We have three main goals: rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome. With donations from generous people like you, we have helped over 66,000 animals have a second chance at life! Make a difference in the life of an animal by donating today.
Volunteers with a wide variety of backgrounds donate many hours of service helping our staff in various departments in supporting the needs of our organization. If you enjoy being around both people and animals, we’d love for you to join our team and share our passion for our unique no-kill mission.
We operate under the motto of “Help, Heal, Home.”
Save-A-Pet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and one of the largest no-kill cat and dog rescues in Lake County that operates a full-time adoption center. We provide a safe haven for abused, neglected, injured, lost, or animals that have escaped euthanasia.
We will never put a limit on the amount of care we will provide for an animal and we never give up on them. Thus, Save-A-Pet offers rescued dogs and cats the greatest opportunity for a second chance. We take great pride in practicing our no-kill mission and in stewarding our donors’ contributions; both of which have led to the successful adoption of over 66,000 dogs and cats.
Save a pet was so wonderful and helpful with our adoption! We took him Nyle, and renamed him Ryder. Ryder has been such a wonderful addition to our family, and we could not be happier to have him. Save a pet was really helpful with all the information we needed when taking him home. We are so thankful to have him!
Essentially, our little household is obsessed with Mavis and we’re so happy to have found her through Save A Pet. Your team was fantastic and so skilled at making introductions between the two dogs and we appreciate their patience and willingness to work with both dogs until they were good with each other...We’re so grateful Save A Pet took this sweet lady in and we were able to bring her into our little family!
We are SO in love with Phoebe! She brings our family so much joy! We are beyond grateful for our experience with Save-a-Pet! 💜
Save-A-Pet is a wonderful organization. I had adopted my previous cat from SAP, and that is why I returned to this shelter to adopt another cat. I trust that SAP has the best interests of the pets at heart, and that the organization screens the pets for medical and behavioral challenges. When adopting Asha, I felt that the staff provided me with good information about the cat and were able to answer all of my questions. Thank you for all that you do!
Save-a-Pet has been wonderful to work with. They were very accommodating with our short notice looking for available cats to adopt. The adoption process was easy with the help of the wonderful staff. We just love having our new family members.
SaveAPet was wonderful all the way through. Your willingness to see us as a family and people and not just an application was the biggest reason we were finally able to get the dog we’ve longed for. We truly appreciate your patience and willingness to show us several dogs and your honesty about each one’s personality and “best fit”.
I had a great experience at Save- A- Pet. The staff was very friendly and answered all the questions I had. The staff seemed to care for all of the animals and the animals all seemed very well taken care of.
As for the whole adoption process and working with Save-A-Pet, we had a wonderful experience. We understand that staffing shortages are affecting everyone and while we were disappointed to have our first appointment moved, we were lucky enough to get called with an opening for a time slot only a few days later. We loved having the opportunity to meet various pups and the time to think about things as a family. The process was easy and straightforward and everyone we interacted with was kind and helpful. Thank you for all the work you do and for taking such great care of little "Medusa" until she was able to pick us to be her family.
"We are completely in love in Laney (Elaine). We renamed her Laney. She is the sweetest girl ever and fits in perfectly with our family. She loves walks, playing and squeaky toys. We are so happy we found her. Thanks for everything!"
"Everything is going great! We did change Avery’s name to Dizzy, as per my 5 year olds request lol, and she answers to it just fine. She has made the house her's and gotten our other cat Freya to play and everything. Thanks again for the wonderful experience we had with your volunteers."
"Sully is absolutely amazing!!!! I’m so happy that we found each other, you guys are a great place and took such good care of him! He's already made me the happiest I've ever been and he is so loved thank you guys so much!!"
"The staff at Save-A-Pet have been wonderful to work with through this whole process. We are so grateful to Save-A-Pet and the Humane Investigation team for saving her along with her several other siblings. We are honored and thankful that Save-A-Pet chose us to be Keena’s forever family. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt her."
"We absolutely love little princess prix! Thanks for making everything so simple and saving our girl!"
"My Save-A-Pet experience was amazing, thank you so much! "
"Thank you to Save-a-Pet for this opportunity and for working with us and my busy work schedule. We are all enjoying our new family."
"We are so grateful for Save-A-Pet and their amazing staff for saving our puppy and all the other animals. The staff was so friendly and helpful as we went through the adoption process. Thank you to everyone at Save-A-Pet!"
"The adoption process through save-a-pet was so easy and simple and they replied very quickly. They really care about the well being of their animals and I couldn’t ask for a better experience for adoption. "
"Working with save a pet was a great experience from beginning to end. My son had previously adopted his cat from you and was also very happy. Love our new family members :)"
"My mother and I had such a positive experience with Save-A-Pet and would recommend many to adopt! They took care of all visits and provided us with some core essentials we needed to bring Charlie home."
"My experience with Save-A-Pet was quick and simple, and the volunteer who introduced me to a few of the cats was very kind. Amelia took to me right away and it was an easy decision to bring her home."
"Our experience with Save-a-pet was excellent! Honest, straight forward communications, and friendly cooperative people working there. I've seen several shelters, and yours was one of the best. "