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 Carole Miller! 

Mystery has been sponsored by Rob Milcik! 


Cole is a 1 year old male Lab mix. Talk about a handsome boy. He does know his basic manners of "Sit" and "Lay Down." Cole loves to get exercise and go for his daily walks. He tends to get excited on a leash and wants to pull, but we have found when using a harness he does great. He is learning to stay off people and not jump up to greet them. Cole is a great dog with a lot of intelligence.

Cole has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 

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


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 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! 

Tyler Greta

Tyler is a 3 year old, male, white and black Pointer mix. Tyler came into the shelter a long while back and was discovered to be deaf. He was adopted out with his buddy Greta and they have been returned due to his owner moving and not being able to take them with. Tyler loves his buddy Greta as he has known her for many years, however we do think they both would do ok on their own. We would love it if we could adopt these two out together as Tyler has learned to follow Greta and have her help him when he can't hear, but they do not have to be adopted together. Tyler is more laid back and chill. He is curious and likes to investigate wherever his nose will take him. He wants to be a lap dog and lounge. Greta is the energetic one who certainly is not afraid of anything. Greta is a spunky, happy-go-lucky type of dog. A bit of a goofball, Greta is a 4 year old female, black Lab mix. These two are hoping to finally find someone who understands they are a life-long forever commitment.

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

Tyler has been sponsored by Vickie! 

Tyler & Greta have 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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