Our History

Wright-Way Rescue officially started in 2003 in response to the overwhelming number of adoptable animals being euthanized in rural animal control facilities. We ease the burden of these animal control establishments by visiting their facilities and pulling adoptable dogs and cats that are at risk of being put to sleep. These animals are then readied for adoption at our facility in Southern IL and later transported to our Adoption Center in Northern IL. The idea of moving animals from rural populations to urban ones is not a new concept. However our Admissions & Care Center provides a unique opportunity for animals to be prepared for adoption before ever arriving at our adoption center. To our knowledge this is the first program of its kind in the Midwest. In 2004, we provided 800 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens with shelter, spay/neuter surgeries, and adoptive homes. We have grown to we provide approximately 2000 animals yearly a second chance at life through our busy adoption program. The headquarters of Wright-Way Rescue is located in Murphysboro, IL. Our adoption center is currently located in Niles IL which is a bordering suburb of NW Chicago.

Wright-Way Rescue employees & volunteers, partners in our success, make our mission statement come alive in the way they work with every animal and adopter. Our adopters and supporters have responded tremendously. When we began our operation we employed two individuals and rented an office building/warehouse combination in Crab Orchard IL. We now employee approximately 15 employees ranging from veterinary technicians, groomers, animal care providers, trainers, and office staff. Our 3.5 acre facility purchased in 2006 has been renovated to provide state-of-the-art sheltering for animals awaiting homes. We have also added our stateof the art Adoption Center in Niles IL. To say we have grown by leaps and bounds would be an understatement. The support of our adopters, animal welfare foundations, and other supporters such as the Petco Foundation has enabled Wright-Way Rescue to extend our operation and grow to be who we are today. With the entire staff and volunteers of Wright-Way Rescue participating in making our vision of distinctive quality and unparalleled service real, we are headed for even greater achievements. This, simply put, equals more adoptive homes for our pets and a step towards helping the overwhelming number of homeless animals in shelters today.
WWR Admissions & Care Center
Murphysboro IL
WWR Adoption Center
Niles IL