My name is Corliss!

Rottweiler Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Corliss
Photo 1 - Rottweiler Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Corliss
Photo 2 - Rottweiler Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Corliss
Photo 3 - Rottweiler Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Corliss

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Corliss's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Corliss's Story...
Corliss' story about how he came to MCP is just crazy, and heartbreaking, and happy. One of our volunteers was walking down a busy street in Chicago one Sunday morning, when a dog flew out of a second story window of a condo building that was under construction and crashed on the sidewalk in front of her, badly injured. The hardworking folks at Chicago Animal Control were able to rush to his aid and get him immediate medical treatment. After he was not claimed, MCP was able to take him to rescue and get him the help he needed.

Corliss was one of the many guard dogs that are forced to work alone, often without adequate food, water or shelter (we suspect Corliss was looking for food or water when he fell from the worksite, as he was very underweight and dehydrated when he was picked up), in potentially dangerous factories, parking lots and construction sites all around our communities. The security company he made money for didn't step up to help him. The company developing the building where he was working didn't step up to help him. After years of hard work in bad conditions, Corliss found himself alone at animal control, badly hurt (he had a ruptured elbow), with no one who owned him or hired him taking responsibility for his life, health or happiness.

So we did. And we are so grateful he is in our lives. Corliss is a special guy, who after years of neglect is understandably wary of some people, but is quickly learning that people can be as nice as they can be cruel and is more and more trusting each day. He is excellent with other dogs, and learning how to live as a family pet nicely. Corliss is an older guy, about 7, and is healing up from his elbow surgery well and will soon be back to full speed.

Mission Compassion Paw Inc is a 501c3 organization that serves the Chicagoland area. You can make a tax deductible donation to MCP via paypal (

Want to adopt?
Our animals are located in foster homes and can be viewed by appointment - just email to set a time to meet one of our pups and/or to find out more or you can fill out our adoption application online - Our adoption donation is $300 and animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and chipped prior to adoption.

Facts about Corliss

  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Mission Compassion Paw Inc

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Corliss, a Chicago Rottweiler dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rottweiler for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Rottweiler dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Rottweiler breeders who help with Rottweiler rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.