About WSHS

The West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) is a volunteer based, animal welfare organization that was founded in 1972 as a lost and found referral service. We provide housing for up to 25 dogs and 60 cats at a time. We operate at full capacity at all times with animal care and adoptions being provided by 2 full-time and 8 part-time employees and numerous volunteers. Our facility is open to the public 6 days a week. We continue to reunite lost animals and their owners by maintaining a database with information on over 33,000 pets and their owners, and by providing free pet identification tags to all pet owners.

Who We Are
Learn more about how we started, where the animals come from, our volunteers, programs and more.

Location and Hours
We're located in Downers Grove, IL. Get directions to our facility and find out when we're open.

Vision and Mission
The West Suburban Humane Society is dedicated to operating an animal shelter for the purpose of finding, safe, permanent, compatible homes through adoption of domestic dogs and cats. Learn More...

Our Staff
We employ 2 full-time and 8 part-time employees, along with numerous volunteers.

Job Opportunities
WSHS is always accepting applications for individuals with the desire and passion to serve the community. Learn more about positions that are currently open