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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.
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.
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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.
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

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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
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
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
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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 3 year 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.
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
they did.
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
male buddies.
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.
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 Sully.  
They are donating monthly
to his 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.
Molly's care has been sponsored by
Kevin and Bethany Chapel.
To meet any of the dogs on this site
please fill out an online application.
All visits are by preapproved
application only.
Snooki is a 2 year old
Shepherd/Pittie mix female.
She is an alpha girl and
does not do well with other
female dogs.
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
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.
Richie Rich
Richie Rich is an 1 year old Pit mix male. He is
friendly, good with other dogs and car rides.
He has gorgeous eyes and a sweet temperament .
Look at that face don't you just want to smoosh it?
Lamar is an 11 month old Lab/Sheperd mix male.
SUPER fun dog, loves to play, has crazy ears,
likes other dogs and all people.
This guy is a doll.
You just have to remember that his ears work
opposite of most dogs ears when he hears
something his go down instead of up...It is pretty
funny to watch.
Ginger is an 8 year old Shepherd/Lab mix
female.  She would do best in a quiet home
and enjoys just hanging out peacefully.
She is well mannered, house trained and
enjoys long slow walks in the sunshine.
A senior home would be right up her alley.
Morty is a 3 year old Hound dog.  
He lost his home because his owner
did not want to deal with his ear
infections any more.   Many Labs
and Hounds have ear infections and
cleaning their ears once per month
will usually fix the issue. We think to
someone else this may not be an
issue, especially if his new owners
have ever had a lab before.
He gets along great with other dogs,
is house trained, well mannered and
a very good boy
Rilee is a 3 year old Mountain Cur female. She is a little
shy in social situations only because she has not had
very much experience with them. Nothing a little social
skills will not correct.
She is house trained, good with other dogs and likes to
play in the yard.
Rilee weighs 57 lbs.
Melody McGowan is
the proud sponsor of
Perry. She makes a
monthly donation for
his care and will do so
until he finds his
forever home.
Melody McGowan is the proud
sponsor of Prada. She is making a
monthly donation for her care until
she finds her forever home.
Quincy is a 4 year old American Bulldog
female.  She has been rescued from a horrible
life as a breeder bait dog in a rural Illinois
county.  All her teeth have been filed down to
keep her from protecting herself during the
training of fighting dogs and mating.  She has
had several litters of puppies in her life and
has many scars upon her body and face.
Quincy is very docile and calm.  She loves to
be touched and petted.  She enjoys slow walks
with lots of stops to smell the grass and the
flowers.  She is a very sweet and gentle dog.
Bad people who fight dogs use the docile
one's and the friendly one's for training
because they are less likely to fight back.  
She is one of those and is perfectly gentle with
all people.
She deserves a home, a place where she can
finally be loved and cared for the way every
dog deserves.
Clara is a 3 year old American Bulldog mix
female. She is house trained, social and loves all
She is a little chubby but active.  Clara likes the
indoors and loves to lay on the air conditioning
She is well mannered and listens well to
Clara smiles all the time and has a very happy
Abby is a 2 year old Smooth Coated
Border Collie mix female. She is active and
Abby likes an active family and would
enjoy going camping, hiking and swimming.
She is a pretty girl and very loving.
Cherry is a beautiful Shar Pei Female.
She is estimated to be about 4 years old.
She is picky about her dog friends as is
common with the breed.
She likes all people and for someone
who knows this breed she will make a
wonderful friend to.
She is very well mannered too.
Amy is a 3 year old female Boxer
mix. She is house trained, loves kids
and is good in the home.
Amy likes to snuggle  and would
make a great family pet.
Shep is a 4 year old Shepherd mix
male.  He is a very good boy and
listens well.
He is social and outgoing too.
He would make a great companion
for any family looking to add a furry
Alaska is a 2 year old Husky/Boxer/Lab mix female.  
She is sweet and playful and loves everyone.
She is house trained and well mannered in the home.
She gets along with other dogs and really would be a
great addition to any home.