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Curbside Cuddles!

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:

Covid-19 Adoption Procedures

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Pet Central Helps! is proud to partner with Amazon Smile! When you do your every day shopping on Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile to do your shopping. Same great Amazon site you always shop on; however, this one gives you the option to choose us your favorite charity and Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases directly to us - at no extra cost to you! 


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Office Closed

November 26 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
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November 26 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
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November 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.