Save A Mutt Shelter & Rescue

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We have been organized since 2009 and have sheltered near 700 dogs. We have transported hundreds more to safe havens in the north. We have also helped other counties learn how to save lives through rescues and internet. If a dog has to be in a shelter, this would be the one they would pick if they had a choice. All of our dogs are socialized and worked obedience on a regular basis. They are not stuck in pens all day and it is actually fun to come to our shelter and visit the dogs.

Who We Are

Save A Mutt Shelter came about because of the desperation of large dogs to find a home before they were euthanized in kill shelters. Our director adopted a rott/pit mix 8 years ago from a pound that was going to kill her because they said she was mean. That wasn't true. She just was big and had no socialization. She gets along with all the dogs, cats, horses, kids, etc. She is the true definition of a gentle giant. Her name is Joan and she was the driving force behind Save A Mutt Shelter and Rescue. We mostly pull dogs from kill shelters to save them. We also accept owner surrender dogs so they do not have to be subjected to a pound environment. We help people keep their pets through education and obedience training.

Adopting a friend

To adopt your forever friend, please contact us via email to obtain an adoption application. Your adoption application will be reviewed and if you are approved an adoption donation is required. Some breeds may have a higher adoption fee than others. Also, there are exceptions to that fee for dogs with disabilities or dogs who we would like to adopt together in the same home. We also allow for senior dogs to be adopted at a discount. Just shoot us an email with any questions you may have.

Come Visit Us!

We are located in the quaint little southern town of Chrisman. We are located in an area that your GPS will not find. So please email us for directions.
Save A Mutt Shelter & Rescue

Chrisman, IL 61924
Phone: 217-269-2919

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