When did Barb's Precious Rescue open?
We officially opened our doors in late August 2014. We currently accept kittens/cats only. With the increasing number of cats in need of homes, we have welcomed many adorable, lovable kittens and cats into our Rescue. In order to accommodate puppies/dogs we have embarked (pun intended) on an expansion project that will upgrade our Palatine facility. Construction has just begun and is expected to go through 2018.
How can I volunteer?
We are in need of volunteers. We have morning, afternoon and evening shifts available seven days a week. The volunteers will assist with cleaning the facility, feeding the Rescue animals, cleaning the litter boxes, and socializing the Rescue animals. Orientation is ongoing. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to complete our online application form.
What is the fee to adopt a cat or kitten?
The fee to adopt a cat or kitten from the Rescue is $150 for one or $200 for two. This includes neutering/spaying and initial immunizations.
I saw an animal that I am interested in on your website. How can I meet it?
The best way to meet an animal is to visit Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center located at 313 N Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067. Our staff would be happy to introduce you to any animals you may be interested in. The Rescue is open for viewing and adoptions on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30p - 8:30p, as well as Saturdays from 9a - Noon.
How can I tell if an animal is good with children, litter trained, or good around other animals?
To learn more about a cat's personality, please stop by the Adoption Center and bring along all family members including children for an introduction. Our staff will work with you to find the right match for your family.
The animal description states that the pet is "special." What does this mean?
Each cat available for adoption that is indicated as "special needs" will have details on the pet's medical or behavioral information. BPRAC staff will address these details with interested adopters.
How long does the process to adopt an animal take?
Allow at least one hour for meeting the pet and filling out paperwork. Previous Veterinary references will also be checked as part of the process.
What should I bring?
~Driver's license or current picture ID.
~If you rent, bring a copy of your lease or your landlord's name and phone number. Also, association by-laws if you live in a condo community with specific rules.
~Family or household members who will live with the pet need to meet the potential adoptive cat at the Rescue.
What if I adopt a pet and things don't work out?
We understand that despite our best intentions, sometimes things do not go according to plan. If you find yourself in that situation, please return the pet to the Rescue. Your adoption fee will be refunded if desired, and the Rescue will accept pets back with open arms.