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Our Featured Urbana, IL Partner:

Keeshond Rescue Central States

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:

Keeshond Rescue Central States has foster homes with adoptable keeshonden IL, IN, MI. We accept Keeshonden from the central states regions (MI, IN, IL, WI,) We will do out of state or area adoptions, as long as the adopter is willing to travel to the foster hom to meet the keesie of their choice.

About Our Rescue Group:

Our Mission:
The specific mission of Keeshond Rescue of the Central States shall be to rescue, care for, and place in qualified homes the canine breed known as Keeshond or Keeshonden (plural). It is the policy of this organization to provide humane care and treatment for all Keeshonden placed in our care; seek to return lost or stolen Keeshonden to their owners; to seek suitable homes for Keeshonden without owners; to provide euthanasia when necessary and only as a last resort.
Keeshond Rescue of the Central States shall try to provide a safe and healthy haven for all dogs placed in our care, until loving adoptive homes can be found. Every Keeshond place in our care will be completely vetted, placed in foster care, and evaluated.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Our Keesies are in foster homes, with the majority of them being in Urbana IL, and a few in Holland MI, so anyone wanting to meet any of these fuzzy friends needs to make an appointment with the foster families. We do not do on site adoption events, but we do occasionally do educational booths at various events in the areas. Please check out website for information

Our Adoption Process:

Adopting a New Family Member
Individuals seeking to adopt a rescued Keeshond from us must complete an application with references, only one of whom may be a family member. Reference checks include three personal and one vet reference. A home visit will also be conducted if possible. Please review the complete details of this page before beginning an application.

Adoptive families are required to visit the foster care site, located in Urbana, IL so that an appropriate match between family and dog can be made. We request potential adopters to bring along current pets as a part of that matching process.

All of our dogs are up to date on vaccinations; heartworm tested and on preventative; on flea and tick prevention; are spayed or neutered prior to adoption; and are microchipped as a form of permanent identification.

Adoptions require a contract specifying humane treatment of the dog and complete vet care for the duration of the dog’s life. The contract also specifies that all rescued Keeshonden that have been in the care of this organization must be returned to the organization should it become impossible for the adopter to provide necessary care and shelter. A rescued Keeshond cannot be disposed of by the adopting party without consultation and written authorization from this organization. The organization will inform the public on properly choosing and caring for a Keeshond.

An adoption fee of a minimum of $200 is required. On occasion, we may have puppies available. The adoption fee for a young puppy (nine months old or younger) is $300. Some dogs are in foster care of several weeks or even months due to some medical condition they may have when they come to us with. Puppies require vaccinations every three weeks up to the age of 16 weeks. While these adoption fees do not cover all the expenses of providing care to our rescue dogs, it does help offset medical expenses, food, grooming, and other financial burdens of fostering.

Our adoption application can be completed in numerous ways:

1. Request an application by contacting Monica Johnson (see below)

2. Complete the application online.
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3. Alternatively, you may copy and paste the application from this website into an email message (or send as an attachment) and email it to

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.