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Our Featured Portsmouth, IL Partner:

ADAR Rescue - IL

Portsmouth, IL 03801

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:

Illinois

About Our Rescue Group:

ADAR Rescue ~ Southern Dogs Adoption Coordinator, works to facilitate the re-homing of puppies and dogs in need, all of them come from the efforts of our affiliate Mississippi & Alabama rescue groups and their wonderful dedicated foster homes who rescue and rehabilitate and take care of these babies for so long before coming northeast to their furever homes.

The majority of dogs and puppies in the south will be killed within 7 days of being dropped off at a shelter:
IF they are thought to be strays
IF an owner drops them off they could be on their way to be euthanized as the owner walks to their car
IF we have room in a southern foster home we can pull many of them and place them into foster care for several weeks, with a private foster family until they are fully vetted.
There are a lot of IFs in rescue.....
When there is a litter of puppies in need of rescue and their Mom is available we ALWAYS take her in, too, once her puppies are weaned she is spayed. Then they head north to new furever homes!

IF a dog or puppy is marked as "Northeast" it simply means they are already there or will come into northern foster care IF they are NOT adopted first, if they are adopted first they will arrive from MS or AL directly to their new family, once in their new home they must stay within the family's home and yard for one week!

Once a dog is committed to, they go on the next available transport. IF they remain in the MS or AL foster home they are taking up a space where another dog or puppy could be pulled from the shelter, or kept from going into a shelter, to come into rescue. Stray dogs and puppies have a 7 day "hold" in the shelter (waiting for someone to come in and claim them) before they are euthanized, so an adopted dog or puppy remaining in a foster home could mean the death of another dog or puppy.

Please CLICK HERE to apply!

Please CLICK HERE to visit our facebook page!

Come Meet our Pets:

We do not have one physical location. Our dogs and puppies are kept in private foster homes in Mississippi, Alabama and in New England (IF we are lucky enough to have a northern foster home) as part of a family, to help prepare them for transition into their northern forever homes and also to have enough time to have them receive all the necessary vetting we require before placing them with an adoptive family, for their health and safety.

You are very welcome to speak with the the foster family about the dog/puppy you are interested in after we receive your application!

Please CLICK HERE to apply!

Please CLICK HERE to visit our facebook page!

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process involves a completed application, a vet reference, a phone interview/home visit and an adoption agreement must be signed. The adoption fee goes to the vetting and personal care of the dog/puppy you are adopting as well as the care of other dogs/puppies coming into rescue. Adoption fees MAY vary per dog or puppy. Each profile will indicate that particular dog's/puppy's adoption fee.

Our standard adoption fee is $450 which covers:
All age appropriate vaccines (3 DHPP vax)
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vax
Rabies vax if 12 weeks and older
utd on flea/tick prevention
utd on heartworm prevention
spay or neuter of pet
bi-weekly worming
heartworm test @ age 6 months or older
fostering costs
transport and health certificate

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.