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Puppies and dogs in Lake Forest, Illinois

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Lake Forest, 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 Duke's adoption status with email updates.
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Duke

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 7 yrs 11 mos
Riverwoods, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Duke is a gentle giant and easy-going southern gentleman from Texas. He has the most contagious smile, goofiest sitting position, and a great love for back, butt, and belly rubs! He recently went to Northbrook Court and Culver's with some volunteers. It was yucky weather so many dogs were walking there and he navigated through all kinds of dogs, big and small. He walked nicely on his harness sometimes giving a little pull toward them but was easily redirected. The volunteers fed him a cheeseburger by hand which he ate with very nice manners but passed on the fries. Duke previously lived in a loving foster home where we learned so much about him! His foster parents told us that he enjoyed spending time with his human companions above anything else - whether he is cuddling in bed receiving pets or going on a nice walk. Duke has wonderful leash manners, and is pretty social and easy-going when meeting new friends. He is known to be the first to the door to greet people. He entertains himself with toys, and he makes sure to entertain his humans whenever he gets the zoomies! He has no issues being approached by or being around children of all ages so he can certainly be adopted into a family with kids, but since he is a larger and friendlier dog he may accidentally bump into and knock down or overwhelm a baby or toddler due to his size alone. His bark is also loud and deep and he can sometimes bark to alarm people of something happening, so it may not be the best living in a home with little ones who frequently nap during the day, as well. But for visiting children and ones he meets in public he is such a sweet boy! In his foster home, Duke initially played, ran, and cuddled with the other two dogs. However after getting settled, he started protecting his things (toys, food, couches) from the other dogs. He was still happy to share with humans and fully trusted the humans with his food. Therefore Duke should be the only dog in the house. He could still socialize with other dogs in a controlled environment without food or toys. Duke seemed fully housebroken once he was given guidance in the new home and at first was taken out extra times to learn the routine-great foster work! As is common with many pets, Duke is on medication to manage his allergies. This has reduced his allergic reactions significantly so we do recommend continuing this when he goes home. Email our Foster Coordinator at foster@orphansofthestorm.org to find out more about Duke and set-up a meet and greet!
We'll also keep you updated on Whitney's adoption status with email updates.
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Whitney

American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever

Female, 4 yrs 5 mos
Riverwoods, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I'm the life of the paw-ty, the Queen of zoomies, and the ruler of hearts - they call me Queen, and for good reason! I'm a bundle of energy, an expert snuggler, a professional entertainer. I cannot wait to meet my forever person, and trust me, the wait has been longer than a dog's nap! It's not that I'm picky, I just like to take my time getting to know my humans. If I bark, it's just my way of saying, "Hey, I'm feeling a bit shy here!" Now, let's talk about my kingdom - the yard! It's officially mine, or so everyone says. Watch me zoom around like there's no tomorrow, soaking in the thrill of freedom. And when you step into my royal territory, be prepared for the royal treatment. I'll come over, give your feet and legs a good sniff, and if you've got a toy, we're already on the fast track to becoming besties. I've got this cool game called "touch." You put your hand out, say the magic word, and I'll nudge it with my nose. But here's the deal: I expect a treat, preferably a soft cookie or some cheese. I mean, a Queen deserves her rewards, right? So, how about it? Come join me in my yard, witness the epic zoomies, and let's become the dynamic duo everyone talks about. I might be a bit bossy with other dogs (I mean they're fine, I just don't want to live with them full-time), so a single-pet home would be my ideal kingdom (and I even have experience with that). Be my friend, and I promise to be the best friend you've ever had!
We'll also keep you updated on Penny's adoption status with email updates.
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Penny

Hound (Unknown Type) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 7 mos
Riverwoods, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Penny is a sweetheart who needs a home that will take it slow with her and understand that the world can be a bit scary for her. She takes a little bit to warm up to new people but is always up to play with toys and work for treats. She has enjoyed the company of familiar dogs, but seeing dogs out on walks can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Penny has made a lot of progress in her time with us and in her previous home, but she will need someone to continue helping her through some of her anxieties. She will surely make it worth your while with lots of snuggles!
We'll also keep you updated on Allie's adoption status with email updates.
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Allie

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 4 yrs 11 mos
Riverwoods, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Allie has been reading up on self-help books and taking lots of notes. She's thinking this year she should decorate her kennel with lots of those "Live, Laugh, Love" and "Failure is success in progress!" quotes. It just doesn't feel the same in a kennel versus a home. Still, we think she deserves an award for "Most Improved" this year! Allie has been putting in the work during her time with us and has made huge progress in her training. She is currently working on relaxing around new people and in new situations. She would LOVE a home to show off her skills in! Allie's ideal home would have grown up (or mostly grown up) humans and minimal visitors. She comes with support from both OOTS and Full Circle Dog training. After over 500 days of waiting (and learning!) Allie is SO ready to make 2024 the year she finds a home.
We'll also keep you updated on Turbo's adoption status with email updates.
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Turbo

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 1 yr 8 mos
Riverwoods, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Turbo is an active, fun guy who loves his people fiercely. He needs time to trust new people, but once he does, you've got a friend for life. Turbo loves training and has shown how smart he is during his time at the shelter. He is great at playing tug and knows to drop the tug when told and will grab it when you tell him to play again. What an awesome game~! He can sit on command and is working on laying down. He knows to lay at your side calmly when guests enter the room. All of this in the short time he has been at the shelter! Turbo wants you to forget the dating scene and take home a loyal guy like him!
We'll also keep you updated on Kiara's adoption status with email updates.
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Kiara

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 10 mos
Riverwoods, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
"Hi! I'm Kiara and you know you want to come and meet me! I'm a medium sized 2.5-year-old lab mix, but if you don't mind, I'm more than happy to be your lap dog. Belly rubs and side scritches are very much appreciated. I love food, I'm more than happy to do training with you, and I walk nicely on a leash. I'm not the least bit dog reactive when I'm out on walks. Even better, I'm crate trained and potty trained and if I need to go, I'll tell you because I'll go and stand near a door. I've lived with a foster family for five months and I've never broken or chewed up anything in the house. My current foster family says this about me: "Kiara is a really great dog. She's so affectionate and she's a great companion on walks. She's very quiet and is capable of entertaining herself. She loves to play tug of war! At night she'll cuddle up with us on the couch and at bed time she goes right into her crate. We're sure she will make some family incredibly happy!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Lake Forest, Illinois

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

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue [MSIR]

222 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 4A, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Pet Types: dogs

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Orphans of the Storm

2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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French Bulldog Rescue League

2404 St. Johns Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035

Pet Types: dogs

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Great Lakes Animal Control

615 Farragut Ave Bld. 130, Great Lakes, IL 60088

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Bombshell Bullies Pit Bull Rescue

P.O. Box 5122, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Pet Types: dogs

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Dogwood Garden & Pet Center at Lambs Farm

14245 W Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL 60048

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Animal Education and Rescue

P.O. Box 7343, Libertyville, IL 60048

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

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All Heart Animal Rescue-IL Chapter

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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

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Border Tails Rescue

2975 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062

Pet Types: dogs

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Heartland Animal Shelter

586 Palwaukee Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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