In order to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and the public, we are conducting dog adoptions outside and by appointment only. 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


I’m a smart, handsome guy who is done with life in the “wild” and am looking for a forever home. I love going for walks and sniffing all the trees. I could even be a good jogging buddy! I’m food-obsessed and smart, so I love doing tricks for treats. I love chest rubs, pull toys, fetch, car rides, and napping outside. I also love to be around people and will “help” you with anything you’re doing! They tell me I’m 5 years old, but I think I’m a little puppy, so I’ll sit on your lap if you let me. I’m potty-trained and ready to be adopted.

Size: 70 lb.
Energy level: Medium – but would do best in a home with big-dog experience
Kids: Not yet tested
Dogs: No thanks
Cats: Not yet tested


Hi, I’m Arlo! I’ve been hanging out at the Evanston Animal Shelter while the kind people here look for a family who will appreciate my charm. I’ve been patient, but it’s tough for a high energy young dog like me to adapt to the confinement of life in a kennel. So I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and create an online dating profile. What do you think? Young single male looking for an active family to share my enthusiasm for life. Older kids would be okay, but I’m probably too much for little tykes. A fenced in yard would be awesome because I like to fetch tennis balls! I could use some work on my leash manners, so I need a handler who is pretty strong until I master these skills, but the shelter team has offered to send their trainer to help us work on this together. I have a canine girlfriend here at the shelter and play dates with her have helped keep me sane.

Size: 45 lb.
Energy level: High — I have still have a lot of puppy energy!
Kids: Ages 13+
Dogs: Yes, please! I love dogs.
Cats: Not yet tested


in foster

Hello! My name is Kirby, and I’m looking for my forever home! I will never say no to a walk (in fact, I’m learning how to go on runs with my foster moms!) but I’m happiest on the couch, snuggling with my humans. I am three years old but have the excitement of a puppy and need a little help with my commands like “stay.” I would love a nice backyard to zoom around in, too. I am house-trained (and accident-free in my foster home) and I don’t mind my crate for too long, but I do have an affinity for plastic bags. I’m still learning how to share my toys long enough to play fetch and how to play with other dogs, so I’d love a home where I am the only fur child, and no young humans. I love anyone after a few head scratches and some peanut butter, and I will quickly become your shadow around the house.

Size: 50 lb.
Energy level: High — I love walks
Kids: No thanks
Dogs: No thanks (maybe in time — I’m still learning)
Cats: Not yet tested


in foster

Hi, my name is Farah 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