Crystal Lake Plaza, 2D 6500 Northwest Highway (Route 14) Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 356-8170
Crystal Lake Plaza, 2D6500 Northwest Highway (Route 14)Crystal Lake, IL 60014(815) 356-8170

What to Expect

There is no appointment necessary to come in and see our adoptable pets, unless they are in foster care. 

Our available pets can also be viewed on our Facebook page or Petfinder.

To continue with the adoption process, we encourage interested adopters to fill out the adoption application.  


Upon receipt of your application, an adoption counselor will review and contact you with any questions.  Typically, applications can be processed within a few business days. 


Please allow at least 24 hours before contacting us about the status of your application.

Application to Adopt

Please complete, sign, and submit the form below, if interested in adopting a pet.  

As an alternative you may download, complete, and return the "OAW Pet Adoption Application.pdf" document to our adoption center or scan & email to


PLEASE NOTE:  The approval process may take several days to complete, as we check personal and veterinary references.  Our goal is to make the best match for the pet and the family.  


Questions can be emailed to

2019 pet Adoption Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [317.4 KB]

We want to hear from you!

Please call us for more information:

+1 815 356-8170+1 815 356-8170


For Pet Rescue Questions, contact our Director at:



For Resale Store or General Questions, contact our Executive Director at:


Email us:

Fill out our contact form.

6500 Northwest Highway (Route 14), 2D

Crystal Lake, IL60014 



Board of Directors

Gary Niederkorn, Chairman of the Board

Alexa Malouf, Treasurer

Jeannette Hager, Secretary & Exec. Dir.

Tracy McGonigle, Esq.

Craig Ameel, Director

Vanessa Candow, Development Director

Aaron King, Director


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