A Yorkville, IL 60560 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.
1 - 13 of 13 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
We attempt to work with shelters and other rescues in other states. So far we have assisted with animals from IL, KY, IN, TN, TX, MS, NC, OH, LA and SC.
We are a state licensed private foster based Not For Profit 501c3 group trying to reduce the number of adoptable dogs that are euthanized daily in shelters. Some of our dogs are fostered in other states and can be transported prior to adoption. We do not limit our adoptions to the Chicago area, but also surrounding states.
Jellystone Bark's Rescue RANGERs have been rescuing animals since 2007. We have rescued over 60000 abused, neglected and homeless babies with the assistance of our Rescue Partners throughout the Midwest. Our goal is to assist animals in low/moderate income areas and puppy mills (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio) who have little or no hope of being rescued. We currently work with over 95 No Kill Shelters and Foster Based Rescues in the Midwest and are exclusive with many high kill shelters to save their babies.
WHO WE ARE
Jellystone Bark's Rescue RANGERs are a state licensed NO KILL Foster Based Rescue. We are a NOT FOR PROFIT (501c3). We are an all volunteer organization that spends every spare moment trying to save the abused, abandoned and forgotten ones and provide them with a second chance at a good life.
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Our Video 27 Saved from a Hoarding Situation
Our Veterinarian: Yorkville Animal Hospital
Rescue dogs are a friend for life. Before accepting any dog into your home please consider the emotional, as well as financial commitment necessary to give this pet a forever loving home. Please consider: Does everyone in the household agree to adding a pet? Can you afford the grooming, vetting, and training to help your new family member truly become a FOREVER member of your family?
Often times a rescued DOG brings along their "baggage", and with this are old injuries and lessons learned in a previous unfriendly world. Are you prepared to love your new dog unconditionally and help him forget his "woes"?
Dogs are loving and very social creatures. They do not make good outside family pets, they need, and want, to be a member of the inside "pack".
We are here to help you find the right, forever friend for you. It is important that we honestly assess each situation to find the perfect "love connection", both for the potential adopter and the dog.
We are searching for homes that are financially and emotionally able to commit 15+ years to our dogs through rough times, good times and all times. They are a part of your family and must be treated as such.
REMEMBER: Rescued animals are by no means perfect or show quality. They can be from puppy mills, bad breeding, unwanted, abandoned, untrained or aging. Rarely do we have a lot of background on our rescues but we know that they need love, patience, understanding and a commitment from you.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Until you have held a tiny puppy in your arms as it kissed your face with slobbery puppy breath and felt the love,
Until you have held a severely ill or injured dog in your arms and felt their pain,
and until you have looked into the eyes of a tired, aging senior dog and felt their wisdom, you will never understand the life of a rescuer.
We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces.
It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within.
We are rescue.
Kathie Sullivan-Parkes 2006
FOR THE LOVE OF OUR PUPPY MILL SURVIVORS
BAN PUPPY MILLS
JBRR is owned by a Puppy Mill Survivor "RANGER" and is managed by a Puppy Mill Survivor "Crumpet"
Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. The dogs are prisoners of greed. They are locked in small cages. They freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer. The dogs never get out of their prisons. They are bred over and over again until they die. The only way to free them from the misery of these horrid puppymills is to eliminate the demand for puppies by refusing to buy a puppy in a pet store and boycotting those pet stores that sell puppies. When people stop buying puppies in pet stores, the puppy mills will go out of business and the misery will end. The state and federal governments do not enforce the laws to protect the dogs. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge well-funded lobbying efforts. Please join this fight to free the prisoners of greed. The only person who is going to make a difference for the dogs suffering in puppy mills is you. You, the people, can free them from their puppy mill prisons.
To My Foster
There I sat, alone and afraid
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold,
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend,
You loved me and healed me and became my friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know".
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay,
At first I thought you had sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on,
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day,
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by,
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time,
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.
Our rescue is home based, therefore you will need to make an appointment to visit with any of our animals that are available for adoption. Some of our foster homes are in other states.
Most of our adoptable animals come from high kill shelters. Occasionally we are given specific age/breed information on the animals, but more often, we have to make an educated guess as to age/breed or mixture thereof, based on size, color and physical characteristics. Because we are not breeders, but rescuers of societies cast off animals, we can not guarantee the age/breed of the dogs we post for adoption. It is merely an educated guess.
Donate to Our Rescue Group...
You can sponsor a dog of your choice or Our wishes and Needs list include: New or gently used dog items, Leashes, Collars, Toys, Bowls, Harnesses, Leads, Pet Wipes, Gift Cards ie: Petco or PetSmart, Bleach, Towels, Dental Treats, Dog Beds, Grooming Aids Combs, Brushes, Shampoo, Colognes, Air Fresheners, Flea/tick product (Frontline Preferred), Training aids, Dog Crates, Excercise Pens, Monetary donations, Computer/Printing Supplies, Sponsoring, Postage Stamps. Paypal is also available.
FROM: THE DOG
Dear God: Is it on purpose our names are the same, only reversed?
Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?
Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?
Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a Dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the 'Chrysler Eagle' the 'Chrysler Beagle'?
Dear God: If a Dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad Dog?
Dear God: We Dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?
Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.
Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?
Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good Dog.
1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it up.
2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.
3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.
4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.
5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.
6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.
7. Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying 'hello'.
8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table.
9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.
10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.
11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.
12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.
P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven may I have my testicles back?