My name is Nana!

St. Bernard Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Nana
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Illinois Animal Rescue

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
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.

About Illinois Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a group of individuals, groups, volunteers, workers, veterinarians, independent rescuers, humane investigators, transporters, a coalition of humane societies, shelters, humane organizations, shelters, not-for profit organizations, pounds, well... Just regular people, scattered throughout the state of Illinois and beyond. We strive for the rescue and humane care and treatment of the animals in our community, state and throughout our country. Together we are savings over 7,000 lives yearly.

Illinois Animal Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3), not for profit and no-kill.

Our goals are to ensure that every animal is treated with the respect that they deserve; to educate our communities on the importance of spaying or neutering their pets to solve the pet overpopulation problem; the humane treatment and care of all animals and the rescue and transportation of the many animals that are being put to death in our communities every day, due to no fault of their own.

We are so very appreciative of your support, and will continue to grow our network bigger and better in 2011. In the coming year, we will continue our goal to rescue every single animal in Illinois, gain exposure for the pounds in need and develop good relationships with only the best rescues that meet our criteria.

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Our Adoption Process...

Cats & Kittens - $120 or 2 for $200
Dogs $275
Puppies $350