CHICAGO (CBS)– A new senior center is now open in north suburban Woodstock, but it’s not for people. The shelter is for older dogs and cats looking for their forever homes.
For director and founder Dawn Kemper, the Young at Heart shelter is her dream come true and the first of its kind in the Chicago area.READ MORE: Seven Injured In West Town Police Chase
The brand new facility was created solely by fundraising and donations. It takes only dogs and cats age seven and older.
The entire place took years and plenty of revisions to get here.
The shelter was built with senior pets in mind, from heated floors, natural light, lots of outdoor space and easy cleanup.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,942 New Cases, 16 Additional Deaths
This week was the grand opening and it was a big hit, with people and pets.
We had so many people come through with giant smiles on their faces, saying “this is the coolest place they’ve ever seen and they can’t wait to volunteer.”
Young at Heart is always looking for volunteers.
Kemper says senior dogs really just want someone to hang out with them. Dogs are $200 dollars to adopt and cats are $100.MORE NEWS: Chicago Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Shooting Of Oak Park Police Officer
For more information about the facility head to adoptaseniorpet.com.