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Are you interested in adopting
New Start Dog Rescue of Illinois dog or cat?


  • Applicants must be willing to make a lifetime commitment to an adopted dog. There are no exceptions.
  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid ID with current address.
  • New Start Dog Rescue of Illinois must have the consent of all adults living in the household and approval from owner of residence.
  • Proof, via a vet reference, that all animals already living in your home are spayed or neutered, 100% up to date on vaccines (rabies, bordetella and distemper), heartworm testing and flea and heartworm preventatives.
  • Must reside in Illinois.
Step 1

Complete and submit your application to New Start Dog Rescue of Illinois.

Your veterinarian and personal references will be checked. The faster they get back to us, the faster we can get back to you

Step 3

A volunteer will contact you via email or telephone to interview you, answer any questions and set up a time to meet our dogs.

Step 2
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