July Update: The Barn is Open!

The Adoption Center and Family Pet Care Center (FPCC) now allow walk-ins.

We still recommend calling the Adoption Center at
815-784-5924 and making an appointment to see our animals. This way the animal you are interested in will be there to visit with.

From 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. our dogs have outside time so you're wlecome to visit them in the outside pens. After 12:00 p.m the dogs will be inside. Please ask an associate to bring them up for you to see.
Available cats can be viewed anytime during business hours.

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Working cat program



For over 40 years The Barn on Baseline has rescued the dogs and cats that no one else is willing to help. 


We got our start in 1975 and it's taken a lot of love, hard work, and dedication, but the animals continue to make every day a joy for us! 

It takes a lot to run and maintain an animal shelter, so please consider helping out in any way; volunteering your time, monetarily, or donating goods we need to keep our four-legged friends happy and healthy! 

Our staff works 365 days a year. That includes Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It takes dedication to care for more than 120 animals every single day of the year.


Beyond the Adoption Center, we offer additional services to the public through our Family Pet Care Center (FPCC). These services include training, boarding, grooming, and day care. With the health and safety of our animals and yours in mind, these services are held in the adjacent building from the shelter.

815 - 784 - 5924

Monday - Friday

8:00AM - 12:00PM

1:30PM - 4:30PM

Saturday - Sunday

8:00AM - 12:00PM

815 - 784 - 5923

Monday - Friday

7:30AM - 6:00PM


8:00AM - 12:00PM

3:00PM - 6:00PM


8:00AM - 12:00PM

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Upcoming Events

  • Hogs for Dogs
    Sun, Aug 01
    Aug 01, 10:30 AM
    Genoa, 16173 Base Line Rd #7612, Genoa, IL 60135, USA
    Hogs for Dogs is our annual shelter fundraiser where participants complete a motorcycle run that starting at The Barn on Baseline, ridding the scenic 126-mile route, and ending at The Family Pet Care Center. After the ride, join us for music, food, and raffle baskets! See Facebook for basket photos