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Puppies and dogs in Waukegan, Illinois

Looking for a puppy or dog in Waukegan, Illinois? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in Waukegan, Illinois

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Waukegan, Illinois. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Milo

Great Pyrenees

Male, 4 yrs 7 mos
Brookfield, WI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
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Milo is a 4-5yr old Pyrenees mix. He is neutered, UTD on vaccinations, and microchipped. He weighs approximately 95lbs. Milo was adopted in 2020 through WAAGR. His family has undergone some big-time changes, including losing a primary caregiver for Milo and a move. They had to make the heartbreaking decision to ask us to help them find a new home for Milo where he can live his best life. He is a big, loveable goober; he wants to be the only big, loveable goober in the home. He is dog-selective, and who can blame him? We don't like every human we meet, so we totally understand. Milo has some typical Pyrenees traits, like, he isn't always a fan of new people coming into his space. But once he accepts you, he does so completely. Milo does well with older children, though we recommend children 13+. This is primarily due to his size. He's far from dainty! Milo is house-trained and able to roam freely in the absence of his humans. He is also good with cats. Milo is also a big fan of hide-and-seek in the house! Please fill out an application if you think you have a place in your home and in your heart for Milo. https://airtable.com/app49gfltshq95eup/shrdmtewFR8thMJ19
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Max

Shar Pei English (Redtick) Coonhound

Male, Young
Trevor, WI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
Max is about 5 years old and is a wonderful dog. He is very playful & sweet. He loves to cuddle and does this quirky tilt of the head when talking to you. He’s amazing with kids and other dogs. He deserves a family who is going to give him a lot of attention.
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Rudy

English Bulldog

Male, Adult
Elkhorn, WI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
We can't believe Rudy is still looking for his forever home. Yes, Rudy does come with a bit of work needed. You know the saying ‘Give an inch, they take a mile'? Well Rudy is that kind of dog. He is looking for guidance and help to be the mature well behaved dog he knows he can be. A home with no little kids would be best. Rudy can be good with other dogs but is kind of a brute. Meet him today!Adoption Information ~·Bulldog mix·3 years old·Altered ·Microchipped ·Yearly vaccinations completed ·Not sure about cats ·Good with dogs, but might be a bit much ·Good with older kids ·A dog experienced owner would be goodAdoption fee $100
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Panda

English Springer Spaniel

Male, Adult
Elkhorn, WI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
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Daniel

Chihuahua

Male, Puppy
Elkhorn, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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Hershey go home with Molly

Husky

Male, Adult
Elkhorn, WI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
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Dog shelters and rescues in Waukegan, Illinois

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

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International Street Dog Foundation

WADSWORTH, IL 60083

Pet Types: dogs

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Illinois Shorthair Rescue

PO Box 341, Gurnee, IL 60031

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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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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Heart Bandits-American Eskimo Dog Rescue of IL

P.O. Box 136, Grayslake, IL 60030

Pet Types: dogs

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Wagging Hearts

260 E. Belvidere Rd, PMB #369, Hainesville, IL 60030

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs

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Ralphie's Place

Grayslake, IL 60030

Pet Types: dogs

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Help A Pooch Rescue

Grayslake, IL 60030

Pet Types: dogs

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