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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Misty Medium Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female


Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Greyson Large Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Male


Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male Adult
Michelle Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat) Female


Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Female Young
Rainy Medium Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female


Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Diego Medium Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) Male


Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Male Adult
Bella Medium Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female


Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Adult
Windy Medium Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female


Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Tux Medium Boston Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Male


Boston Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Adult
Scooby X-Large Great Dane (short coat) Male


Great Dane (short coat)
X-Large Male Adult
Sweet Millie Small Poodle (Toy) / Bichon Frise (long coat) Female

Sweet Millie

Poodle (Toy) / Bichon Frise (long coat)
Small Female Baby
Helga Small Beagle (short coat) Female


Beagle (short coat)
Small Female Baby
Tiny Small Pomeranian (long coat) Female


Pomeranian (long coat)
Small Female Senior
Ripley Large American Bulldog (short coat) Female


American Bulldog (short coat)
Large Female Adult
Chet X-Large German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) Male


German Shepherd Dog (medium coat)
X-Large Male Baby
Angel Small Terrier / Mixed (medium coat) Female


Terrier / Mixed (medium coat)
Small Female Adult
Busch Large Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Male


Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male Young
Tina Turner Small Pomeranian (long coat) Female

Tina Turner

Pomeranian (long coat)
Small Female Adult

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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