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
Mandy Medium Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie / Mixed (long coat) Female

Mandy

Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie / Mixed (long coat)
Medium Female Young
Palomo Small West Highland White Terrier Westie / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Palomo

West Highland White Terrier Westie / Mixed (medium coat)
Small Male Senior
Bruce *Special Needs* X-Large Rottweiler (medium coat) Male

Bruce *Special Needs*

Rottweiler (medium coat)
X-Large Male Adult
Tundra Large Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Tundra

Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Adult
Finley Small Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) Male

Finley

Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Small Male Adult
Dolly Small Poodle (Toy) / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Dolly

Poodle (Toy) / Mixed (medium coat)
Small Female Senior
Madi Large Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

Madi

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Large Female Young
Bert Medium Mountain Cur / Mixed (short coat) Male

Bert

Mountain Cur / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Crush Large Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Male

Crush

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male 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!

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