My name is Nana!

St. Bernard Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Nana
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Nana's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Nana's Story...
Hi, my name is Nana and I am a 3+ year old St. Bernard mix. I was found as a stray along the country roads in Southern, IL and brought to a high-kill shelter. My owners never came looking for me which was sad. But I liked playing with the dog that was found with me; the shelter staff thinks he was my boyfriend because when I was examined by the shelter’s vet they said I was pregnant. So I really needed to be rescued! I also tested positive for this test called heart worm (more on Nana’s heart worm below). Thankfully, the IAR Volunteers rescued me and my unborn babies. I delivered my nine puppies in foster care and they were all healthy. I was a really good Mama and took care of them but I got sick myself and needed some help. But my foster Mom and Dad took good care of me. Now, I am all better and all my babies have homes – it’s my turn to find a forever home. I am a really good girl. I am quiet but once in a while I give out a solid WOOF. I like to play with the other dogs in my foster home. I can’t run around and jump because of my medicine I take for my heart worm but that’s okay, I rather just sit by you and get petted or get belly rubs. I am house trained and am not food aggressive. I have not been around cats so I don’t know how I will be. I really would like to have a home that would take really good care of me and I don’t have to worry about becoming a stray again. I would like to lay by your feet and feel loved. Can you contact my foster Mom so you can come meet me? Kisses,Nana

Nana is located in our foster home in St. Charles. Please visit our website at to view our adoption process and our adoption fees.
Nana’s heart worm treatment is part of her adoption fee. First, heart worm is NOT contagious to other dogs. The only way a dog can catch heart worm is by an infected mosquito & if they are not under heart worm prevention; which Nana was not. There are 4 stages/courses of heart worm treatment. 1st: 28 days of anti-biotics; 2nd - heart worm prevention medication. 3rd: (30 days later) 1st injection of Imiticide done by our vets. 4th/last: (30 days later) two consecutive days of Imiticide and treatment is done.

Nana will need to be on restricted activity until she gets cleared by the Vet – about 6 months from start to completion. Any questions please email our Foster Coordinator at Please do not let heart worm stop you from adopting this sweet girl. NOTE: Nana will be ready for the 3rd stage/course around the 3rd week of March.

Facts about Nana

  • Breed: St. Bernard Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Palatine 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 Palatine 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 St. Bernard breeders who help with St. Bernard rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Palatine paves the way for another one to be saved.