Homeward Bound Pet Shelter

In July 2005, Homeward Bound became a division of Macon Resources, Inc. (MRI). It's a great partnership that helps pets and people with disabilities.

The mission of Homeward Bound Pet Shelter is to shelter and rehabilitate relinquished cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies until they can be permanently adopted into loving homes.

We try to maintain a stress-free environment for our cats and dogs while they wait for their new families. Cats are free to roam in their rooms, and dogs have visiting rooms and a fenced outside play area.

All animals are spayed/neutered, kept up-to-date on vaccines, and microchipped. Plus, they’ve been tested for heartworms or feline leukemia/FIV and kept on monthly flea control and heartworm protection.

We're located at 1720 East Huston Drive, Decatur. Our phone number is 217-876-1266.

Click here for Dog Adoption Application: DOG APPLICATION March 2014

Click here for Cat Adoption Application: CAT APPLICATION_august 2012.pdf

After completing your application, you can bring it in to Homeward Bound, fax to 217-876-1604, or scan and email it to: homewardboundpetshelter02@yahoo.com.   Completed applications can also be mailed to:  HBPS, PO Box 3831, Decatur, IL 62524.

Hold/processing fees can be paid by phone with a debit/credit card.  Cash or check also accepted.


HBPS Angel Tree

November 26, 2014

We’ve all seen the angel trees where you take a name off of the tree and buy a gift for that person or pet. Well, here at HBPS, we’re changing it up! This December, for every person who gives a NEW, MONTHLY recurring gift of $10 or more ONLINE, we will put an ornament on the tree with your name!  

Our goal is to get 300 NEW monthly recurring donations of $10 or more. Those funds will be used to upgrade our outdoor play yards for the shelter dogs. Projects include new fencing, larger spaces, and leveling the ground to eliminate muddy messes.  

Here’s how it works:

1. From December 1st through the 25th, click on the Donate button at the top of our home page – this will take you to our PayPal website.

2. Enter your monthly donation amount of $10 or more and check the box that says "Make This Recurring (Monthly)"

3. Choose your payment options and complete the transaction.

4. When we receive the notification of your donation from PayPal, we will put your name on an ornament and hang it on our Christmas tree – showing off all of the "angels" who took part in this project!

Will you be an HBPS Angel?



Reduced Adoption Fees on Long-Term Shelter Pets

October 08, 2014

Approved adopters will receive reduced adoption fees on pets who have been at Homeward Bound Pet Shelter for more than 6 months.  Help us give these long-term residents a forever home!

10 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

October 08, 2014

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month!  Check out these top 10 reasons to adopt a shelter dog - as if you needed more convincing!


Homeward Bound Pet Shelter is a Bark Box charity partner

June 03, 2014

Homeward Bound Pet Shelter is now a charity partner with BARK BOX. Subscribe and get a monthly box of dog goodies!  Support us and get $5 off when you use our special code:  BBX1XK72 at www.barkbox.com


When you sign up for Bark Box, every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog - anything from toys, bones, and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!  Help us raise some serious bones - Homeward Bound gets a $15 donation with every order.  Get started at www.barkbox.com  Enter our coupon code  BBX1XK72 when you are on the checkout page!

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Pet Meds


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

We are closed to the public on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and major holidays. Hours are subject to change without notice.

The animals look forward to seeing you!

Contact Us

Homeward Bound Pet Shelter
1720 East Huston Dr.
Decatur, IL 62526
E-mail: homewardboundpetshelter02@yahoo.com

Directions: From Rt. 51 (North or South 51), turn East on Pershing Road (Rt. 48/121). Turn North onto Kandy Lane. Homeward Bound is on the right hand side just as the road curves.

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