We are now open to the public!

Walk-ins are welcome, but we do have capacity limitations in our cat-house and dog-wings, therefore we recommend making a reservation to ensure the best experience!


Or call us anytime at 847-945-0235.

Orphans of the Storm

Friends Available Today

Our Foster Program is Now Live


Cat Adoption Center

Now Open in Gurnee

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 be responsible for assisting with daily feeding, caring, cleaning and introducing the cats to potential adopters.

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

Pet Showcase & Gift Wrap at Northbrook Court

Meet adorable and adoptable pets every Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm

Extended hours during holidays

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 new cat wing

Adult cat room

Visitors are welcome spend time in our adult cat room. It may seem a bit overwhelming to step into a population of 150-200 adult cats, but they will make you feel at home. And how do you select just one cat to adopt? Well, you don’t, because at Orphans of the Storm, your cat will pick you.

Quiet meeting room

A recent addition to our cat wing is 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.