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FEZZIK  has found a great home with Dave, and his two boxer buddies, Wrigley and Rizzo.

Fezz is a handsome young mastiff who came to us near death, weighing only 60 pounds. He is now at a healthy weight of 140 pounds! Fezz is a great boy who loves people and other dogs. He is very energetic and playful, and due to his size, can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, he found just the right home where he can enjoy being his big, goofy self!

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Daze-e1454806136973DAZEY has settled happily into her new home, where she seems to have made it her mission to keep her new cocker spaniel “older brother” feeling young again! He will have to, if he wants to keep up with her!

Dazey is an adorably scruffy little girl who is very sweet and affectionate, but has a mind of her own! She is very smart and curious, and will be sure to keep her new family on their toes. Wishing you and your family a long, happy life together, Dazey!

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FREYA is loving her new home with Morgan and Adam. She not only has a big back yard to run in, she also has the Prairie Path close by for nice, long walks!

Freya was nervous and worried when we met her at animal control, but she quickly relaxed and came out of her shell. She just wanted someone she could trust to keep her safe. Freya is a beautiful young girl with lots of energy and even more love to give. Enjoy your new family, Freya!

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SHAY was able to ring in the new year with her new dad Brian and two new schnauzer siblings! What a great way to start a new year!

Shay is an adorable schnauzer mix puppy with lots and lots of energy! (Her name is short for “ricochet” because she bounces off the walls!)  She will keep her new buddies busy, that’s for sure. Shay will soon be putting her energy to good use in agility training. She is so fast, we’re sure she will be awesome!

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Charlie has a new home for Christmas! We think Laura and Mike received the very best Christmas present ever when they adopted Charlie. We wish them not only a wonderful holiday together, but many happy new years, as well!

We have no idea why Charlie was abandoned by his previous owners. He is a sweet, funny English Bulldog who is very affectionate and playful. He is sure to give his new family many years of companionship.

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CORDUROY (aka “Roy Boy”) has been adopted by his foster family, the Tillsons!

Corduroy is a very special little guy. He is a boxer mix puppy who was born with cerebellar hypoplasia. This condition causes Roy to be uncoordinated and have an unsteady gait. Normal walking, running and jumping are difficult for him, but he doesn’t let it get him down. Roy is a sweet, cuddly boy and Barb hopes that he will become a therapy dog!

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twigsiteTWIGGY was adopted by Susan after a long recovery with us. She is now enjoying a wonderful new life with neighborhood walks and lots of cuddle time!

Twiggy was in grave condition when we got her. She was blind, severely emaciated, and had untreated diabetes which was totally out of control. Twiggy made a remarkable recovery, and had cataract surgery to restore her sight. We wish all the best for our little miracle girl!

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eeyoresiteEEYORE has been adopted by Carol and Wayne and is starting a new career as a therapy dog! Way to go, Eeyore!

Eeyore was hit by a car in Chicago and never claimed by his family. His injuries included a dislocated rear leg and pneumothorax. Eeyore had to have FHO surgery on his left rear leg. He was a trooper, and recuperated quickly. Eeyore is a sweet, playful boy who wins everyone over with those big, sad eyes!

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poppyPOPPY is enjoying her new home with Cheryl and Bob and her new buddy, Caspy!

Poppy is the most adorable little beagle! She is very sweet and affectionate and just as cute as they come!

Poppy was picked up by a mail carrier after she was nearly hit by a car. Her owners were never found, so Dire Straits took Poppy in and found her a new family to love her and keep her safe. We’re so thankful to the mailman for our special delivery!

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wsoscarOSCAR has moved in with his new best friends, Julie and Chris!

Oscar is a cute, wiry little terrier mix with lots of personality and lots of energy. Both of Oscar’s right legs were broken when he was struck by a car. This spunky little guy was walking on only his left legs, holding both right legs up! Both legs were successfully repaired and after a long recovery, Oscar is back to using all four legs. Oscar is a happy, playful boy and we wish him and his new family all the best!

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winstonsite-e1415499562587WINSTON has been adopted by his fosters, the James family. They just couldn’t part with him!

Winston is a handsome mix of chihuahua and terrier who is about two years old. He has the cutest white socks with little freckles! Winston loves to cuddle with his family or, if no one is available, he’ll snuggle into a soft blanket at nap time. He is enjoying playing with the other dogs in the family, taking walks in the neighborhood, and just being part of a family!

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archiepg3-e1409521745538ARCHIE has been adopted by his foster family, Maria and Pete!

Archie is a terrier mix with a beautiful black/brindle coat and lovely white markings. He is a playful boy with lots of puppy energy and loves playing with the other dogs in his new family. Archie is a snuggler and fancies himself a lap dog. He loves car rides, especially when the destination is the dog park! We hope Archie and his family have many happy years of romps at the dog park together!

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alfpgALFIE has found his forever home with Tricia and Clint and his new sister Luna!

Alfie is a wonderful, goofy, fifteen pound mix of who-knows-what. He is a sweet, loving boy who is a little high-strung, but still an adorable character who knows just how to wiggle his way into your heart and keep you smiling so he stays there! We found Alfie at Animal Control, glued to the wall of his cage, to petrified to move. Alfie will never have to be frightened like that again!

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oakley-site1OAKLEY was in his new home in time to enjoy his first Christmas with his adopted family, the Sinclair’s!

Oakley is a strikingly handsome young boy who has beautiful markings and gorgeous eyes! Oakley was found entangled in a fence. He sustained some minor leg injuries, but he healed well and is as good as new! Oakley is a sweet, playful little guy who is sure to provide his new family with plenty of love and lots of entertainment!

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Izzy is a cute, energetic, seven pound poodle mix who was a groomer’s nightmare when we picked him up! Poor little Izzy was filthy and terribly matted. His skin was raw and painful beneath the tangled mat of hair, but he was a trooper and is now clean and soft and no longer itchy. Even so, Izzy still loves to roll in the grass to scratch his back!

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brimBRIMLEY has made himself right at home with the Mugnai family. He’s enjoying running in the yard, playing with his toys, and of course, plenty of snuggle time!

Brimley’s right rear leg was amputated due to nerve damage sustained when he was hit by a car. It hasn’t slowed him down a bit! Brimley runs and plays and enjoys every minute of his life. He is the cutest little bundle of energy you’ll ever meet! We’re so glad that Brimley has found his forever family.

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tob2TOBY has quickly and happily settled into his new life with Mike and Athina. It was love at first sight for all three of them!

Toby is a sweet, young Patterdale Terrier. He is an affectionate little guy who loves to be with people. We found him at animal control, scheduled for euthanasia. We were able to rescue him just before his time was up and begin his medical treatment for an upper respiratory infection. Toby is now safe, healthy and happy and enjoying his active new life.

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nalawsNALA is another “foster failure!” The Scarlata’s just couldn’t part with her after caring for her through her long recuperation.

Nala is a cute little poodle mix whose pelvis and right rear leg were badly broken. We weren’t sure her leg could be saved because of the location and severity of the break, but we tried. As it turned out, Nala’s leg didn’t heal and we were left with no choice but to amputate. Nala does’t mind at all, and can still out-run many four-legged dogs!

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rhoxiesite1-285x300RHOXIE  has found her perfect forever home with the O’Rourke family.

Rhoxie is an adorable sixteen-pound scruffy terrier mix who was probably hit by a car. She came to Dire Straits with a fractured pelvis and badly damaged right eye. Her eye had to be removed, but Rhoxie has adapted very well and doesn’t let anything slow her down! She is a little shy at first, but is a great snuggler when she gets to know you!

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frostysite1FROSTY is a lucky boy who has been adopted by his foster family, the Hecklinger’s. He is enjoying the good life with another dog and a young boy of his own to play with.

Frosty came to us in terrible condition. He was weak and emaciated at only twenty-six pounds. Today Frosty is very healthy and happy at fifty-three pounds! Frosty is a handsome, goofy, affectionate guy who seems to have no idea that he is just a little large to be a lap-dog!

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soleilclosebSOLEIL has found her forever home with her foster family, the Wren’s. She is having lots of fun in agility training with her two terrier brothers!

Soleil is a scruffy little 10 pound, 1 year old terrier mix. She is an adorable little girl with lots of energy. Soleil was found wandering, and although every effort was made, her family was never located. She is now enjoying a great life with her new family and on her way to becoming an agility star!

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noellesiteNOELLE is a beautiful little border collie who won the hearts of her foster family. She has become a permanent member of the Buchanan family, which includes two great boys, two other dogs, and lots of playtime!

Noelle came to us with a broken leg and gaping, infected wounds. When her infection cleared, Noelle had surgery on her broken leg. She healed wonderfully and is a happy, active girl. We’re so glad that Noelle has found the loving family she deserves!

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jacksiteJACK is such a handsome, lovable guy that his fosters, Maria and Pete, couldn’t part with him! Jack is now a permanent part of the family, along with Dire Straits alum Ellie, and the rest of the fur-kids.

JACK was rescued from a kill shelter in Kentucky. He is a big, sweet boy who looks like a Lab / Plott Hound mix with a striking brindle coat. Jack is energetic and loves to play but is also very affectionate and considers himself a lap dog!

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autumnsiteAUTUMN is a pretty little tortoiseshell kitten who has brought much joy and healing to her new family. She may be a tiny girl, but she has made a big impact on their lives.

Autumn eluded capture in a backyard for several days. When she was finally caught, she was hungry and scared, but seemed healthy. She was very small for her age, but after a few set-backs she began to flourish. Autumn has grown into a beautiful and sweet young cat.

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shel&lensiteSHELDON and LEONARD are brothers who spend their days entertaining and delighting Maryann and Michael in their new home. These guys are energetic, comical balls of fur who play and wrestle tirelessly (almost!) When they do wear themselves out, they curl up together like the inseparable best buddies they are.

S & L were found in someone’s yard when they saw tiny Sheldon in their dog’s mouth! The boys were only three weeks old and lucky to escape serious injury.

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williscARROW is an American Eskimo mix who managed to become a permanent member of his foster family before they even got him home. They just couldn’t resist that little black mask! Arrow is enjoying his new life with Alicia and Will and his big sister Jadis, another Dire Straits rescue.

Arrow was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control. We really don’t know anything about his past, but we’re sure there are only good things in Arrow’s future!

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NOODLE has found his new home with Sherry and Martha. He happily follows them around like a puppy and enjoys sleeping in bed. He’s giving his kitty sister Misty her space, hoping to win her over, too!

Noodle was a stray who was more than happy to come inside for a warm bed and a full belly. He was underweight, his coat was thin and he had a few wounds, but he quickly blossomed into a handsome, lovable boy with lots of personality.

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MURPHY is such an adorable little guy! He is enjoying lots of love and attention from his new family, the Cascarano’s.

Murphy came to us as a young puppy who was very nervous and easily frightened. It was difficult for him to trust and bond with more than one person. He loved to play with other dogs and cats, but he was worried about new people. Little by little, he grew more comfortable. We think Murphy has found a good place to continue his journey!

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JAX is such a lucky guy! He has been adopted by the Gonzalez family and is enjoying his happy new life with an awesome young boy of his very own!

Jax had some health problems when he first came to us, but he recovered and grew to be a healthy, strong and very handsome boy! He is a friendly guy who is loved by everyone who meets him. Jax is very mellow and laid-back and loves nothing more than a good belly-rub. Have a great life, Jax!

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TOTO is about the cutest little guy you’ll ever see. Just ask the Dieter’s! Toto lives with them and their other Dire Straits adoptee Rita, who they are sure is the cutest little girl you’ll ever see!

Toto was injured when he was grabbed by a larger dog. His bottom jaw was fractured and two of his teeth were damaged. Toto was treated for fleas, ear infections and flea-bite allergy. His damaged teeth had to be removed, but Toto’s jaw has healed and he’s feeling great.

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HEATHER has been adopted and is much loved by the Jeter family. She has helped them through the loss of another beloved family pet.

Heather is a beautiful Treeing Walker Coonhound. She was found as a stray and taken to a pound in Kentucky. Heather was at the pound for a few months and was nervous and lonely. She was especially sad when her kennel-mate left and she was alone. Heather is a sweet, submissive girl and we’re glad she’ll never be lonely again!

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SHOELESS JOE and his sister Peg were both adopted by the Hull family, and now have their very own kids to play with!

Joe is an adorable little guy who was born with no back feet. He and his sister Peg were found under a shed in a backyard. Joe is a spunky, energetic, playful kitten who is never still. He loves to run and play and chase until he is completely exhausted. Joe doesn’t let two missing feet slow him down one bit! We’re so glad that Joe and Peg are still together!

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PEG and Shoeless Joe are brother and sister and were both adopted by the Hull family. They still have one another to play with and snuggle with, along with the kids in their new family.

Peg was born with only half of her right rear leg. SHe manages to get around very well, and can even hold her own with her rambunctious brother, Joe. Peg is a beautiful little tortoiseshell girl who loves to snuggle in your arms. She’ll get plenty of play and cuddle time with her new family.

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FREEWAY has been adopted by Laura and Josh. I’m pretty sure, for Josh especially, it was love at first sight!

Freeway is a very handsome young beagle who found himself in a very precarious situation. He was spotted on a highway median with traffic whizzing past him at 80 miles per hour. A good samaritan was able to stop and get him safely into her car. Freeway had a slight limp, but thankfully, had managed to escape serious injury.

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NEWMAN has been adopted by Gerry and her two other Dire Straits adoptees, Gracie and Bugsy. He couldn’t ask for a better home and is enjoying life with his new best buddies!

Newman was given up by his family when they couldn’t afford the medical care he needed for a urinary problem. We were able to get him healthy and put him on a special diet to keep him that way. Newman is a stunning boy with beautiful blue eyes. He and Bugsy are now inseparable friends.

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CLOVER has finally found her perfect home in the country with Jennifer, Matt and Radar. Clover and Radar enjoy long romps through the fields every day, digging for critters along the way.

Clover was shot in the face before coming to us, and we found she was pregnant! Clover healed quickly and soon gave birth to 8 adorable pups. Though little more than a puppy herself, she was a great mother. Clover has come a long way and now it’s her turn for a wonderful life!

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SUNNY is so fortunate to have found her new home with the Wieringa family. She is the new best friend to three great kids!

Sunny deserves a wonderful home after all she’s been through. She had been kicked in her left front leg and both bones were broken. Sunny had to have surgery to plate one of the bones and then had to remain quiet for a long recuperation. That’s a lot to ask of a young pup! Sunny got through it though, and is now a strong, healthy, happy girl.

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VINNIE is now part of the Alfaro family. He enjoys playtime at the dog park with his new best friend and their buddies at the park.

Vinnie is a sweet two year-old Rottweiler / shepherd mix who came to us from Kentucky. He is so sweet-natured, they used him to help temperament test the other dogs at the shelter. Vinnie was terribly thin and his coat was thin and brittle. With some good food and TLC, Vinnie grew into the strong, handsome boy he is today!

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GIZMO has found his perfect home with the Estlund family. He even has a nice young boy of his very own to play with!

Gizmo and his sister Gidget are pug / chihuahua mixes that were unwanted by their backyard breeder. They were very tiny when they came to us and Gizmo was a little shy and insecure. Gidget was much more confident and feisty, but both were totally sweet and adorable. We hope gizmo and his buddy have lots of fun growing up together!

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GIDGET is having a blast and being spoiled by Melissa and Danny in her new home.

Gidget and her brother Gizmo are pug / chihuahua mixes that were unwanted by their backyard breeder. They were very tiny when they came to us and had a slight case of sarcoptes mange that had to be treated. They both responded well to treatment and soon had healthy skin and soft, thick coats. We’re sure Gidget is enjoying being treated like the little princess she is!

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SPENCER has found a wonderful home with the Mason family. He has three great  girls to play with along with his new dog buddy, Rocky!  What more could a pup ask for?

Spencer is one of Clover’s eight puppies. He is a beautiful young boy who is a joy to be around. Spencer is sweet and playful and lots of fun without being hyper or overwhelming. In fact, he is very laid-back and relaxed. We hope Spencer and his new family have a long, happy life together!

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BOGART is enjoying his happy new life with Rebecca and her family. He gets lots of attention and playtime with the kids in the family and is the new love of Becky’s  life!

Bogart was found suffering from mange and malnutrition. His legs were weak and slightly misshapen due to being malnourished for so long. He couldn’t stand up or jump up on his back legs. After some good food and exercise and lots of TLC, Bogie is strong and healthy and very handsome!

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REGGIE has found a wonderful home with the Ringenbach family. He has three great young boys to play with and have adventures with.

Reggie is one of Clover’s quieter, more laid-back puppies. He loved to play with his brothers and sisters, but was content to relax and take it easy at times, too. Reggie is a very handsome boy who is growing into those wrinkles very nicely. We hope he and his boys have lots of fun and great times together!

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CARLTON is very much loved and spoiled in his new home with the O’Boyle’s. They recently lost their dog and although they weren’t sure about adopting a new dog right away, it was love at first sight when they saw Carlton.

Carlton is one of the smallest of Clover’s puppies. He’s a little guy, but very adventurous. He was always the last pup to come in from the yard, because there was just so much to do. Carlton is a sweet, snuggly little guy who deserves to be spoiled!

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PENELOPE is having a great time in her new home with Nick and Nickie and her adorably scruffy new brother, Max.

Penelope was always the most adventurous of Clover’s eight puppies. She was the first to venture out on her own and always curious about what was around the next corner. Penelope is a great combination of playful energy and sweet, cuddly puppy. We hope she and Max and her new family have lots of fun and good times together!

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JULIET has gone to live with the Holmes family. She has four new cat playmates and an adorable little girl to shower her with attention.

Juliet is one of Clover’s litter of eight puppies. She and her brothers and sisters are all wonderful little dogs. Jules has a sweet, expressive face and is instantly loved by everyone who meets her. She is adventurous and playful, but very cuddly and lovable, as well. Have a wonderful life, beautiful Juliet!

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BUTCH has been adopted by the Williams family and their sweet dog, Millie. The Williams’ recently lost a dog and we hope Butch will help to ease the pain and fill the gap for everyone.

Butch is one of Clover’s pups. He is a very handsome boy who is also very sweet and lots of fun. Butch enjoyed running and tumbling in the yard with his brothers and sisters. Especially with his look-alike brother, Carlton. We wish him the best with his new big sister, Millie!

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DELILAH is a much loved addition to the Pena family. They waited a long time to add a dog to their family, and fell in love with little Delilah.

Delilah is the smallest of Clover’s puppies. She is a sweet, pretty little girl with an independent streak. She and her brother Carlton were always the last of the pups to come back into the house after spending time outside. She didn’t want to miss anything. Have a beautiful life, little Delilah!

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GUSTER is now a happy member of the Jones family. The Jones’ recently lost their dog and couldn’t wait to make Guster part of their family.

Guster is a mellow guy who is about as cute and sweet as they come. He is one of Clover’s puppies and always a favorite. Guster definitely has some hound in him. It’s evident in not only his physical appearance, but also in his sweet demeanor. Gus is definitely a great all-around family guy. Happy trails, Gus!

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DECKER has gone to live in Chicago with Anna and her cat and dog. He loves playmates, so we’re glad he has lots of company.

Decker is an absolutely adorable little guy who was found all alone under a deck when he was only six weeks old. He was very healthy, but terribly lonely! Decker is very playful and entertaining with his silly kitten antics. He is also quite the purr-bug! We’re glad he found a home with buddies to play with!

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Little BUGGS has found a wonderful home with Gerry, Charlie and Gracie (also adopted from Dire Straits!)

Buggs was found in a clump of weeds when he was three weeks old. He had a large wound on his face that was infested with maggots and  a high temperature. The vet who examined him said he wouldn’t have lasted another hour in the heat in his condition. Buggs bounced back quickly and is a healthy, playful boy.

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SOPHIE is having a great time in her new home with the Loomis family. Her girls are even teaching her to dance!

Sophie is a beautiful young girl who found her way to someone’s front porch in the middle of the night. It seems she must have been abandoned in the nearby forest preserve. We can’t imagine why, because she is sweet, well behaved and gets along with everyone! Sophie is happy now in her forever home!

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LEVI is enjoying his happy, active new life with the Gorman family. He loves being smothered with affection by his two girls!

Levi came to us with a broken pelvis after being hit by a car. It’s difficult for a three month-old puppy to be confined to crate rest for weeks, but Levi was a wonderful patient! He healed well and is now a strong and healthy boy. We’re so glad Levi got a second chance at the happy life he deserves!

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MIKE and his brother, Ike are still together! They were adopted by the same family and now have not only each other to play with, but three great kids as well!

Mikey’s life didn’t look so promising when he found himself in a shelter in Kentucky with bowed and twisted legs and a bad case of mange. Life couldn’t be better now, though. Mikey’s legs are straight and strong and he is a healthy, happy boy!

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IKE is happy to be sharing his new home and family with his little brother Mike. Mike and Ike were very lucky to be adopted together. They now have three great kids to play with, along with one another.

Ike and Mike were left at a shelter in Kentucky, both suffering from mange and carpal laxity syndrome. With time and proper diet and exercise, both pups recovered and are now very healthy and playful pups.

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RICO loves being the center of attention in his new home with Michelle. He is the only pet, which is just the way he likes it! Rico and Michelle enjoy long walks  on the riverwalk, and lots of cuddle time at home.

This is quite an improvement from  Rico’s first home, where he was mistreated. Rico came to us very fearful and with hair loss from a flea-bite allergy. But, with time and patience, Rico became the confident, happy little guy he is today.

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ELLIE has found her forever home with her foster family, Maria and Pete. Ellie enjoys her daily romps at the dog park with the other three dogs in the family and lots of cuddle time at home.

Ellie came from Kentucky emaciated and suffering from mange. She had open sores and bald patches in her very thin coat. After a few weeks of good food and loving care, Ellie blossomed into the beautiful, happy girl she is today.

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LINK has settled happily into his home with the Vanco’s. He’s enjoying lots of walks, games of fetch and especially, cuddle time with his girls!

Link was confiscated when he was found with a chain embedded in his neck as a result of being tethered outside for most of his life. He was also starving and infected with heartworms. Link is now a healthy, beautiful boy enjoying the wonderful family and life he deserves.

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BULLET (now Cole) was a lucky boy when he was adopted by the Noonan’s. He wasn’t always so lucky, though.

Cole was found 24 to 48 hours after being shot at point blank range with 36 BB’s and pellets. The pellets had penetrated every part of his face and both of his eyes had to be removed due to extensive damage. Cole made a remarkable recovery and has adapted well to his loss of sight. He is a beautiful, sweet and much loved boy.

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TUCK (now Oliver) is having a great time with Bridget in his new home and neighborhood. He loves playing at the dog beach, especially chasing geese and digging in the sand!

Tuck and his littermates were abandoned at a shelter in Kentucky. Although there was some concern about him at first, we were thrilled when Tuck turned out to be a perfectly healthy little guy. He is certainly an adorable and irresistible little pup!

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RAGGS has happily settled into his new home with Elyse and Pat and his new sister, Sadie. Sadie wasn’t sure about him at first, but Raggs won her over in no time.

Raggs was tossed over the fence at a shelter in Kentucky. He was skinny and frightened and had “cherry eyes”.  His eye condition was corrected with surgery, and now he is just as cute as they come! Raggs is a happy, playful little guy who loves everyone.

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SANDY is loving her new life with the Oury family and her very own little boy, Bobby! It was love at first sight for the Oury’s, and I think it was for Sandy, as well!

Sandy was born with smaller than normal eyes, leaving her third eyelids visible. She can see well and is healthy and happy. Sandy should have no deterioration or difficulty with her eyes and will have a wonderful, active life with her new family.

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DODGER is having a blast with his new BIG sister Lulu, since going to live with the Torres family. Lulu is a shy great dane who loves little dogs and Dodger is a little guy who just loves to play with the big dogs!

Dodger was taken from his first home because he was left outside with no fence and narrowly escaped being hit by cars on several occasions. He now has a fenced yard to play in and a loving family to keep him safe.

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COOPER has just joined the Maresca family where he will be best friend and playmate to two sweet little boys.

Cooper was hit by a car and required two surgeries and several months of rehab therapy to regain the use of his left rear leg. He worked very hard to get well and is now running and playing on all four legs again. Cooper is a sweet, mellow boy who is easy-going and  loves to spend time with his family.

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LILY, who’s new name is Rita, is a welcome new addition to the Dieter family.

Lily came from Kentucky with a bad case of mange. Her skin was inflamed, sore and itchy, and she had lost most of the hair on her abdomen, chest, throat and legs. Lily responded well to treatment and is now healthy and comfortable and as cute as can be! Lily is a little sweetheart. She’s playful and spunky, but still the perfect cuddly lap dog.

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HARLEY (now Atlas) is enjoying being the center of attention in his new home with Lisa and Mark. He has learned that not all men are bad, and he took to Mark immediately.

Harley  found himself in the pound after a drug bust at his former home. It was the first step to a better life for the skinny, dehydrated, scraped up little guy. Despite all he’s been through, Harley is the sweetest, happiest little guy you’ll ever meet!

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JADIS is happily settling into her new home. It was love at first sight for Alicia, who couldn’t wait to welcome Jadis into her family.

Jadis was found at a drug house during a raid. She was extremely emaciated and starved for attention, as well. In spite of her past treatment, Jadis is a sweet, funny girl. We’re thrilled that Jadis has found a wonderful home and will never be hungry or neglected again!

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AIMEE now has a new home with Kara and David and her new look-alike big brother, Tiger.

Aimee was found all alone in a backyard at about five weeks of age. She was very frightened, but soon adjusted to life indoors. Aimee is a shy little girl, but once she gets to know you, she’s a sweet little cuddler. She’s also very energetic and can be quite entertaining with her playful antics!

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DANI has found her perfect home! At their first meeting, Dani (now Gracie) and Gerry became instant friends, and Dani’s even winning over Charlie, the cat.

Dani overcame serious injuries and  gave birth to 5 beautiful babies though she was little more than a baby herself. Through it all, Dani has always been a sweet, wonderful girl. We’re so glad that she and Gerry found each other and we wish them all the best!

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RADAR is an awesome young guy who shares his new home with Jason and Darby. Darby is showing Radar the ropes at the dog park, the beach, and around his new neighborhood.

Radar was found near the local Prairie Path where he had probably been abandoned.  He was very thin and very hungry, but otherwise healthy. Radar is funny, smart and well behaved. He’s just an all-around great little guy who deserves his happy new life.

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DYLAN has gone to her new home with the Vivo family where she has two young boys to play with and entertain!

Dylan was found at a work site when she was only four weeks old and weighed less than one pound. She had been bitten by something and had a broken rear leg. Dylan healed quickly and grew into a very playful, mischievous, and incredibly cute little character. We really enjoyed her time with us!

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MandysiteMANDY has become a permanent member of her foster family. She fit into her foster home so well that the McLusky’s just couldn’t part with her!

Mandy is a sweet little girl who was thrown from a moving car when she was about eight weeks old. Luckily, she wasn’t seriously injured. In spite of the terrible treatment she received, Mandy is a sweet, affectionate, healthy and happy young pup.

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emmaadoptsiteEMMA is now living with the Burgess family. She shares her new home with other dogs and cats, but most importantly, three young children.  True to her breed, Emma is sweet and gentle with her new kids.

Emma had been hit by a car and was scheduled to be euthanized in a gas chamber the day we got her.  She had a fractured sacrum which just needed time to heal.  Emma recuperated well, and is now a healthy, happy girl.

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bessiesiteTESSA is one of Dani’s puppies and is enjoying her new home with the Macaluso family.

Tessa’s mother, Dani, came to us with injured back legs. We were unaware that she was also pregnant. She had a litter of five adorable puppies.

Tessa has long legs and delicate features and looks just like a little rat terrier. Tessa is outgoing and adventurous and was a joy to have with us.

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cowboysite2COWBOY is a sweet little guy who is one of Dani’s puppies. He sure doesn’t look like his mom or his siblings. Cowboy is just what the Journey family was looking for, though. He is now a happy member of their household.

Cowboy is a laid back, playful pup who looks more like a mini black lab than a rat terrier mix. He’s a great little guy who we always enjoyed having in our rescue.

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Starsite2STAR is an adorable little pup who is one of Dani’s babies. She is now a much loved member of the Foley family.

Star’s new name is Ivy, and she has a big brother named Bullet. Ivy has longer hair than her litter mates and is quite a cutie. She was always a little instigator with her litter mates and liked to “push their buttons”.  Ivy is a little sweetheart though, and loves to cuddle.

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bearsite2LITTLE BEAR is also one of Dani’s puppies. His new name is Audie and he lives with the Glenn’s and a ferret playmate!

Audie looks nothing like his brother or sisters. He looks like he may be part wire-haired dachshund. Whatever he is, he is incredibly cute. Audie is a laid back little guy who loves everyone. He is a little quieter than his siblings, but still managed to get into his share of trouble!

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Daisysite2DAISY is the smallest of Dani’s puppies. She is now enjoying life with the Black family. She has two great kids to play with and entertain.

Daisy is an adorable little girl with lots of energy and spunk. She may be smaller and have shorter legs than her brothers and sisters, but she never had any trouble keeping up with them. Daisy is a sweetheart and about as cute as they come! We really enjoyed her time with us.

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AmbersiteAMBER is a very lucky girl to have found a home with the Elsik family. She is a bit of a challenge and needed a very special adopter. We were very fortunate to find them.

Amber had been running loose for quite a while before she was finally caught. She had severe damage to her left eye and we had to remove it.  She recovered quickly and does well despite the loss. Amber is very energetic and challenging, but also a very loving girl.

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SirisiteSIRI is a young, beautiful, pure-bred Norwegian Elkhound. She was adopted by the Wilkomm family and now has a Norwegian Elkhound big sister and lots of room to run and play with her.

Siri was found near a busy road with no collar or identification. She was healthy, well cared for and well behaved, but no one reported her missing. Siri is a wonderful girl and we had no trouble finding her a great new home to call her own.

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pollysitePOLLY POCKET is a sweet little pure-bred chihuahua who now lives with the Boyles’ and their other chihuahuas.

Polly Pocket was left at animal control after being injured. She had a fractured pelvis and was unable to walk on her left rear leg. After undergoing surgery, Polly bounced back quickly and is as good as new. Polly Pocket is just as sweet as she is cute and loves to run and play in the yard just as though she was never injured.

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WallysiteWALLY is now a happy member of the Wilsey family and enjoys playing with his new cat buddy.

Wally wasn’t always so happy. He first lived in a household where he and the children in the family were abused. He then went to another home where he was kept locked in a bathroom for up to 23 hours a day. Wally was understandably nervous and skittish when we first got him, but soon relaxed and became a happy, spunky little guy.

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LolasiteLOLA is enjoying her new life with the Motyka family which includes two young girls and a dog to play with. Lola and the family’s other dog look so much alike that everyone thinks they are litter mates!

Lola came to us from Kentucky after being shot in her left rear leg. Luckily, the bullet just missed her knee and didn’t do too much damage. Lola healed quickly and is healthy and strong, as well as very sweet and affectionate.

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SLIM is living a lot better life these days with the Irvin’s than he had in the past. And, since he is no longer skin and bones, instead of Slim, his new name is Petey.

Petey was confiscated in Kentucky due to severe neglect. When he came to us we could see every bone in his body. He had lost all muscle mass and was so weak that he could barely stand. Now Petey is a healthy, happy and very handsome fellow.

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rocketsiteROCKET MAN has finally settled into family life with the Pennington’s.  Rocket is such a busy guy that it’s hard to imagine him ever settling!

Rocket Man was found abandoned in a parking lot. He was young and healthy and incredibly energetic. Rocket definitely lives up to everything you’ve ever heard about the energy level of Jack Russell Terriers. He does sit still every now and then, and he’s always a very sweet boy.

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dingosite2DINGO is enjoying his new life with the Kolody family. Life wasn’t always good, though.

Dingo and his sister were abandoned at a very young age.  At some point in his young life, Dingo was shot. The bullet broke his right front leg near his shoulder, then lodged in his chest. By the time we got him, the bone had healed. It’s not perfect, but there was nothing we could do to improve it. Dingo gets around well and is a sweet, happy boy.

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PetesitePETE is very lucky to have found the Redmond family. He now enjoys regular long walks to help burn off some of his excess energy.

Pete grew up on a farm and was given up by his owner after he moved to a small apartment in the city. Pete didn’t adjust very well to the cramped quarters and city life. He’s much happier now that he has room to run and squirrels (and the occasional raccoon and skunk) to chase.

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ZekesiteZEKE enjoys sleeping with his very own young boy now that he is part of the Berry family.

Zeke was close to death when he came to us. He hadn’t eaten in about three weeks and was in terrible shape. It turned out that he had swallowed a shoelace. Once the offending shoelace was gone, Zeke began eating and regaining his strength. Before long Zeke blossomed into a beautiful, comical and very mischievous young cat.

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graciesiteGRACIE is now a treasured member of the Miller family. She has a cattle dog sister and two sweet little girls to play with in her backyard.

Gracie was just an adorable young pup when we got her. She had been adopted impulsively by a young person who wasn’t really ready for the responsibility of caring for a dog. She is about as cute as a puppy can be though, and had no problem finding the right family to care for her.

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GrizzlysiteGRIZZLY is living a life of luxury with the Daneluzzi family. It wasn’t always that way for Griz, though.

Grizzly was found abandoned in the middle of nowhere in southern Indiana, hobbling painfully on his right rear leg. Grizzly’s hock was very swollen and misshapen and obviously causing him great discomfort. Because of the damage to the joint, we had to amputate his leg. Grizzly is a trooper and is doing wonderfully.