Secondhand Snoots Rescue is a 501(c)3 registered
not-for-profit, volunteer-based, animal welfare organization.
We are dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of unwanted
and homeless animals, while focusing our efforts on
animals with special needs, injuries and illnesses.


Most of our adoptable pets are rescued from high-kill

animal control agencies, where they are in danger of being euthanized. We rescue them, place them into qualified foster homes, treat their medical needs and rehabilitate them and place them into loving adoptive homes throughout the Midwest.


At Secondhand Snoots, we work to improve the the lives of animals with special needs, injuries and illnesses. In an effort to increase awareness and reduce misconceptions about deaf and special needs dogs we offer educational seminars during some of the pet expos that we attend, and are also available to come out talk to your school, group or business.

What can you do to help?

Adopt | Foster | Donate  | Volunteer

It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet. 


Join us in our life-saving mission today! 

Our Mission:
As a volunteer-based, registered non-profit, no-kill rescue, we are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of animals in need. We dedicate our time and resources are to animals with special needs, injuries, and illnesses. 

Foster Homes Needed:
As a foster-home based rescue organization we are always in need of loving homes to provide temporary care for the animals we save. Secondhand Snoots Rescue's foster home network covers the following Illinois counties, Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will, and Kankakee; we also have an expanding foster home network in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. To learn more about and apply to become a foster care provider please click here.

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Make a Donation
As a non-profit, volunteer-based organization, we rely on individual donations. We do not receive funding from any government or municipal agencies to help save the lives of homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. If you would like to help us continue our life saving efforts, you can click below to make a secure online donation via PayPal.

Search our available animals and find your next best friend.
Become a foster parent today. 
Donate to the animals in rescue today. 

A special thanks to our friends at 1-800-PetMeds
for their generous donation to the dogs at
Secondhand Snoots Rescue. 

Copyright© 2010-2014, Secondhand Snoots Rescue, NFP - All Rights Reserved 
501(c)(3) charitable organization; Illinois Department of Agriculture Licensed #14085 
P.O. Box 7798 Gurnee, IL 60031 |


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