Meet Tonto, a 6-year-old hound mix who was adopted from our shelter in 2019, but returned to us after his owner died. One of the commitments we make to our animals is that we will always take them back, no matter the circumstances, and we were happy to take him in. This handsome guy is a social butterfly, and gets along with other playful dogs, people of all ages, and even cats! He is very affectionate, house-trained, and has excellent manners. 

Because of donors like you, we can ensure that all the animals that pass through our shelter will always have a place to call home (in between their forever homes). Your support helps us to care for animals like Tonto, providing above-and-beyond rescue care to animals with extra medical needs.

Meet our Adoptable Dogs
Meet our Adoptable Cats


Giving Tuesday is coming! Mark your calendars, and share the information with friends, as all donations through this link will be matched by our friends at the Summer Oaks Fund (up to $20,000)!

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Join us on December 2nd, 2023 for Blue Jeans, Barbecue & Bidding!


Our Annual Pawction event will be held at our adoption center from 5-8pm. Guests will enjoy barbeque and beverages, meet some of our adoptable animals, and enjoy some fun on-site games to help kick off the holiday season!

Plus, take the chance to view our amazing auction prizes in person, and take them home with you if you are the winner! 

Bidders do not need to be present to participate in the auction, but why not join us for some pre-holiday fun!

Tickets are limited - get them before they are gone!

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One of the October recipients of our Above and Beyond Rescue Care awards was the team at Gerald Subaru of Naperville.

Subaru's nominator says: “The team at Gerald Subaru of Naperville truly embodies the spirit of "Above and Beyond Rescue Care", and bring the phrase "Subaru Loves Pets" to life! In addition to supporting our signature events, such as Barkapalooza and Pawction, they make sure to sponsor our volunteer appreciation event each year and our PURRide kitten adoption event in June. They sponsored October's Adopt a Shelter Dog month specials as well as our Make a Dog's Day adoption event at their dealership.

Since 2015, they have provided more than $74,000 in financial support for our cats and dogs, and facilitated additional grants through their partnership with the ASPCA.”

Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Celebrate the dogs and cats of WSHS all year long with this beautiful calendar featuring just a few of the animals that passed through our doors this year.

Just $20 per calendar - available for pickup only at the WSHS front desk. Pay when you purchase, or reserve online.

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Beer Glasses - Just $10 each!

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"Welcome Home, Margot Flamingo" Book Sale

a perfect gift for the young animal lovers in your life.


This heartwarming tale fosters important family discussions about the responsibilities of pet ownership, empowering children to take an active role in establishing a happy, harmonious home for a new dog. 20% of each sale benefits the cats and dogs of the West Suburban Humane Society.

Recommended for ages 4 - 10


Pre-order now for pick-up after December 6

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More upcoming events:

Interested in learning more about decorated sugar cookies?!

V’s SweetArts is here to help! this 1.5-hour beginner friendly class, will cover sugar cookie basics, do some piping practice with Royal Icing, strategize the best ways to decorate sugar cookies, and more!

Everything you'll need is provided at class along with a live in-person instructor – just bring a smile (and maybe an apron).

$60 per person

Sugar Cookie Decorating: December 7 & 17, 2023

One-Day camp dates are:

November 24, 2023

December 28, 2023

January 15, 2024

Each One-Day camp runs from 9:00 am-12:00pm.

$75 per child to participate.

Register for upcoming Humane Education Classes 


Volunteer Opportunities
Collect Supplies for our Animals
Make a Donation


for supporting our mission. Because of you, we are able to provide shelter and love for homeless dogs and cats!

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