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

Destiny

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

Chico

Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Small Male Young
Rose Large Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Rose

Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Large Female Baby
Sid Small Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Sid

Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (medium coat)
Small Male Adult
Brandi Medium Coonhound (short coat) Female

Brandi

Coonhound (short coat)
Medium Female Adult
Sunny Large German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Sunny

German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Female Young
Dorothy Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Dorothy

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Female Baby
Jack Medium Beagle / Mixed (short coat) Male

Jack

Beagle / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Coffee Large Labrador Retriever / American Bulldog / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Coffee

Labrador Retriever / American Bulldog / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Female Adult
Ruby Large Shepherd / Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Ruby

Shepherd / Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Female Baby
Terra Medium Border Collie / Mixed (short coat) Female

Terra

Border Collie / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Tundra Large Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Tundra

Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Adult
Bailey Large Siberian Husky (medium coat) Female

Bailey

Siberian Husky (medium coat)
Large Female Young
Max Large Shepherd / Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Max

Shepherd / Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Baby
Spot Small Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) Male

Spot

Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Small Male Adult
Bear Large Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Bear

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Adult
Bailey Rae Large German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) Female

Bailey Rae

German Shepherd Dog (medium coat)
Large Female Adult
Oscar Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Male

Oscar

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Ariel Small Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Ariel

Terrier / Mixed (short 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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