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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-19-00372Rebel (male)

Mastiff    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Rebel is a sweet scared guy, he was in animal control and all those noises scared him.he is a Cane Corso, italian mastiff, his akc paperwork will not be given until he is neutered.He is a very gentle boy and will easily be over 100lbs. He is between 8 months old. He was born on October 30, 2016. He is shy at first but warms up quickly. We are still working on leash training. He doesn't pull and once he gets going he stays by your side, he just has a slow start. His fee is $400 and that includes all the shots, dewormer, flea and tick prevention, rabies vaccination, microchip, neuter.

 Adoption Fee: $400 Animal Location:

A Home for All
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-03-00409Sedona (female)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Mange (Demodectic) 

 Adoption Fee: $90 Animal Location:

Aurora Animal Control and Care
600 S. River St.
Kane County Aurora, IL 60506 MAP IT!


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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Rescue Me ID: 17-05-19-00434Bruno (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Bruno is friendly and playful, he must be the only animal in the home! He loves to be inside and is kennel trained. He Likes to play ball in the yard.

     Animal Location:

Madison County granite city, IL MAP IT!

sheila slay 6186107382

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Rescue Me ID: 17-05-05-00093Pelli (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Very High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    I am a beautiful, sweet, hyper but high strung dog. I need lots and lots of exercise. I am big and a bit too loving at times. I do NOT LIKE other animals or children. I live with three others now and lately have been showing aggressive behavior toward them. I can not be trusted around them. I bite. I just need love and exercise. I don't know how to have a collar or leash on. I live with a one acre back yard with the ability to run. I would like it if you would spend some time outside with me when you put me out. I will love you to death. I just don't like other animals I get too hyper with them and I get confused then. This ... (Read More)behavior has only started in the last year. The four of us would play together outside for hours, now if they get near me I will hurt them if I can. Please, I ONLY HAVE A SHORT TIME LEFT BEFORE I WILL BE PUT TO SLEEP. I will be your best friend. I don't know how to play with anything but soda bottles and cardboard. I don't like toys. Occasional tug of war with a sock is fun too. Please help me and my mom. She is so very sick. I will post pictures soon (Less)

     Animal Location:

St. Clair County fairview hgts, IL 62208 MAP IT!

sue hall 618-578-0455

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Rescue Me ID: 17-01-30-00007Kobe (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Kobe is a well-trained, handsome, sweet, people and dog-friendly, six-year-old, 60 pound, Dogo Argentino-mix with bizarrely cropped ears, and a ridiculously long tail looking for a loving guardian. You'd never guess that this once-sadly neglected and forgotten dog found as a skinny stray with a rope around his neck in Kendall County, would end up as a star of the Shedd Aquarium Aquatic Presentation. Trainers at the Shedd used the same positive reinforcement training on dogs that they use on a 1,600-pound Beluga whales. Hand cues and rewards from a trainer can encourage a whale to position itself for a veterinary mouth exam, and give dogs ... (Read More)an excellent outlet for their energy as well. The training has turned once difficult dogs into wonderfully civilized dream dogs. It's interesting to watch as the trainers almost never use a bowl to feed the animals in their care, instead they use puzzles, Kong toys or feed as a reward for the animals' efforts. Kobe was adopted by the Shedd to participate in their program and will leave in February to live with some lucky family now that he's finished his rehabilitation. Kobe enjoys being with people of all ages as much as he enjoys the company of other dogs of all sizes. While there are no cats to test with at the aquarium, he does do well with the otters! He is housebroken, knows the commands sit, down, paw, bark, hi-5, spin and takes food gently from your fingers. He'd make a fine companion for someone willing to give him the daily enrichment and exercise all dogs need to succeed in life. Kobe is very healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly preventative. To meet and possibly adopt Kobe, please contact Melia at for an adoption application. His adoption fee of $200 benefits the rescued dogs of Lucky Dog Rescue. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-02-00263Walter (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Puppy

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    *MUST LIVE IN 50-MILE RADIUS OF ITASCA (A SUBURB OF CHICAGO) WITHIN THE ILLINOIS BORDER TO ADOPT, NO EXCEPTIONS* Are you looking for a fun-loving, playful but very affectionate 70-pound lap dog? I am Walter, and if you are looking for an extra special canine companion to share your life with, you just might hit the jackpot with me! I am a 2-year-old tan Mastiff mix with some handsome black highlights around my face. My extra-long tongue is always out because I am always smiling, and I have a permanent could say that my looks perfectly match my fun-loving, silly personality! I know how lucky I am to have been saved by Fetching ... (Read More)Tails Foundation, and I love to enjoy life now that I have been given this second chance! But my biggest dream is to finally find the adoring forever family for whom I have been waiting so patiently. Will you be the one to make my wildest dreams come true? I don't mean to brag, but I am pretty much an amazing fellow; everyone, and I mean everyone, at Fetching Tails tells me just how much the love me ALL the time. (Should it be exhausting to be so adored? Because I love it!) I bring so many fun qualities to the table. I'm a mischievous jokester and make my foster dad laugh all the time with my busybody antics. I love to run and play in foster dad's big backyard, so I would need to have a home with a fenced yard that I can enjoy. I enjoy walks around the neighborhood with my favorite people, but I consider my back yard to be my personal playground where I can romp around, play zoomies, and explore all the fun smells. My favorite activity is playing chase with my big ball outside, followed closely by my second favorite activity: sneaking the ball inside to play chase with it in the living room! I like to run and play non-stop until I am so exhausted that I can fall asleep immediately on my comfy cozy dog bed. I would love an active family that will play with me and let me be the active, adventurous guy I am meant to be! When I meet new friends, they always ask me 'Who's a good boy?' Duh, I totally am! I am definitely a people pleaser, and nothing makes me happier than making my humans smile. I love people of all ages, though because of my size and energy level I would do best with older kids. I would feel so bad if I accidentally knocked over a tiny human while romping around! I love to play with my humans, and shove my bum into you so I can get a good back scratch! Do you like to dole out belly rubs? Because I am totally into that, too. As for other pets in the house, I would be content as your one and only furry friend since my favorite play activities involve my humans. I get very excited when I meet new dogs at adoption shows and that can be off-putting for calmer dogs. I also don't like when dogs jump right in my face (Does anyone like that?); with slow intros and the right personality, I could live with another dog, but honestly I don't mind not having a dog friend in my home with me. As for cats, no thank you...I don't trust them and think they are planning something behind my back. But happy-go-lucky, playful humans who will enjoy playtime with me? Yes, please! My house manners are on point, as well. Remember when I said I am a people pleaser? I am a very smart cookie, and eager to learn. I am totally potty trained, and I enjoy relaxing on my favorite doggy bed or couch while my foster daddy has to go to work or run errands. I know a few commands, like sit, and am working on learning new ones all the time. I would love to attend a few training classes with my forever humans once adopted. I may be silly, but I am also smart, and would love to prove it in doggie school. My friends tell me training classes are fun for humans and dogs alike, are a great bonding experience, and will help me be the best version of myself possible! I am happiest when my humans are happy, so let's go learn some tricks and skills so we can lead the happiest life possible! So what are you waiting for? If I sound like I could be the perfect dog for you, please get in touch with my Fetching Tails friends today and say 'I want to see the world with Walter!' Love, Walter If interested please fill out an application on our website at or if any questions please email us! Adoption Requirements: *Be at least 21 years of age *Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household *Have approval from owner of residence (written in lease) *Have a valid ID with current address *Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation *Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment *Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border Adoption Fees: Senior dog - 8 years and up, $75 Adult or young dog - 6 months to 7 years, $250 Puppies - under 6 months, $350 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Fetching Tails Foundation
DuPage County Itasca, IL MAP IT!


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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Rescue Me ID: 11-10-13-00134Buster (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Buster is an amazing dog except for the fact that he is not other animal friendly. He is not aggressive otherwise. He has been with us 9 years and has grown up with kids ages 0-16. He will cuddle you to death, hog your bed, lick your face off and beg for your dinner. He is a sweetheart. He just keeps getting into fights with the neighbor's dogs and in order to keep him from being put down by animal control, I am reaching out. He obeys commands without a lead, would be great on a farm. He would rid your property of rodents, etc. He is up to date on all vet care, always been cared for and loved, but he cannot stay here. One more strike and ... (Read More)they are going to euthanize him. Please help me find Buster a home. (Less)

     Animal Location:

DeKalb County Genoa, IL 60135 MAP IT!

Amanda Whalen 859-913-1161

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Mastiff in Illinois
    Mastiff Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Old English Mastiff is a massive breed. Mastiffs are very gentle toward their families. This is an intelligent, protective breed that makes a good guard dog but is unlikely to attack unless severely provoked. Mastiffs behave well with children but should be watched with little ones because of their large size. Mastiffs need gentle training and socialization from an early age. Mastiffs can live in an apartment or a home with a small yard.

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lnteresting Mastiff Trivia Low-Cost Illinois Spay & Neuter Clinics
    Male Old English Mastiffs can weigh over 200 pounds! Mastiffs have been in England since the days of the Roman Empire. The first Old English Mastiff in America came over on the Mayflower. Mastiffs were used in arena combat in the Roman Empire. Mastiffs were brought into Britain by Phonecian traders around 600 B.C.

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McHenry County - McHenry 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, IL 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, IL 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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