We are open for dog adoptions on Fridays (3pm-5pm), Saturdays (3pm-5pm) and Sundays (12pm-3pm). Please fill out an application if you are interested.


I’m Abita! I’m a special girl who is ready for a forever home where I get to be the only princess! I’m an 8-year-old sweetie pie who would do best in a calmer environment with kids over age 16 and an adopter who will spend time doing training with me — I’m one smart cookie! The volunteers here love me so much, but it’s time I find my forever family. Is that you?

Size: 55 lb.
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Ages 16+
Dogs: No thanks
Cats: No thanks


My life up until this point has been rough, but I’m hoping to leave the past behind me and start fresh with you! I can be a little shy when you first meet me, but feed me a couple treats and I’m all yours! I will have some medical needs when it comes to my skin, but I’m on the up and up and look forward to getting healthy with you! Can you give me a chance?

Size: 45 lb.
Energy level: Medium to high (I love to walk and play, but also love to cuddle!)
Kids: Ages 13+
Dogs: Not for me!
Cats: No thanks!


I spent years as a puppy-making machine and was brought to the shelter heartworm-positive and leaking milk. Although my past was rough, I don’t let that weigh me down! I’m a fun and active girl, and I’ll do anything for a tennis ball and some love. I’m super smart, I keep my space clean, and I barely make a peep in the kennel! I love humans of all kinds and would love to move into a warm and loving home that will let me sleep on all the blankets! I could use some help with leash manners, but overall I’d be an awesome companion for pretty much any family!

Size: 60 lb.
Energy level: Medium – I love to play fetch but blankets are my weakness!
Kids: Yes, please!
Dogs: Not right now, put possibly down the line
Cats: Not for me!


How you doing???!!! My name is Wheaties. I am a fun-loving, young dude (I am only 9 months old) who loves all humans. I am a quick learner and up for any adventure, especially if snacks are involved. Although I don’t actually eat the breakfast of champions, I am athletic, an expert tug player, and absolutely love to play in the water (kiddie pool, hose, sprinkler — I love them all!). I will adore you but really don’t want to share your attention with any other furry creatures. I want to be your one and only. I forgot to mention that I love hugs and am a cuddle bug. I would love to snuggle with you!!!

Size: 45 lb.
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 13+
Dogs: No thanks!
Cats: No thanks!


Hi, My name is Saffron! I’m a super fun and happy girl who loves to play with all kinds of toys – especially my tug of war rope and tennis balls. The world has a lot of new things that sometimes make me hesitant, but I love humans and want to play with all the dogs I see. I love running and would love to be your new running mate. I also love learning new manners, especially with treats. I don’t love my leash but I know it means going outside, which is the only place I go potty! My foster mom says I’d do well in many different types of homes, as long as they have time to teach me a few more personable skills and can handle my strength!

Size: 50-55 lb.
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 13+
Dogs: Yes!
Cats: Not tested, but probably not


After spending a few very cold days on the run around the Evanston/Chicago border, some kind samaritans and the police department were able to catch me and bring me to the shelter. Since then, I’ve really enjoyed things like regular meals, heat, and big comfy blankets! But now I’m looking for a family to share all these things with. I’m a big snuggler after we’ve spent some time together, and I can keep myself entertained with toys for quite some time! I’m smaller than I look and can’t wait to rest my big head on your lap!

Size: 50 lb.
Energy level: Medium! I love to play and walk, but cuddling is great too
Kids: Ages 10+ (I can be a little rambunctious at times)
Dogs: With the right fit
Cats: With the right fit


If you’re looking for a life-of-the-party-center-of-attention-have-to-be-in-charge kind of dog, well, you just found him! I’m a big and burly dude who definitely needs a family strong enough to handle me and teach me some good manners along the way! I’m as sweet as I am handsome and promise to make you laugh with my goofy play style. Ideally, we’d spend an hour or two at the gym before coming home to eat our meal prep and snuggle on the couch, so if that’s something you’d enjoy, please come meet me!

Size: 70 lb.
Energy level: High – I like to exercise!
Kids: Ages 10+ (sometimes I don’t know my own strength!)
Dogs: With the right fit, and female only
Cats: Not for me!


In Foster

Hi, my name is Farrah and I am the sweetest gal who loves her humans. Snuggling is one of my favorite things and I adore attention. I am always up for a walk (or run) and have great leash manners. I love to play tug and have amazing zoomy skills. I am house-trained and a fast learner — especially when snacks are involved! I can be a little unsure of men at first but come around with just a little patience and treats. I would do best in a home that’s ready to continue working with me on being comfortable being left solo and building my confidence!

Size: 40-50 lb.
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 12+ (not yet tested with younger)
Dogs: Nope, I’m not a fan!
Cats: Not yet tested