Open adoption hours:


Dog Area



Dog & Cat AREA 

5-7 pm


Cat Area

​2-6 pm


12-2 PM in Dog Area

1-3 PM in Cat Area




We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at Illinois Valley Animal Rescue. But, unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best animals around, check us out. 

IVAR is a a non-profit organization that receives no federal, state or local funding to support our work. You can always help IVAR by making a tax-deductible contribution and/or by remembering us in your estate plans. Gifts can be made to our general operating fund or to a specific area of interest. Contact or call 815-224-0061 

We know you've always wanted a dog or cat.  And now's the time friends! We are here to help you get ready for your new family member, as and as soon as you're ready to take the big plunge. Owning an animal is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do.