Dogs Available for Adoption

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Dogs and puppies listed here are still available for adoption. We update our website and listings multiple times a day to add or remove dogs for adoption. If you would like to adopt a puppy or dog, please fill out an adoption application and we will be in touch with next steps in the dog adoption process.

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Petey Medium Mountain Cur / Mixed (short coat) Male

Petey

Mountain Cur / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Palomo Small West Highland White Terrier Westie / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Palomo

West Highland White Terrier Westie / Mixed (medium coat)
Small Male Senior
Dudley Large Great Pyrenees / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Dudley

Great Pyrenees / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Young
Tundra Large Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Tundra

Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Adult
Sassy Medium Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Sassy

Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Adult
Dolly Small Poodle (Toy) / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Dolly

Poodle (Toy) / Mixed (medium coat)
Small Female Senior
Janie Large Shepherd / Beagle / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Janie

Shepherd / Beagle / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Female Baby
Bert Medium Mountain Cur / Mixed (short coat) Male

Bert

Mountain Cur / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Nala Large Husky / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Nala

Husky / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Female Baby

Reasons to Consider Adopting an Adult Dog

  1. Unlike shelter puppies, you know an adult shelter dog is done growing, so there are no surprises as to how big they’ll get.
  2. Adult dogs have larger bladders, so you can usually depend on fewer accidents, and many adult rescues are already housetrained!
  3. Adult dogs are past the teething phase, so your furniture and shoes are safer from getting chewed up.
  4. If you want to bring a canine into your life but can’t watch them around the clock, an adult dog does not require constant supervision like a puppy does.
  5. You can find an adult dog with an energy level that fits your lifestyle, whereas adopting a puppy means lots of activity for a few years.
  6. You can give the priceless gift of a safe, loving forever home to a dog that’s experienced many years of fear and uncertainty.

Give a Dog a Forever Home

Have you found any dogs here that will make a great addition to your family? Click on the pupper’s photo to fill out their adoption application today! Or, you can fill out A.R.F.’s pet adoption application here. The ARF-IL Animal Rescue Foundation thanks you!

More Dog Information from A.R.F. Wheaton