I'm Adoptable 

4-5 years
Poodle / Maltese

Bonjour: My name is Jacques. I am a little Toy Fr. Poodle/Maltese Mix. I really like my French Heritage, but the Isle of Malta has produced wonderful dogs also, so I've heard. I am a puppy mill dog, one of the 6 that came in the end of January. Placing Paws saw that I was worth something and I'm so thankful for getting a new life. Just feeling clean and fed is something I have never experienced. I am around 7 pounds, and 4-5 yrears old. I'm living in a foster home with a wonderful foster mom and her other dog and family. I was pretty shy at first and didn't think I liked people, but I decided to give it a try and she was always carrying me out to meet people and finally, I started to like them. She even put me next to someone that looked like her but was little. Oh she told me it was a little girl, so I guess I like kids too. I started to play with toys the other day and she started clapping and smiling. I guess I'm ready to meet more people and find my forever home. I think I'm going to like being out of my cage and into the world.
The adoption fee for Jaques is $325

To adopt Jaques please fill out an adoption application

Jaques 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