I'm Adoptable 

6-8 years

Bonjour: Je m'appelle, Macey. I am a Toy French Poodle with Apricot fur. I have been living with Gigi for a few years. Before Gigi, I think I was just by myself, in something made of wire, on top of someone like me, with someone living above me, without a floor, a bed or shelter. I was cold sometimes and I was hot sometimes. I never could go for walks although I thought I saw trees but I was not part of the natural balance of life. I was stuck in a Puppy Mill, making beautiful babies for someone and never even getting a thank you. Placing Paws rescued Gigi and me and Gigi told me we were going to be safe and happy. I just found out I can wag my tail. I guess when you are hopeful, your brain tells your tail to wag. Never in my 6-8 years of living, have I wagged my tail. I think it is a smile and that makes me so happy. I even kissed a person the other day. I heard they like that. I saw water coming from their eyes and I heard that was good too. I want to be with a family that will love me and I will love them back. I am looking forward to meeting the Smile Makers that Placing Paws told me were out there. Call soon. I'm waiting so patiently. I have lots of patience, I'm a Puppy Mill Dog.
The adoption fee for Macey is $325

To adopt Macey please fill out an adoption application

Macey 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