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Rescue Me ID: 16-10-13-00026King (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Young Adult

    King URGENTlY needs a foster or adopter very soon or he will be KILLED at a high kill shelter. He is good with kids and other dogs and is housebroken. He is 4 years old, loves to cuddle and he likes to play. He FOLLOWS sit, down, heal, stop and stay on command. Please consider saving this sweet boy's life before it is too late. Fostering is free of charge and everything is provided. Volunteers are willing to help with transport. Chicago area

     Animal Location:

High kill shelter


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Rescue Me ID: 16-10-07-00140Hercule (male)

Mastiff    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hercule is a beautiful Mastiff dog. We love him so much, but is unable to care for him. He was giving to me by a family member at 3 mos old. He need a family who will be active in his life. A place where he can move around such as a huge yard or home. Right now he is becoming so active. I work full time and my children are in school, so he is in a kennel during the day, which I do not like at all. But if we let him loose them I might not have a house to come home to, LOL. I WILL LIKE FOR HERCULE TO BE PUT IN A GOOD FAMILY HOME, NOT THE SHELTER, OR ANYONE WHO WILL ABUSE HIM. He deserve to be treated GOOD. Only serious dog lover!!!. Thanks so ... (Read More)very much. Ariel Neal (Less)

     Animal Location:

Cook County Chicago, IL 60652 MAP IT!

Ariel Neal 773-707-9305

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Rescue Me ID: 16-09-04-00243Chief (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    If your heart is in need of some leadership, how about a new Chief? Our Chief is an extra slice of beefcake - he's 95 pounds, and each one is packed with love. Chief is a 5 year old Mastiff/Hound mix who's the definition of 'Gentle Giant'. He's a friendly, goofy, confident dog who loves butt scratches and going for walks. Despite his size, he's great on his leash and sweet through and through! Chief arrived at ACL as a stray, and sadly no one came for him. He's ready for a new home, and he's got the manners to prove it - Chief is housebroken and well-behaved. He's good with other large breed dogs, but we don't think small dogs, cats, or ... (Read More)small animals are a good idea around such a big dog. Because of his size, Chief is approved from homes with kids 12 and up. If you'd like to meet him, email Gabrielle at to set up an appointment - this big guy won't be here for long! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Cook County Oak Park, IL 60304 MAP IT!

Gabrielle Zenoni 7088488155

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Rescue Me ID: 16-08-10-00639Louie (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Please help!!!! This is Louie, he is a 7 year old mastiff pit mix who loses his home tomorrow at noon, yes tomorrow, Thur 8/11, at noon. His mom is being required to leave her home and go to a shelter BUT Louie has no where to go....he is unfortunately not dog or cat friendly.... so he needs to be the only dog, but is great with people. He is up-to-date on vaccines, is neutered and is heartworm negative and on prevention. Can anyone open their home until his mom can get back on her feet? Louie has been a foundation client of ours for the past two years, please let me know if you can help. Donna

     Animal Location:

Cook County Tinley Park, IL 60487 MAP IT!

Erin Butler

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-15-00242Simba (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Abused/Neglected,

    It's like finding a needle in a haystack, I know, but are there any dogless foster homes (hopefully with a licensed rescue) that can help Simba become the amazing canine he's meant to be? He is fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, 6 years old, housebroken, great with people of all ages, and good on a leash. He needs an experienced dogless foster/ foster family willing to put in the time, and work with him on his dog socialization skills. This poor guy has recently suffered hotspots, CIV, and has existed previously just for breeding and fighting. He previous 'owner' dumped him after five years, not microchipped, vetted, or vaccinated, and I got ... (Read More)the owner to surrender him after seeing a post about him being given away online. Simba has received little enrichment from humans, nor positive experiences with other dogs in his life. If you saw for yourself the happiness in his eyes while he devours an ice cream cone, or plays fetch, you would know he is worth the effort, like I do (and anyone else that has had the pleasure to meet him)! Please consider opening your heart and home to Simba! Contact me if you can help. Serious inquiries only. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Cook County Brookfield, IL MAP IT!

Ron Jamiolkowski 7083631122

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-06-00689Graycie (female)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adult Women Only 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Arthritis, Fearful/Anxious 

    Dog Mastiff Mix Senior Female Large located at Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue Joliet, IL Graycie started her journey in a high kill shelter and was pulled by the great folks at Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue. She was in foster care for almost a year, but is back at the shelter. She has been at the shelter for a long time. She appears to be depressed and withdrawn. Graycie is a 9 year old senior girl who is super loving and needs an owner experienced with this breed. Graycie has a few shades of gray, she is not good with kids and is dog selective. Will you be the one to give this old girl a safe and loving home so she can rest? Spay, microchip ... (Read More)implant, fecal exam, and shots are up to date. Please contact Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue today! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue
2303 Oakleaf Street
Will County Joliet, IL 60436 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 75-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 year-old tan Mastiff mix with some handsome black highlights around my face to make me extra cute. I know how lucky I am to have been saved by Fetching Tails Foundation, and I love to enjoy life now that I have been given this second chance! Fetching Tails Foundation saved me from Chicago Animal Care and ... (Read More)Control, where I sat for weeks hoping to leave my cage behind for good. People passed me by because, quite frankly, my eye looked really gross. But my human angels from Fetching Tails looked at my sparkling personality instead of my bulging eye, so we left the overwhelming, loud shelter behind and I settled into my awesome foster home like I had always been there. Let's get the technical stuff out of the way: I had glaucoma in one eye and cataracts in the other. The glaucoma eye was beyond saving and extremely painful so that has been removed, and SO many really awesome people rallied behind me to raise money for me to have cataract surgery so I will be able to see again with one eye! Please don't let my eye issues dissuade you from considering me as your life buddy; I have adapted very well to my current condition and I will be even better after my sight is restored in my remaining eye. This eye stuff doesn't bother me now that I have been given the medical treatment and love I needed, so don't let it bother you! So let's instead 'focus' on the all-around awesomeness I could bring to your life, because I bring a LOT of fun to the table! ('See' what I did there? Two sight jokes in a row -- I'm a funny guy!) 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 love to have a home with a fenced yard that I can enjoy. 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! I'm pretty good with my house manners, but I am basically a giant puppy with lots to learn about the world so I would love to take a few training classes with my forever family. My Fetching Tails friends always say that training is important and a good idea for all newly adopted dogs and I must say that I agree. I am potty trained (so no accidents in the house!) and have learned the command 'sit,' and I would love to learn more so I can be my best self for my forever family. I aim to please! I simply adore people and want nothing more than to make my humans happy! Plus I hear training classes are fun for humans and dogs alike, and if something is fun I want to be there in the middle of the action! 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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Rescue Me ID: 16-05-29-00331Mystic (female)

Mastiff    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Mystic is a very loving and smart Cane Corso purebred. As long as it is on her terms. She is protective and loves attention. She loves walks, and to run around. We rescued her from an unknown person who was going to dump her at the pound. She sits, stays, comes on command. House broken and leash trained. Mystic needs a home where she will be walked, or jogged with regularly. She does well with our teenage daughters but we have had her four years. A kid free home is best fit for her. She has had one incident where she nipped someone. That is the only time. She is also kennel trained. We love her so much but just don't the time ... (Read More)right now. Please contact me with your number so we can talk. Thanks for looking. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $50.00 Animal Location:

Winnebago County lovespark, IL MAP IT!

Mark widell

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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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    Male Old English Mastiffs can weigh over 200 pounds! The first Old English Mastiff in America came over on the Mayflower. Mastiffs were used in arena combat in the Roman Empire.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
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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, IL 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 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

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

Kane County - S Elgin, IL 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, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winnebago County - Rockford 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, IL 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

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

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

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

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

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

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

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