Because pit bulls are particularly vulnerable to abuse, we are 100% committed to making sure our dogs are placed only in loving homes. As a result, we are rigorous in our adoption policies. Please do not be offended by our strict rules and detailed questions-we are simply trying to do right by the animals in our care.
All applicants are fully screened. Requirements include:
The adoption fee helps cover the cost of spaying/neutering, shots, and micro-chips. It also shows us you're serious about owning a dog.
All adoptions are subject to a two-week provisional care period. For this period, we will provide food, vitamins, a leash, collar, any necessary veterinary care, and, if absolutely necessary, a crate. You provide the love and care. At the end of the two-week period, you return the supplies (but if all goes well, you'll be keeping your new best friend!).
Our goal is to place the right dog in the right "forever" home. We will always take a dog back if it does not work out for any reason.
Midwest Rescue is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We are licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture and are board run.
Our mission is to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless dogs, and to place adoptable dogs into solid, stable homes. Our goal is to reduce cruelty to these dogs by educating the public. We are committed to reducing the number of homeless, relinquished, abandoned and needlessly destroyed dogs.
We do this through a small network of passionate volunteers. These remarkable people provide foster homes for our four-legged "clients", make sure dogs receive obedience training, work our adoption days, and conduct careful home checks. All while working tirelessly to dispel the pervasive myths surrounding pit bulls!
Believe it or not, many of us once accepted these destructive myths, too. But through personal experiences-such as unknowingly adopting a pit bull puppy-we came to understand how unfair and untrue they are. That's what led many of us here.
If you are interested in volunteering or offering support, we welcome you with all our hearts. For more information, learn about volunteering, fostering, or how you can help us by shopping! If you would like more information or have a question, feel free to contact us.
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