Meet Your Match

Didn't find what you are looking for?

We can help you find your perfect match.
Placing Paws gets new dogs in every week
and we can help you find your forever friend.
Many factors are considered when searching for a
good match between the adoptive dog and the potential family,
such as breed, size, temperament, energy level, age, etc.
We are very passionate about the animals
we rescue and we do everything
possible to make sure they end up in their forever homes.
This process involves making sure it is a good fit for every member
of the adoptive family, including any current pets.
Dogs of all ages, breeds and size are in need of rescue every day,
if you don't find what you are looking for on our website,
please let us know and we will help find your match.
If you would like us to help you find your forever friend,
please fill out an adoption application and when it asks
you if there is a specific dog you are looking for,
please indicate you are interested in our
Meet Your Match Program.

Ready to adopt?

Adoption Application

Watch for upcoming events

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Mary Kay representative
Angie Lullo will donate 10% of sales to Placing Paws. You must mention Shear Paradise Pet Salon when ordering.
Contact Angie at: 847-975-6712.
Catalog's available at Shear Paradise.

Please note:
not all of our dogs will be at all of the meet and greet events. If you are interested in meeting a particular dog, please email us at to find out if that dog will be there

Do you need assistance with pet vaccinations?
The Lake County Health Dept. / Community Health Center periodically provides low-cost pet vaccination clinics.
Click here for more information.

Thank You!

Thank you to all that showed up to both Halloween Partys Oct 29th & 30th. Pictures from the events can be seen here:
Oct. 29th Central Bark

Oct 30th K-9 Playtime

A Big Thank You to all that showed up at Egg Harbor On Aug. 5th, 2011 to "Dine And Share" and helped raise money for Ruby's medical care.

A huge THANK YOU to Egg Harbor Cafe in Libertyville and all those that came out on May 1st to help support Jesse and contribute to her surgeries. A big thank you also goes out to her wonderful foster family for taking such great care of her and showing her what love really is.

Jesse is an adorable 5 month old lab mix. She was found along with her brothers in a school yard on a rainy day in Southeast Mousouri. Jesse was found with a injured leg. She had surgery in an attempt to save her leg, but unfortunately, the damage was too extensive and her leg will had to be removed.

Placing Paws would like to thank the following business for hosting us for various events:

Central Bark Grayslake for hosting a Halloween benefit for us on Oct. 30

Egg Harbor Cafe in Libertyville for opening up for us for dinner on Sept. 21

Vernon Hills Athletic Center for allowing us to have a meet and greet with all of our adoptable animals there September 11.

K-9 Playtime for various events.

Donations Needed

Placing Paws is always in need
of 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

Kids 4 Paws

Kids4Paws is for the
youth rescue volunteers
(ages 10-17) of Placing Paws. 
Youth volunteers help with
public awareness campaigns
in Lake County, Illinois
(eg. school presentations), fundraisers, adoption events, and some hands-on animal care as well as participate in fun and educational field trips
(visiting other rescues,
meeting professionals who
work with animals, etc.).
If you are intersted in joining
the Kids 4 Paws Club
Please email us at:

Kids 4 Paws members enjoyed an afternoon bowling April 11.

Kids 4 Paws members enjoy a day at the Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society