Wrestle Fiona
Plant Cat
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Dishwasher Puppies

Angels on Wheels Animal Rescues is a  foster-based adoption organization located in the SW suburbs of Chicago. We are composed of a group of animal loving volunteers saving animals from death row and giving them a second chance at life.  We do not have a physical building for you to come and meet the animals, thus the reason you don’t see an actual address.  All of our rescued animals are cared for in “foster homes”.  Foster home means families open their homes to an animal in need and care for the animals until they find a forever home.   We do not euthanize for space, and our animals have as much time as they need until a family adopts them.    Our foster homes are located all over the Chicagoland, but primarily in the SW suburbs of Chicago. Because our animals are cared for in people’s homes we do require an adoption application prior to visiting so that we can learn more about you.  If your interested in meeting any of our animals, the town the animal is being fostered in, is indicated in each profile.  You can click on the “adoptables’ tab to read more information.  You can can also check out our facebook page.  We post many of our animals on facebook even before we put them on petfinder.

FOSTERS HOMES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO SAVE MORE ANIMALS.  We can only save an animal with a foster home.  Please consider opening your heart and your home to an animal in need.  We provide food, crate, xpen, all the medical, toys and bones.  If your considering fostering, please fill out a foster application which is located under the “forms” tab.  We would love to talk with you more about fostering.

Angels On Wheels is a Non-Profit-EIN 27-0727370, Illinois State Licensed-#13826, Dog and Cat Rescue, and we have been granted our 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status which means we are exempt from taxation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Your gift and adoption donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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Thank you Everyone for your continued support in helping us to help the helpless:))!


THANK YOU to our countless supporters who helped make our life saving work possible in 2013! Because of all of you, we saved over 260 animals who otherwise would have not had a 2nd chance at life. Thank you Nancy and Courtney Kramer for putting this beautiful tribute together to honor all of you…the real heroes in rescue Now Grab your Kleenex and watch this very touching video

You’ve all earned your wings and it’s been my pleasure meeting and working with you all!! Susan Pratl, Founder



Monetary Donations are always excepted and very much appreciated!  Without donations from caring people, we couldn’t do what we do.   You can either donate by clicking the donate button or by calling our vets office at 815-744-3540 and making a donation directly to them.  Thank you so much!

ATTENTION MILITARY PERSONNEL….We are VERY, VERY PROUD to announce that Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue has been approved to partner with Pets for Patriots. Certain adoptable animals through Angels on Wheels if adopted through a current or discharged military person and his/her family, you will receive specific benefits through Pets For Patriots…click on the above link for more details. The animals that qualify are any animal over the age of two, over 40 pounds, or any animal that might have a medical condition such as an allergy for example or special needs. You will also receive $25.00 of any adoption through us.


Every day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are also born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all of the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, other animal and cruel humans. You can help just by spaying and neutering your pets, don’t ever buy from a pet store, as almost every one of them uses some form of a puppy mill, and remind people to support and ADOPT from a shelter or rescue.

Shelter animals are very affectionate, forgiving, loyal companions just crying for someone to hold and love them. Please join us in the fight to save their lives by getting more and more of these babies adopted and fewer put to sleep! You can help by encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets!