Wrestle Fiona
Plant Cat
Black Pup
Dishwasher Puppies




A very special Thank you to Dogswell for your generous support and donations!

Our adopted animals now come with 30 day free pet insurance through Petplan.  Click on the link to get more information on what you will be offered with your adoption.
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Angels on Wheels Animal Rescues is a  foster-based adoption organization located in the SW suburbs of Chicago. We are composed of a group of animal loving volunteers saving animals from death row and giving them a second chance at life.  Foster based means we do not have an actual building thus the reason you don’t see an actual address…we have many.  All of our rescued animals are cared for by wonderful volunteers in their homes called foster homes. Our foster homes are located all over the Chicagoland, but primarily in the SW suburbs of Chicago. Because our animals are cared for in people’s homes we do require an adoption application prior to visiting so that we can learn more about you.

 No one gets paid for the work they do, just the gratification that some will be saved from a very cruel death and find loving homes. These animals are confused, frightened, and don’t understand why the people they trusted and loved have abandoned them. We work with many of the staff and volunteers in many states at these facilities as well as other rescuers, who work endless hours getting the animals to safe places. Transporting these animals is a huge part of rescue, and help is always needed with transportation. We always need foster homes to help us save more. We can only save as many as we have room for. Email us if you are interested in learning more about fostering a rescued puppy or kitten.

Angels On Wheels is a Non-Profit-EIN 27-0727370, Illinois State Licensed-#13826, Dog and Cat Rescue, and we have been granted our 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status which means we are exempt from taxation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Your gift and adoption donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you Everyone for your continued support in helping us to help the helpless:))!

THANK YOU to our countless supporters who helped make our life saving work possible in 2013! Because of all of you, we saved over 260 animals who otherwise would have not had a 2nd chance at life. Thank you Nancy and Courtney Kramer for putting this beautiful tribute together to honor all of you…the real heroes in rescue Now Grab your Kleenex and watch this very touching video

You’ve all earned your wings and it’s been my pleasure meeting and working with you all!! May 2014 bring you a Very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Blessed New Year! Susan Pratl, Founder

Monetary Donations are always excepted and very much appreciated!  Without donations from caring people, we couldn’t do what we do.   You can either donate by clicking the donate button or by calling our vets office at 815-744-3540 and making a donation directly to them.  Thank you so much!

ATTENTION MILITARY PERSONNEL….We are VERY, VERY PROUD to announce that Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue has been approved to partner with Pets for Patriots. Certain adoptable animals through Angels on Wheels if adopted through a current or discharged military person and his/her family, you will receive specific benefits through Pets For Patriots…click on the above link for more details. The animals that qualify are any animal over the age of two, over 40 pounds, or any animal that might have a medical condition such as an allergy for example or special needs. You will also receive $25.00 of any adoption through us.


Every day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are also born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all of the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, other animal and cruel humans. You can help just by spaying and neutering your pets, don’t ever buy from a pet store, as almost every one of them uses some form of a puppy mill, and remind people to support and ADOPT from a shelter or rescue.

Shelter animals are very affectionate, forgiving, loyal companions just crying for someone to hold and love them. Please join us in the fight to save their lives by getting more and more of these babies adopted and fewer put to sleep! You can help by encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets!