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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Wood River, 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 Diesel's adoption status with email updates.
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Diesel

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Young
East Alton, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained,
Story
He needs an immediate rehome! I just got into a new place that doesn't allow dogs i dont want any money for him ill give his crate toys soap and food that i have for him. This dog is the most loving guy ever he wants constant cuddles love and affection he will give it back to you as well he's loyal kind diesel has had altercations with other dogs but only out of defense and protection. He's a lover not a fighter and deserves nothing but the best. Please give him a good home or let anyone know that may be interested. Please contact me at (xxx) xxx-xxxx and thank you.
We'll also keep you updated on Moose's adoption status with email updates.
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Moose

Coonhound American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Puppy
Bethalto, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained,
Story
Moose is a 1 year old mutt that we received, with his brother, from a co-worker. He does well with my small children and his brother, but not with cats or other dogs. My children are afraid of him now, due to his size, and we need him to find another home as soon as possible. We would love it if his brother could join him in his new home, since they haven't been parted since birth. But we understand this is a big ask.
We'll also keep you updated on Kikoy's adoption status with email updates.
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Kikoy

Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Granite City, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Kikoy came to us about 4 years ago. He has been a great pet for my family. Our issue is that he has a strong prey instinct and we've always had to keep him away from cats and small dogs. He's fine with all people, kids, and larger dogs. Our neighbor, now, has a small lap dog and he has started trying to dig under the fence to get at it. We've attempted using an invisible fence, but sometimes even that doesn't discourage him. So, as much as we love him, he needs a new home that doesn't tempt him or stress him out. Please reach out if you want a wonderful and loving companion for your family.
We'll also keep you updated on Venna's adoption status with email updates.
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Venna

Cane Corso Mastiff

Female, Adult
Granite City, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Venna loves to be outside this time of year. She loves walks, playing with pull ropes, chasing balls and just running around. She bounds like a gazelle (I have been told) when she gets excited. I think that stems from her first friend when I rescued her. He was a bull on the property where we lived. They would run up and down the fence with eachother and she would jump like he did. Venna loves to be around people, love car rides with her head out the window and hanging out in the yard with her people.Venna is not a darker. Only when someone knocks on the door or she hears something out of the norm. It is a big mean bark. Don't let her fool you though. When you open the door, she is standing behind you not limping the person at the door. She does had a kennel that will come with her that she stays in when left alone. Also a big L.L. Bean bed that she sleeps in every night next to my bed.
We'll also keep you updated on Cesar's adoption status with email updates.
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Cesar

American Bulldog

Male, Senior
Granite City, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Cesar is smart loyal and laid back. I would love to keep him due to unforeseen circumstances we reluctantly have to part. He's been with me all his life and he just needs a new home to live out the remainder of his life. He has no known health issues and has never bitten anyone and is not aggressive (unprovoked) towards other dogs.
We'll also keep you updated on Willie's adoption status with email updates.
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Willie

Australian Shepherd Beagle

Male, Young
Granite City, 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
5 year old Willie has lived with my sister and her boyfriend for 5 years. They now have 2 kids and Willie doesn’t get the attention and love he needs. My husband and I are keeping him until we find him a great home because we refuse to take him to a shelter or animal control. We cannot keep him as we have two German shepherds so it’s a full house already. Willie loves to cuddle, loves attention and loves to play with other fur babies, take naps and loves treats! Willie takes a little to warm up to people but once he is with you for a few minutes he just wants his belly rubbed and watch tv with you. He will greet you with his beagle bark when you pull into the driveway as he is so excited someone is home!

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REGAP of St. Louis

P.O. Box 246, Bethalto, IL 62010

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5 A'S Humane Shelter (Alton Area Animal Aid Association)

4530 North Alby Road, Alton, IL 62002

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Granite City APA

5227 Canham Rd, Granite City, IL 62040

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Pound Pets, Inc. Rescue - Granite City Chapter

Granite City, IL 62040

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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Metro East Humane Society Edwardsville

8495 State Route 143, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Hope Animal Rescues

PO Box 397, Godfrey, IL 62035

Pet Types: dogs

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On My Way to Furever Rescue Inc.

Florissant, MO 63034

Pet Types: dogs

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Metro East Lab Rescue

Maryville, IL 62062

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Gateway 4 Paws

Maryville, IL 62062

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