I'm Adoptable 

4-5 years

Hi there: My name is Cullen. I am a toy French Poodle weighing in at just around 5-6 pounds. I am around 4-5years old and have lived in the South of France with my roommates, Jacques, Bernard and Maurice. Well, actually, my travels have been in my mind as I am a Puppy Mill dog. Placing Paws rescued me the end of January and I have since gone to live in a foster home with two other dogs, they tell me are beagles. They have been treating me very nicely and have gotten me to outside and "do my business" because I never went anywhere except my cage. Recently, I have realized that I want a family. Yes, people to call my own. People needing Poodles and that's what Placing Paws has found for me. I am all ready to move into your home. I like small bites of food, that are tasty and prepared oh so French. I will cuddle, give kisses and anything else that you need. All I need is you and your family, someone to love me back and pet me and tell me I'm special. Red is my favorite color as it goes well with and stands out on my black and silver coat. Looking forward to meeting my "forever" family soon. I'm starting to play and actually love being around kids. They give me energy and make me smile.
Call soon to come out and seem me. I'm ready to go home with my new family.
The adoption fee for Cullen is $325

To adopt Cullen please fill out an adoption application

Cullen 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
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