Blessed Bonds Fund

A fund to keep people & pets together through times of crisis.

Mission: Blessed Bonds provides temporary crisis foster care devoted to reuniting families with their animal companions.

Vision: Blessed Bonds will have crisis foster care become a common best practice for any disastrous situation.

Core Values:

  • Pets are truly family members – We regard animal companions as a special part of any family
  • Crisis Foster Care is unrestricted – We do not charge a fee for crisis care provided to families
  • Hope is communicated – We work with families in crisis to make sure they know their pet family members are loved and cared for

Since we founded our Blessed Bonds Fund in 2004, we have helped more than 1,200 animals stay with their families.

Brian and Oreo

When Oreo’s owner found himself in need of medical treatment he was hesitant to proceed because he knew he could not and would not leave his faithful companion behind. Often pet owners refuse necessary medical treatment because they have no care options for their beloved pets. Thankfully, this was not the case for Brian. He knew he wanted to find a safe place for Oreo so that he could focus on his recovery and after contacting A.D.O.P.T. and learning more about its Blessed Bonds program he was convinced this would be a great option for Oreo. With the help of A.D.O.P.T. Oreo and Brian were able to be reunited upon Brian’s release from the hospital!  They are both doing very well and happy to be back together!

When Oreo’s owner found himself in need of medical treatment he was hesitant to proceed because he knew he could not and would not leave his faithful companion behind. Often pet owners refuse necessary medical treatment because they have no care options for their beloved pets. Thankfully, this was not the case for Brian. He knew he wanted to find a safe place for Oreo so that he could focus on his recovery and after contacting A.D.O.P.T. and learning more about its Blessed Bonds program he was convinced this would be a great option for Oreo. With the help of A.D.O.P.T. Oreo and Brian were able to be reunited upon Brian’s release from the hospital!  They are both doing very well and happy to be back together!

How We Help
Blessed Bonds provides short-term foster care for pets whose owners are experiencing a crisis. Many of the pet owners we help are facing illness, hospitalization, rehab, domestic violence, foreclosure, eviction, and other difficult circumstances. While their pets are in temporary foster care for pets, families can successfully address the crisis and be reunited with their pet!

How You Can Help
Make a tax-deductible donation. Your donation to the Blessed Bonds Fund will help keep people and pets together, provide a pet with the vaccines its needs before going to foster care, or emergency boarding for large dogs or bully breeds who may be difficult to place in a foster home. No donation is too big or too small and your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks to you, we can continue to keep people and their pets together!

Become a foster. As a temporary foster parent, you get to pick what type of pet you would like to foster, as well as the frequency and amount of time you are able to give. Remember that the more foster homes we have, the more animals we can save! 

Develop a Blessed Bonds program of your own. We realize that this service is needed throughout Illinois as well as the rest of the country. We are encouraging other groups and organizations to consider developing their own temporary care program for dogs and cats. We are willing to teach others how to help owners in their communities who want to keep their pets but need to find temporary care for them. For more information on starting up a Blessed Bonds program in your area, please contact founder Linda Harper at lharper6@aol.com.

Learn More
To learn more about Blessed Bonds, or if you are interested in having a Blessed Bonds team member speak about our services to a group or organization, please contact us at blessedbonds@adoptpetshelter.org or (630) 355-2299.

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