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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Bella Medium Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Bella

Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Adult
Princess Medium Terrier / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Female

Princess

Terrier / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Young
Edgar Medium Shepherd / Black Mouth Cur / Mixed (short coat) Male

Edgar

Shepherd / Black Mouth Cur / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Mabel Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed Female

Mabel

Labrador Retriever / Mixed
Medium Female Baby
Tiny Small Pomeranian (long coat) Female

Tiny

Pomeranian (long coat)
Small Female Senior
Penelope Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

Penelope

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Chief Medium Border Collie / Mixed (short coat) Male

Chief

Border Collie / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Male Young
Lucia Large Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Lucia

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

Greyson

Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male Adult
Ripley Large American Bulldog (short coat) Female

Ripley

American Bulldog (short coat)
Large Female Adult
Belle Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

Belle

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Loki Large Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Loki

Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Male Young
Diego Medium Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) Male

Diego

Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Male Adult
Tina Turner Small Pomeranian (long coat) Female

Tina Turner

Pomeranian (long coat)
Small Female Adult
Brice Large Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Male

Brice

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Large Male Baby
Natalie Large Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

Natalie

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Large Female Young
BeBe Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

BeBe

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Senior
Michelle Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat) Female

Michelle

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Female Adult
Pheoina Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

Pheoina

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Baby
Jazzy Medium Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Female

Jazzy

Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Female Young
Cookie Small Maltese / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat) Male

Cookie

Maltese / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat)
Small 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 it around the clock, an adult dog will fit your lifestyle better than a puppy would because the adult will not require constant supervision.
  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 has 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 A.R.F.-IL Animal Rescue Foundation thanks you!

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