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A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of
the wicked are cruel." ( The godly are concerned for the welfare of their
- Proverbs 2:10
"Even the animals...know their owner and appreciate
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see Sandy Faut's story from her column "The Buddy Beat" (Daily
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There are many deplorable and shockingly cruel things happening to dogs every
day. Yet, countless volunteers are doing everything they can to rescue and
find homes for dogs. They are indeed ascribing to the following:
"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
Whatever way you can make a contribution to the effort to save more
wanted pets will also be helping to over come evil
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"God is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever
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DID YOU KNOW that
about 70% of all antibiotics sold in America are fed to farm animals just so
they can be kept in overcrowded, stressful, unsanitary conditions? This
practice results in antibiotic resistance, so the drugs are less effective for
people and animals AND helps create power ful super germs. Please contact your
U.S. senators and reps to ask them to support
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Shock collars are not the route to take with a mis-
behaving dog. Read the story by Master Trainer Brad Howe of BarkBusters
on our "From the Heart" page.
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& RESCUE GROUPS
*Please check our listings regularly as new ones
are added, and changes are made to existing listings.
*Specialty Rescue Groups
*Chicago Shelters/Rescue Groups
Suburban Shelters/Rescue Groups
*Pure Breed Rescue Groups
Most of the groups listed at ADOPTINGaDOG have a website
of their own, which we've listed. If not, an e-mail address is
listed. Some groups keep their dogs in foster homes only because
they have no shelter. Some groups have volunteer representatives
in several areas.
Volunteers at all the shelters/groups are hardworking individuals
dedicated to finding the right permanent home for "their"
Potential adopters will need to fill out an application or pre-screening
questionnaire. Shelters and rescue groups are protective of these
dogs, who have already been through so much. Dogs will not simply
go to just anyone. References will be checked, and in some cases a
home visit is required before the adoption is finalized. This is
all to protect the dog and make sure you and the dog are a
correct "fit." A happy ending for all at a permanent,
loving home is the goal.
It's YOUR responsibility to check out
the shelter or rescue group. This listing is not an endorsement of
all groups, although we've removed any groups/shelters that we've
learned about through highly publicized problems or criminal cases
ABOUT HALF of the nation's
estimated 74 million dogs are mutts; half purebreds.
Mutts are clearly on the rise,
says Margaret H. Bonham, author of The Complete Guide to Mutts.
"At one time, it was a badge of honor to have a purebred," she
says in a USA Weekend article (June 24-26, 2005).
"Today that badge of honor has changed. The reality is that
many mutts are rescued from somewhere, and people like that idea."
complete list of shelters follows this important introductory
pets are put to death EACH YEAR in the United States
simply because no one came to rescue them. Count them up just since
the turn of the century, and that's 20
in the last
5 years alone!
AREN'T THOSE STUNNING STATISTICS? buy
from a pet store and perpetuate the cruel puppy mills, which supply them.
SAVE A LIFE AND GET A
GREAT LIFE-LONG COMPANION -- ADOPT
FROM A REPUTABLE SHELTER.
shelters do their utmost to match healthy dogs with responsible owners.
But some shelters are negligent, don't really care about the dogs, and are
in business for the money only. Please read the following carefully.
If you find abuses or negligence at any shelter or rescue, contact the
* Humane Society regional office in
* An attorney
* Local media (newspaper, TV, radio)
Not doing so will only allow the negligence to continue, putting countless
other dogs at risk as well as potential adopters, who go through needless
heartache and financial burdens.
People often don't change when they "see the light," but only when
they "feel the heat." DO SOMETHING about negligence!
Shelter (Arlington Hts.,
THE MAJORITY OF THEIR DOGS COME FROM PUPPY MILLS. You will be
perpetuating puppy mills and Kay's system of allowing dogs just a few days
at the shelter before they are killed. This shelter does nothing to
try to save any of the dogs, will not "hold" a dog for you
even for a day if you're waiting for lab test results on an animal you've
already paid to adopt and then found to have a potential very contagious
disease. We personally know people who have gotten dogs there
that come down with Parvo, a very dangerous, highly contagious, often fatal
disease. Kay's does not take the time or care to assure the health of
their dogs as other rescue groups and shelters do. Please adopt from
another shelter/group. Of course, they will deny all of this.
ANTI-CRUELTY SOCIETY has done some wonderful things for homeless dogs over
the years and recently added a large new area to treat sick dogs. Just
be aware of the following change in their policy:
The shelter will only accept owner dog or cat "surrenders" and
will no longer accept any strays. Strays will be sent to the city
pound (Chicago's Animal Care and Control Dept.)
Sandy Faut of the Buddy Foundation (Arlington Hts.) had the following,
among other things, to say about this policy change in her 7-11-04
"Buddy Beat" column in the Daily Herald.
published accounts, the shelter made the change in policy because the burden
of euthanizing so many animals was too much...while I understand the burden
of euthanizing must be devastating for those who must perform the procedure,
I don't see how it helps to shift this burden to another organization,
especially one that is already overwhelmed by the number of stray and
abandoned animals it takes in. I also thought stray animals deserved
as great a chance at a loving home as pet give-ups. I wonder, too,
whether this change in policy will encourage people to give up their pets
because they know it is the policy of this shelter to take them in.
It certainly doesn't seem it
has anything to do with funding. According to the Tribune article, the
organization's assets were $29.8 million and expenses $4.7 million -- higher
than Animal Care and Control's annual budget' according to the shelter's
2002 tax return, the latest available.
Given that the decision has been made, though, and homeless animals turned
into the shelter are now being drive to the city pound the same day instead
of being held for five days, and given that the city pound already kills
18,000 of the 26,000
animals it takes in each year -- what can we as animal lovers do?"
**Sandy goes on in her column to answer that question by
saying we must spay
and neuter our pets, open our hearts
and minds to
consider adopting from the Chicago City
pound at 27th St.
and Western Ave. and generously support
donations) shelters that do seek to find
homes for stray
SUSPECTED NEGLECT and ABUSES:
(33 Liberty St., Batavia, NY,
14020, phone 585-343-3453)
A visitor to
AdoptingaDog.com reported deplorable
conditions at Neptune's Gardens where dirty dogs were housed in
cramped cages that had not been cleaned,
and dogs were left alone for 17 hours with no care. She is contacting
the authorities regarding this place. Please do not buy a dog from any
such place and report all poor conditions and neglect in care.
|If you have ANY CONCERNS ABOUT
THE HUMANE TREATMENT of an animal, call 911 IMMEDIATELY.|
Don't hesitate or second-guess the situation. The animals'
life could be at stake, and you could very well be the only one
to save it. The police are happy to check on the animal and
contact the owner. If you ask, the police will follow up with you
and inform you of the outcome. Your name will not be released to
anyone you reported.
NEGLECT/ABUSE CONCERNS, CONTACT:|
Society of the United States
Central States Regional Office
800 West 5th Ave., Ste. 110
Naperville, IL 60566
This group serves IL, KY, MN, NC, TN and WI.
Join their Humane Activist Network
to become involved in contacting legislators to support or oppose specific
legislation regarding the humane treatment of animals. For example: The
Puppy Protection Act, introduced in 2001 by Sen. Dick Durbin of IL
You can receive the Humane Society newsletter by calling the above phone
for all kinds of great information. |
GO TO OUR "PUPPY MILLS" PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO
LEGISLATIVELY & WHO TO CONTACT.
SHELTERS & RESCUE GROUPS
|Now scroll through our
alphabetical listings in the following 5 categories. There are plenty of
wonderful dogs (all sizes, ages, types, and personalities) that desperately
need a loving home!|
This fine group is dedicated to
helping assisted living candidates and the terminally ill place their pets
through foster care and adoption.
P.O. Box 4074
Aurora, IL 60507
This group brings dogs and cats from
rural areas and kill shelters to suburban and urban areas for adoption. (SEE THE
DAILY HERALD STORY ON THIS GROUP ON OUR PAGE, "FROM THE HEART.")
Military and law
enforcement working dog rescue and support. This very important group
helps rescue such working dogs from being put down when their service is done by
providing housing for disabled military, law enforcement and first responder
veterans in exchange for caring of them.
Save-A-Vet nfp Inc.
387 Northgate Rd.
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Starfish Animal Rescue
Tails of Hope
P.O. Box 754
Gurnee, IL 60031
This group helps the elderly keep
their companion animals and adopts dogs whose owners have died or are elderly
and can no longer care for them.
Touched By An Animal
Sister Marijon Binder
P.O. Box 59067
Wildlife of North America
While not a place to adopt a dog,
this not-for-profit, USDA federally licensed organization is an important one to
know about. It does many different types of wildlife/exotic animal
rescues, wildlife rehabilitation and also offers field trips and presentations
to schools, clubs and other groups. So if you find some abandoned or
injured squirrels, ducks, or other animals or if you know of abused, neglected
wildlife or irresponsible breeders of wolves, wolf/dog combos, coyotes, foxes or
whatever, call these folks for help! Jan and her young arctic wolf Angel
were recently at a pet adoption "show" in Long Grove to help educate
the public about wolves.
Jeff and Jan Smith
They have a huge need for donations
of everything from paper towels and laundry detergent to baled hay. Like
every other organization, they desperately need help from donors and volunteers
to help them accomplish the fine work they are devoting their lives to...and
it's an area of tremendous need, as you might suspect.
Sheri, a professional Chicago pet photographer, will e-mail you
updates on special dogs that need homes. Her wonderful e-mails are concise
in the description of the dog and include at least one photo. She works
with various rescue groups. Get on her e-mail list and keep apprised of
some wonderful dogs that need a loving home. Contact Sheri at: email@example.com
and www.petraits.com or call her at
773-777-2891. There are far too many cute dog faces and great
personalities to pass up!
A Benevolent Society that Partners with Rescue
"A charitable organization raising funds for the medical treatment of
orphaned pets already in foster or rescue care"
CONTACT: LINDA firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Adoption Associates (Lakeview Neighborhood)
P.O. Box 2104
Chicago, IL 60690
Ark Veterinary Clinic
3235 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60618
and his staff have some dogs up for adoption.
Dr. Landini has 6 dogs and 2 cats. He treats dogs, cats, birds, reptiles
and small mammals. He is also the Director of Veterinary Medicine at Tree
House Animal Foundation.
2741 S. Western
Chicago, IL 60608
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
708-636-8586 and 636-9488
6224 S. Wabash,
Chicago, IL 60637
773-667-0088 / fax: 773-667-0930
510 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Mailing Address is 157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
Call their Behavior
Hotline to get help on why your dog or cat does what it does and how to
solve the behavior problem: 312-644-8338,
dog or cat spayed or neutered for a LOW PRICE:
$10 for cats and $25 for dogs.
Most of their dogs are in foster homes in northern IL. For info on
adoption, fostering, or relinquishing an animal, contact Silvia Simmons at SimmonsUS@aol.com
Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption Inc. /Chicago Branch
RR 2 Box
Ladoga, IN 47954
(toll free) 1-888-882-1900
Chicago/Northern IL Area
Animal Care and Control
2741 S. Western Ave.
NOTE: Now that the Anti-Cruelty Society no longer accepts
stray dogs or cats, this is where they are taken daily. This city pound
already kills 18,000 of the 26,000 animals it takes in each year. PLEASE
consider adopting a dog or cat from Chicago Animal Care and Control!
info. on available animals (dogs, cats, rabbits) - petfinder.com
3304 N. Broadway, #178
Chicago, IL 60657
To foster a dog, contact Michelle at MichelleJorgensen@ipc.org
or Julie at email@example.com
In just three years since its founding in 2001, Chicago Canine Rescue has found
homes for over 700 dogs!
P.O. Box 286
Chicago, IL 60610
NOTE: This group
offers one of the most affordable adoption fees:
$75 for dogs. That does not mean there's anything wrong with
the dogs or that the group will adopt them to just anyone. You
must go through their screening process, just like other groups.
Furry Friends also has cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and
litter-box trained rabbits. Contact the friendly folks at Furry Friends!
FURRY FRIENDS IS DESPERATE FOR FINANCIAL AIDE DUE TO AN INFLUX OF HURRICANE
KATRINA DOGS AMID THE OVERFLOW OF OTHER ABANDONED PETS. PLEASE HELP
THEM BY SENDING A DONATION OF ANY SIZE!
Italian Grayhound Rescue Contacts
Chicago and Metro area representative
Lake Shore Animal Shelter/Chicago
225 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS)
1110 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
-Kerry Whiteley, Development Coordinator
-PAWS Chicago Adoption Program
3516 W. 26th St.
Chicago, IL 60623
Christine Witte, Adoption Program Manager
773-521-1408, ext. 241
Red Door Animal Shelter
2410 W. Lunt
Chicago, IL 60645
Marcia Coburn, President
*Red Door is a no-kill shelter for dogs, cats and
rabbits. It's one of 5 no-kill shelters in the U.S. that takes in rabbits,
neuters them and places them up for adoption. Rabbits are also litter-box
Wags R Riches
The Buddy Foundation & Shelter
65 W. Seegers Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0034
Aurora Animal Control
600 S. River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
Fox Valley Animal Welfare League
600 S. Aurora St.
Aurora, IL 60506-5552
Hope Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 32
Barrington, IL 60011
Humane Haven Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 1070
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
South Suburban Humane Society
1103 West End Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Assisi Animal Foundation
P.O. Box 143
Crystal Lake, IL 60039
Animal Welfare Association
257 King Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
A Caring Place Humane Society
P.O. Box 2481
Darien, IL 60561
Orphans of the Storm
2200 Riverwoods Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
NOTE: Orphans of the Storm keeps dogs for years!
That doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the dogs that have been there a
long time. Please visit their clean facility and see if you can find a dog
that fits your family. They have many wonderful dogs; some have
been waiting way too long for a loving home. Go there and rescue
one. Don't be afraid if it's an older dog. They have many benefits.
You are their only hope. Think what the dog...and your heart will feel
like when you go home!!
West Suburban Humane Society
Downers Grove, IL
Pact Humane Society
P.O. Box 841
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Almost Home Foundation
P.O. Box 308
Elk Grove Village, IL 60009
"Where pets with a past have a chance for the future."
Chicagoland Dog Rescue
.P.O. Box 91927
Elk Grove, IL 60009-1927
Second Chance Pet Adoption
P.O. Box 91916
Elk Grove, IL 60007
| Glen Ellyn|
Animal Rescue Foundation
21 S. Park
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
31664 N. Fairfield Rd. (between Rts. 60 & 120)
Grayslake, IL 60030
Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue
P.O. Box 958451
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-8451
P.O. Box 408
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
NOTE: This group does not have a shelter, but keeps the dogs in various foster homes in the area.
Australian Shepherd Rescue & Placement Helpline
Local reps: Loren and Lisa Balderstone
Contact them at the above e-mail. Loren and Lisa said: "We've
had Aussies for 20 years. We cover the Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison,
LaSalle and Kankakee areas. We've brought 197 Aussies into our program,
not counting the Aussie-mixes we've helped. (The national group has
rescued thousands.) We only take dogs of good temperament, and we do not
work with dogs that bite. The rescue group only accepts purebred
Australian Shepherds, but Loren and I have been known to take in a mix and place
Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Assoc. (IAMRA)
200 E. Evergreen, Suite 103
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
847-439-6751 or 847-259-3570 (ask for Victoria)
* This group is taking in dogs from IL, WI, MI, IN, MO and OK as room
permits. They really need help in finding homes for these dogs!
Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue
P.O. Box 905
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
A.D.O.P.T. (Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment)
420 Industrial Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
Naperville Humane Society
1620 W. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563-1130
Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Adopt a Pet
Luv a Pet Furever
*No shelter; dogs kept in foster homes. Available dogs listed only on
Animal Care League
Oak Park, IL 60304
Fortunate Pooches & Lab Rescue
P.O. Box 1296
Palatine, IL 60078
"Saving unwanted Labrador Retrievers & Lab mixes and finding them
Young at Heart Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 1293
Palatine, IL 60078
Animals for Awareness
P.O. Box 56
Palos Park, IL 60464
Buddies By Marlies
225 Vine Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Strays Halfway House
P.O. Box 6881
Schaumburg, IL 60168-0811
*Rescues dogs in Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Hoffman Estates,
Palatine and Schaumburg. Please call to find out about dogs available and
how to see them in foster homes.
|Shorewood (Will County)|
Will County Humane Society
24109 W. Seil Rd.
Shorewood, IL 60431
Anderson Animal Shelter
1000 S. LaFox, Rt. 31
South Elgin, IL 60177
H.E.L.P. (Homes for Endangered & Lost Pets)
P.O. Box 972
St. Charles, IL 60174
*not a shelter; all dogs are at foster homes in Kane Co. & beyond
P.A.W.S. (People's Animal Welfare Society)
Tinley Park, IL
Pets in Need Midwest
P.O. Box 58
Ringwood, IL 60072
Recycling Animals in Need (RAIN)
630-505-7523 or 630-356-5688 or 815-286-3042
|Puppy Mill Rescue|
This is a very important site, not only in terms of locating dogs for
adoption but really understanding what puppy mills are about and where all those
dogs in pet stores come from. Conditions in puppy mills are horrendously
cruel. This site will give you honest, realistic information on what to
expect from a puppy mill dog (behavior, health care, training, and more).
Remember, all pet store dogs come from puppy mills. If you have it
in your heart, please rescue one of the dogs from Puppy Mill Rescue.
*Dogs are in foster homes throughout Illinois.
Association for the Protection of Animals
5000 Old Alton Rd.
Granite City, IL 62040
Friends of Strays
111 N. First St.
Rockford, IL 61107
South Bend, IN
P.O. Box 8104
South Bend, IN 46660-8104
Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Rd.
Springfield, IL 62702-1766
BREED RESCUE GROUPS
Check the rescue site you're interested in to see if it has an
Illinois branch or rep; it isn't always evident in the title of the
|Alaskan Malamute Rescue Assoc. (IL AMRA / IAMRA)|
IAMRA is taking in dogs from IL, WI, MI, IN, MO & OK
259-3570 (Ask for Victoria.)
|American Brittany Rescue|
|American Eskimo Heart Bandits|
|American Water Spaniel Rescue|
|Australian Shepherd Rescue & Placement Helpline|
Local contacts: Loren & Lisa Balderstone
(They have had Aussies for 20 years. They cover Chicago, Milwaukee,
Madison, LaSalle and the Kankakee area. They take only dogs with a
good temperament and that don't bite. They will also take and place
mixes, although the national organization will only take pure breeds.)
|Basenji Rescue and Transport Inc.|
|Bassett Rescue -- Guardian Angel Basset Rescue (Serving IL, IN, Iowa,
Based in Chicago area
Fran Gray, Adoption
108 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 288
|Basset Buddies Rescue|
P.O. Box 309
Muskego, WI 53150
Suzanne Sellards, Foster Home Coordinator
Tony Koscinski, President
Local contact person:
|BREW / Midwest (Beagle Rescue, Educat., & Welfare)|
(serves IL, IN, OH, MI; check site for other locations nationally)
P.O. Box 522
Fox Lake, IL 60020-0522
(614) 340-7296 (Fax)
mid-west@brewbeagles, org (general
firstname.lastname@example.org (Elaine Taillon, co-director)
email@example.com (Toscha Clausen, co-director)
Site provides info. on other beagle rescue groups in North America
|Bernese Mountain Dog|
|Bearded Collie Rescue|
|Belgian Sheepdog Rescue|
Dogs are fostered nationwide, so check out this site!
3316 S. 72nd West Ave
Tulsa, OK 74107
Remember: Bischons do not shed! Great for allergy
Contact your local
|English Springer Rescue America (Serving IL & N.W. IN)|
Fila Rescue Inc.
P.O. Box 14226
Austin, TX 78761-4226
Founded in Texas, this group focuses mainly on
the U.S. and Canada,
but will attempt to help worldwide. Here's what Chris from the group
says about the breed:
"The Fila Brasileiro (aka Fila Mastiff,
Brazilian Mastiff) is a large, strong, loyal and extremely protective dog.
These dogs bond with an entire family (instead of a single family member
like other breeds), and they have a strong dislike for strangers.
Their loyalty and dislike of strangers makes them very protective. In
Brazil they've been used in the army, to hunt jaguars and protect ranches.
In the U.S. they are considered a rare breed, but with all the backyard
breeding going on, they are starting to become more popular.
Unfortunately, as they do, they may start taking the place of pit bulls when
it comes to fighting."
"We would love to keep them a secret for
this very reason, but it just doesn't work that way. Instead, we hope
to educate people and let them adopt instead of buying. We get
NUMEROUS Filas into rescue because the breeders just want to make the sell
and don't educate the buyers. About 10 months to a year later when
their 100 pound puppy keeps trying to bite their guests when they come to
visit (or neighbors who try to pet him, etc.), they call/e-mail us in a
panic and want to get rid of their dog, who is only doing what they do by
Please visit their web site. You can
e-mail Chris with further questions.
|Flat Coated Retriever Rescue|
|Fox Terrier Rescue|
|French Bulldog Club Rescue League|
National contact who can help you regionally:
French Bulldog Club of America Rescue League
1909 SE Taylor St.
Bentonville, AR 72712
|(Chicagoland) Shepherd Rescue|
|Badgerland German Shepherd Rescue|
|German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Northern Illinois, Inc.|
*Kari Bus, president/co-founder
P.O. Box 596
Plainfield, IL 60544
This is a
TOP-NOTCH German shepherd rescue group!
truly have the knowledge and heart for placing
dogs in the right
home. They will deal will communicate
with you about the
dog's health, behavior, personality, needs.
They are protective
of the dogs they rescue to insure that
the dogs are
adopted to their forever home -- once.
|German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of WI|
FOR WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE, PLEASE SEE BELOW UNDER "W."
|German Shorthair Pointer Rescue|
|Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois|
P.O. Box 833
Batavia, IL 60510
|Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois|
P.O. Box 5460
Woodridge, IL 60517
|Gordon Setter Rescue|
|Great Dane Rescue|
Call Bobbi Rogers at 815-634-4137
NOTE: More than 20,000 greyhounds are killed
annually. That's an estimate. Please take special
note of the Greyhound Protection League's page, "What the Racing Industry
Doesn't Want You to Know," on their site.
|Greyhound Protection League|
1-800-GHOUNDS (446-8637) or call the National ReGap Network at
GREYHOUNDS are mentioned in the Bible (Proverbs 30:29-31)
three things that are stately in their stride,
four that move with
stately bearing: a lion, might among
beasts, who retreats
before nothing: a greyhound, a he-
goat, and a king against
whom there is no rising up.
Call Mona Moore at
|Greyhound Guardians, Inc.|
847-253-6418 or (708)
219-763-1893 or (219)
Ask for their booklet:
"Why Should I Adopt a Greyhound?"
4212 N. Central Park
Chicago, IL 60618
773-297-GREY (4739) or 847-731-2511 (NE IL)
262-542-0331 or 414-421-0674 (SE WI)
Fax: 773-286-9429 (Chicago)
|Labrador Retriever Rescue
P.O. Box 904
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
|Leonberger Rescue Inc.|
|Maltese Rescue Inc. (National
3601 Wright Ave.
Racine, WI 53405
Mary Palmer, President & Rescue Coordinator
|AMA Maltese Rescue|
Debbie Kirsch, Rescue Coordinator
46 Maple Village Court
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
|Maltese Rescue (North Central Maltese Rescue)|
Mary Palmer, President & Rescue Coordinator
|Mastiff Club of American Midwest Rescue|
|Miniature Schnauzer Rescue (Chicago)|
|Midwest Beagle Rescue, Education, & Welfare|
P.O. Box 498
Wadsworth, IL 60083
|Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS)|
(Lisa / Illinois; other contacts listed by state)
Most applicants receive a return call within 48 hrs. of
submitting an application. Just the right dog for you
can usually be found within a short time; a lot are
housebroken, good with dogs and kids and in the
10-lb. range. All are either in foster homes or their
original homes waiting to come to IMPS.
|National Breed Club Rescue Network|
(Contact the national coordinator for dog services for any breeds recognized
|Pekingese Rescue (Midwest Region)|
Contact Chris Harris
| Pug Rescue (Chicago)|
This organization on Belmont Ave. is also a training facility
for all types of dogs.
|Great Lakes Pug Rescue Club/Making Our Pugs Safe|
Ed & Donna
|Westie Rescue |
Stephen Di Giulian
Westie Rescue USA
P.O. Box 342
Dunn Loring, VA 22027
703-671-1039 (24-hour hotline)
Westie Rescue USA is the national umbrella that directs everyone looking
to their local volunteers. Visit their site to find out how to contact
your local volunteer and to browse a wealth of information about the care
and maintenance of West Highland Terriers. Through the efforts of
Westie Rescue volunteers, this year over 350 Westies will find a new home
-Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society
312 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 94
Barrington, IL 60011-0094
-Purebred Rabbit Rescue
-Pet Jamboree All Breed Animal Rescue
Fort Wayne, IN
END OF SHELTER LISTINGS
THE IMPACT OF
Here are stats from just one group. Facts look good, but
the problem of abandoned and abused dogs continues to grow and outpace the
number of animals shelters and rescue groups can handle.
Anti-Cruelty (spring 2003), the magazine of the Anti-Cruelty Society,
SPCA of Illinois reported the following:
* More than 22,000 animals were assisted through its services &
programs due to public support
* 4,463 investigation and rescue visits were conducted
* 7,074 animals were spayed/neutered; another 1,786 animals were
spayed/neutered for low-income clients
* Last year 14,981 animals were brought to the Anti-Cruelty Society (doesn't
incl. animals in foster care or the shelter population at year-end)
-Of those 142 were DOA, 5,082 were not adoptable due to age, ill health or
temperament. "Many senior pets were placed with senior citizens free
of charge. State law precludes adopting out animals with a known illness
(though our foster home program allowed us to return almost 600 animals to
health and adoptability last year). As to temperament, an aggressive dog,
for example, is simply not an animal that could safely be placed in the
community for public safety reasons."
-322 lost pets were returned to
-2,936 for owner-requested
-That left 5,796 adoptable
animals; of that group, 5,765 found new homes. The 31 animals that were
euthanized because of overpopulation were in general those only marginally
-The Anti-Cruelty Society has no
time limit on holding adoptable animals. Pets remaining healthy and
behaviorally sound can stay for weeks, even months, before they find new homes.
PLEASE SUPPORT ANIMAL SHELTERS & RESCUE GROUPS with
your time, talent and treasure -- and by adopting a dog from them.