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Our Featured Chicago, IL Partner:

New Leash On Life Chicago

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

NLOL only adopts our dogs within Illinois and a 60 mi radius of Chicago (Chicago and suburbs.)

About Our Rescue Group:

NLOL Chicago is an entirely volunteer run, nonprofit organization committed to finding loving homes for shelter dogs who would otherwise be euthanized.

Through our adoption, foster and education programs, NLOL Chicago addresses the nationwide issue of pet overpopulation and the importance of spay/neuter, and also tackles local concerns such as Chicago's dog fighting epidemic. The goal of NLOL Chicago is that of consistent advocacy for those forgotten animals - speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

NLOL Chicago does not discriminate by age or breed. Our adoption fee is $250, and our dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped prior to adoption.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Check out our website for Adoption Event Dates/Times!

Our Adoption Process:

Since it our desire that you have a pet that can enjoy a lifetime of love with you, we take special measure to ensure that the pet is the best match for you and your family. We have set up the following procedures for anyone wishing to adopt one of our animals:

Fill out an adoption application
This helps us understand more about you and your lifestyle.

Be contacted by a New Leash On Life representative.

Have a Home Check to insure the home is safe for the animal.

Sign an Adoption Contract.

Make a tax deductible donation. (We ask for $200 minimum for dogs and puppies.)

Our pets generally are up to date on all vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered (in the case of puppies, they may not have their entire set of shots).

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.