It is estimated that 1.2 million dogs* are euthanized each year in this country. Approximately 20 percent of the dogs in shelters are purebred. There are puppies, big dogs, small dogs, and dogs of all shapes, sizes, and colors in shelters and rescues. Please consider rescuing your next pet – you will never regret giving a dog a second chance at life. We recommend the following options for adding a dog to your family.
Local Shelters and Rescues
Located outside of Chicago? Petfinder.com is a national, searchable database where you can locate thousands of animals of all ages, sizes, and breeds in need of homes at shelters throughout the country. Love older dogs? We do, too. Make sure to check out Susie’s Senior Dogs, a community that brings awareness to overlooked, homeless senior dogs across the country.
* This statistic and others are available on the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) website, available here.