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Our Featured Rockford, IL Partner:

Southern Born Rescue - Illinois chapter

Rockford, IL 61101

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.

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We work to help alleviate the overpopulation of animals in the South by finding loving, caring forever homes for them in the New England states and around the country.

From Alaska to Louisiana to Rhode Island, we work to find the BEST homes for our babies regardless of where they are. We have foster homes around the country and nationwide adoptions are available.

About Our Rescue Group:

We've been rescuing and placing "unwanted" animals since 1988. We've expanded to other areas of the country to enable us to help as many as possible. While our rescue work focuses mainly on chihuahuas, yorkies, and other small breed dogs as well as English Bulldogs, we often have others available for adoption.

Over the years, we've also developed a passion for senior and special needs dogs. We are proud of our Seniors for Seniors program which involves placing some of our special senior dogs with senior citizens for a reduced adoption fee. Due to these reduced fees, we actively seek sponsors to help cover veterinary and transport costs. Please email us if you have any questions or would like to help sponsor a Seniors for Seniors dog.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Our pets are in foster homes across the country. Interested in being a foster parent to one of these furkids? Drop us an email for more information.

Our Adoption Process:

Our dogs are fully vetted before adoption. This includes vaccinations, heartworm testing & treatment if necessary, heartworm preventative, and spay or neuter. SBR has a 100% spay/neuter policy prior to adoption. We do NOT make exceptions so please do not ask. If we have puppies available, they will not be released to an adoptive home until they are spayed or neutered.

SBR does not adopt out dogs on a first come, first serve basis. We strive to find the best possible home for each of our babies. We will not hold dogs for homes that are not ready to adopt yet or have not yet been approved to adopt.

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.