Red Door Animal Shelter: Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals

Gimme Shelter Walk 2010

More than ten years ago, Red Door Animal Shelter opened its doors to animals that were abused, relinquished, or abandoned. Red Door is one of the few shelters in the nation that can proudly say they are a “No-Kill Shelter”. What is a “No Kill-Shelter”? A “No-Kill Shelter” is a shelter that will stay with the animal until adoption. If the animal is not adopted, the animal can live at the shelter for the rest of their lives. I volunteer at the shelter and I can personally state that the animals at the shelter are cared with plenty of  love and respect. It is always busy at the shelter because there’s plenty to do such as cleaning, washing the quilts, caring the animals, and playing with them too. They need attention and many volunteers are very affectionate with the pets.

Now, next month there’s an amazing event called Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals. Here’s the details from the Red Door.

Don’t miss this year’s Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals. It’s a great way to enjoy Indian Boundary Park, meet some fellow animal lovers, have fun–and help out animals in need.

This year, Red Door is concentrating on raising money for our emergency rescue fund. So the more money you bring in, the more animals in dire need we can save.

Here are the details:

  • The walk starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine, on June 10, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt, Chicago.
  • Pre-registration fee is $20 for adults, $5 for kids. Registration on June 10 is $25 for adults, $10 for kids.
  • Every registrant receives a 12th Annual Gimme Shelter! T-shirt, a free brunch after the walk and a doggy gift bag.
  • The walk is short and easy–or you can just hang out in the park and enjoy our entertainment: pet psychic, musicians, doggy splash pools, doggy massages–and NEW this year– a duck pond game for prizes.
  • No dog? No problem! This walk is for people who love all animals.

Register for the walk here!

Or create your personal fundraising page

Without these funds, many animals could have not been saved. Here’s what I read from their newsletter.



Elvie is an older rabbit who has spent most of her life living in a school. When she broke her front leg and no one could care for her, we took Elvie in. She’s made a great recovery! And now that she’s retired from being a school bunny, she’s looking for a new home.


Sparky is a wire-hair terrier mix who was abandoned outside. He had been bitten by another dog and those wounds were infected. After rescuing Sparky from the streets and getting him some much needed medical care, he’s living up to his name.


Brenna had lived at Red Door–in one of the adult cat rooms–for 7 years. But suddenly Brenna needed a serious kneecap surgery or she wouldn’t be able to walk. Now she is recovering nicely–and happily–in a foster home that lets her sleep in the master bedroom.

I want to encourage you my dear reader to support the Red Door Animal Shelter and Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals because your help will create more miracles for animals like Elvie, Brenna, and Sparky. Also, if you fell in love with Brenna, Elvie, and Sparky or you want to meet other wonderful pets that are at the shelter, then adopt today!

Adopt your new best friend and your new family member here at the Red Door Animal Shelter. For more information on adoption visit the link there are wonderful pets waiting to meet you!

Contact the Red Door Animal Shelter

Email us at:

Call us at: (773) 764-2242

Adoption Center: 2410 West Lunt Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645 Adoption hours: Monday through Thursday, 1-5pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-4 p.m. Please call for weeknight hours. Please arrive one hour in advance of closing time. Appointments are highly recommended. Please note that dogs available for adoption are not located at our shelter address.

Send mail or donations to us at: P.O. Box 60608, Chicago, IL 60660              

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The Red Door is a 501(c)(3) organization. In addition, the Red Door does not receive federal, state, county or city money. They are funded by private donations and grants from private foundations.

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