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!

Maddie is a nine year old Shepherd mix. She is a sweet girl, and does not act her age!  If you are looking for a calmer, adult dog then this is the girl for you.

Maddie has been sponsored by Nicole Dickey!  On behalf of our Huebert. We adopted him from HSCI 13 years ago. He, in all his awesomeness rests in peace now. 

Maddie has been sponsored by Carole Miller! 

Maddie has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 


Chance is a four month old Great Dane/Catahoula Leopard dog mix. He is a gorgeous puppy with unique coloring and beautiful blue eyes. All Chance wants to do is be loved on by people, and he will crawl in your lap in order to get petted. Chance is going to be a large dog when he is finished growing, so his adopters will need to make sure to get him properly trained so that he is manageable when he is older.

Sponsor Chance


Gunnar is a two year old Shepherd mix. He is a sweet dog that will make a great family pet once he is taught a few basic manners like how to walk on a leash.

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


Mystery is an almost 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 Dane, Kristen & Donaghy Brummett! 


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! 


Biscotti is a four year old Chihuahua mix. She is a very friendly dog, and would make a great addition to any household.


Angel is a one year old Pitbull mix. She is a big loveable girl. Angel can be a little wary of new people, but once she smells you she is all love and play!


Harper is a one year old Golden Retriever mix. She is a very sweet dog, and loves attention from all people. Harper was never properly trained, and does need work on obedience, manners, and crate training.

Sponsor Harper


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! 


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 Judith A. Webster!  In memory of my Missy. 


Echo is a one year old Lab mix. He is an active boy but is very willing to learn.

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


Hunter is an eight month old Hound mix. He is a sweet and goofy boy. He does need some basic obedience training, but has an awesome disposition.

Hunter has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 


Emerson is a three month old lab mix puppy. He is a very petite boy that will probably stay small. He is a very sweet puppy that loves to sit in laps. Emerson does need the regular puppy training, including housebreaking.


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!
Boots Boots

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!

Sponsor Samsonite

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