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Puppies and dogs in Charleston, Illinois

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Charleston, Illinois. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Rwby's adoption status with email updates.
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Rwby

St. Bernard

Female, Puppy
Marshall, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Rwby is 7months (July 8). She is loving and playful. Loves people (children) and other dogs. Desires attention. She is UTD on all shots and Dr. says she is a happy healthy girl. We have to move and can not take her with us. She is from a reputable local breeder. All paperwork is in order. Will you be her forever home?
We'll also keep you updated on Peanut's adoption status with email updates.
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Peanut

Beagle

Female, Adult
Champaign, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
She's smart and outgoing. Loves outdoor activities and toys.
We'll also keep you updated on Lexi's adoption status with email updates.
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Lexi

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Terre Haute, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Lexi is a beautiful chocolate lab but is becoming too much of a burden on the family with our schedules and lifestyle! Full disclosure, she has a bladder issue where she leaks pee unknowingly. Most likely will need an outdoor space (to even sleep at night) that we cannot provide for her.
We'll also keep you updated on Mila's adoption status with email updates.
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Mila

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Terre Haute, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Mila is great for any family! We just can’t keep up with the dogs and our lifestyle. We would love for her to go to a great home who can spend more time with her than we are able to. Full disclosure, she has a bladder issue where she leaks pee unknowingly. Most likely will need an outdoor space (to even sleep at night) that we cannot provide for her.
We'll also keep you updated on Cooper's adoption status with email updates.
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Cooper

Australian Shepherd

Male, Adult
Terre Haute, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Cooper is a 4 year old Australian Shepherd. He is a loving dog and does well with people and children. Cooper is a cuddly, sweet boy who loves sitting on your lap and getting belly rubs. He is high energy and enjoys walks and swimming! Ideally, he would go to a family with property for him to run and/ or a home with a sturdy, tall fence. He is intelligent and knows all basic commands and tricks. He thrives on routine. Cooper is not a big fan of other animals and would probably do best in a home without other animals. There was another dog in the home that he got along with fine. He has been primarily an outside dog who sleeps in a crate inside. When he's been loose inside the house, he doesn't have accidents. He will come with a crate, platform bed, collar, leash, harness, brush, poop bags + holder, and dog water bottle. I am looking to rehome him because I am moving from a house with a yard to a condo.
We'll also keep you updated on Lady's adoption status with email updates.
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Lady

Labrador Retriever Australian Shepherd

Female, Puppy
Terre Haute, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
This is Lady. She is a sweet and energetic 6 month old, and would benefit from a family that can help her expend more of her energy, as well as devote more time and undivided attention to her. She is very affectionate and does well with kids, although she does occasionally jump when excited, so we have been working on that with her. Lady has always been around other dogs, so she would love to be in a home with a fur friend, although we are unsure how well she would do with cats. She may do best with a male, but does get along fine with our other female dog. Some of her favorite things to do are playing with her brothers and stealing shoes and other random objects. She has an endearing mischievous side, and will keep you on your toes! When you're frustrated with her, she will smile and smother you in kisses, making it virtually impossible to stay mad at her. Rehoming fee is negotiable, with a good reference or two, and someone with a good vibe. We just want her in a loving home!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Charleston, Illinois

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Charleston, Illinois. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

Shelter

Douglas County Animal Control

1007 E South Central, PO Box 192, Tuscola, IL 61953

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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The Animal House71207

701 E Buckner, Tuscola, IL 61953

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Coles County Animal Shelter

6818 North County Road 1120 East., Charleston, IL 61938

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, small animals

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Genesis Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Charity Inc

PO Box 1985, Mattoon, IL 61938

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue ME Clifford

435 W. Court. St, Paris, IL 61944

Pet Types: dogs

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Edgar County Animal Shelter

1025 North High Street, po box 381, Paris, IL 61944

Pet Types: dogs

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Paul Warner Rescue

Paris, IL 61944

Pet Types: dogs

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Doberman & Rottweiler Rescue, Inc.

21336 E. Terre Haute Rd, Paris, IL 61944

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Save A Mutt Shelter & Rescue

18749 N. 2100th Street, Chrisman, IL 61924

Pet Types: dogs

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