These dogs that have been at the

shelter the longest. Please help them

find a forever home.

My name is Akita and I came to the shelter on January 27th, 2021. I was adopted once, but was returned because I was just too much dog for them. I love to play and have fun. I need to go to a home with no cats. I think they are toys that I can play with and I guess that is not a good thing. I also need to go to a house with a tall fence or need to be tied out. I can jump fences very easily. Please help me find my forever home!

My name is Ziggy and I came to the shelter on December 22nd, 2020. I am a very sweet girl who loves to just hang out with my people. I am not much for the outdoors. I will go for walks , but prefer the couch. I also have a dislike for other animals and would prefer to live in a home with out them. I was adopted, but I was returned because I didn't care for their cats. Please help me find my forever home!

Until further notice our shelter will be closed to all walk-ins. If you would like to see one of our adoptable dogs or cats in person, then please call 815-784-5924 to schedule an appointment. 

For the health and safety of you, our staff, and volunteers, we ask that masks be worn at all times. We also ask that you be courteous and practice social distancing when possible. 

For information regarding the services of our Family Pet Care Center call 815-784-5923

If you are interested in one or more of our working cats, call the shelter at 815-784-5924


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 rescue and adoption we offer additional services to the public. 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.

Adoption Center

Monday - Friday

8:00AM - 12:00PM

1:30PM - 4:30PM

Saturday - Sunday

8:00AM - 12:00PM

815 - 784 - 5924

Family Pet Care Center


8:00AM - 12:00PM

3:00PM - 6:00PM


8:00AM - 12:00PM

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Monday - Friday

7:30AM - 6:00PM

815 - 784 - 5923

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16173 Baseline Road
Genoa, IL, 60135


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Our Adoption Center 815 - 784 - 5924

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De Kalb County Animal Welfare League
D/B/A "The Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter and Adoption Center"
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