Animals available for adoption will be posted here.

You must live in the following areas to adopt from SFAR:
Lake County, IL
Cook County, IL (most areas, please double check with us)
McHenry County, IL
Southeastern, WI


Adoption Process

1.) Sign Up to Adopt

Start by submitting an adoption inquiry. We use this to get a general idea of who you are and whether one of our animals will be a good fit for your home.  SFAR strives to make the adoption process as smooth as possible.

3.) Meet and Greet

One of the most important steps is the meet and greet. Finding the best fit for both the animal and the human is extremely important, and the meet and greet is a very meaningful part of our process. During the meet and greet, one of our volunteers will arrange for the animal you are interested in to meet the household and any resident animals. This helps everyone gauge whether or not it will be the right fit.

2.) Application Review

One of our Adoption Coordinators will be assigned to your application. Keep in mind that all of our Adoption Coordinators are volunteers, so this can take a few days. During this step we will review your application to see if the animal you are applying to adopt would be a good fit for your home.

4.) Finalize the Adoption

After the meet and greet, the SFAR team will decide whether or not we think this is a match. If you have been approved to adopt from us, we will schedule a time to finalize the adoption and for you to bring home your new family member!

3.) Phone Chat

Your Adoption Coordinator will schedule a call with you to review your application and discuss the needs of the animal that you applied for. This is a great chance to get to know you and your preferences to make sure we find the best match.

Adoption Fees

  • Dogs (7+ years) $250

  • Dogs (4-6 years) $350

  • Cats $175

  • Seniors for Seniors= $50 off adoption fees for people 65+

  • Full Adoption fee is due at the time of adoption


What's included in the adoption fee?

  • All animals that come through SFAR are fully vetted at the time of adoption.

This included:

  • core vaccines for canine and felines (rabies, distemper and bordetella for canines and rabies and distemper for felines)

  • complete wellness exam

  • heart worm test

  • blood chemistry

  • spay/neuter

  • dental (if needed)​

Animals Available for Adoption