I'm Adoptable 

6-8 years

Hi There. Bernard here. I'm a Toy French Poodle, Apricot in Color. I'm about 6-8 years old and around 5 pounds. I used to be a Puppy Mill Dog. Placing Paws found out about me and said they were coming to get me. I was one of the forgotten ones.I don't know why. For years, I fathered many puppies, all sold as designer dogs for lots of money. I thought that the Puppy Mill Breeders would appreciate what great dogs I produced, but they never let on that they were grateful. They kept me away from the world, locked up in a cage, all day all night, eat, sleep, walk in circles. Its a good thing I'm a Poodle, Smart and able to find distraction in my own mind until someday I can get out. It was a close call. My only way out was Placing Paws or Death. Well, you must know I am here and Placing Paws got me out. Now they told me I can choose to have a better life. I thought it was better already. I got groomed, and fed and petted and kissed. Geeze, I got excited that there were good things going to happen. Now, I get to choose a family. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and finding the best place I live for the rest of my life. Can't wait to meet you. Au Revoir (that's French that means see ya soon)
The adoption fee for Bernard is $325

To adopt Bernard please fill out an adoption application

Bernard is available for adoption in Libertyville, IL

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September 21, 5PM - 8PM
Egg Harbor Cafe Fundraiser
Come out and join us for dinner! Bring your dog and eat on the outdoor patio.
Regular menu items will be served. 10% of the sales will benefit the animals of Placing Paws.
125 Lake St. Libertyville, IL

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 placingpaws@yahoo.com to find out if that dog will be there

Available Pets

Thank You!
Thank you to all of our new volunteers that helped at the Big Hollow Pet Expo on April 17th. It was a great event.

A BIG thank you to K-9 Playtime for hosting a very successful
Dog Wash Feb. 21. A big thank you to all of the volunteers that came out and helped!

Click to see more pictures from the Dog Wash event Feb. 21.

Another great
Dog Wash & Pictures with the Easter Bunny event
March 21!

Adoptable dog Charlie (center), and his foster brothers Wrigley & Payton enjoy their time with the Easter Bunny during the Dog Wash March 21.

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 PlacingPaws@Yahoo.com

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
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Kids 4 Paws members enjoyed an afternoon bowling April 11.

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