About Us

1360x730 AHF BOD 2016Almost Home Foundation was founded by 5 animal lovers in March of 2005. The founders felt that by creating this organization, we could make a difference and save many lives. We are an all volunteer, registered, not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats and dogs.

Our primary focus is to save those animals from our local area. As we have foster homes and financial support, we’ve reached out to save animals throughout Illinois and other states. We have driven many miles to save animals from other states including Mississippi, Kentucky and a South Dakota Indian reservation.

All of your donations are tax deductible and are used for the animals. There are no paid members of our organization.

Shelter vs Rescue:

  • Almost Home Foundation is a rescue NOT a shelter. An animal shelter is a facility that houses and disposes of homeless, lost, or abandoned animals; mostly dogs and cats – when space or time has run out.
  • An animal rescue organization such as Almost Home Foundation is dedicated to pet adoption. These groups take unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pets and attempt to find suitable homes for them. Almost Home Foundation relies on foster homes to care for the animals. Some of our animals are shown weekly at local adoption shows in the area.

2015 Board of Directors:
President and Co-Founder– Chuck Hanson
Vice President – Deanne Blenkle
Secretary and Co-Founder – Gloria Hanson
Treasurer and Co-Founder– Chuck Hanson
Director of Animal Welfare and Co-Founder– Claire Sleigh
Canine Director – Terri Clark
Feline Director – Paul Blenkle

Almost Home Foundation P.O.Box 308 Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0308