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Molly Mollyuna
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.
Chevy was rescued a few months back from
Montgomery County Animal Control but he is so
shy that we have waited to post him.
He is a chow mix male about three years old. He is
house trained, but very shy.  He lived his life in an
out door dog pen, and truly has never had the
comforts of a home.
Once he gets to know you he opens up and is very
gentle and sweet.
Waffles is a very good natured dog.
She is a Boxer/Pit Bull mix about 2
years old. She likes to play fetch
and has a very soft and gentle
mouth when bringing back the ball.
She loves all people, and some dogs.
She loves kids and plays very well
with them
She weighs about 55 lbs and is a
great girl.
Reese was rescued on her last day of life at
animal control. She was picked up at the same
address as Parker and we think she may be his
mother. They look a lot alike she is just a darker
Miss Reese loves the ball, and has the cutest
smile ever! She is just barely over the knee tall
and about 50 lbs or so.
She seems to like other dogs but certainly she
loves all people.
Reese really likes to carry her ball around like a
prize of course who ever gets this little girl will be
walking her around like a prize too because that is
what she is.
Help us help Reese have a happy life by
considering her for your next family pet.
Lulu is a one and a half year old cattle dog mix
female. She is friendly, likes to play, and loves
She was adopted as a puppy and returned
because the families older dog began
attacking her and the family was afraid for
She LOVES kids!! for real if you have a child
this is your pet.
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I am a graduate of Loosen The Leash Training!

I am great with kids, not with other dogs.

I know lots of stuff and if not for my dislike of
other dogs could be a therapy dog.
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
very handsome.
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 boy dogs, but
selective with her female friends.  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
adoption.  If interested you may adopt both.
Terry pregnant and
surrendered by her
owner, scared and alone
in animal control before
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 treats.

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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 house trained.
He is friendly with most dogs but not all. He likes older kids
but none under 13 years of age.
He knows sit, and shake, and bring it.
He would make a wonderful companion for a couple who
enjoy the outdoors and would like to have a canine friend to
take along.
Jacey is a 3 year old Pit Bull/Shar Pei mix
female. She LOVES all people, but no dogs
or cats.
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
goes home.
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 time,.
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 Control.
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 life.
She is house trained, walks well on her leash,
but always looks worried about something.
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
Nichole is a very pretty little Pittie
girl. She is a about 2 years old and
loves all people.  She smiles a lot,
enjoys going for car rides, and walks.
But she is just as comfortable
lounging on the couch with you to
watch a good movie.
She has pretty brown eyes that
nearly match the color of her coat.
Nichole weighs 52 lbs and is in very
good health.
Very nice girl.
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
teach well.
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
Stormy Jax
Stormy is a 3 year old Hound dog mix male.  He is
calmer, and knows some basic manners.
He wondered up to a local doggie daycare after a
snow storm his paws all bloodied from walking on
the ice.  He was very thin, and hungry.
We took him in and attempted to find an owner and
when one could not be located we decided it was
best to find him a new home.
He does fine with other dogs, we don't know how he
is with cats as we have none to test him with.
Ginny is a 4 year old Hound mix female.  She is
extremely gentle in nature.  Ginny loves to be
around her people, and would really love to live
with a family who has at least one person in the
family who stays home like a Mr. Mom or stay
at home mom.  
Ginny is house trained, walks well on her leash,
she is quiet and well behaved in the home.
She weighs 68 lbs.
Please help Ginny find the home of her dreams.
She is a wonderful dog.
Rosie Posie
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.  
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Meila is a 1 year old Pit Bull Poodle mix female or
Pittiedoodle if you prefer.
She is very friendly and outgoing. She likes the
water, tennis balls and ALL people. She also does
well with other dogs but is a little rough for cats.
She weighs 68lbs and may get a tad bigger.
She is very pretty, and knows sit and shake.
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.
Sonny is a 3 year old Shepherd Lab mix male. He is a very
good boy who walks well on lead and enjoys being around
his people. He weighs 67lbs, is house trained, enjoys car
rides and can also enjoy just lounging around the house.
He is well mannered and will make someone a very good
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
doesn't it?
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
properly socialized.
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
being loved.
Ruppie is a sweet girl that only needs a home to be
happy again.
Kolton is a one year old male Black
Lab/Husky mix. He is super sweet and
friendly.  He weighs just over 50 lbs and
is considered full grown.
He sits very well and walks well on leash.
This guy is adorable.
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.
Mario is a 2 year old male Collie
Shepherd mix. He is well mannered
and friendly.
He likes car rides, people, most
other dogs and know some
commands too.
He weighs about 65 lbs and is also
house trained.
This guy is very handsome and will
make someone a wonderful friend.
Cicily is a 2 year old female
Lab/Shar Pei mix. She is a very good
girl, friendly, playful and very pretty.
Cicily weighs 63 lbs and is house
She enjoys playing fetch with the
tennis ball and listens very well.
Cicily was rescued from animal
control where we believe she was
dumped off for being pregnant.
Her puppies are posted on our
puppies page.
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.  If interested you may
adopt both.
Bradford is a 13 month old male St.Bernard/Great
Pyrenees/Lab mix male. He is gentle, loving and sweet in
nature. He weighs 65 lbs. He has gorgeous eyes and a
very pretty coat.
He and his siblings were saved on their last day of life
from animal control.
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
great buddy.
Tatum is a very pretty, sweet
Shepherd mix female. She is
house trained walks well on
lead and loves to have her
belly rubbed.
She does well with most dogs
though we suggest a meet and
greet anyway.
She likes kids and car rides
She is quiet and can be
trusted in the home uncrated.
Van Gogh
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
Janel is a one year old
Cattle/Cataluah dog.  She is
active and loves to play with the
kids. She does well with most
dogs and loves to go for car rides,
camping, anything where she can
be with you.
She listens well, knows basic
commands and is house trained.
She weighs probably 48 lbs and is
just over the knee tall.
She has a very pretty coat and
soft fur.
Look a that face how could you
Buddy is a really adorable 1 year old American Bulldog
male.  He is house trained, does well with dogs and
cats, adults and kids too.
Buddy weighs about 60 lbs and may get a tad bigger.
He loves car rides and playing in the yard too.
Look at  that face how could anyone say no to him?
Penelope is a very pretty female Red Bone
Coonhound about 2 years old. House trained,
well mannered, good with other dogs and all
She was saved from animal control and is
patiently awaiting her new life. She is hoping
for a family with kids or another dog.
She enjoys romping in the yard, smiling for
the camera, and belly rubs.
Penelope is a just as sweet as she can be.
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.