Humane Society of Central Illinois

Adoptable Dogs

HSCI always has a variety of dogs looking for their forever home: big, small, mixed breed, purebred. Our pets are vetted and handled regularly by staff and volunteers so they are healthy and socialized!

As new dogs come in and others go home, we update this page as quickly as possible, so keep in mind all dogs available may not have a photo yet. We encourage you to visit the Pet Adoption Center in person!  You'll find all you need to know about our adoption application process on our Adoption Information.

And if you want to see photos of the pets that have already found new homes, visit our Galleries of Adopted Pets.

Featured Dog!

Mystery is a 7 year old male black Lab mix. Mystery was an outside dog most of his life, so he was never taught his manners and doesn't do the best on a leash. But he is certainly a smart dog trying to learn. Mystery will not do good in a home with small animals or children and will need a lot of exercise. He is so eager to learn and he loves getting treats, so training should be easy with a little consistency. Give this sweet boy a chance and he will show you he is full of love and affection. Mystery was not properly taken care of before coming to the shelter, so it took a while to figure out what was causing his loss of hair. We have discovered that Mystery has a thyroid issue and will need to be on a daily medication to control this. His hair has started to grow back and he is doing so much better.

Mystery has been sponsored by gracious anonymous sponsor! 

Mystery has been sponsored by Judith Webster!  In memorial of our first rescue adoption, Pepper Jo. 

Mystery has been sponsored by Carole Miller! 

Mystery has been sponsored by Rob Milcik! 


Mandy is a 2 year old Malmute/Shep female mix. This shy girl is a complete sweetheart. She is going to need an owner who understand she is very shy and timid. She is so eager to learn and investigate new things, but she needs your help showing her it is ok. She will come up to you and if you get a leash out she gets very excited to go for walks. She just was not socialized well and doesn't really care for or understand what toys are. However, due to this she concentrates on her owners and showing them affection and love. She will curl up next to you and loves to have her belly rubbed, it just takes time for her to understand people love her. Mandy will make a fantastic dog for the right fit home that has patience to give her to warm up.

Mandy has been sponsored by Sara Bailey! 


Scarlett is a 6 year old female Treeing Walker Coonhound. She is a bit of a clumsy goofball but she is a sweetheart none-the-less. She loves to be outside and getting fresh air, and she will need proper exercise to keep weight off. She came into the shelter a little overweight. Scarlett is an active-minded girl or as we like to say a bit A.D.D. She finds a smell and follows it and after that, that is all she focuses on. She would be content with a soft bed and an owner who will let her curl up next to them to sleep at night.

Scarlett has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 

Scarlett has been sponsored by Dr. Goad's Sales Classes at Illinois State University! 

Scarlett has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  My rescue dogs, Max and Oscar, want you to adopt me! 


Jackson is a 4 year old, male, Terrier mix. Jackson came into the shelter unsure and a little scared. Within just a few short days he turned completely around to being such a happy little guy. He had a horrible cherry eye, that was removed and the swelling is still going down and will continue to do so over the next few weeks. Jackson starts out shy, and within a few minutes just loves your attention so much that he is scooting around the room and running circles. This little guy doesn't need much to be content. A soft bed and your attention will pretty much make Jackson the happiest of little dogs. The staff has taken quite the liking to this guy, so it will be sad to see him find his forever home. However we are so hoping he will find his forever home to spoil him, now that he is available for adoption.


Lucy is a one year old, female, Yellow Lab mix. Talk about a beautiful dog!  Lucy is a typical Lab with lots of pep to her step. She loves to get exercise, she loves to go outside and play or go for walks, and she loves to chase toys and bring them back. Lucy knows how to "Sit" and "Lay Down." She is still young so she very much needs proper exercise and proper consistency and learning of manners. Lucy will bring a lot of action into someone's life and is looking for an active family to keep her entertained.

Lucy has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 

Mr. Toppins

Mr. Toppins is a male 5 year old Chihuahua. He is a spunky little guy with a fun, energetic personality. He is very curious and loves to investigate just about anything. He loves to go on walks and be outside enjoying the warm weather. Mr. Toppins is a funny little fella who can be timid if you move to quickly with him. So please note with Mr. Toppins he will need an owner who understands it takes a short while to get comfortable with a new environment. He loves life and loves attention. Mr. Toppins will need to go to a home where adults and children understand he can get scared easily with fast movements. If you are looking for a small snuggle bug look no further!

Mr. Toppins has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of Pixie and Lilly.

Mr. Toppins has been sponsored by the Crumbaughs. In Memory of Haley and Sadie. 

Mr. Toppins has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of Timber, the sweetest dog ever. 

Mr. Toppins has been sponsored by Mike and Amy Humphreys! 

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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