Terry is a 9 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 and shy with 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 VERY healthy! Everyone she catches a glimpse of might have a treat so she follows everyone until they notice her; she then 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 treats

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The Schultz Family - Steve, Danielle and Josh


Snookie is a 6 year old Shepherd/Pittie mix female. She is friendly but would do best with families with older children. She loves to play ball and get belly rubs but does not like to share her toys with dogs or humans. She is not aggressive but nippy when trying to take it away.. so we play "Trade-up" with great success.  

She is house trained and well mannered in the home. She has made friends at the sanctuary but a family who is only wanting one dog in the home would be best for her so she does not have to share. She listens well to commands and is very smart.


Rilee is a 6 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, she does well with most dogs, especially males or females that will listen to her.  She is very active, loves water and is an awesome girl.  She weighs 57 lbs.

Jilly Beans

Jilly Beans is a 4 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix female. She is friendly and house trained. She is highly active and gets along with most dogs and loves all people including kids. She is knee high and about 55lbs. Jilly was found during the winter with her paws frozen to the pavement and rescued. She is a really pretty girl with soulful eyes and would be great as a hiking or running partner.


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 7 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.


Chloe has had a rough life.  She is a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier female, Silver grey in color. She has learned how to walk on leash, sit, shake, along with some other basic manners that she really did need. 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.

The Sashidharan Family is the sponsor
of Chloe.  They are donating monthly to
her care until her forever home is found.


Cherry is a beautiful Shar Pei mix Female. She is estimated to be about 8 years old. She is picky about her dog friends as is common with the breed. She likes all people but would do best with a family with no small children and for someone who knows this breed she will make a wonderful friend. She is very well mannered. 



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Tabitha or Tabbie

Tabbie is a 6 year old Heeler mix female. She is the sister of Matilda. She would do best adopted along with her sister. They would not do well with other dogs in the family either.

They had no socialization growing up so they are fearful of people and other dogs.


Princess was rescued on her last day of life from animal control in Chicago Illinois.  She is a very pretty tan/white Pittie mix girl. She LOVES people, LOVES them all. But she does not like other girl dogs or cats. Princess would love to have all the attention she can get, belly rubs, walks, car rides, you name it as long as she is with her person she is happy. Princess is about 8 years old and weighs nearly 50 lbs.


Patsy is a 8 year old Black Mouth Mountain Cur female. She is oh so friendly and playful with people but would do best as an only dog.  Patsy will do best in an active home, not an apartment. She is a smart girl who is always willing to learn new things and whoever is lucky enough to take her home is gonna have a really good dog friend in Patsy. Who could not fall in love with that face?



Parker is a 4 year old Boston Terrier mix female. She weighs about 35lbs and is very smart and house trained. She came from an abusive situation, we do not know the details, so she is very nervous when she meets new people, but once she knows you, she has so much love to share. No small children.  She gets along well with other dogs, especially dogs smaller than her or very submissive males. She is very pretty and will be fantastic for the right family

Matilda or Mattie

Mattie is a 6 year old Heeler mix female.  She is the sister of Tabitha. She would do best adopted along with her sister. They would not do well with other dogs in the family either.

They had no socialization growing up so they are fearful of people and other dogs.


Mandy is a 8 year old PitBull Terrier female who is a pretty silver brown color.  She is not good with other dogs and we think she was seriously mistreated as she is very submissive with people like she has been beaten. She is gentle with humans and enjoys walks through the park. She is house trained, rides well in the car, likes belly rubs and walks well on her leash. Mandy is a very sweet loving dog who has obviously not been treated like a part of a family though her actions will tell you in a heart beat that she truly wants to have a chance at being treated  as a loving member of a family. If you are considering a dog please consider this sweet mistreated girl.  She will pay you back ten fold for your act of kindness.


Jewell is a very sweet and friendly 8 year old Blue Pittie female. She was confiscated from a home during a domestic violence call. She loves kids, and all people. She is good with other dogs and even cats. This pretty girl was taken with her sister Dory to animal control where they were to be euthanized because their owners had such a bad home. Sad that her little life would have to end just because of who her owner was. Jewell and her sister are bonded so we are trying to find them a home together.


Jenny is about 8 years old and was saved on her last day of life from Animal Control. She was picked up as a stray running the streets nearly starved in the dead of winter. We think she is a pitbull mix, maybe Beagle and Pitbull. She is very loving and gentle. All she wants is to snuggle up to you and get a belly rub. She would need a home with no other pets.  She is really pretty. She weighs about 40 pounds now and is just at the knee high.


Izzy is a female PitBull Terrier about 4 years old. She does not go well with other dogs and is searching for a home where she can be the only pet. With people she is the biggest love bug ever! She is good with kids, adults, seniors and everyone in between. She is house trained, crate trained, walks well on leash, can be trusted in the home alone free other than stealing your bed when you are not in it. This girl is the perfect pet for any family looking to adopt a dog who only wants to have one dog in their home