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Wright-Way Rescue in Morton Grove, Illinois was founded in 2003. They save animals from animal control facilities in Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Georgia and have adopted animals to owners in all 50 states.
Wright-Way Rescue has three locations (an intake center and two adoption locations):
Since their inception, Wright-Way Rescue has placed nearly 50,000 homeless dogs and cats in loving homes. Volunteers travel over 36,400 miles each year to safely bring adoptable pets to the Chicagoland area from southern Illinois, and every week nearly 100 animals find forever families.
Wright-Way Rescue is one of just a few shelters in the nation with a separate medical facility dedicated to saving the lives of pets with highly contagious but treatable medical conditions. Instead of turning away animals with illnesses, they’re welcomed with open arms and given quality medical care at TimberTrails. The clinic also offers affordable preventative veterinary care and spay/neuter surgeries for residents who can demonstrate financial need and works with animal shelters to provide surgery and care to the animals in their organizations.
Considering adoption from Wright-Way Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Wright-Way Rescue has dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds, colors, and personalities just waiting to charm you. The adoption process is simple:
Adoption applications for Wright-Way Rescue can be found below:
Adoption fees at Wright-Way Rescue are as follows:
Your dog adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, various age-appropriate vaccinations, parvo testing, flea treatment, mandatory quarantine before placement, microchipping, a veterinary exam, and a free 30-day trial of pet insurance.
Your cat adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, four-way feline vaccinations, FIV/FeLV testing, deworming, flea treatment, mandatory quarantine before placement, microchipping, a veterinary exam, and a free 30-day trial of pet insurance.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.