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!

Buckeye is a seven year old Black and Tan Coonhound. This big boy has been in and out of the shelter a few times, and is sadly back with us again. He is a huge lover, but can be nervous in new situations. He really needs a home that will help him gain confidence.

Buckeye 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. 

Buckeye has been sponsored by Carole Miller! 

Buckeye has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 

Buckeye has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of Timber. 


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.

Sponsor Maddie


Mystery is an almost 10 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! 

Mystery has been sponsored by Dr. Goad's Professional Selling classes at ISU! 


Pippi is a two year old Lab mix. She is a very happy girl, but does need to be taught manners.

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

Pippi has been sponsored by Rob Milcik! 


Riley is a beautiful four year old Doberman. She is a sweet girl, but really is unsure about strangers. If you take the time to gain her trust, then she is as sweet as can be.


Millie is a year and a half old Lab mix. She is a sweet and active girl.


Zuppa is a four year old Chihuahua. She is a very sweet girl but can be nervous around new people or loud activity. Zuppa would do best in a quieter home.

Sponsor Zuppa


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.

Sponsor Violet


Zeus is an eight month old Lab mix. He is a sweet, goofy dog, but is very gentle for a puppy. With a little bit of training, he will make a fantastic family companion.

Sponsor Zeus


Winston is a year and a half old Hound mix. He is a goofy dog with an adorable stumpy tail. Winston has a timid personality, and would love to have a family who will help him build his confidence.

Winston has been sponsored by Mary Reyes! 


Boone is a three year old Shepherd mix. He is such a sweet boy. Boone is very calm boy, and seems like he would be great in any home!


Hi, my name is Boots!  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 Rex!  I am a four year old Chihuahua at the Humane Society of Central Illinois. When I was rescued, I had an old eye injury and the vet thought that it would be best to just take it out. I don't mind though!  I am still as happy and playful as ever.

Due to my small size, I would prefer a home without small children because they might scare me, or step on me. My favorite activity is sitting in your lap. If you are looking for a best buddy to sit on the couch with, I am your guy!

Sponsor Rex

Rex Rex


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

Samsonite Samsonite
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