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Our Featured rockford, IL Partner:

Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary, inc.

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:

Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, Ogle in IL and Rock in WI. We require a home visit and all potential adopters must be within a 75 mile radius of Rockford, IL

About Our Rescue Group:

Our mission is to end animal suffering and foster a no-kill community, both locally and nationwide, through companion animal adoptions, spay/neuter programs, extensive community education, and collaboration with other animal care corporations. Together we can all make a different. So won’t you please help today?

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Come Meet our Pets:

we hold adoption events monthly at petco on east state in Rockford Illinois and also at Terri's pet center in loves park Illinois see web site for more information and dates.

Our Adoption Process:

We have a initial meet n greet with you and all family members that reside in your home. We may also include your pets at this meeting too. If you and your family are interested in adopting this animal at this time then we complete step one of our adoption application with you .Good shepherd then will review the application and get back to you in a few days to let you know if we need anything else or if it was accepted. It also gives you and your family time to decide if you are truly ready to adopt at this time. We will also leave you with breed literature for you to review .This will help you to understand the breed(s) better especially if you never had this breed before.

If you and your family are interested in continuing with the adoption process we will set up a appointment with you and your family at your home with the animal you are interested in adopting (everyone must be their and you animals must be present for this meeting too). We will visit for an hour or two .if it seems to be going well we will fill out the second part of the adoption application.

We will take the application and review it and get back to you in 48 hours with our diction .If it is approved a ‘‘non refundable'' deposit is required and we will give you a list of supplies you will need prior to receiving your new family member. A third visit to your home with the foster animal may be necessary at this time. We will set a date and time as to when to relinquish the animal to you. fees vary depending upon the age of animals.

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.