Foster Homes needed
Placing Paws is in desperately in need of foster homes. We can only save as many animals as we have foster homes for. Won't you consider fostering ?
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"Once I was a lonely dog,
Just looking for a home.
I had no place to go,
... No one to call
my own . . "

Financial contributions to help cover medical expenses.

Other items that are
always needed are:
Gas cards, blankets, crates, toys, Purina One dog and cat food, collars, leashes, dog and cat shampoo,
Frontline & Heartguard.
If you are able to help
please contact us at


Donate in memory of a beloved pet to help the lost souls find their way. "Forever in our Hearts"

2015 Photo Contest

The Placing Paws 2015 Photo Contest is here!
Enter your favorite favorite photo of your furry friends. Entries and voting end May 3. Here is how it works: enter your favorite photo, get everyone you know to vote for your photo.
Entering is free. The winning photo will be the cover of our 2016 Placing Paws calendar. Go to our photo contest page for more details.
Start entering and voting! 
Don't have a photo to enter? That's ok, just vote for your favorite photo. Voting requires a minimum donation of $5 ($1/vote). The contest ends at 9:00 PM CST on May 3rd, 2015. Winners will be announced on May 4th on the Placing Paws of Illinois Facebook Page.

Grand Prize
  • The entry photo as the cover of our 2016 calendar
  • $50.00 Target gift card
  • A Placing Paws T-Shirt
  • A Placing Paws hat
  • One free copy of the 2016 calendar

    2nd Prize
  • The entry photo featured in the calendar
  • $25.00 Target gift card
  • A Placing Paws T-Shirt
  • One free copy of the 2016 calendar

    3rd Prize
  • The entry photo featured in the calendar
  • A Placing Paws T-Shirt
  • One free copy of the 2016 calendar

    Other entries will be used in the calendar.


2014 Year End Newsletter
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Bob & John Need Your Help

Bob and John were found on Sept. 28th on a back road in South East Missouri by a couple of young boys while they were fishing. It is likely that they were dumped by a puppy mill or back yard breeder. The boys saw a truck drive up, heard dogs barking and then saw the truck drive away and soon after they found the dogs.  Bob was so matted he was stuck in the brush and John wouldn't leave his side.  The boys called their mother and asked if they could bring them home. This guardian angel did not have the money to take them to the vet, however, she had them bring the dogs home so that she could clean them up. When she started trying to cut the mats away she noticed that Bob's face was infested with maggots!  She knew he needed medical help immediately.  A rescuer in the area reached out to Placing Paws for help. They were brought to the vet and all of their wounds were treated and maggots removed. Bob unfortunately had to have one eye removed because it was literally eaten by the maggots.  He spent about 2 weeks in the vet's office being treated for his skin wounds and infection.  Both are heartworm positive and will need to be treated when they are strong enough. Bob and John have a long road to recovery.  Please help Placing Paws cover Bob & Johns medical expenses.  We are also looking for a foster home for them. They will need someone patient that will let them settle in at their own pace and give them time to learn that not all humans are evil. This is the worst case of abuse and neglect the vet's office has seen in 18 years.  They have made HUGE strides so far in a short time.  There is still some work to be done but we can do it!  Please help us help them

Please help us help them
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Placing Paws Of Illinois


Placing Paws of Illinois, NFP, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
We are an all breed dog and cat foster based rescue group.
Our main focus is to save dogs and cats that are in danger of being euthanized.