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|In Memory of the ones we could not save....
Molly is a three year old Chow Lab Mix
female. She is a VERY good dog if you are
not a man, a kid, or another dog.
She likes women, LOVES the frisbee,
tennis ball, frisbee, did we say frisbee? Oh
yeah she would make a GREAT frisbee dog!
She knows basic commands, has been
trained on a gentle leader, she is house
trained, crate trained, and knows sit,shake,
down, heel, wait,back, and gentle.
Molly is not a dog for everyone, but she is
the perfect dog for someone, we just hope
that someone looks her up here.
Lulu is a one and a half year
old cattle dog mix female.
She is friendly, likes to play,
and loves people.
She was adopted as a puppy
and returned because the
families older dog began
attacking her and the family
was afraid for Lulu.
She LOVES kids!! for real if
you have a child this is your
Sully is a one year old Weimaraner mix
male. He was saved from animal control
where he faced certain death.
He is a very active dog like the
Weimaraner, he does have some brindle in
him so there may be some Pit, Boxer, or
Bulldog. He is very friendly with people but
not with cats, he does have a prey drive so
a home with no cats is needed. He likes
some dogs but not all, so they would have
to meet and see how they do.
He would love to go home with someone
who enjoys running as he would make a
great running partner.
Sully is house trained, crate trained, and
Portia is beauty in motion! Rescued on her
last day of life from animal control, Portia has
been waiting for a home for three years. She
is house trained, loves her toys and playing
fetch. Throwing the ball or Frisbee and
watching her retrieve it is sure to put a smile
on anyone’s face. She likes ALL dogs and
plays very well in play groups. She is a full
bred Pit Bull Terrier. A favorite of the
volunteers, she is such a good dog, loving,
affectionate, takes treats gently, and walks
well on her leash. She is a beautiful girl and
deserves to have a family, home with a
fenced yard of her own. She was rescued with
her brother Perry, who is also available for
Terry is a two year old female
American Staffordshire Terrier.
She was rescued from Chicago Animal
Control where she had been dumped by
her owner, most likely because she was
going to have puppies.
She came to us scared,shy, and had not
much trust of people at all. A couple
weeks after rescue she gave birth to 10
puppies, those puppies were not born
healthy thanks to everything mommy
had been through and four passed away.
Today Terry is a VERY healthy, treat
sitting fool! Everyone she catches a
glimpse of might have a treat so she
follows everyone until they notice her
at which time she sits all pretty just like
in this picture.
Terry does not do well with female
dogs, nor cats, or small dogs of any sex.
She needs a home where she can be the
only dog, and have an endless supply of
Chipper is a 4 year old
Dalmation/Lab mix male. He
is very active, enjoys play
time, would like to have a big
yard to run around in and is
He is friendly with most dogs
but not all. He likes older
kids but none under 13 years
He knows sit, and shake, and
He would make a wonderful
companion for a couple who
enjoy the outdoors and would
like to have a canine friend to
Jacey is a 3 year old Pit Bull/Shar Pei mix
female. She LOVES all people, but no dogs
She is house trained, walks well on her
leash, and enjoys going for car rides.
She weighs 62 lbs and is a bit over the knee
Jacey is a bit shy in new places but does
come around if you have some treats to
bribe her with.
She would do best in a home with no small
children for I am afraid their fast movement
would scare her.
She knows sit, and is also crate trained.
Spencer is 3 year old Shepherd mix male about 65 lbs.
This guy has a bad left eye and may lose it, but the
rescue will be taking care of all that for him before he
He is house trained, Super Duper friendly, very sweet
too. He knows sit, shake, and walks good on his leash.
He gets along pretty good with other dogs, likes ALL
people and is always smiling!
Spencer was rescued on his last day of life from animal
He is hoping that he can have a real family that will
love him always as he really will always love you if you
give him the chance.
This is a super great dog.
Poochie is a 2 year old Blue Pit Bull
Female. She was rescued on her last day of
life at animal control.
Poochie weighs 57 lbs, and is very friendly
with all people.
We have not dog tested her, so we do not
know yet about other dogs.
We do know NO CATS! They look like
prey to her.
Poochie is an active girl and would like a
family who is also active, she enjoys walks,
water, fetching, tug of war, and knows how
to sit for her treats.
She is house trained, and as you can see
has a pretty smile.
Come on and give this girl a minute of your
We think she can win you over.
Lipton is a 2 year old female Pit Bull
Terrier Boxer mix. She has had a very
rough life, she has been abused,
neglected and nearly died at Animal
She is very sweet, gentle, and loving
with people. We have not forced any
dogs on her as we want her to feel love
first from people, which is something
she has not gotten to enjoy much in her
She is house trained, walks well on her
leash, but always looks worried about
So far she has not told us what that is.
Lipton deserves a loving home, with
gentle hands. She melts into you when
you show her affection.
Chloe has had a rough life. She is a 2 year old
American Staffordshire Terrier female, Silver grey in
color. Her owner was not responsible and did not
teach her any manners at all. She had gotten into
trouble for running at large several times because
her owner would never leash her, nor did he have a
fenced yard to let her out in, so he just let her out.
Well you can imagine the havoc she caused being 78
lbs and running at large with no manners.
She has been with us now for a couple months and
has learned how to walk on leash, sit, shake, along
with some other basic manners that she really did
Now she is a nice dog and understand more how to
act around people and not jump all crazy on you.
This girl is really pretty in person with the most
beautiful color coat and eyes.
Just a sweetie in nature that someone just didn't
Roxie came to us on her very last day of life
from animal control. She is a two year old
Rottweiler mix female. She was deemed not
adoptable because she had a tail, yep that was
her only flaw. A Rottie is to have their tail
bobbed and someone did not do hers.
She is oh so loving, house trained, walks well
on her leash, is good with all people including
The only fault we can find is that she really
doesn't care for other dogs. She is an alpha
female. But in every other aspect of her
personality she is perfect.
Meet our Sheba rescued from certain death at animal
control she is hoping to find a "forever" home through
our adoption program.
Sheba is 7 years old, house trained, knows sit, fetch,
rides well in the car, walks good on her leash, honestly
I just can't find any flaw in this dog.
She is very sweet to people, and would make any
family a wonderful "for life" friend.
She is a Shepherd mix and weighs 68 lbs.
We do not know why her family left her at the animal
control, perhaps they lost their home, we just don't
know. What we do know is that it certainly could NOT
have been the fault of Sheba, she is truly a very good
Rosie is a 3 year old Pit Bull mix female.
She is a big girl who thinks she is a lap dog.
She is great with kids and all people, not so
great with all other dogs and certainly not
But hey we all have our limits.
She is house trained, well behaved in the
home and is a really great companion.
All smiles, all the time.
Cricket is a 3 year old Boxer/Pit mix
female. She weighs 72 lbs and is house
trained. She is not fond of other dogs at all
and woudldreally just like to be the only
four legged princess in the home.
She is good with kids and all people.
She is very pretty, short and stocky.
She is perfect for the family who really
only wants one dog as the other dog thing
is truly her only flaw.
Patsy is a super sweet 4 year old mix
breed dog. She is adorable in person,
seems to be okay with other dogs, loves
kids and adults, is house trained and
always has a smile to show off.
She is the perfect age, past the chewing
stage, past the chasing stage, past the
ADHD stage and really listens well.
Patsy weighs 72 lbs.
Tex is a 3 year old American Staffordshire
Terrier/English Bulldog mix male. He is
short and stocky, weighs 92 lbs. He is just a
dream of a dog, well mannered, calm, knows
manners, is house trained, walks excellent on
his leash you name it he has it.
He was attacked by some dogs while at
animal control and has a few scars. He gets
along with female dogs but not so much
His eyes will just melt your heart. What a
gorgeous lug of a dog he is.
Poor Prada was dumped off at animal control at 8
years old because the owner was afraid to get caught
neglecting her. Yes you heard that correct her owner
took her to have her put down before anyone could
blame her for neglecting the dog. That makes sense
Prada is perfectly house trained, walks well on her
leash, likes kids and all people but not so much other
dogs which is normal for a dog who has not been
Prada is really good in the home she can be trusted
to have the run of the house while you are gone
without getting into trouble.
She is calm and easy to manage inside the home as
Truly it would have been ashame had she died just
because her owner was trying to hide neglecting her.
We are sure there is someone out there looking for a
dog just like her and will be elated to have found her.
Ruppie is a 4 year old yellow lab female. She is a
good girl who likes kids, grown ups, car rides, and
Ruppie is a sweet girl that only needs a home to be
Missy is about 1.5 to 2 years
old and oh so sweet. She is a
Pittie mix brindle who was
rescued all the way from
Chicago animal control.
She likes all people is good
with most other dogs and loves
to be with you.
She is house trained, crate
trained and is well mannered.
Arlen is a special boy, he is super
friendly, LOVES water, LOVES people,
LOVES car rides and just LOVES any
adventure you introduce him to.
He would do best in a home with an
active family so he could go on lots of
adventures like camping, hiking, jogging
and plenty of water sports.
He hopes that the right family will come
along and take him with them.
Meet Lil Miss 'Echo'!
... a super sweet pittie that came to Hope Rescues via
Alton Animal Control. Echo is a soft caramel color with
some white markings, and weighs about 35-40 lbs. She
came to Hope Rescues just after having her puppies, so
she was very confused and frightened.
Echo is believed to be approximately two years old. She
is such a good girl and never dirties her room and she
also know some commands. When she arrived at Hope, it
was obvious that at one time she had been someone's
special girl, as she had evidence of gold nail polish on her
toenails. Echo loves to play ball and give kisses, and with
her sweet smile and her lil' cocked ear, she'll win your
heart before you know it! How she ended up being alone,
is anyone's guess, but, all she wants now is to have a
forever home and lots of lovin'... and maybe, just maybe,
to have her toe nails painted once again~
Echo would prefer to be the only dog in the home.
Piper so deserves a home and I can guarantee that any love that
is shown to her she will return to you a million times over.
Piper has to be the only dog in the home and though she could
stand to lose a few “extra love” pounds, she is not overly active
and would really enjoy your couch. I must warn you though that
you will most likely end up sharing your lap with her because
even though she’s on the larger end of the spectrum she is still
a lap dog (so don’t tell her otherwise!). I would like to add one
more thing. Just because Piper has a gray muzzle and may not
be a puppy anymore does not mean that she will love you any
less. She may not have 15 years ahead of her but whatever
years she does have left you can be sure she will spend them
loving you with her whole heart and soul. So please if you meet
her criteria please consider giving this sweet girl the home she
deserves. I promise you won’t ever regret it.
Piper is a 7 year old Lab Female.
Perry is the most powerful anti-depressant!
Rescued on his last day of life from animal
control, Perry has been waiting for a home for
three years. He is a pure bred Pit Bull
Terrier. He loves all people, but selective
with his dog friends. He loves the outdoors,
taking walks, does well on a leash, and is
quite the love bug! When outdoors he loves
to run, sniff, check out the perimeter and be a
dog. He is quite the lover— loves belly rubs,
ear tickles, back rubs, and being a lap dog!!!
In spite of his size, he wants to snuggle in
your lap and giving kissing—if allowed.
Another favorite of the volunteers, Perry is
handsome boy and deserves to have a family,
home with a fenced yard of his own. He was
rescued with his sister Portia who is also
available for adoption.
Peyton is a 13 month old Female St. Bernard/Great
Pyreneese/Lab mix. She is sweet, gentle and loving in nature.
She weighs 65lbs. She is going to make some lucky family a
Van Gogh is a 3 year old Pittie mix
male who was rescued after being
attacked by another dog and nearly
having his ear ripped off. Thus the
He is house trained, does well with
nearly all other dogs and likes kids
He is well mannered and loves
Rocky is a 4 year old Boxer mix male who was rescued from a
horrible life. He was abused and neglected and has some scars
from that both physically and emotionally. Rocky has a limp that is
permanent from his abuse. He loves other dogs and plays well with
them. He is shy with strangers for about 2 minutes. lol
He is knee high and chunky.
Bennett is a 1.5 year old Blue
Terrier mix male. He is not good
with other dog but is wonderful
with people. He is house trained
and loves to play fetch.
Bennett enjoys car rides too.
He is super sweet and is perfect
for any family looking to have just
one dog in their life.
Oh and yes his pretty eyes match
the color of his coat.
Tessa is a 5 year old Shepherd/Boxer mix
female. She is very well behaved and house
trained. She likes to play but can just as
easily adjust to being a couch potato as long
as you are being one with her.
She gets along with other dogs and likes all
people including kids.
Poor Tessa was dumped off and picked up by
animal control where she was on her last 10
minutes of life when we rescued her.
She is so deserving of a home and whoever
gets to take this girl home will be very happy
Memphis is a 1.5 year old Cattle dog
male who is deaf.
He is so sweet and loving. He loves to
play gets along with other dogs and is
just a great little guy.
He was saved on his last day of life and
is hoping to find the right match within
our adoption program so that he can
tell all his other dog friends he has a
Come on how can you say no to that?
Mason is a 2 year old Pit Bull Terrier
male who is oh so handsome with eyes
that look right through you and a smile
that will brighten even your darkest of
He gets along great with the ladies but
it a bit more picky when it comes to his
He is house trained and enjoys playing
Hazel is a 4 year old Pittie female who
really is a diva in disguise. She prefers
to be the only dog because well no
other dog can compete with her beauty.
She is house trained, well mannered in
the home and loves ALL people.
She has the most stunning hazel eyes I
have ever seen and the whitest of teeth
to just knock you out when she smiles.
Hazel weighs 70 lbs and her coat is a
chocolate brown that has very pretty
highlights when she is in the sun.
If she were a human I am sure she
would be a model.
Jennifer Godar is the sponsor for
Memphis. She pays for his care while
he is looking for a new home.
Palmer is a very genlte and
sweet Boxer/Lab mix male about
1.5 years old. He was rescued
from a local animal control
where everyone else passed him
by because he shook in the
back of his room with fear.
On the day he was to be
euthanized Hope came in and
took him out. He changed so
much in that first day.
He had ended up at animal
control because his family had
moved and left him chained up in
the back yard all by himself.
The black and white picture is
how we found him at animal
The Sashidharan Family is the sponsor
of Chloe. They are donating monthly to
her care until her forever home is found.
The Sashidharan Family is the sponsor of
Piper. They are donating monthly to her
care until her forever home is found.
The Disch Family are the kind sponsors
of Arlen. They help care for him until his
forever home can be found.
Connie Johnes has sponsored Rose
Posie and helps with the costs of caring
for her until a home can be found.
Emily Beasley is the sponsor for Jacey.
Her monthly gift helps to pay for her
care until she is able to find a home.
VanGogh's care has been
sponsored by Kevin &
Tex's care has been sponsored by Kim
Galanti and family.
Molly's care has been sponsored by
Kevin and Bethany Chapel.
Callie is a 5 year old mix breed girl who is
pretty mellow and well mannered.
She likes people and kids, not so much cats.
She dislikes the crate but is trustworthy free
in the home.
Callie is house trained and ready for a
wonderful home, in fact she can't wait to meet
Macey is a very pretty mix breed girl about 45 lbs. She is 2
years old and has a minor clef lip. She is very friendly,
house trained, likes adults and kids, good with other dogs,
in fact the only thing she has going against her is that she
doesn't have a home.
Macey is waiting.....
Sponsored by the Sagler Family
in loving memory of
Gail G. Renshaw
Meet our Newman a fun loving American Bulldog male
about 1.5 years old.
He gets along with everything and loves all people.
Newman is a big boy at almost 70 lbs. But if you ask
him he is a lap dog.
Mindy is a 1 year old Pit Bull
mix female. Someone
chopped her ears off to make
her look tough but trust us
she is a love bug.
All she wants to do is play
and give kisses.
She gets along with most
other dogs and absolutely
She is a good girl.
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Ginger is a 8 year old
Lab/Shepherd mix female and
Savannah is a 5 year old White
These two girls are extremely
bonded and when separated will
They are both very well house
trained, very well mannered and
will transition easily into a new
They do not need to be crated,
they are not destructive and are
just really wonderful girls.
Because they must find a home
together their adoption fee is
$225.00 for the pair.
Cece is a 1 year old Boxer mix
female. She came to us so
malnourished she could barely stand.
Most of her fur was gone from
She has blossomed into a beautiful
dog who is extremely friendly and
sweet. She gets along great with
other dogs and all people.
She just wants love and playtime.
Her transformation is amazing and
her resilience even more so
Stone was rescued from a
horrible situation. He had been
left in a basement in a crate
with no food or water and was
skin and bones when rescued.
Today he is a healthy weight
and ready to get the life every
dog deserves with a loving
He is a Shepherd/Lab mix male.
About 3 years old.
Sweet in nature.
Xena is a 3 year old English Bulldog/American
Staffordshire mix female. She is absolutely
stunning. She was in a home with two other
female dogs and after a couple years she and
one of the other female dogs began to get into
fights. This put such a strain of the family that
one dog had to find a new home and it was to be
She is very friendly with children and all people.
She is house trained, loves car rides, loves to
snuggle on the couch and is truly a wonderful dog.
But we feel a home with no other dogs is best for
We do not know why the change came about in
her previous home. It could be that the last
female to enter the home through off the balance.
Xena will make the "right" family the best dog
ever. But she does need a certain sort of home.
Snooki is a 2 year old
Shepherd/Pittie mix female.
She is an alpha girl and
does not do well with other
She does like Children and
all people. She loves to play
ball and get belly rubs.
She is house trained and
well mannered in the home.
A family who is only
wanting one dog in the
home would be best for her.
She listens well to
commands and is very
Baron is a 2 year old Lab mix male. He is a wonderful dog
with good manners and a sweet personality.
He is friendly with all people and other dogs.
Baron is house trained, walks well on his leash and would
make a great greater in your home.
Baron is full grown and weighs 56 lbs.
He will make some lucky family the best of friends.
Mork is a 1 year old Pit Bull mix
male. Someone chopped his ears off
to make him look tough but trust us
he is a love bug.
All he wants to do is play and give
He gets along with most other dogs
and absolutely loves children.
Mork is a goofy, sweet young boy.