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My name is Max. I am 9 months old. I weigh 63 pounds. I am a fun loving fella. I love to play and go for walks. Please call the shelter to make an appointment to meet me and hopefully take me 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

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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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