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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-24-00257Maverick (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Look at that face! Maverick is a 2 year old Shepherd/hound mix who was brought in from an overcrowded shelter. He is now looking for his forever home. Please come meet this lovable guy and see if it might be with you! Adopters must live within 50 miles of Tinley Park.

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Cook County Tinley Park, IL 60487 MAP IT!

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Erin Butler

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-24-00124Expresso (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Expresso is a 45 lb. small mix boy looking for a family. He is a bit shy around men but loves women and children. Breed is a guess! He is doing well in his foster home and is learning the rules. He came from a high kill shelter in Southern IL. If interested in Expresso please go to www.digsk9.org and fill out an on-line application. Home visits are required and please be no more then 75 miles from his foster home which is in Joliet IL

 Adoption Fee: $325.00 Animal Location:

Grahamville Rescue
Will County Joliet, IL 60435 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-22-00193Rocky (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Rehoming male Redbone Coonhound - 1.5 years old DOB: 11/11/15 Weight: 59 lbs Location: Aurora, IL Vet: Springbrook Animal Hospital in Naperville, IL (all shots are up to date and can provide documentation) We are rehoming our beautiful, sweet, and loving Redbone Coonhound, Rocky. He is great with children and other dogs. Needs experienced owners and a large area to run and play. Please contact me for more details via phone or text.

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Will County Aurora, IL 60503 MAP IT!

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Beth Smith 8473408071

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-19-00089Rodeo (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Rodeo is looking for a foster or forever home. He is approximately 10 months old, 40 lbs. Dog-friendly. Please contact ramjb1@yahoo.com for more information. Note that you MUST be in the Chicagoland area (Schaumburg and vicinity) to foster for/adopt from Almost Home Foundation.

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Almost Home Foundation
Cook County Elk Grove Village, IL MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-13-00512Rosa (female)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    **ROSA HAS BEEN STUCK IN BOARDING FOR *YEARS* AND NEEDS A FOSTER OR ADOPTER** Sweet Rosa was boarded many years ago by her truck driver owner. Eventually her owner just stopped coming back for her and she too, became a permanent fixture at the facility. She has been cared for but boarding is meant to be temporary...this is no life for any dog. She is missing her buddy Leo terribly and deserves so much more. Rosa is estimated to be around 8 years old. Appears to be a german shep mix and is on the smaller side at approx 45 pounds. She is very sweet, laid back and low energy. She will make a very easy pet for someone. Just likes to hang ... (Read More)out quietly and take in the scenery. We tested her today with a larger male & female, she pretty much wanted to avoid them but when they finally met she did grumble a bit. We would like to test her with smaller dogs soon. She showed no interest in cats that were out in office area when Rosa walked thru. Our wish for Rosa is to find a real home where she can lay on a soft bed or blanket and rest her old bones for the rest of her days. Her rear legs seem a bit stiff, which I am sure is from years of laying on the hard kennel floors. We are planning to have her vetted and better assess her health and if she has any medical needs. Also will be getting her up-to-date on her shots. Please share this sweet ol'gal for us and help her find the wonderful 2nd chance like her bestfriend Leo did. (Less)

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Cook County Tinley Park, IL 60487 MAP IT!

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Erin Butler

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.


Rescue Me ID: 17-04-11-00502Hank-- Coming 5/6 (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hank Approx 8 months Lab mix Male Approx. 50-60 lbs. Gets along well with dogs. Sweet and loves to be loved on. Thinks he's a lap dog! Owner surrendered because he was escaping UNDER the fence. He is also available for our Foster to Adopt program. This program allows you to be the family that greets him when he arrives in Illinois. Foster to Adopt families have the first option to adopt if you determine this is the pup right for you! While you foster, we pay all expenses from vetting, to food and we provide a crate, leash, collars, and toys. Your family provides love (something he desperately needs!) and a safe place to lay her head ... (Read More)until he finds his forever home. We also require that you have the ability to take the pup to routine veterinary visits at our participating vets. These vets are located in Wheaton, Naperville, Geneva, South Elgin, and Elmhurst. Spay/Neuters are done in Geneva, South Elgin, and North Aurora. Fostering is the most life giving thing you can do for a dog or puppy! It is a very rewarding experience that will make a huge impact on their life. By becoming a foster you are saving 2 lives - the animal you bring into your home while he or she waits to be adopted, and the animal who gets to take your foster's place in the shelter. Please email safehavendogsIL@yahoo.com for a foster application or additional details. Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $295 Animal Location:

Safe Haven Dog Rescue
Kane County Elburn, IL 60119 MAP IT!

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SafehavendogsIL@yahoo.com

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.


Rescue Me ID: 17-04-11-00123Bullet (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Very good dog. Great markings and is a very lovable. Loves walks and the outdoors.Likes to sit on your lap if you have a riding mower.

 Adoption Fee: $30.00 Animal Location:

DuPage County Hanover Park, IL MAP IT!

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Sarah Nelson

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-09-00114Chance (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Abused/Neglected, Fearful/Anxious 

    Rescued Chance 3 years ago. He's a great, loving, super loyal dog once he knows you. I believe he was abused and is fearful of people at first but never aggressive. Loud bark but no bite. He warms up to women very quickly but a little slower to men. Usually takes 2-3 times meeting a man for him to not bark in sight. I would say he def. Needs a fenced back yard. He's very smart but could use some more training. He knows all the basics. I have to move for work and will not have time to care for him properly. I dont feel it's fair for him to sit in the house 10 hrs a day is the reason I'm looking for a new home for him.

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

Lake County Lake forest, IL MAP IT!

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Cole Kripak 2247272317

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-06-00391Bruce (male)

German Shepherd    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Bruce is crate and house trained. He is very smart and knows how to sit, stay, lay down, roll over and give his paw. He loves to play fetch with the frisbee. He is a great dog for a single person or couple that has time to walk and play with him. He is beautiful and loving. No hip displacia.

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

McHenry County McHenry, IL MAP IT!

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Devin Harms 815-999-9400

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-02-00358Midnight (female)

German Shepherd    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    
 Adoption Fee: $495.00 Animal Location:

Saving His Angels
McHenry County Lake In The Hills, IL MAP IT!

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773-419-4819

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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-30-00024Lady (female)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    **COLFAX, IL** Lady is gorgeous 4 year old shepherd mix who always has a tennis ball in her mouth, and she loves to play fetch! She is very skittish in the shelter and with new people, so she will be best in a family that will be patient and really work with her to gain her trust. Lady is gorgeous and has a long life ahead of her. She just needs an adopter willing to give her a chance!

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Cook County Tinley Park, IL 60487 MAP IT!

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Erin Butler

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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-29-00255Bart (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    *MUST LIVE IN 50-MILE RADIUS OF ITASCA (A SUBURB OF CHICAGO) WITHIN THE ILLINOIS BORDER TO ADOPT, NO EXCEPTIONS!* Puppies are cute, cuddly and looking for a family to call their own. They need an owner who is home often, and willing to help with training, socializing and housebreaking. They need to be let out often so they can learn to go potty outside. They need an owner to be committed to them forever, and in return they will reward you with a lifetime of cuddles, kisses and love. Sound like a commitment you're ready to make? Contact Fetching Tails Foundation or come meet the puppy at our next adoption show! Please read all adoption ... (Read More)requirements and adoption fee's below! *TRAINING IS REQUIRED! THE PUPPY MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR TRAINING AFTER 14 DAYS OF THE ADOPTION! WE WILL NEED TO SEE PROOF* If interested please fill out an application on our website at www.fetchingtailsfoundation.org or if any questions please email us at Doreen@fetchingtailsfoundation.org Adoption Requirements(No exceptions): Be at least 21 years of age Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border Training is required for any of our young puppies Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household Have approval from owner of residence (written in lease) Have a valid ID with current address Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment Adoption Fees: Senior dog - 8 years and up, $75 Adult or young dog - 6 months to 7 years, $250 Puppies - under 6 months, $350 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Fetching Tails Foundation
DuPage County Itasca, IL MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-27-00508Rose (female)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Puppy


    Rose is an adorable shepherd mix puppy that was born in January. If you are interested in learning more about Rose, please go to www.alwaysroom4morepaws.com to learn more about our adoption process and to fill out an application.

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Kane County South Elgin, IL MAP IT!

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Lydia Turgeon

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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-17-00275Sheena (female)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Very Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Arthritis, Blind, Malnourished 

    Sheena is a 15-year-old, very frail and thin, female black and white shepherd-mix looking for a loving guardian as a hospice situation. This senior lady was dropped off at Chicago Animal Control with a younger Dachshund sibling. They were separated when a rescue took the Dachshund but not the senior shepherd. Luckily Sheena was taken in by the Famous Fido Rescue. She has proven to be just fine with other dogs as well as cats. Poor Sheena has had two bouts of pancreatitis since she's arrived in rescue. Rescue staff and volunteers have nursed her back from each illness and now she eats mostly boiled chicken and rice, although she also loves ... (Read More)cheese. Her arthritis slows her down. She is visually impaired and easily startled so she may bite if surprised or frightened, so she's best in a home with tolerant dog-lovers without children. If you'd like to make a donation towards her care and the other special Famous Foster rescues, please click here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=-x2Q2RPzX4vCwQdc9cSu7Vzf53GcLXZJKgskm4-iff6c8VF4_sSttP65ITmce2U0UFgPh0 If you are interested in fostering or adopting Sheena, please fill in the online application at http://famousfidorescue.com/rescueforms/machform/view.php?id=26727 and follow up by calling Gloria at 773-907-0305. Her adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. Sheena is at the Famous Fido Rescue, 3124 W. Irving Park Road at Troy Street in Chicago, Illinois 60618. Hours are by appointment only. Please e-mail Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

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773-777-2891

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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-02-00014Melvin (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Melvin is fun, energetic and adorable. About 13 months old. He still has a lot of puppy energy and will need basic training. He'll learn quick with consistency. Gets along great with other dogs and has a personality you've got to love!

 Adoption Fee: $315 Animal Location:

Tarzan's Safe Haven
McHenry County Fox River Grove, IL MAP IT!

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Deborah 630-901-6801

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Rescue Me ID: 17-02-16-00083Paprika (female)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Paprika is an 8 mo. 40 lb. Lab mix looking for a forever family. She was found running with her litter mates after her previous owners dumped them in the countryside in AR to fend for themselves. A kind man found them and took them to his home where he contacted a local rescue. The rescue was full so they contacted Grahamville Rescue in Joliet IL and we had room for her. She is your typical pup and would love to be inside with a family. Paprika can be a little shy with strangers but will warm-up slowly and she loves to be petted. Paprika would love another dog to play with. If you are interested in adding this girl to your family please ... (Read More)fill out an on line application at digsk9.org. Please be no more then 75 miles from her foster home in Joliet IL. She is UTD on shots - Spayed - wormed - microchipped - and rabies. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350.00 Animal Location:

Grahamville Rescue
Will County Joliet, IL 60435 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 37Sable (female)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Heartworm Positive 

    CHECK OUT THIS BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!! Sable is a very unusually colored dog. She is quite beautiful. The best way to describe her is a border collie with a sable shepherd coat. She showed up at a farm for a few months and once the horses were moved she started wandering so the farm owners sent her to the pound. Sweet Sable gets along well with other dogs and cats. She also reportedly gets along fine with children and horses. She is a very high energy dog and will need a large FENCED yard to run. We would love it if she also had a friend to play with in her new yard. We think she would be the perfect candidate for agility training! Although Sable ... (Read More)is heartworm positive she will soon be done with her heartworm treatment and ready to go to her forever home. If you are interested in Sable, be sure to email Christine@Howlin4help.com to request an application. Sable is approximately 2 years old. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 200.00 Animal Location:

Howlin 4 HELP Rescue, NFP
DeKalb County Somonauk, IL MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-06-15-00176Rocky (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Rocky, Right in photo, was rescued with his mother, on the left in the picture, and 3 siblings. Mom appears to be Shepherd collie. there was a purebred looking male shepherd on the property we were told was the father, but he doesn't look like he has a purebred shepherd father. Rocky is the only one with a curly tail. He is very sweet, with a goofy personality. They came from a terrible situation and Rocky adjusted the fastest to the fact we wouldn't hurt him. All the dogs from this residence are terrified of small children but have adjusted pretty well to teens or adults. He is very shy until he knows someone. He loves attention! He has ... (Read More)learned to walk on a leash fairly well, is crate trained. About 10 to 11 months old, UTD vaccination, neutered and on heartworm preventative. Mom has been adopted and they couldn't be happier with her. A current or past vet you have used for pets number is required for us to call for a reference prior to adoption. We have many other rescued dogs available also to choose from. Contract on adoption. Brighton IL. Transport option may be available. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Macoupin County Brighton, IL 62012 MAP IT!

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Laurel grench 618-372-7547

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PIease Read Before Adopting a German Shepherd in Illinois
    German Shepherd Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The German Shepherd is a large, highly intelligent working dog. German Shepherds are very protective, but not hostile; they make great guard dogs and wonderful companions. German Shepherds should be well socialized early in life. German Shepherds that are properly trained and socialized are good with children and other pets. This breed can adapt to apartment life with sufficient exercise.

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McHenry County - McHenry, Illinois 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, Illinois 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park, IL 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, IL 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, Illinois 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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