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Puppies and dogs in Joliet, Illinois

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Bella

Labrador Retriever Greyhound

Female, Adult
Channahon, 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
Bella loves to relax on the couch. She enjoys a good walk and loves to play. She knows a few commands, sit, give paw, lay, and stay. Bella is approximately 7 yrs old but not 100% sure as the people I got her from weren’t sure of her age either. But they placed her at around 2 and I’ve had her for at least 5 yrs. Bella loves kids and small dogs, she thinks they are puppies. She doesn’t so much play with toys anymore but loves a good treat puzzle. It literally breaks me and my kids heart to have to rehome her but unfortunately we don’t have any choice. If you have room for Bella in your home and heart please reach out to meet her !
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Turk

Staffordshire Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 1 mo
Elwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
🐾 Meet Turk! 🐶❤️ Turk, a 2 1/2-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, was rescued from an IL animal control euthanasia list almost 2 years ago, and he's been on the lookout for his forever home ever since. This loving pup is dog-friendly 🐕 and okay with cats 🐱, but he might prefer older kids for companionship. Turk can be a little slow to warm up to new people, so he needs an experienced owner who can give him the patience and understanding he deserves. But once he trusts you, he'll be your loyal companion for life! Turk is a water-loving pooch who adores swimming 🌊, and he walks beautifully on a leash 🚶‍♂️. He's also a quick learner and loves training sessions, so he's ready to impress with his skills. Turk would thrive in an active home, and he might even be a candidate for dog sports 🏅. But wait, there's more! Turk plays hard and cuddles harder! 🎾💤 Whether he's chasing balls or curling up beside you for a cozy cuddle session, Turk is all about spreading love and joy. If you're looking for a devoted furry friend to join your family adventures, Turk could be the perfect match for you! Adopt Turk today and give him the loving home he's been dreaming of. 🏡❤️ 💥Apply at: HAH Adoption Application 💥Follow us on Facebook: HAH Facebook
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Bobby Socks

Chiweenie Dachshund

Male, 2 yrs 4 mos
Elwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Poker! Male mixed breed 2 years old 15.4lbs Neutered Vaccinated Microchipped Flea/tick prevention Heartworm prevention Dewormed Good with older kids Good with dogs **Woman ONLY household required Bobby Socks was rescued from a hoarding situation. He is Very shy and takes time to warm up to new people. He would do best in a calm quiet household with a woman ONLY household & someone who is home more than not. Booby needs a family that is willing to work with him and build his confidence. He is very sweet, but scared. He does well with dogs his size. **interested in adopting- 1st step is to Apply! 💥Apply at: HAH Adoption Application 💥Follow us on Facebook: HAH Facebook Bobby socks adoption donation fee is sponsored in Memory of Lemon (Zelle or Cash Only) & includes alter, up to date on shots, microchipped, dewormed.
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Lucinda & Lessa (duo)

Goldendoodle Poodle (Standard)

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Elwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Lessa (white) & Lucinda (golden)! DOB: 8/2/21 These two precious pups are searching for a loving home together with a compassionate family and a fenced yard, where they can feel safe and secure. Lessa and Lucinda were rescued from a puppy mill & have had a rough past, but they're ready to embark on a journey of healing and love. Despite their traumatic experiences, Lessa and Lucinda are incredibly sweet and gentle souls. They may take some time to warm up to new people, but with patience and understanding, they'll blossom into devoted companions. Lessa is still learning how to play, while Lucinda is a playful ball of energy! Lucinda especially enjoys playing fetch with chews, bringing endless joy to those around her. They both have a soft spot for cats too! Both Lessa and Lucinda get along well with other dogs. Lessa's play style involves jumping all over the other dog and being in their face, while Lucinda prefers calmer play with her canine companions. These homebodies prefer the comfort of the familiar over adventurous escapades. They'll thrive in a home where someone is present more often than not, providing the stability and reassurance they need. Please note they can take time to warm up to new people & places. Additionally, they are best suited for a household without children or with older kids who are dog-savvy. If you're willing to give them plenty of love, time, patience, and understanding, Lessa and Lucinda will respond with steadfast loyalty and companionship. If you think you're a good match for them, we encourage you to apply. 💥Apply at: HAH Adoption Application 💥Follow us on Facebook: HAH Facebook Lucinda & Lessa’s adoption donation fee together is $650 (Zelle or a cash Only) & includes spay, dental, Heartworm & tick disease negative, up to date on shots, microchipped, dewormed.
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Tammy

Pit Bull Terrier Basset Hound

Female, 3 yrs 1 mo
Elwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Say hello to Tammy! This delightful 3-year-old mixed breed, weighing 33lbs, and possibly part basset with short legs, is bursting with affection! Born on 9/21/20, Tammy has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped, ready to be your forever companion! With her wonderful nature, she's great with kids and other dogs, making her the perfect fit for any family. Already crate trained, Tammy is known for her friendly and sweet demeanor. Saved just minutes from euthanasia, Tammy has finished heartworm treatment and is now ready to embark on her new life in a forever home! Tammy * Female * Mixed breed (pit/basset) * estimated 3 years old (estimated DOB: 9/21/20) * 33lbs * Spayed * Vaccinated * Microchipped * Flea/tick prevention * Heartworm prevention (just finished treatment) * Dewormed * Good with kids + Good with dogs * Crate trained * Friendly * Very sweet ♥ Apply now ♥ to welcome Tammy into your home: http://haveaheartdogrescue.com/adopt/adoption-application/ ♥Follow us on Facebook♥ https://www.facebook.com/haveaheartdogrescue Tammy’s adoption donation fee is $400 (Zelle or a cash Only) & includes spay, Heartworm treatment, Heartworm tested, up to date on shots, microchipped, dewormed.
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Tammy

Pit Bull Terrier Basset Hound

Female, 3 yrs 1 mo
Elwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Say hello to Tammy! This delightful 3-year-old mixed breed, weighing 33lbs, and possibly part basset with short legs, is bursting with affection! Born on 9/21/20, Tammy has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped, ready to be your forever companion! With her wonderful nature, she's great with kids and other dogs, making her the perfect fit for any family. Already crate trained, Tammy is known for her friendly and sweet demeanor. Saved just minutes from euthanasia, Tammy has finished heartworm treatment and is now ready to embark on her new life in a forever home! Tammy * Female * Mixed breed (pit/basset) * estimated 3 years old (estimated DOB: 9/21/20) * 33lbs * Spayed * Vaccinated * Microchipped * Flea/tick prevention * Heartworm prevention (just finished treatment) * Dewormed * Good with kids + Good with dogs * Crate trained * Friendly * Very sweet 💥Apply at: HAH Adoption Application 💥Follow us on Facebook: HAH Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/haveaheartdogrescue Tammy’s adoption donation fee is $400 (Zelle or a cash Only) & includes spay, Heartworm treatment, Heartworm tested, up to date on shots, microchipped, dewormed.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Joliet, Illinois

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

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Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue

2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL 60436

Pet Types: dogs

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Paws up 4 Rescue

Joliet, IL 60436

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Help Save Pets - Shorewood

189 Brook Forest Ave (Rt 59), Shorewood, IL 60404

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Will County Humane Society

24109 W. Seil Road, Shorewood, IL 60404

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

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Pawsitive Impact Pet Rescue

309 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Joliet Township Animal Control

2807 McDonough St, Joliet, IL 60435

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Help Save Pets - Channahon

25520 S. Pheasant Lane, Channahon, IL 60410

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Grahamville Rescue and Sanctuary

Joliet, IL 60433

Pet Types: dogs

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A Pack of Misfits Animal Rescue

Joliet, IL 60433

Pet Types: dogs

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Have A Heart Dog Rescue & Adoption

Elwood, IL 60421

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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