While our facility is under construction, all pets are in foster care. There are no pets available for viewing at our office. Interested in one of our pets? Please fill out the brief adopter survey and we will get back to you in three business days or less!

Donate today to help change lives!

Help us build a great facility

At Pet Central Helps! our number one priority is the health, safety, and well-being of pets and people. As the impact of COVID-19 continues, we wanted to let you know about the extra steps we are taking to keep everyone in our community safe:

Our office will be closed, but our staff will continue to work remotely. For contact, email is preferred. Use info@petcentralhelps.org or if absolutely necessary, call between 1 and 5 PM Tuesday through Friday at 309-846-9534. We will be returning emails and calls as soon as possible, but please note that you may experience slightly longer than usual response times.

View our available pets, to set up an appointment, or to adopt by filling out the easy online adoption survey here

Interested in fostering? Fill out our foster form by clicking here so that we can get back to you asap!

Regular public adoption events are cancelled until further notice, but scheduled adoptions will continue to take place with procedural changes:

PCH has modified regular adoption procedures and policies to reflect current conditions. Since our counselors are unable to spend time interacting personally with clients and adoptable pets, we’ve made some temporary changes for increased safety and convenience. 

 In order to best accomplish social distancing, adopters are asked to:

  • Select a pet and submit an online adoption survey for a dog or cat
  • A PCH adoption counselor will contact potential adopters within three business days (PCH cannot guarantee any pets availability, but we make every effort to accommodate adopters with a reply and possible alternative suggestions). Counselor and client will then have a conversation to answer questions and determine the suitability of a match (if necessary, we may opt to put adopters in touch with foster parents via a meeting app). We do require that adopters discuss all questions before pickup via phone or email in order to minimize direct contact with our staff/volunteers at the time of adoption.  
  • After a match is made, clients will be asked to sign our adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee through our secure website*  *Please see our modified no-risk return policy 
  • We will promptly email all veterinary & microchip records.  
  • The PCH adoption counselor will then set up a specific appointment time to come to our office for drive-in pet pick up!  
  • Adopters should bring a pet carrier and leash to pick up. Adult pets will be wearing a collar. It is important that clients arrive on time, neither early nor late. 
  • Drive-in adoption! Upon arrival inside the Crossroads Center complex (360 Wylie Drive), turn left and look for PCH signage in the corner, in front of the large blue “YouthBuild” sign on the building. Adopters should pull in the driveway and all the way up underneath the large overhang. 
  • Adopters must stay in their vehicle. Under no circumstances should clients exit their vehicle, so please be prepared with items such as blankets, paper towels, cleanup spray, garbage bags, etc. Call 309-846-9534 when ready. 
  • A PCH representative in protective gear will carry or walk the pet out and place in the client’s vehicle. Social distancing practices should be respected during this process. 
  • We will take a “Happy Adoption Day” photo with family and new pet through the window of the vehicle. Thank you to all for saving the life of a shelter pet! 

***Adopter may return this animal for an exchange or refund within 14 days (Minus $35 processing fee). This policy gives new families and their adopted pet time to get to know one another, as a temporary replacement for the usual face to face meeting with our staff and volunteers. Adopters are always encouraged to contact PCH post-adoption with any questions regarding behavior, health, etc.  Our mission is to keep pets and their families happy and together if possible. Pet Central has experienced professionals available to help- from the initial adoption transition and throughout the lifetime of each pet!

Want to donate goods, but not sure what to give? You can find our wishlist here! We also have an Amazon "Wednesday Wishlist".  This changes weekly!  Please check it out here if you would like to donate from the comfort of your couch!

Each donation greatly helps our pets and our volunteers! Thank you for your support.

find-pets2

1. Search for the Perfect Pet

adopt-now4

2. Apply Online

Nyon

3. Adopted Pets!

Upcoming Events

Events for week of March 29, 2020

This Week Navigation

Loading Events
Sun 29th
No Events Today
Mon 30th
No Events Today
Tue 31st
No Events Today
Wed 1st
No Events Today
Thu 2nd
No Events Today
Fri 3rd
No Events Today
Sat 4th

PetSmart Adoption Event – Canceled

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
our-mission

Our Mission

Pet Central helps the community by example and action. We uphold the highest standards in progressive animal sheltering. We strive to provide education and support to pets and people so that they can stay healthy and remain together.

our-values

Our Values

We focus on a non-judgemental approach that follows the three E’s: Educate, Encourage, Enable.

Edgar

Our Vision

Pet Central believes that pets and people belong together - that financial circumstances alone are not reliable indicators.

Our Community

Background

Pet Central Helps! was founded by Lisa K. Kitchens, former Shelter Director and founder at Wish Bone Canine Rescue. Their advocacy also helped to spur positive changes at McLean County Animal Control, thus ending the killing of animals in Illinois' last gas chamber. She has put together a progressive plan that will ultimately help to resolve barriers to the welfare and health of local pets and their people, thus keeping them safe. She looks forward to working with their Board of Directors, Council of Advisors, and enthusiastic supporters to bring Pet Central Helps! to our community, in order change lives for the better.  ​

2020 Adoptions to Date

0

Testimonials

Christopher

& Stormy

My Girlfriend and I went to a Petsmart 6 weeks ago to get something for our cat when Pet Central had an adoption event. The moment we saw her, we named her Stormy and we fell in love. For 6 weeks we have been extremely happy with her. She is fun, sweet and playful. She has been wonderful and Pet Central has helped out so much. Thank you so much.

Tanya

& Stella

Stella has been such a welcome member of our family. We had a Lab for 15 years that passed in the spring and it took us months to even want to find our new baby. She is learning more every day and we are just so thankful to have found her. The person who was fostering her did an AMAZING job with potty training her also - she only had 2 accidents the first couple of days she was home and has been fine ever since.

Carrie

& Jack

We had a wonderful experience adopting our sweet puppy, Jack, from Pet Central Helps! Every person we talked to was kind, informative and more than willing to help. Communication was timely and efficient, and the adoption process was pain free.