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Our Featured Paris, IL Partner:

Paul Warner Rescue

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:

We serve Paris , IL, Edgar County, and surrounding areas.
There are no precise geographic restrictions.

About Our Rescue Group:

Paul WarnerRescue in Paris, IL, is located about 65 miles south of Champaign-Urbana and 15 miles from the Indiana state line. A three year old 501(c)(3) charity, we are a network of volunteers and foster homes specifically for those dogs whose costly veterinary care, rehabilitation, or age makes them poor candidates for finding a home quickly. These are dogs who would ordinarily "fall through the cracks" in many shelters. Our dogs are the victims of abuse, neglect and injury. Since we lack funds, we can only accept a small number of dogs at a time. Paul Warner Rescue coordinates rescue efforts with the city police, county animal control, three veterinarians, and the Edgar County Humane Association. Our webpage is at Please visit the Happy Tales page to share a few of our successes.

Before dogs can be placed into foster homes, they receive vaccinations, internal parasite treatments, flea treatments, and heartworm tests. They may require a lengthy stay during treatment for heartworms, skin
or intestinal parasites, transfusion, and surgery. These dogs have come into our care with ingrown collars, bloody bald bodies, entropic eyelashes, broken or crushed limbs, and other horrifying conditions. We are a no-kill shelter and there is no time limit imposed upon any animal's recovery and adoption. 2. Pre-adoption spay-neuter
Each and every dog is neutered before going to its new home. We use the veterinarian that gives us the best price for quality work. Early spay/neuter is available for young dogs.

Paul Warner Rescue realizes that the only way to improve the quality of life for pets is to educate young people and get them involved in animal welfare. Last year, volunteers were able to reach out to students at two elementary schools and a middle school, bringing rescued dogs and guest speakers into classrooms. One sponsored an after-school Pet Club.

Paul Warner Rescue believes that together we all can offer help for the helpless, hope for the hopeless and homes for the homeless.

Come Meet our Pets:

If you are interested in one of our dogs, please call Hellie at (217) 822-6060 for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process:

People interested in one of our dogs fill out an application. After checking your veterinary reference ,our adoption manager calls and sets up an appointment during which you can meet the dog. Our dogs are generally adopted for a nonrefundable $150 fee. The adopter signs a contract pledging to give their new pet proper shelter, food, water, veterinary care, and attention. If the adoption doesn't work out, the dog must be returned to Paul Warner Rescue. we reserve the right to refuse to adopt to any person for any reason. Paul Warner Rescue is a 100% volunteer organization, run by working and retired people. Please be patient.

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.