Our Mission


Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Its mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. It continues to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area. 


How to Adopt


There are two ways to adopt from Wright-Way Rescue.

1. Visit our Adoption Center

One of the ways you can adopt a pet from our shelter is by visiting our North Shore Humane Center (Northern IL) or Admissions and Medical Services Campus (Southern IL) during open hours.

2. Reserve A Pet In Advance

Wright-Way Rescue is unique to many shelters because of it’s ability to hold pets for pre-approved adopters who make arrangements to meet them. Approved applicants who are seriously interested in a particular animal may place them on reserve to meet once they become ready for adoption.There is NO FEE to place a reservation. We do however ask that the potential adopter is serious about meeting this particular pet. If we hold a pet and the person does not show up, that pet may have missed its chance to find a family during the time it was on reserve.

If you are interested in adopting two pets, there is a $50 fee to reserve a second animal. This fee applies toward the second adoption fee of either the dog or cat. If the adopter does not adopt (or only adopts one pet) this fee is maintained by our shelter as a donation.

On our website, each animal will have an availability date listed under its description. If they do not, you may call us for an estimated arrival day to our Morton Grove facility. This is the date this pet will most likely be ready for a new home. Prior to this time the pets are housed at the Wright-Way Rescue Admissions and Medical Services Campus where they begin to receive necessary medical care prior to adoption.

Please remember that we take only one reservation per pet. Please only set up an appointment if you know you can attend your time, are seriously interested in the pet you are asking us to hold, and please ensure you are ready to add a pet to your home.


Make your reservation by calling our Adoption Hotline Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(847) 728-5434 Option 2


3 year-old Black Lab rescued from rural Tennessee by Wright-Way Rescue.

3 year-old Black Lab rescued from rural Tennessee by Wright-Way Rescue.

Can you help us with this rescue's heartworm treatment?

This handsome 3 year-old Black Labrador Retriever mix is being rescued today by Wright-Way Rescue. He has been at an animal control in rural Tennessee for weeks now, wondering if help would ever arrive.

This Lab is said to be good with everyone he meets and minds well. He's been watching other dogs come and go, but today is finally his day to be rescued!

Sadly this handsome boy was passed over because he tested positive for heartworms. If Wright-Way Rescue had not taken him, he was at risk of being euthanized. 

Won't you please help us save him by donating towards his heartworm treatment?


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Meet our Adoptable Pets


Wright-Way Rescue North Shore Humane Center is located at 5915 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL

Monday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Adoption Hotline Hours

Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



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