Young at Heart: Providing Senior Pets a Second Chance


In a perfect world, every senior pet would spend its twilight years surrounded by a loving family. But sadly, senior pets that end up in shelters often do not get that chance.

Young At Heart™ is a rescue and safe haven for senior dogs & cats in Northern Illinois founded in 2005. Young at Heart’s new adoption center & sanctuary just for senior pets opened in September 2019 in Woodstock, IL. Young at Heart’s mission is to provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven to ensure they live with comfort, compassion, and companionship in their golden years.

We find loving homes for adoptable senior pets and offer a peaceful sanctuary life for those that are less adoptable. Young at Heart™ gives older dogs and cats another chance to enjoy the twilight of their lives through rescue, foster, adoption and sanctuary. Thanks to the generous support of the James Banks Foundation, Young at Heart is able to continue to help senior pets that need a second chance! Young at Heart™ believes that Love Has No Age Limit™ and that senior pets deserve to enjoy their golden years wrapped in the love, safety, and comfort of a loving family.

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