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 gracious anonymous sponsor! 

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

Mystery has been sponsored by Carole Miller! 

Mystery has been sponsored by Rob Milcik! 


Aurora is a 1½ year old Shep/Heeler mix. Aurora is very happy and loving dog. So much so that she will try to get so close to you to show her affection that she usually ends up on your lap begging to be pet and showering your face with kisses. Aurora is so selective of other dogs and small animals that we are asking she be an only dog in the home. Aurora begs for attention and is very eager to please. She wants to learn and is looking for an owner who will help her learn a few basic commands. She pulls on the leash and in certain situations, like with vetting, she will get very timid and scared.

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

Aurora has been sponsored by Sara Bailey! 


Buster is a 7 year old adorable Beagle who wants to lounge by your side all day long. He needs to lose a bit of weight as his previous owner spoiled him with treats and constant access to food. This means exercise is a must for this boy and keeping a balanced, healthy, restricted diet until he reaches a better weight. Buster is very lively and fun. He is a dog who would rather go on walks or lounge in the sun then to be out running or playing fetch. He loves to cuddle up next to you and give kisses. He also loves treats. We want his new owner to spoil him the way his old owner did, just not to the extent of allowing him to be obese. Learning proper food control is important for Buster as he gets older.

Buster has been sponsored by Pat Snodgrass! 

Buster has been sponsored by Cindy Hanson!  In memory of Maggie. 

Buster has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 


Sherlock is an 11 month old Rot mix. Talk about a sweetheart. This boy is so calm and just non-caring about anything and everything. Nothing seems to bother him. He likes other dogs, seems to do good with kids, and really is a love-bug. Sherlock was seen by a vet who noted he may have the start to Hip Dysplasia on his left side. We are currently treating with Adequan twice a week, which is supposed to help over time. Sherlock however does not seem to care or notice any of this. He is so mellow in his actions and behaviors that he would rather lounge next to you then run through a year and fetch a ball anyways. If you are looking for a dog who will be loyal and by your side, Sherlock is the boy for you!


Harley is a handsome boy who is 2 years of age. He knows his basic commands and is a Rot/Shep mix. We feel Harley needs to gain a bit of weight so that he is not so skinny. Being on a proper healthy diet will allow this. Harley loves to go on his daily walks, and also loves squeaky toys or chew bones. Harley was seen by a vet and will be available shortly after starting him on Adequan treatment for Hip Dysplasia. Harley does not seem bothered at all by this, as he still runs and bounces around without concern. He is very active and playful and is hoping you will come meet him and realize he is right for your family.

Harley has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  My rescue dogs, Max and Oscar, want you to adopt me! 

Harley has been sponsored by Daisy Girl Scout Troop 1509!  

Harley has been sponsored by Mary Ann Fearman! 

Mr. Toppins

Mr. Toppins is a male 5 year old Chihuahua. He is a spunky little guy with a fun, energetic personality. He is very curious and loves to investigate just about anything. He loves to go on walks and be outside enjoying the warm weather. Mr. Toppins is a funny little fella who can be timid if you move to quickly with him. So please note with Mr. Toppins he will need an owner who understands it takes a short while to get comfortable with a new environment. He loves life and loves attention. Mr. Toppins will need to go to a home where adults and children understand he can get scared easily with fast movements. If you are looking for a small snuggle bug look no further!

Mr. Toppins has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of Pixie and Lilly.

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

Mr. Toppins has 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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