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.


Land of Lincoln Credit Union selects Homeward Bound as their charity of the year

February 19, 2014

We are so thrilled to announce that Land of Lincoln Credit Union has chosen Homeward Bound Pet Shelter as their 2014 charity of the year!  Keep watching throughout the year for events they will be holding as their employees and credit union members help us raise money for our dogs and cats!  www.llcu.org

Homeward Bound Pet Shelter's 2013 Fund Drive

January 03, 2014

Our mission only continues with your help

On December 20th, WAND aired a news piece on Homeward Bound Pet Shelter and the shortfall of our 2013 fund drive. As of today we have received over $27,000 since that broadcast, most of it last week. Thanks to letters in the H&R newspaper, WAND and the generosity of our many supporters we can continue the mission into the new year. A special thanks to our volunteers and staff who have all worked through thick and thin to make Homeward Bound an important part of our community. We are still operating under a deficit budget and must be vigilant of expenses and will still need significant donations. We receive no government funding for support of the animals which includes food, medicine, veterinary care, supplies and wages for staff and trainees. Thank you all for your generous support of our mission.

Pet of the Weeks on Cromwell Radio and WAND-TV

July 08, 2013

Listen to Busboom and Wolfe in the Morning on TALK 101 FM (100.9 WZUS) "The Talk of Decatur" for Homeward Bound's Pet of the Week.  EVERY THURSDAY between 8:00 and 8:10am. www.talk101decatur.com

Listen to Storm in the Afternoons on THE FOX 106.7 FM for Homeward Bound's Pet of the Week.  EVERY TUESDAY at 3:30pm. 

Watch WAND-TV Newscenter 17 (NBC) at Noon on Wednesdays.  Radar's Friends from Homeward Bound are usually on between 12:15-12:30pm.


Papa Murphy's Pizza Day for Homeward Bound

May 28, 2014

Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza is proud to help Homeward Bound Pet Shelter!  On May 28, mention HOMEWARD BOUND PET SHELTER when you buy any regular priced menu item and Papa Murphy's will donate 20% to HBPS.  Visit 255 W. Mound Rd., Decatur, IL 62526.  Call in your order! 217-875-1700

Woofstock 2014

June 14, 2014

Save the date!  The 9th annual Woofstock 2014 will be Saturday, June 14 at Macon Resources, 2121 Hubbard Avenue-Decatur, IL from 9:00am to 2:00pm! It's tons of dog-gone fun for the entire family! 

  • Three performances by The K9 Crew Trick Dog Show (presented by Land of Lincoln Credit Union, Rita & John Mickler, and Decatur Conference Center Hotel).  9:30am, 11:45am, and 1:45pm
  • Vendors
  • Pooch Parade with Best Dressed Contest and recognizing Rescue/Shelter Dogs.  10:30am
  • Fido Fotos by The Decatur Camera Club
  • Microchipping
  • Over The Bridge Memory Wall
  • Rockin' Pooch Pedicures & More
  • Pizza samples by Papa Murphy's Pizza
  • Food & Drink
  • Goody Bags to the 1st 300 dogs

Admission:  $5 per person; 10 & under free. Your precious pooch must be leashed and up to date on vaccinations.

Human t-shirts, dog bandanas, and dog t-shirts will be available to purchase soon!  Keep watching for details!

For information, email:  hbpsevents@maconresources.org

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Pet Meds

We Recommend - Hill's Pet Food Official Logo - Hill's Nutrition Official Badge

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs


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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