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Cat Adoption Center

Pet Supplies Plus
6675 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL

Volunteers Needed: Orphans is currently looking for volunteers who are true cat lovers and who are interested in working hands-on with the cats at the Gurnee store. These volunteers will assist with daily feeding, caring, cleaning, and introducing the cats to potential adopters.

If you are a cat lover interested in becoming involved with Orphans and our cat adoption center, contact the shelter directly at 847-945-0235 or email us at This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference for the stray and abandoned cats of Lake County.

Pet Showcase at Hawthorn Mall & Northbrook Court Mall

Meet adorable and adoptable pets at our offsite locations every weekend.

Extended hours during holidays

Hawthorn Mall

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11-3

122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Northbrook Court Mall

Saturdays 12-2

1515 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

A match made in heaven

The Von Feldts planned a day at Northbrook Court to have lunch and catch a movie. As they posted later on the Orphans Facebook page, “Lunch was good but we never saw the movie. Instead we adopted an amazing little yellow lab mix.”

Plans can change quickly when people unknowingly come across an Orphans of the Storm off-site adoption event. The Von Feldts ran home and returned with their black lab and his approval sealed the deal.

Visit our cat wing

Adult cat room

Come spend some time in our large and bright adult cat wing, where friendly cats roam free and are looking forward to meeting you!
How do you select a cat to adopt? Well, you don’t, because at Orphans of the Storm, your cat will pick you.

Quiet meeting room

You may also spend time in a private cat meeting room. Here, away from the general cat population, a family may spend quiet time becoming acquainted with a single cat or kitten that they may be considering for adoption.