About Us

A & S Rescue is a small rescue group dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for American Staffordshire Terriers ("AmStaffs") and American Pit Bull Terriers ("Pit Bulls"). Although we focus our attention on AmStaffs and Pit Bulls, we occasionally assist different groups in rehoming other breeds in emergency situations.

Prior to placement, all dogs are spayed and /or neutered and up to date on necessary vaccinations relevant to the dog's age.

We do not have a shelter or kennel facility. Our dogs live in foster homes with foster families. While in foster care our volunteers are able evaluate the dog's temperment, learn their behavioral quirks and work on basic obedience and manners. We endeavor to place each AmStaff and Pit Bull into a home best-suited for each individual dog.

We carefully screen all applicants; a home visit and reference checks are required to ensure that the adoption is a good match- one that provides a permanent and loving home for the dog! Further, we maintain contact with our adoptive families and encourage them to contact us with any questions or concerns.

If for ANY reason the Rescue AmStaff or Pit Bull is not working out in its new home, we require the dog to be returned to us as stated in our adoption contract. Upon return, we will reevaluate the dog and possibly consider placement into a different, more suitable home.

Under no circumstances will we place our Rescue AmStaffs or Pit Bulls into homes where the dog will be subjected to dog fighting. We are strongly opposed to all forms of dog fighting and similar forms of animal abuse.

To see all of our pets who are waiting for their forever homes: Adoptable Pet List

Mature pets make great family additions, but are often overlooked in favor of younger animals. Please consider adopting a mature pet.


Currently we have many wonderful dogs and puppies who are patiently waiting for their very own forever families. All of these dogs and puppies deserve a second chance at life in a loving home.

Help save a life....please consider adopting a homeless dog!

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please fill out an application:Adoption Application

Once your completed application is received, it will be reviewed, and then a volunteer will contact you.

For more information about our Adoption Process, please click here: Adoption Process

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees range from $150.00 to $300.00. The adoption fee is charged in accordance with how much medical the dog has received at the time of adoption.

*Please do not contact us by telephone*

*We cannot do anything until a completed adoption application is received*


We need Foster Homes

Foster Families Wanted

A & S Rescue does not have a shelter facility, we rely on foster homes to help us care for all the rescue dogs & puppies that find their way to us!

We can only save as many dogs & puppies as we are able to care for in foster homes. Foster homes provide our rescue dogs with all the love, socialization, and care they need while they wait for forever homes.

Please consider fostering, we are in need of loving foster homes to help us care for our rescued dogs.

Fostering is a win-win situation for everyone! You get to see whether you're ready to make a commitment to owning a dog, and more importantly, you make a life-long impact on the dog!

If you are interested in being considered as a foster home, please fill out a Foster Home Application: Foster Home Application

Once your completed application is received, it will be reviewed, and then a volunteer will contact you.


A & S Rescue, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, which enables us to seek outside financial assistance. With your generous support, we are able to save more AmStaffs and Pit Bulls!

A & S Rescue operates solely on donations from generous individuals, and with the help of our foster families and volunteers.

If you would like to make a donation that will help us care for all of the homeless dogs and puppies that are lucky enough to find their way to us, please mail a check or money order to:

A & S Rescue
ATTN: Donations
P.O. Box 421
Antioch, IL 60002

You may also donate with PayPal using a credit card. This is a very secure and fast method of payment and our rescue receives the donation immediately. To make a donation using PayPal, please click the "make a donation" button below:

*Another way to donate: Online Shopping!*

A & S Rescue is a partner with US BONES.

US BONES supports animal shelters and rescue groups by donating 25% of sales through their Rewards Fundraising program.

Simply visit US BONES to purchase products for your pets, and A & S Rescue receives 25% of the sale!


Thank you for supporting us!


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Special thanks to Cathie Sabin at B.C. for all she does for A & S Rescue and our rescue dogs!

Thank You!

We would like to thank Mary Kay and the entire staff at Animal Rehabilitation & Conditioning Center of McHenry County for working with A & S Rescue and our rescue dogs.

Mary Kay is a very special Physical Therapist who is a dedicated and animal loving professional with a heart of gold!

Animal Rehabilitation & Conditioning Center
1095 Pingree Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Animal Rehabilitation & Conditioning Center Website

Animal Rehabilitation & Conditioning Center You Tube Video Clip

Free On line training videos from Animal Planet

Contact us

Our Mailing address is:

A & S Rescue
P.O. Box 421
Antioch, IL 60002

Email: aandsrescue@aol.com

Come Visit Us at our Homepage: A & S Rescue

To see all of our pets who are waiting for their forever homes: Adoptable Pet List

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