Young at Heart Pet Rescue

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Dog & Cat Adoptions!

Viewing of Adoptable Cats:
Lake Zurich Petco – Mon-Sat 9am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 7pm
*Temporarily Closed for Remodeling!* Best Friends Pet Care

Viewing of Adoptable Dogs:
See adoption events listed below or by appointment with approved application!

Cat Adoptions – 7 Days a Week By Appointment!*
Dog Adoptions – 7 Days a Week By Appointment!*

*Approved Adoption Application is necessary to make an appointment to adopt a Young at Heart Pet. Please fill out an adoption application for the pet you are interested in. Click Here.

Please visit our Adopt page to view our adoption requirements.

Bentley’s Corner Barkery Monthly Adoption Events


Meet some of our adoptable senior dogs at the Bentley’s Corner Barkery in Libertyville (529 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048) from 11am – 2pm on the following dates:

April 19th

May 17th

June 21st

July 19th

Aug 16th

Sept 20th

Oct 18th

Meet some of our adoptable senior dogs at the Bentley’s Corner Barkery in Long Grove (4196 IL RT 83
Long Grove, IL 60047) from 10am – 1pm on the following dates:

May 3rd

July 5th

Sept 6th

Meet some of our adoptable senior dogs at the Bentley’s Corner Barkery in Schaumburg (691 East Golf Road Schaumburg, IL 60173)  from 10am – 1pm on the following dates:

June 7th

Aug 2nd

Oct 4th

Deer Park Town Center Monthly Adoption Events 

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Meet adoptable senior dogs on the 2nd Saturday of each month outside by Bath & Body Works (20530 N. Rand Road
Deer Park, IL 60010), weather permitting, on the following dates from 11am – 2pm:

May  10th

June 14th

July 12th

August 9th

Sept 13th

Oct 11th

May 3rd, 2014

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Saturday, May 3rd 2014 from 9am – 4pm
Burkhardt Residence
306 Orchard
Bloomingdale, IL

Drop off donations on the front porch beginning 4/16/14 (Please price items if you can)
A “Fill the Van” donation drop off in Lake Zurich will be posted close to the garage sale.

Are you Spring Cleaning? Grab a couple of boxes and donate any gently used items to help save senior pets at Young at Heart’s annual Garage Sale!

We ask that the items donated are in good enough shape that you would be willing to give it to a good friend. Items not sold at our sale will be donated to another rescue that has a garage sale after ours, so it will benefit homeless animals one way or another! If you can price your items before boxing them up, that’s a huge help, too!

This year’s garage sale benefitting Young at Heart will be Sat. 5/3/14 from 9 am to 4 pm at 306 Orchard, Bloomingdale IL. Every year, the Burkhardt’s generously donate their time and their garage to help Young at Heart raise funds for our homeless senior pets, and our generous supporters donating their gently used items have raised more than $10,000 over the last 7 years! That pays for a lot of vet bills!

Drop off your gently used donations (no clothes, shoes, or large furniture please) on the porch beginning 4/16, or stay tuned for a couple “Fill the Van” donation drop off dates/times in the Lake Zurich area. Donations are tax-deductible, and receipts will be available upon drop off. You are responsible for itemizing your donations. Questions about donations? Email


May 24, 2014

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Saturday, May 24th 2014 at 11:00am
Fox River Preserve & Marina
28500 W Roberts Rd
Port Barrington, IL

Check-in and walk-up registration 10:00am -10:45am
1-mile Mosey begins at 11:00am

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Senior pets that find themselves on death row at traditional shelters deserve that same love, and at Young at Heart, we work every day to save as many senior dogs and cats as we can. And you can make a difference simply by putting on your walking shoes!

Whether you want to join our 7th Mutt Mosey fundraiser walk in person or participate from afar, we invite you to take the first step toward saving more senior pets in shelters by registering and creating a fundraising page. Together, we can all make a BIG difference!

All registrants are invited to join us after the Mutt Mosey for a lunch celebration. Additional guests who are not registered for the Mosey may purchase tickets on site for $15 each.

Raffles, auction items, pet-related vendors, bake sale and more! Don’t miss out on this fun day that celebrates and saves the lives of senior pets!

Top 3 Individual Fundraisers Prize: You will get to experience being a “Senior Pet Rescuer for a Day!” You will spend the day with the director and assistant director of Young at Heart and be a part of an actual in-the-field rescue of a senior dog or cat from a shelter. Don’t worry, we’ll only let you experience the heartwarming part of rescue, and believe us, your heart will melt when that sweet senior pet that you had a hand in saving looks up at you with those grateful eyes! Ride along in the rescue van to a local open-admission shelter where you will assist in all aspects of saving a senior dog and cat in need. The adventure will continue with a behind-the-scenes look at the vetting that goes into all of our seniors along side our veterinarian. Once our newly rescued pet is tucked in safe and sound after a vet exam, we’ll take you to lunch! Top the day off with a Young at Heart shirt and hoodie to take home, and lots of photos to remember your adventure! We’ll document the entire day on both our Facebook page and our enewsletter, and you’ll be rescue superstars! As an added bonus, the 1st place Individual Fundraiser will get to name the newly rescued pet! This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Prizes also offered for the top fundraising Family/Team! 

Individual Registration: $35 (Use discount code YAH10 to save $10 if you register by 5/1/14)
Family Registration:$45 (Use discount code YAH10 to save $10 if you register by 5/1/14)

On-site registration will be available the day of the walk, however we can only guarantee tote bags to those participants that register online.

June 17, 2014
July 15, 2014
August 12, 2014

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Grab your good-mannered pup and come join us on three separate Tuesday evenings for some dockside grub, with 15% of your receipt being donated to Young at Heart! Meet some of our adoptable dogs, purchase a “doggy bag” from Young at Heart to support our senior pets, and enjoy a wonderful few and good food in great company! In case of rain, the date will be rescheduled.

4pm-Dusk Dockside Only
 Edward Restaurant
 20 West Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL  60102

3rd Friday from 3-7 PM June – September

June 20, 2014
July 18, 2014
August 15, 2014
September 19, 2014

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Paulus Park
200 S Rand Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047 

Visit Young at Heart the 3rd Friday of each month (weather permitting) June – Sept from 3-7 PM at the Lake Zurich Area Farmers Market.

They will have over 20 vendors selling produce, bakery items, sauces, honey, pesto, spices, olives, kettle corn, cheese, eggs, fresh meat & seafood, and more! You will also be able to stop by for a bite to eat from one of our concession vendors and we will have a sharpening service as well.

October 18, 2014

Save the date! Young at Heart’s 3rd Annual Wags to Wishes Gala
This years theme: “Fall in Love with Senior Pets”

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New location! Join us at the premiere event of the year! Wags to Wishes is a dinner & auction benefit that changes the lives of senior pets in need of rescue. Join us for a fabulous evening that is all about what we love best – grey muzzles! Meet Young at Heart ambassadogs, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, 4-course dinner, and more, all included in a night that will change the lives of senior pets for the better! Mark your calendars now!

New location for an even more amazing evening!
Concorde Banquets  •  20922 N. Rand Road  •  Kildeer, IL 60047

Sponsors needed! Contact
Donations needed! Contact

Tickets go on sale May 1st!

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