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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Sissy Small Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) Female

Sissy

Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Small Female Senior
Skye Medium Beagle / Mixed (short coat) Female

Skye

Beagle / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Ripley Large American Bulldog (short coat) Female

Ripley

American Bulldog (short coat)
Large Female Adult
Wrigley  Rottweiler / Mixed (short coat) Male

Wrigley

Rottweiler / Mixed (short coat)
Male Young
Arwen Medium Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Arwen

Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Margaret X-Large Saint Bernard (medium coat) Female

Margaret

Saint Bernard (medium coat)
X-Large Female Adult
Pryncess Small Chihuahua (short coat) Female

Pryncess

Chihuahua (short coat)
Small Female Adult
Rocky Large Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Rocky

Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Young
Shiva Medium Shepherd (medium coat) Female

Shiva

Shepherd (medium coat)
Medium Female Young
Girlfriend Small Lhasa Apso / Bichon Frise (medium coat) Female

Girlfriend

Lhasa Apso / Bichon Frise (medium coat)
Small Female Adult
Missy Willow Medium Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Missy Willow

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Female Baby
June Bug Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

June Bug

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Adult
Emmi Medium Beagle / Mixed (short coat) Female

Emmi

Beagle / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Nora Medium Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Nora

Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Adult
Roxy Medium Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Roxy

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Female Baby
Skipper Small Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) Male

Skipper

Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Small Male Senior
Star Medium Beagle / Mixed (short coat) Female

Star

Beagle / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Sophie Small Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Sophie

Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Small Female Young
Winter Small Bichon Frise / Poodle (Toy) (medium coat) Female

Winter

Bichon Frise / Poodle (Toy) (medium coat)
Small Female 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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