Donations Always Appreciated

The non-profit rescue Friends of Petraits was officially founded in March of 2016. Friends of Petraits Rescue has a 501c3 designation and has been licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The rescue took on what we considered the best practices of all the shelters and rescues that we’ve worked with over the past 20 years while fostering and photographing pets for other organizations and rolled them into a foster-based rescue group helping to keep animals out of over-crowded facilities.

In 2019, Friends of Petraits Rescue rescued over 300 pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, hedgehogs and parakeets. 

Keeping those pets healthy, well-fed, and cared for over this past year has cost our young organization over $35,000. That includes veterinary care, nutrition, litter, etc. – all that is necessary until they find their permanent guardians.

We want to extend our thanks to those who assisted in rescue missions, encouraged, adopted, fostered, cared for, and donated to Friends of Petraits animals. And, we humbly ask for your help in supporting our mission.

Thanks in advance for your continued support.


Friends of Petraits rescued over 400 animals last year and this year looks like we’ll rescue even more. We always need donations for medical care and food. Every donation counts and we do have 501c3 status so your donation is tax deductible!


You can find Friends of Petraits on Venmo too. Scan the code below or look for Friends of Petraits @Sheri-Berliner.


Use Zelle Quickpay from your mobile device to donate or pay your adoption fees! Friends of Petraits accepts Zelle quickpay through the email address:

Shop ’til You Drop!

The money we receive from programs like AmazonSmile helps us to provide care for a population of animals that need extra resources while under our care.

Join now by searching and choosing Friends of Petraits on Amazon Smile.


Amazon Wish List

We always need supplies off of our Amazon Wish List! We have dog food, cat food, treats and other items we need to keep our rescue rolling. 


Pet Supplies

We are always in need of new or gently used leashes and toys for our dogs, cats, kittens, gerbils, birds, rabbits and guinea pigs. Contact us if you have items to donate.

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