All of Homeward Bound's funding comes from private donations, fundraising efforts, and grants. So monetary donations are greatly needed and appreciated. We also welcome donations of toys, treats, blankets, towels, laundry and dish soap, and paper towels.

Click here for a printable donation form (.pdf file): HBPS donation form.pdf


Homeward Bound's Paw Protector Sponsor Program allows supporters to sponsor one of our lovable dogs and cats.  Your support of $70 will assist in providing shelter and care to the homeless animal until a loving home can be found.  In appreciation of your generous donation, you will receive a photo of your sponsored pet.  To be a part of the program, send a $70 donation and your name and address to PO Box 3831, Decatur, IL 62524.  Also let us know your choice of wanting to sponsor a dog or cat.   

Become a Shelter Pal

Shelter Pals are volunteers who assist with a variety of tasks such as walking and exercising dogs, socializing and cuddling cats, general housekeeping, follow-up phone calls, and fundraising help.  Whether it's an hour a month or an hour a day, we are always looking for members in the community to lend a hand and donated their time to help the animals.  

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work with dogs. 
  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to work with cats.  
  • All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.  

If you're interested in volunteering, call 217-876-1266 or 217-875-8800.

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Pet Meds


Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

We are closed to the public on Sunday, Monday, 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

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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