Humane Society of Central Illinois

Available 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!

We update this page often as new dogs come in and others go home. Not all available dogs are included on our website so we encourage you to visit the Pet Adoption Center in person!  Adoption application process details are included on our Adoption Information page. To see photos of pets that have found new homes, visit the Galleries of Adopted Pets.

Cannot adopt any pets at this time?  Consider helping a pet with a Pet Sponsorship!

Featured Dog!

Lily is a three year old Hound mix. She is a very calm, sweet girl. Lily is timid and would do best in a quiet home so that she feels comfortable.

Lily has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 


Rockette is a six month old Black Lab mix. She is an extremely active girl and will need a lot of exercise. Rockette was not very well socialized, and can be suspicious of new people. She will need to go to a home where they will spend a lot of time socializing her.

Rockette has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 


Violet is a one year old mixed breed. We think that she has some Lab in her, and probably some Pitbull too. She is very active, and needs obedience training.

Violet has been sponsored by Mary Reyes! 


Mystery is a ten year old Black Lab. He is a big goofy guy. When Mystery came in to the shelter, he was a shocking 40lbs over weight. He is working towards his weight loss goal, but his new family will have to be strict about his diet and exercise in order to keep him healthy.

Mystery has been sponsored by Judith Webster!  For the 16 Shih Tzus who have made my life so much better by just being my furbabies. 

Mystery has been sponsored by Dane, Kristen & Donaghy Brummett! 


Charlet is a one year old Terrier mix. She is a nervous dog, and needs someone who will take their time gaining her trust.

Charlet has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  The Baby Soda and her parents would like for this dog to have a wonderful life. Thank you all for all you do.

Charlet has been sponsored by Carole Miller! 


Raven is a three year old Lab/Shepherd mix. She is a very active, sweet girl. Raven would do best in a home with no other dogs, or cats.

Raven has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of Bandit the Wonder Dog! 

Raven has been sponsored by Judith A. Webster!  In memory of my Missy. 


Bruno is a two year old Pitbull mix. He is a very sweet boy and loves to play. He even walks politely on the leash!

Bruno has been sponsored by Rob Milcik! 


Hi, my name is Boots and I am a six year old male Beagle!  I am currently at the Humane Society of Central Illinois undergoing heartworm treatment. My owners went through some very difficult times and were unable to care of me. They wanted the best for me and tried to find me a new home. Unfortunately I have Heartworm Disease and not a lot of people were willing to help me. Luckily I found the Humane Society of Central Illinois. They have a fund called the ASAP Fund that is used to help animals in desperate need like me!

The ASAP Fund was created in 2011 to provide emergency or extraordinary medical services for animals sheltered at HSCI including dogs with heartworm disease. Heartworm Disease has a very long recovery period. My treatment is complete and now I am on crate rest for four months.

Please consider making a donation to HSCI's ASAP Fund to sponsor me and so HSCI can continue to provide care for animals like me in the future!

P.S. I am looking for a foster home that will follow the strict medical orders of crate rest. If you are interested, please complete a Foster Application. Please give your dog Heartworm Preventative so that they don't have to go through this awful disease. Heartworm Disease is preventable!
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Boots' hair is growing back after
his heartworm treatment.

Boots has been sponsored by The Crumbaughs. In Memory of Haley and Sadie. 

Boots has been sponsored by Maeve Devlin!  In memory of my best friend, Tula, who passed March 4, 2016. 


Hi, my name is Samsonite!  I am a one year old Mastiff mix. I am available for adoption through the Humane Society of Central Illinois. I am a big boy - just over 100lbs - and like many large breed dogs I am already showing signs of Hip Dysplasia. I am currently in a foster home where I am learning some basic house manners, and building up my strength. Don't let that fool you though, I still love to play!

I am looking for a home where they will keep me in shape with consistent exercise, and help me stay comfortable as I get older with vet recommended treatment. If you think that you might be a good match for me, get an application in with the adoptions staff and then they will set up a time for you to meet me!  I have so much love to give!

Samsonite has been sponsored by Sara Bailey! 

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