When did Barb's Precious Rescue open?
We officially opened our doors in late August 2014. We currently accept kittens/cats only, however, construction is underway to expand our facility. This will allow us to accomodate puppies/dogs in the future. Constuction is expected to go through 2020.
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 for more information.
What is the fee to adopt a cat or kitten?
The fee to adopt a cat or kitten from the Rescue is $175 for the first adoptee, with a reduced fee of $125 for each additional. 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. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to continue social distancing in our current building, we will remain open by appointment only. Please contact us at 847-406-6968 to schedule time to come visit us. Once we are able to open our new facility, we will have proper space for social distancing and can re-open during our public hours. Thanks for your support and patience!
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.