My name is Bo!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Park, Illinois - Bo
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Animal Care League

Facts about Bo

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Get ready for an overdose of handsome - it's Bo! Bo is a gorgeous 1 year old American Staffordshire Terrier who's all beefcake. He has gorgeous sea green eyes and a beautiful heart to match. Things weren't always easy for Bo - he came to ACL after being struck by a car, and he had two collapsed lungs as well as serious internal bruising. Through the dedicated care of ACL's vet staff as well as generous donations from our supporters, we were able to help Bo regain his strength, and he's once again 100%! Bo is a wonderful pet - he's housebroken, crate trained, well-behaved, super affectionate, playful, goofy, and loving. He's been happily living in foster care, where his foster mom reports that he's a dream! He loves to go for walks, and he needs his exercise everyday if he's not going to bother you with silliness. Bo was likely not socialized properly with other dogs when he was a puppy, so for now, he needs to be an only pet. He's not difficult to control around other dogs - he just doesn't like them much. Bo is a big, rough and tumble boy, so he'd do best in a home with adults only. He's learning to trust new people, so a family that's willing to go slow, build trust, and keep him safe is a must. Because of his size and history, Bo requires a family who is experienced with dogs, especially the American Staffordshire breed. With a nice walk every day and lots of cuddle and toy time, Bo relaxes into a mellow, responsive dog who will make one lucky family complete! Please email Gabrielle at for more info on meeting our big beefcake!

About Animal Care League

About Our Shelter...

The Animal Care League was founded in 1973 as the Village Humane Society to help homeless animals in the Oak Park community. After a few years of operations, the Humane Society realized the need for help extended beyond the Oak Park borders and changed its name to the Animal Care League to better communicate our purpose.

At the beginning, the ACL did not have a physical shelter to house animals. Instead, supporters cared for animals in their homes until a permanent home could be found. This personal touch was very nice, however, it greatly limited the number of animals that could be helped and made the adoption process very slow. In the late 1970’s, the Animal Care League rented its first shelter, relocating to a new building a few years later. For many years the shelter worked out of this small facility, but in 1998 we moved again to our current location. We have the capacity to house up to thirty-three dogs, more than 120 cats and many other little critters such as birds, rabbits, mice, snakes and even chickens.

From the very beginning, the ACL has had a policy of keeping adoptable animals until we could find them a home and this is still in practice today. This means that no matter how long it takes, we keep an adoptable animal with us until we find that right loving home. Even though the number of animals coming through our doors for help each year has increased by 100 percent in the last several years alone, we firmly believe in this policy and will continue to give every animal the best opportunity possible to find a new home. We have accomplished this by taking proactive approaches to animal care and adoption as well as preventative measures to help reduce the number of homeless animals in our communities.

The Animal Care League works very hard to keep our animals healthy, reduce the number and severity of behavior problems and to act proactively in finding new homes for our pets.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday, 12-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Meet some of our adoptable pets at Petco, River Forest (Lake Street and Harlem Ave), every Sunday 11am-3pm!

Our Adoption Process...

See website for adoption fees and requirements.