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Tree House Humane Society

Address

7225 N. Western Ave.

Neighborhood

Rogers Park / West Ridge

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: Closed

Long Lines Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Dobbins Group, 2017

Description

After decades of helping cats find loving families, the Tree House Humane Society moved into a new, specially designed site in 2017. The building is home to eleven cat colonies, nine of which have access to outdoor enclosures. The whole complex is designed to be eco-friendly, with energy-efficient floor heating and extensive use of skylights. Tree House is also home to Chicago’s first in-shelter cat café, where patrons can visit adoptable cats with feline leukemia while enjoying a drink. The parking lot features a working outdoor feral cat colony. An on-site cat clinic is already functional and a new community clinic opened in 2021 in service of both cats and dogs.

Visitor Experience

Tree House invites you to learn more about their eco-conscious building—every inch of which was designed with cats in mind. While guests will not be able to interact with the cats during their visit, they'll have a chance to see behind-the-scenes in the shelter's veterinary clinic as well as other areas not typically accessible to the public.