mission & vision

Illinois Valley Animal Rescue's mission is to rescue, provide care and comfort for abused, neglected and homeless animals in the Illinois Valley Area through our care center, foster homes and veterinarian sources. To promote responsible pet ownership through spay/neuter and animal behavior education. To unite the animals we care for with people who need the love and comfort the appropriate pet can bring them.  We are a not-for-profit 501 C3 corporation formed in 1999. 


Some of the duties of our volunteers include:

Cleaning kennels and enclosures, feeding and watering animals, restocking supplies, washing dishes, washing bedding, walking dogs,​ socializing animals and fundraising events.

​If you would like to be a part of our team just stop by the shelter during open adoption hours and ask to fill out an application or email info@illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.net for more information.

Adoption Fees

Adoption Fees help offset the medical costs of the animals in IVAR's care.  The adoption fee* structure is as follows:

$250 for dogs under 8 years old
$125 for dogs 8 years old and older
Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations (1 year rabies, parvo/distemper, and bordetella), heartworm test, and Avid microchip.

$50-$150 Varies depending on age, sex, etc.
Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations (FVRCP & Rabies), FIV/FELV test, and Avid microchip. 

​*Adoption Fee's are subject to change.

Upcoming events

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