Animal Shelter Design and Construction Experts

You’re providing a safe space for animals. We’ll design and build a shelter that supports your mission.

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Animal Shelter and Humane Society Construction

Explore These Animal Shelter Design Ideas

Unique ideas.

Relevant designs.

Shelters for animals of all sizes.

Everyone has a different idea of what they want for their animal shelter. But they all want the same thing: a place where animals waiting for their forever home are treated with care. We’ll make that come to life.

Want to see more? Check out some designs we’ve done, and start to imagine your own.

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Project Type

Animal Shelters Designed Like Home.

Renovate an existing facility or start anew.

Our team of experts will help you design and build your dream space.

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Ground Up

From soil to the ceiling and everything in between, we’ll design and build your new clinic or clinics on-time and on-budget.


Your business is growing. You need space to grow more. Our team will make the new addition feel just like home.


If what’s inside no longer fits your needs, we’ll reimagine and rebuild in your existing space with minimal disruption.

Client Testimonials

Helping Animal Shelters Make Their Visions a Reality

Our clients share their vision. We make it a reality. Check out what they had to say post-construction!

Hinsdale Humane Society lobby.

“The quality of work was first rate and I couldn’t have asked for a better management team for my project. I would absolutely use RWE again and I recommend them often.”

Hinsdale Humane Society

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“RWE made our Adoption Center vision a reality from the inside out. Our beautiful new center would be nothing without their guidance and expertise and we truly cannot thank them enough for their partnership over the last several months to bring everything to life!”

Second City Canine

South Suburban Humane Society reception desk.

“It is clear that RWE strives to make the client happy. I knew very early on that this was more than a job to RWE – their passion was building great buildings.”

Emily Klehm, South Suburban Humane Society

Make Decisions With A Partner Who Protects Your Interests

Building a new animal shelter is a series of important decisions. We’re going to help you make the choices that work best for your business goals — and then make those decisions a reality.

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Your new facility is key to your business. We take that seriously. Here’s how we work with you. No pressure, just partnership.


1. Consultation

Free consultation process where we learn your goals, talk about ideas, and see if we’re the right fit for you.

2. Needs Analysis

A needs analysis is a low-cost way for you to find out the promises, challenges, and costs of your potential project.

3. Design

Here we design a clinic that fits your goals, maximizes your profit, and celebrates your unique ideas.

4. Bidding

We award our subcontractors with your project while you focus on financing with one of our preferred partners.

5. Build

Get building with our trusted network of contractors so you can open your doors on-time and on-budget.

6. Closeout

Warranties are provided, a final quality assurance walk through is completed by our team, your training occurs and the keys are yours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial Construction FAQs

These are just some of the many questions our clients are seeking answers for.

From the beginning stages of your project, to post-occupancy, we are here to answer them for you.

Have more questions? Reach out to our team of experts.

What is design-build and how is it helpful?

Design-build is a project delivery method where a single entity is responsible for both the design and construction phases. It streamlines communication, reduces risks, and enhances collaboration, resulting in cost and time savings.

What if I don't have a location yet?

We can introduce you to one of our preferred real estate partners to help with selection. We will coordinate the due diligence process whether it's a lease space or a real estate purchase.

How do we know this project is right for us?

We’re on your side. We treat your money like ours, and only recommend what is in the best interest of your business goals.

I'm a start-up veterinary or medical practice, can you help me?

Of course! We work with independent business owners and corporate networks. Whether you are looking to build one location or many, we're the partner to make your vision become a reality.


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