My name is Riley!

Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Riley
Photo 1 - Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Riley
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Riley's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Riley's Story...
Riley is a 10 week old Aussie mix puppy. Riley weighs 15 lbs now and we believe he will be a medium to large dog. He is beyond cute! Riley has just the cutest personality. Riley loves all the other foster dogs, big and small in this foster home. When you see Riley your heart just melts at the cuteness. He is fluffy with big bones and lots of kisses to give. Riley loves hugs and kisses and really likes to be held and snuggled. The foster family is working on potty skills.

If you are interested in giving Riley a wonderful home, go to our Facebook page and download the application from the "Notes" section. While you are there, please "Like" our page to see our new available dogs and keep up with upcoming events.

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You can also email us at and we will email an application to you.

Riley's adoption donation is $495 which helps to cover the neutering, puppy shots, bordetella (kennel cough), rabies, flea/tick prevention, heart worm prevention, vet examination, certificate of health and transport fee.


Riley lives with a foster family just outside of Memphis, TN. He will travel to his new home by professional pet transport. We use a weekly transport to the northeast and a twice monthly transport the Chicago area.

Our primary source of funding comes from this adoption donation. This donation allows us to rescue other dogs in danger of being put to sleep, injured or sick dogs and dogs that have never known the comfort of a real home.

Facts about Riley

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at MAR - Mercer Animal Rescue - Illinois Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Riley, a Chicago Australian Shepherd puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Shepherd for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Australian Shepherd puppy 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 Australian Shepherd breeders who help with Australian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.