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To help us continue our mission to rescue and adopt out animals in need we need help from you.

Below are some of our continuous fundraisers that you can contribute to anytime. If you're looking more for a list of items to donate, visit our wishlist.


If you are looking to donate money towards a specific task or construction—like new kennels or buildings—please contact us! We would love to talk about the needs of our shelter and how you can best support us!




The needs of the shelter change from day to day. We are happy to have so many wonderful people that want to help the dogs and cats here.  We appreciate every donation no matter its size and we always put them to good use!

We can use anything you can think of but we've put together a list of things that we find ourselves needed everyday.

Fundraising: Programs

Download the WoofTrax App in the App Store or Google Play and help raise money for The Barn on Baseline. 


Every time you take your dog on a walk just open WoofTrax and select "Dekalb County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center" as your shelter of choice. Then take your dog for a walk! The more miles you walk the more money WoofTrax donates to our shelter!

When you first open the app you'll create an account with your email. Once you've verified the email address you'll be able to use the app. Make sure you're walking under "Dekalb County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center"and not the "closest shelter found". You can set weekly walking goals, add multiple dogs to your walking list, and compete with others for distance!

Dog in a Box

If you are planning to gift your special pet with toys for the holidays, we have had a significant anonymous donation of new and gently used toys to be sold to raise money for The Barn.  Stop in anytime during our regular hours to shop!



Our staff and the animals under our care greatly appreciate any monetary donation you can give. Whether this is your first time donating, a one time donation, or your regular monthly donation—every bit helps. 

Below is our PayPal link.  You can use a credit card to donate.  


Or if you don't want to use  PayPal you can always mail in a check to 16173 Baseline Road Genoa, IL 60135

Packing Cans


Bring your aluminum to the adoption center for us to scrap for cash.


Drop off anytime! But if you would like a donation slip, please stop in during business hours so our staff can assist. 

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