#GivingTuesday 2021

#GivingTuesday 2021

Make a donation and help homeless senior pets this holiday season! In a perfect world, every senior pet would spend its twilight years surrounded by a loving family. But sadly, senior pets that end up in shelters often do not get that chance. Young At Heart™ is a 501c3 nonprofit … Read More

#Grateful #Thankful

#Grateful #Thankful

We are so grateful to The Community Foundation for McHenry County for awarding Young at Heart a 2021 Mission Grant! Their generous grant will help us provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven to ensure they live with comfort, compassion, and companionship in their golden years. Our wo… Read More

Meet Our Newest Rescue, Abigail!

Meet Our Newest Rescue, Abigail!

NEWBIE ALERT! This sweet pumpkin face is Abigail, an 8+-year-old lab mix. Abigail’s family moved out of their house and left her behind. Just…left her. Luckily, she was discovered when somebody saw her peeking out of her vacant home's second-story window. She's at leas… Read More

Our Latest Adoptions!

Our Latest Adoptions!

Adopted and Loved! CHEDDA IS ADOPTED! Our sweet and funny 20-year-old Chedda is now being spoiled silly in her new home. Paulette and Bill met her and fell in love, and Chedda felt the same way. Chedda is now queen of her castle, exploring every nook and cranny, helping herself to snacks, be… Read More

Meet the Newbies!

Meet the Newbies!

These two little muppets arrived at Young at Heart, and we cannot wait to give them the care and love they deserve! Cody is a 14-year-old poodle mix brought to a shelter partner to be euthanized for having accidents in the house. Thankfully, the shelter talked them into just surrenderin… Read More

Blanca's Happily Ever After

Blanca's Happily Ever After

Adopted and Loved!! Drumroll, please! Our longest canine resident has finally found her family! Blanca is a wonderful girl who just needed a home without any other pets. While she easily stole the heart of everyone who met her and was a volunteer favorite, she waited and waited for a home … Read More

Get Your Walkies with Shirley Shirt!

Get Your Walkies with Shirley Shirt!

Shirley was so excited when all the staff today wore their new Walkies with Shirley shirts when she came to visit! She couldn't believe everyone had a shirt with her AND her favorite ball on it!We have some walkies videos to share with you (we're a bit behind posting them!), but she continue… Read More

Special Fundraiser for Our Sanctuary Dogs

Special Fundraiser for Our Sanctuary Dogs

One of the exciting parts of our Silver Paws Gala is always the Fund a Need, a part of the event where we try to raise the funds for something that's really needed for our senior pets - and this year was no different! We are super excited to build the first of what we hope are many "Cozy Co… Read More

Silver Paws Tiki Tails a Huge Success!

Silver Paws Tiki Tails a Huge Success!

Despite another weird gala year, we’re super excited to announce that our 2021 Silver Paws Tiki Tails Gala was a success, raising over $150,000! Watch our page to learn more about this year’s special Fund a Need fundraiser and learn how you can be a part of it! A huge thanks… Read More

Welcome New Kitties!

Welcome New Kitties!

Young at Heart had the purrfect Caturday! Help us give a warm welcome to Angel, Dale, Meatball Jr., and August! A BIG thank you is in order for both the Humane Society of St. Joseph County and Rescueber for all their coordination & dedication to get these sweet seniors to the adopt… Read More

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