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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Palomo Small West Highland White Terrier Westie / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Palomo

West Highland White Terrier Westie / Mixed (medium coat)
Small Male Senior
Rustie Small Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat) Male

Rustie

Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat)
Small Male Young
Baby Small Chihuahua (short coat) Female

Baby

Chihuahua (short coat)
Small Female Senior
Sadie X-Large Rottweiler (medium coat) Female

Sadie

Rottweiler (medium coat)
X-Large Female Adult
Liam Medium Beagle / Mixed (short coat) Male

Liam

Beagle / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Baby
Destiny Medium Beagle / Hound / Mixed (short coat) Female

Destiny

Beagle / Hound / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Adult
Lorraine Small Chihuahua (short coat) Female

Lorraine

Chihuahua (short coat)
Small Female Young
Bean Large Shepherd / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Male

Bean

Shepherd / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male Young
Gunther Large Hound / Mixed (short coat) Male

Gunther

Hound / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male Young
Jerry Large Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (short coat) Male

Jerry

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male Young
Bert Medium Mountain Cur / Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Male

Bert

Mountain Cur / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Alphie Medium Australian Shepherd / Mixed (short coat) Male

Alphie

Australian Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Baby
Duke Large Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Duke

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Young

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!

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