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

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 often 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.


1. Search for the Perfect Pet


2. Apply Online


3. Adopted Pets!

Upcoming Events

  1. PetSmart Adoption Event!

    February 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Office Open Today!

    February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Office Open Today!

    February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Office Open Today!

    February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend!

    February 28 - March 1

Be sure to follow all of the happenings for Pet Central Helps by checking out our "PCH News" section! 


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

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


Our Vision

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

Our Community


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




& 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.


& 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.


& 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.