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Our Featured Maryville, IL Partner:

Southern Paws Rescue

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

P.O. Box 443
Maryville, IL 62234
(618) 334-4695
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Paws-Rescue/131978536964182

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Metro- St. Louis area. We are located around Maryville, IL foster homes.

About Our Rescue Group:

I'm just a girl who loves animals! I rescued my first dog at 8 years old..she was a beautiful white german shepherd/samoyed. She licked my face and we were best friends for the last 13 years! I made a promise to her that I would try and help dogs that didn't have a home. My parents were very supportive and let me volunteer for several animal rescues and I even adopted my first horse at 19 from Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Mo (I still have her!)
Now im 27 and own my own business so I'm able to work from home a lot and spend time helping these babies but I guess you could say I have a bigger heart then wallet half the time! I like to rescue the ones that other rescues don't want. Just because they are your typical black labs or heartworm positive pitbulls..or dog aggressive bc they haven't had proper socialization- doesn't make them any less special in my eyes. I put them in great foster homes where they don't sit in a kennel their whole life. We actually treat heartworms- do surgeries- training you name it! I will take on parvo pups and sit with them on iv's 24/7 until they are healthy again. Whatever they need..I will do it! ..I have some amazing fosters that spend their own money to help these dogs and would do anything for them. There is so much behind the scene work that people don't get to see. I'll go to the pound and humanely euthanize a dying dog so it knows love before it passes..it's beyond emotionally draining to take on such critical dogs but I will fight for their life with everything I have!!
I know as a TEAM- WE can all help them...even if you can't foster..donating is helping them- sharing their picture is helping them! Everything we do is a team effort and I want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of this!

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Come Meet our Pets:

We don't have any coming up right now, but will update as soon as we do!

Our Adoption Process:

Fees range from $175-225.
All dogs are on quarantine hold for 2-3 weeks.

Adoption application- MUST be filled out prior to meeting a dog. We do vet checks to make sure your dog is on heart worm prevention and all dogs in the household MUST be fixed if over 8 months old.

Adoption contract will have to be filled out. All dogs come heart worm tested- microchipped- spay/neutered (if too young, then that will be included w adoption fee but contract will be signed_-all puppy shots-bordetella-rabies (over 16 weeks)- dewormed-deflead and on heart worm prevention.

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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.