I'm Adoptable 

Black Lab


My younger years were just about as happy as a dog could want. It was me, my 2 canine siblings or 4 leggers as I call them, and our dad, a 2 legger. We enjoyed playing ball in our yard, snuggling up together on the couch to watch TV and just having a good old time. One day, suddenly, everything started to change. One of my 4 legged friends passed away suddenly and then, if you can believe it, my other 4 legged friend, passed on also. It was simply horrifying. My dad and I were just so upset. It was  very sad, but we still had each other. We would stick together to the end. Then just as suddenly as this whole sad mess began, my dad unexpectedly went to meet our other canine friends at the Rainbow Bridge. That's the place in Heaven where I guess we are supposed to meet. I was with him when he passed. I was so confused I didn't know what to do, so I just stayed with him. I stayed with him until a bunch of 2 leggers came and carried my dad away and took me away also. Since then I have just been trying to find my place. Many people have graciously taken me in, but none for a permanent forever home. For one reason or another, I would just stay a short while and then move on. They tell me it wasn't anything I did wrong, but it still made me sad. Although I miss my friends, unless someone told you my sad story, you would never know I have been through so much. I love everyone who gives me attention and all I want is to be loved back. I don't mess in the house, I love kids and other dogs, I guess, if I do say so myself, I am quite easy to take care of. Just give me some food and love and I promise you I will return all the love and more. If someone is out there that will give me a forever home until it is my time to cross the Rainbow Bridge, I promise I will be forever grateful.

Frankie is an 11 year old black lab and weighs approximately 80 pounds. If you are interested in adopting Frankie please fill out an application
The adoption fee for Frankie is $

To adopt Frankie please fill out an adoption application

Frankie 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