Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Consider having your child’s birthday at the shelter! Parties are two hours in length and include lots of animal interaction time! This is a great way to support a great cause while also throwing your child a memorable and unique birthday party!


Birthday parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30pm-6:30pm at our South Elgin location. Cost is $250. Birthday parties at the shelter are generally appropriate for children turning 6 years old and up.

Birthday Party Package includes:

  • 2 hours total in duration

  • Staff set up and break down of tables and chairs

  • Time spent engaged in staff and/or volunteer supervised animal interaction, including an interactive lesson on positive reinforcement training

  • Designated time for self-supplied food, cake, and gifts

  • A digital file containing printable invitations and thank you cards

Payment in full is required to hold the date and can be taken over the phone. Cake, food, decorations, plates, cutlery, and favors are the responsibility of the renter. A maximum of 15 people, including adults, may attend the birthday parties–there are no exceptions to this rule. A liability and photo waiver must be completed by each attendee’s parent or guardian for the child to attend the party. Set up by the renter is permitted a half hour prior to the start of the party. Clean up is the responsibility of the renter and must be completed within a half hour of the conclusion of the party.

At this time, parties must be booked directly with the program manager and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Parties are very popular so please schedule with as much advance notice as possible for the best chance of securing your preferred party date. 


To check available dates and book your child's birthday, contact Carrie Frost, Humane Education Manager at or 847-697-2880 ext 51.


Carrie Frost

(847) 697-2880 ext 51


Adoption Center

180 N Randall Road

North Aurora, IL 60542

Next to Pet Supplies Plus

(847) 697-2880 ext 80

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Main Shelter

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880

(847) 697-8229 fax

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Entrance is second door

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880 ext. 25

Center Hours

By appointment only.


Adoption Center

412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Inside Petco

(847) 697-2880 ext 90

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.

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New Year's Day  ·  Memorial Day  ·  Fourth of July  ·  Labor Day  ·  Thanksgiving Day  ·  Christmas Day

We will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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