We love scouts and groups!  And we love it when group leaders schedule a visit at our shelter.  At Anderson Animal Shelter, our programming meets certain scout badge requirements as well.  We are proud to be a Preferred Partner of the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.



Are you looking to learn more about the importance of pet adoption and the vital role shelters play in our communities?  Then sign up your group for a visit to Anderson Animal Shelter!  A visit to our shelter is an educational and fun experience for your scouts or other youth groups and can be used to meet certain badge requirements.  We are unable to offer onsite volunteer opportunities to minors, however, many troops choose to complete a service project for the shelter offsite on their own prior to visiting.


 Visits to the shelter are 60 - 90 minutes in length, are appropriate for up to 25 participants including adults.  Your time at the shelter will consist of an educational session about our animals and shelter, a tour of the shelter where your group will be able to meet a few of our animals.  Cost is only $10 per participant, and fun patches are included!  Visits must be scheduled in advance; to schedule, please contact Carrie Frost, Humane Education Manager at or (847) 697-2880 ext. 51.


Carrie Frost

(847) 697-2880 ext 51

Shelter Holidays

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.


Adoption Center

180 N Randall Road

North Aurora, IL 60542

Next to Pet Supplies Plus

(847) 697-2880 ext 80

Adoption Center Hours

Mon–Fri      Noon–6pm

Sat             11am–6pm

Sun            11am–5pm

Adoptions stop 30 mins before close of business.


Main Shelter

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880

(847) 697-8229 fax

Adoption Center Hours

Mon–Fri      Noon–7pm

​Sat-Sun   11am–5pm

Adoptions stop 30 mins before close of business.


Adoption Center

412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Inside Petco

(847) 697-2880 ext 90

Adoption Center Hours

Mon–Fri      Noon–6pm

​Sat-Sun      11am–6pm

Adoptions stop 30 mins before close of business.

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

Anderson Animal Shelter is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.

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