Foster Homes needed
Placing Paws is in desperately in need of foster homes. We can only save as many animals as we have foster homes for. Won't you consider fostering ?
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"Once I was a lonely dog,
Just looking for a home.
I had no place to go,
... No one to call
my own . . "

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


Donate in memory of a beloved pet to help the lost souls find their way. "Forever in our Hearts"

Year End Newsletter 2015 - A Picture in worth 1000 Words Winter 2015
People say a picture is worth a thousand words. But at Placing Paws we like to focus on stories.  
Summer Newsletter 2015 - 1000 More Stories 3rd Annual Raffle Summer 2015
Every day we remember the feelings of joy and accomplishment that accompanied our 1,000th adoption in 2013 – a fete made possible by the support of Placing Paws’ community of donors, adoptive & foster families, and volunteers.  
Year End Newsletter 2014 - 214 dogs and cats so far in 2014! Winter 2014
As the cold returns to our neighborhoods, Placing Paws again thinks of ouradoptive and foster families. Not just for their generosity in times of need – when Miley needed a safe place to give birth to her six beautiful puppies, or when Bob Marley and John Lennon needed safe transport to a loving recovery home – but also when we look at our own frosted backyards. We think of you now because we know that your homes, bursting with love, are also full to the brim with bouncy energy from the pets you have saved with your love. And boy do we know what that feels like!  
Summer Newsletter 2014 - 1000 More Stories 2nd Annual Raffle Summer 2014
Every rescued animal comes with its own unique story. What many share is their stop at Placing Paws on their journey to a forever home. With your support, we have the chance to improve the lives of homeless pets. While our foster families provide pets with the nurturing and loving homes they need to recover and prepare for adoption, donations from our community fuel each pet’s recovery with specialized medical care, food and training. Every day we remember the feelings of joy and accomplishment that accompanied our 1,000th adoption last summer – a fete made possible by the support of Placing Paws’ community of donors, adoptive & foster families, and volunteers.  
Year End Newsletter 2013 - 1000 Stories Winter 2013
As one of Placing Paws incredible adopters, foster homes, donors, or a combination of the three, you have watched firsthand how we pursue our primary goal of rescuing dogs and cats from crowded rural shelters and dire situations. Over the years, this has evolved from rescuing a handful of dogs and cats from these shelters, to a total of more than 1,000 companions.
Year End Newsletter 2012 - New Life & New Begginings Winter 2012

Wow! Look what Placing Paws has done in 2012.
Despite the still tough economic times and with the help of our wonderful foster homes,  volunteers and generous donors, we have saved 148 dogs and 42 cats! 2012 was the year of raining “puppies and kittens”
and among these saved lives were 69 puppies and 36 kittens.

Year End Newsletter 2011 - Ruby & Her Circle Of Love Winter 2011
As 2011 comes to an end, we look back on a difficult year for Placing Paws. The struggling economy and natural disasters have left rescues like ours with even more animals needing our help. As a rescue, the need for Placing Paws is always larger than the resources available to us. The adoption fees we receive cover approximately 60% of the cost of veterinary care, food, medical supplies and transportation for our fosters.  
The Plight Of Dogs in Rural Shelters (Dogs we are trying to save) Spring 2011
Placing Paws was established in 2008 with the goal of saving animals from high kill rural animal shelters and pounds.  We concentrate on Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri where the need is overwhelming.  Many of these animal control facilities are nothing more than dog kennels out in the woods.   The dogs are lucky if the local animal control officer stops by once a day to put down food and water. More . . .  
Pit Bull Facts Fall 2010
Since 1998, the breed involved in the most fatal attacks is NOT the pit bull.
There are some estimates that pit bulls comprise 30 – 40 % of the dog population making it the most popular breed.  Therefore, considering that there are 53 million dogs – let’s just assume 20% of that population are pit bulls.  That means there are about 10.5 million pit bulls in our society.  In 1998 only 5 pit bulls were involved in 2 fatal attacks.  That’s roughly 1 dog out of 2 million dogs or .00004716%.  Does that sound like a breed that deserves a bad reputation?
More . . .
The Plight Of Dogs in Rural Shelters April 2010
Placing Paws of Illinois (PPI) was established with the goal of saving animals from high risk situations. One of our primary goals is to take animals from rural shelters that have a high euthanasia rate. Rural shelters are often overcrowded and under funded and the animals there have little or no hope of finding an adoptive home. Often times their best hope of finding a happy forever home is to be taken into the care of a rescue such as PPI. . . More . .  
The Horrors of Puppy Mills February 2010
On January 31st, Placing Paws rescued a bunch of dogs from two different puppy mills in Missouri. A puppy mill is a commercial breeding facility where puppies are mass produced for profit without regard for the health or well being of the puppies or the breeder dogs. The mills house their dogs in deplorable conditions, they are fed inadequate food and seldom if ever receive veterinary care. . . More . .  




Placing Paws of Illinois, NFP, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
We are an all breed dog and cat foster based rescue group.
Our main focus is to save dogs and cats that are in danger of being euthanized.