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.
Ruthie is a 5 year old black and white Lab/Pointer mix. Ruthie will need an owner who understands she comes from a background of no socialization. She needs someone who will move slow with her and who will let her show her true personality outside of her kennel, as she does not like being confined in small spaces and does not really understand what toys or treats are. With a little consistency Ruthie has shown to love attention and going on walks. With this continued consistency, Ruthie will make a great companion.
Ruthie has been sponsored by Paul, Gwinn and Zack Campbell! In memory of Diane's dog Rusty.
Chevy is a 6 year old Lab mix. Chevy needs an owner who understands he will be on a daily medication for life for his Thyroid issue. As long as Chevy is on his medication he is getting better daily and is doing great. Chevy needs an owner who will go slow with him and understand he was not properly socialized growing up. Chevy loves to play and wags his tail constantly to show how happy he is. He loves to go on walks and cannot wait to find his forever home.
Chevy has been sponsored by Tammy Pistole and Stacie Lehman! In honor of our friend and animal lover, Nancy Stone! Happy Birthday!
Dorthy is a 4 year old Border Collie mix. Dorthy has come a long way in such a short amount of time here at the Shelter. She gave birth to puppies in foster and since then we have been working to socialize her and allow her to see it is ok to run and be happy and play like a dog. Dorthy is a very loving girl and happens to think she is a lap dog. She loves to give kisses and loves to be walked. She is still a bit timid so slow movements are key. Every once in a while if you move to fast she will cower. Dorthy is looking for a fun-loving family that understands praise and affection are the best components for her to be happy.
Dorthy has been sponsored by Carole Miller!
Sis is a 5 year old Black Lab mix. Sis is a bit timid and comes from a background where she was not socialized with. If given some time to warm up outside of the kennel you will see she is a loveable dog that wants affection and someone to interact and play with her. Her timidness just means to take things slower with her and to not walk past her without giving her a chance to show you her true personality. Sis likes treats and loves to watch things going on outside through the window. It is quite cute to see. Sis would strive well in a more quiet home where there is not a lot of activities going on all the time.
Sis has been sponsored by John & Sheila Sonka! In loving memory of Dixie.
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 Walt & Margie Saunders!
Buddy is a 2 year old black Lab mix. Let me just tell you how much he has come around in such a short amount of time. This poor guy was taken from a bad situation where he was in a small kennel with too many dogs all crammed into. He was not interacted with other then feeding, so when we got him in he was so shy and did not even care for treats nor did he know what they were. In just a short time he has grown to love interaction with any person. He is so friendly and his tail is just constantly wagging. It is truly amazing what just a little love for this guy has done. He loves to sit with you and be pet. Buddy will need an owner who understands he is not the most active dog right now and does not know what toys or treats are just yet. Over time with constant introductions of these things he will be a playful carefree boy. If you are looking for a dog with a big heart Buddy is perfect for you.
Buddy has been sponsored by Rob Milcik! Here's hoping this dog finds a forever home soon!
Libby is a 5 year old black lab mix. She is a sweetheart who needs a little time to warm up to someone and reveal her true personality. If you give her time outside of the kennel you will see she is a very happy girl with a lot of love to give. Libby is a quiet girl who likes to lounge near her owners.
Gordon is an 8½ year old Lab/Pointer mix. Talk about a handsome fella. Gordon is a fun-loving playful boy who loves to get your attention any way he can. He gets a bit anxious at times and can get scared when his owners leave, but having consistent love and praise will fix this problem. Gordon is looking for a forever home with someone who will walk him often and let him play fetch whenever he wants.
Lola is a 2 year old tri-color Chihuahua mix. She is a very dainty little girl who loves to get attention and be near people. She will be your shadow always making sure she knows where you are at. She is looking for a family who will spoil her like the princess that she is. She is a quiet and calm dog for the most part but does like to play and go for walks.
Duncan is a 2½ year old tan Hound mix. Duncan is quite a shy boy who needs a little time to show you his true personality. A bit timid but full of love, Duncan is really a fun dog. He loves to be outside on walks and he loves to lounge near people he feels safe with. Duncan is a reserved dog who needs an owner to understand it will take him a little time to open up and feel safe in his new surroundings. Duncan loves rope toys and will make one great and loyal companion.
These two little ones came into the Shelter together. They both are 10 years of age and have lived together from a very young age. Jack is a brown Lhasa Apso with a calm personality. He loves to get attention but is the more reserved one. Jill is a white and black terrier mix. She is a little more active and curious. They both know their manners and will "Sit" when asked. They walk great on leashes and really should go to the same home when adopted out. If you are looking for a cute pair these two are the right ones for you!
Jack & Jill have been sponsored by Judith Webster! In loving memory of my BFF's ~ Sheena, Muffin, Mischief & Tiffany.
Carson is a 1 year old Terrier mix. He is spunky and full of life. He loves to get exercise and loves to go for his daily walks outside. He is a peppy little dog with a lot of personality and will make a great fit for an active family.
Carson has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! With thanks from Remy to everyone at HSCI for finding him his home two years ago now!
Janey is a fun 2 year old Shepherd Rott mix with a spunky energetic temperament. She is a goofy dog with a lot of personality to show. She loves people and loves to have your attention. She loves going on walks and gets excited easily.
Janey has been sponsored by Julie Philpott! For a Happy 2014 and Happy Home for all pets needing love.
Tawny is a 2 year old tan and black Hound mix. Tawny is a very timid dog. She will need a person to go slow with her and understand she has not been interacted with properly. She is starting to learn that people are good and people give her love and have treats. It is really cute to watch her inch closer and closer to get your affection, but it does take some time. Tawny will need a quiet home where someone can introduce her to toys over time and show her what it is like to be a dog and to be free to have fun. Tawny is a loveable girl with a big heart to give her new owners. She hopes you will give her a chance to melt your heart.
Tawny has been sponsored by Michael and JoBeth Zajac!
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 Maddie the Yorkie Poo!
Abby is a 5½ year old Chocolate Lab. She is a big goofball and a complete sweetheart. She loves to have her belly rubbed and does know how to "Sit" when asked. Abby does get very anxious when in new situations so her adjusting to a new home will take some time. She gets attached to her owners very quickly and really seeks their attention. Abby loves to be your shadow and will need an owner who has a lot of love to give.
Gizmo is a 4 year old grey and white Chihuahua. Gizmo is looking for an owner who will hold him and cuddle him often. He loves to be held and on your lap and can get quite scared with people moving too fast. If you let Gizmo come to you he is never scared by people approaching him. Gizmo is such a sweet boy that will melt your heart in just a matter of minutes. He knows how to "Sit," "Shake," "Go To Bed," and "Outside." He is a very intelligent little guy who just needs an owner who understands he needs people to be very gentle and loving with him and to not approach him quickly or hover over him. Please no children under 10 years of age. Gizmo is looking for someone to love on him and spoil him.
Genie is a 7 month old brown and white female Boxer. She is full of energy and full of life. She loves to bounce around and go for walks. She loves to play and will need to find an active family who will get her the exercise she needs. Genie loves to give kisses and does calm down to lay by your side when you ask her to. Genie is a fun-loving goofball who is looking for her forever home!
Drake is a 3 year old red and white Pointer mix. Drake is a excitable dog who loves to play. He knows how to "Sit" and "Roll Over." He is a very intelligent dog and is focus driven to be able to learn other proper manners and skills. Drake is a loveable boy that will need an active family.
Well we are checking in from the Shelter here. Moby wanted to update you all and let you know after only 2 short weeks following his first knee surgery he is already walking and attempting to gallop on both his back legs. Moby had his first of two surgeries to his knees; in which the vet said recovery time would be 4 to 6 weeks. They said it would be a long hard road and it would take time. Not with Moby. Moby has a mind of his own. He came back the day after surgery in a lot of pain which was to be expected, but by only day two he was trying to push himself up and do things on his own. In no time at all he was greeting us at the door, getting excited to see new faces and now puts pressure on even his recovering right leg. We took Moby to the vet this week for his 2 week checkup and not only were they thrilled and a bit taken back by how good he is doing, but said Moby should be the poster face for many things. His determination to get better is something that cannot be explained. He has a heart of gold and won't let these obstacles stop him in any way and he keeps pushing on. His personality has changed and he shows excitement and playfulness like a dog should. While Moby continues to recover here at the Shelter, we wanted to remind you that you can still donate to his fund to help with his 2nd surgery. We are still a bit away from that date but every little bit helps. Moby also wants you all to know he is ready for Spring and for all this snow to stop so he can get back out to his favorite spot under his tree. Only this time he will be running and trotting to it instead of being carried.
We have a Moby update just in time for Christmas! Moby has continued to work hard these past few weeks and we are all so impressed with his temperament and determination to become the dog we always knew he could and should be. In the past few weeks, Will at K9- Fitness, has not only worked with Moby in the swimming pool, but due to Moby’s strength improvement, he also runs outside with Moby and recently got Moby on the treadmill. Yes, you heard right, MOBY IS RUNNING. Moby no longer waddles around from place to place, he gallops and jumps. He is so close to jumping in the van all by himself. He now has moved up to sitting in the front seat when he goes on rides and he has become quite a talker. He does not let you walk past him in his kennel without getting attention from you. Oh and most importantly moby is down exactly 23 pounds from when we carried him into the shelter on his first day. He is now 70.6 pounds. The vets have let us know that when he hits the 60’s range we will be scheduling surgery on his first knee. Moby has already touched the hearts of all of us here at the Shelter, but to see a dog go from depressed and not walking to a running, energetic, happy fun dog is something that will be forever important. Moby wanted to tell you all Merry Christmas and since he won’t be able to eat any Turkey or Ham, he wanted to tell you all to eat a little extra for him.
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 a gracious anonymous sponsor! In honor of Chip & Matilda.
Moby has been sponsored by the Noland/Collins Family! In memory of Rod Noland.
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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