The pets pictured are available for adoption. Please be aware that not all of our pets are available for viewing on our website, as our population changes daily with new animals coming in and others going home. We encourage you to visit our Pet Adoption Center. Please visit the Adoption Information webpage for details on the Adoption Procedure and a link to an adoption application. Adopted pets are moved to the Galleries of Adopted Pets.
Dogs that have the Very Important Pet icon with their bio have been at our shelter for over one year and they qualify for a reduction in adoption fees. If you visit our shelter, look for the VIP logo on the kennels to see which dogs qualify. See one of our adoption counselors for details.
Our featured dog is Gypsy!
Gypsy is a 10 year old tri color Toy Rat Terrier. She has a ton of liveliness to her. She is alert and fun. She loves to talk and tell you all about her day. She enjoys wearing sweaters to keep warm as she is a tiny little girl. Gypsy is looking for someone who will let her lounge the day away. She will need lots of love and affection as she loves being held or being on your lap. Gypsy recently had surgery to remove a huge bladder stone that she had been living with for a very long time. So she will need someone who understands she needs to retrain her bladder and may need a few extra potty breaks throughout the day. She is however recovering nicely and seems to be doing great going potty outside and holding it until we take her out.
Gypsy has been sponsored by The Hammons Family!
Gypsy has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! In memory of Shadow and Doye.
Gypsy has been sponsored by Carole Miller!
Hoss is a 5 year old tri-color beagle. He is such a cutie. He is a typical care-free spunky beagle with a fun upbeat personality. He will "Sit" for a treat and knows some manners. He loves to be curious as to what everyone is doing around him, he likes to think he can help out with whatever you are doing, or be your shadow at least. Hoss is a great boy looking for his forever home.
Hoss has been sponsored by the Noland/Collins Family! In memory of Rod Noland.
Hoss has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! Merry Christmas my dear friend. Wishing you peace and love throughout the year.
Vinny is a 2 year old black and white Lab/Pointer mix. Vinny is a playful and curious boy. He is sweet but will need consistency to learn proper manners of growing up. He seems very interested in learning and seems to be smart. So this should be no problem when it comes to training. Vinny is looking for a fun family to give him a forever home.
Vinny has been sponsored by Laura Lamberti! In memory of my Darby.
Vinny has been sponsored by Craig, Emily, Jimmer & Tommy Queen!
Balu is a 1 year old Border Collie mix. He is a gentle soul with a very playful attitude. The combination of the two makes for a very sweet dog with a fun personality. He is active, loves to give kisses and will need a family who will play with him throughout the day to burn off some of his energy.
Harley is a 2 year old tri-color Rat Terrier. He knows how to "Sit," "Shake," and "Lay Down." He is very curious and smart. He loves watching what is going on around him and will catch on to what people are doing. We have discovered he is camera shy, as he did not want the camera taking his picture. He loves to play fetch and run. He will need to be exercised as this breed of dog does have a good amount of energy. Harley will be an intelligent and loyal companion.
Ian is a 14 month old Hound mix. He is a little timid at first and takes some time to warm up. Once he warms up he is a calm tempered dog who loves to get your attention any way he can. He loves his ears to be scratched and to be walked outside. Ian is looking for a forever home in your heart. Come visit Ian and the rest of the crew.
Ian has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! In honor of Max Couillard's first Birthday!
Ian has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! Merry Christmas my dear friend. Wishing you peace and love throughout the year.
Benny is a 1 year old black Lab mix. He loves stuffed animals, playing fetch, and chewing on bones. His prior owners said he could use some consistency to teach housetraining but also let us know he loves baths….and will jump in if given the opportunity. Benny knows how to "Sit." He is an affectionate dog who is playful and fun. Benny will need exercise to burn off energy so he is looking for an active family or person who wants to run him, play fetch, or go for walks.
Benny has been sponsored by Peter Mitchell!
Benny has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!
Benny has been sponsored by Aaron Ehrhart!
Kayla is a 1 year old black Pitbull. She has been working hard with our trainer Bob Rider, with Pawsitive Transformations, since she has come into the shelter at the age of four months old. She has come a long way and has learned many commands such as "Sit," "Stay," and "Lay Down." She has started to learn how to walk nice on a leash and is also learning and has started to jump through a hoop. Kayla is a dog that likes to focus her attention into these types of activities. She loves the one on one attention and will do great with a family who can continue to work with her and be consistent. Kayla is an affectionate girl who loves to give kisses. She will do best in a house by herself, without other animals. A very generous donor has paid Kayla's adoption fee in hopes we can find Kayla a forever home more easily. Kayla still will need to find the right fitted family for her adoption but her fees have been paid. Please stop in to meet Kayla as she would love to find her home in your heart's.
Kayla has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! On behalf of my rescue dogs, Max and Oscar, come find your true love.
Kayla has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! In memory of Max and Misty.
When we last gave an update on Moby, we broke the bad news that Moby will need both back knees replaced with surgery. Since this time we have been introduced to a fabulous man, named Will, and his assistant Beverly. They have started a new business here in town, on Main Street, called K-9 Fitness. Will saw Moby’s story in The Pantagraph and reached out to us. He was determined to take on Moby’s case as he knew it was dire to get Moby more exercise then what we could provide him here at the shelter through his daily walking. Moby has been attending K-9 Fitness four days a week, doing aqua therapy with Will and walking outside with Beverly. In just one month Moby has shown astonishing results. He is down 11 full pounds, now weighing in at 82 pounds. He has developed muscle to a point that has surprised us all, and he went even further with his surprises last week when he began to run and trot. Yes, the dog who once had to be carried into the shelter, who had no use of his back legs, is now running! It is truly a remarkable thing to see. One that is warming all of our hearts with the progress he is making.
Moby had his vet check-in today and they were more than pleased with his progress. They want him to continue working with Will at K-9 Fitness and continue to lose as much weight as possible. The more weight Moby can lose, the safer his surgery and better his recovery will be. You can still help Moby out by donating to help us with his surgery funding. You can donate online on our website or you can drop off donations to the shelter. You also can mail donations to 423 Kays Drive Normal, IL. 61761. Moby has been moved out to the dog floor so that he can interact with visitors and you can stop by to visit him and see his progress. Also... don’t hesitate to tell him how skinny and handsome he is looking these days!
Moby has been working hard for the past month. The changes that are taking place are amazing to see. When Moby came into the Shelter he had to be carried and could not walk on his legs as he was too overweight and he had no leg muscles. It brings great pleasure to tell you that this has changed. Not only has he developed much needed leg strength and muscles, that were once nonexistent, but he is pulling us further every day on walks. It is his way of telling us he is determined. He is walking full laps around the building and I have to say it is truly a site to see. Moby had a vet visit two weeks ago. When he stepped on the scale we were a bit discouraged to find out he had only lost three pounds, that was until the vet saw Moby and assured us no need to worry he is doing remarkable. She reminded us that muscle weighs more than fat and so not only had he lost weight, but he had developed muscles that he had lost due to poor nutrition and ownership/handling. The vet was very excited with Moby’s transformation. We continue every day to work hard, walk a little further and stick to his very strict diet.
Meet Moby. He is a five year old beagle mix who loves people and peanut butter. Before Moby will be ready for adoption, he needs to work hard to lose weight. Not only will Moby need some encouragement to lose 30 pounds over the next few months, but he will also need your support. We need to raise $1,100, with your help, for his knee surgery. Unfortunately Moby has a dislocated knee that he cannot walk on. At his current weight he cannot have surgery as it runs the risk of putting stress on his good knee through the recovery process.
Moby currently walks with the help of a sling. His favorite thing to do is get fresh air and sit in the shade under his favorite tree. He is motivated and active for his size and really does have a calm, loving personality.
Stay tuned in the weeks to come while we update you on Moby's extreme weight loss makeover and update you on our goal of raising $1,100 for his knee surgery.
Please consider sponsoring Moby. Contributions for Moby apply to the ASAP Fund which help us fund Moby's medical expenses.
Moby has been sponsored by Judith Webster! In loving memory of my first shelter puppy, Pepper.
Moby has been sponsored in honor of Karen our awesome manager, thanks for all you do! Happy Boss's Day!
Please be aware that not all of our pets are available for viewing on our website, as our population changes daily with new animals coming in and others going home. We encourage you to visit our Pet Adoption Center.
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