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Our Featured Evanston, IL Partner:

Dogs Deserve Better - Illinois

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:

All of Illinois

About Our Rescue Group:

Dogs Deserve Better is a chained dog and penned dog education, legislation and rescue 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are based in Pennsylvania, but have representatives located across the United States.

DDB is working to change laws and educate the public about the physical, psychological and community consequences of chaining or penning your dog. Dogs are social, pack animals that want to be part of the family.

Although our priority is chained/penned dogs, Illinois outreach includes many other desperate situations dogs find themselves in from no fault of their own. Our focus is on education, community outreach, rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and networking to save lives! We do not have a shelter facility, so we operate on the kindness of those in the community that help by providing a safe, loving foster home for the dogs in our program until their forever home is found.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Upon approval of an application, adoption meets are scheduled by appointment.

Our Adoption Process:

An application and home check are required. Upon approval, adopters will sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee.

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.