harty, had originally offered to match the first $5000 raised for our Mutt Mosey fundraising walk, which was incredible. To help us celebrate 13 years of saving senior pets, she is increasing her matc… Read More

Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Thirteen years ago today, against the advice of pretty much every animal welfare professional we consulted with, Young at Heart began providing second chances to senior cats and dogs that found themselves homeless. There were zero resources for an older dog or cat in the Chicagoland area… Read More

Taffy is On the Mend!

Taffy is On the Mend!

Our sweet senior boy Taffy was rescued with a torn ACL and a torn meniscus. He recently underwent TPLO surgery so that he could have the best quality of life, and came through surgery with flying colors. He's feeling a bit TOO good now and wants to be a wild child at night, so he just got a … Read More

Mutt Mosey 2018 Registration is Open!

Mutt Mosey 2018 Registration is Open!

Our annual Mutt Mosey fundraiser walk is BACK and it's a PAJAMA PARTY to support homeless senior pets! We have lots of fun planned for the day, including games with your pup, a senior pet-paced one mile mosey around the beautiful Fox River Preserve in Port Barrington IL followed by breakfast… Read More

Shelby & Sassy's Freedom Ride

Shelby & Sassy's Freedom Ride

Freedom Ride! 13 year old Shelby and Sassy have happily busted out of the shelter! They are on the long ride home to their foster home to settle in to their new lives. They'll get a full geriatric veterinary work up, and our beagle friend Shelby has some pretty serious lumps and bumps, but t… Read More

Welcome to the good life, Mae!

Welcome to the good life, Mae!

This adorable smiling girl is another Young at Heart new arrival - meet Mae! Found as a stray, no one came looking for her at animal control, and all too quickly her time was up. But instead of perishing at animal control, Mae is now settling into her foster home and figuring out that she is… Read More

Everybody Can Do Something

Everybody Can Do Something

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." ~ Lily Tomlin Today, these two senior dogs were surrendered to an open admission shelter for simply being "too old". These dogs did nothing wrong. They loved their people no less than they… Read More

Welcome Fluffy!

Welcome Fluffy!

Senior schmenior! Here at Young at Heart age is just a number and newly rescued Fluffy has that idea down pat! This petite 10-year-old gal is just about as cute, sweet, fun and perfect as a kitty can be! She is great with other cats, she seems fine with dogs, and after some quality play… Read More

Our Volunteers Making Blankets for #LiveLikeRoo

Our Volunteers Making Blankets for #LiveLikeRoo

Young at Heart volunteers got together to make fleece blankets for Live Like Roo Foundation’s cancer care packages. Our volunteers made over 30 full size blankets for Live Like Roo to send out to pets with cancer. This was done in honor and in memory of our sanctuary/h… Read More

Baxter, Adopted & Loved

Baxter, Adopted & Loved

Adopted and loved, loved, loved! Baxter, age 11, has found his forever family and we couldn't be more happy for him! This sweet guy, who loves being with his people the most of all, will have a life where he is the center of his family's world and he'll have all the best in his golden years.… Read More

Save the life of a senior pet. Become a Constant Companion monthly donor.

Become a Constant Companion Now!

Stay up to date on the Shelter for Senior Pets

or skip to homepage