A complete list of dogs & cats available for adoption can be found on our Facebook Page under Adoptable Dogs or Adoptable Cats or at www.petfinder.com and search with the zip code 61301.

Shadow is one of IVAR's longest residents and needs a home of his own to flourish!  Shadow loves going for walks and adventures with volunteer Jean and is always up for snuggles on the couch.  This special boy prefers a home with no other pets and no children as they make him nervous.

For more information Shadow email dogs@illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.net

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Timid Oliver gets overlooked because he takes a while to open up and show his true loving and sweet personality!  Oliver is a low to medium energy 6 year old heeler mix who is hoping a patient family is looking for him. 

For more information on adopting Oliver, email dogs@illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.net


The leaders of IVAR take the Covid 19 outbreak seriously and the animals in our care depend solely on IVAR Volunteers & Staff to take care of them. We have made the decision to close our open adoption hours with the rise of Covid cases locally and state wide. While we are closed, we will continue to adopt out and be open by appointment only for Cat & Dog Building until further notice.

If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog, please see the below links to the Adoptable Dogs and Adoptable Cats Album and please complete an adoption application at www.illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.net and upon approval we will set up an appointment to have you come up and meet them. 

If you have any questions on the adoption process email info@illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.net. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Our Pearl is quite the treasure! The majestic Pearl loves to lounge in the sunlight on a soft blanket or a big comfy bed. She proudly reigns over any place she resides. While she really isn’t fond of other kitties, she absolutely adores getting love, combed and petted by a loving person. Pearl has lots of love to give and is looking for a special person who will take care of her and love her.

For more information on Pearl, Email cat@illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.net