If your heart is set on a pure bred, there are rescue groups for just about any breed of dog from Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers.
South Side All Breed Dog Training Club has members involved in 'Secondhand Shelties' Please contact us with any questions!
Many people have discovered the fun of teaming up with their dogs and competing in AKC Events. But, not all of those wonderful canine athletes that you see at these events are registered with the AKC. Some might be enrolled in the AKC's Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP), a program that allows unregistered dogs of registrable breeds to compete in AKC Performance and Companion Events, also specific breeds in the FSS® Program that are eligible for Companion Events. Click HERE for More Information.
A wonderful organization is the Recovery Village. The Recovery Village specializes in personalized addiction treatment and they also promote the benefits of adopting a pet while in recovery. Please check out our their website: www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/pet-adoption/
Other Local Shelters and Rescues with all breeds and mixes:
AntiCruelty Society,510 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL. 312.644.833
Chicago Animal Care and Control, - 2741 S. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 312-744-5000
Humane Society, Calumet Area, - 421 45th Ave Munster, IN 46321 (219)922-3811