Adopt a Dog


Featured below are the dogs and puppies currently available for adoption at NAHS. New dogs and puppies could be made available any day of the week, so be sure to check the site often. For more information on our adoption process, click here. To read what some of our previous adopters have to say, click here.

You can see larger and additional photos by clicking on the names and pictures below and can sort the table by clicking on column headers for gender, age, breed, etc.

*This page was last updated on August 29, 2016*

Name Age Breed Sex Status
Brutus 1Y 6M Terrier mix Male Available

Unlike a Brutus you might have heard of, I'm very loyal to my friends. I seem to like just about everyone, and I'm a "go with the flow" kind of guy.

When it comes to playtime, I like to fetch, jump, and run. I'm super interested in plush-type toys, and I enjoy retrieving them and tossing them around. I'm pretty easy to entertain. I'm not really afraid of much except for the dreaded broom. Yikes!

I've lived with other dogs, cats, and even a bird. If you think I might be a good addition to your family, don't waste another minute. See you soon!

Bumble Bee 3Y 1M American Pit Bull Terrier mix Female Available

Busy bee, that's me!  I'm always ready to go go go and will need a family that's willing to keep up!  This will include lots of long walks, playing with toys, and training.  I'm learning to do some agility at the shelter, I'm starting to get the hang of it and would really enjoy if you would continue that with me.  Once we're done playing I look forward to cuddling up on a soft bed, or maybe the couch with you?  I might enjoy having another playful and active dog in my new home and could possibly live with a dog savvy cat too.  Because I tend to get overly excited, children in my new home should be at least 12 years old.  Hurry in to see what all the buzz is about!

Diesel 1Y 1M Siberian Husky Male Available

I've got a need, a need for speed!  And I hope you share that because I am one active dog.  I require more than just playing fetch or running in the backyard, so my new owners will need to be dedicated to taking me on long walks everyday.  But don't get me wrong, I'll happily play fetch as well, though I may or may not bring the toy back to you, that's part of the game, right?  I do need to go into a home that has husky experience since I can be very stubborn when I want.  I do get along with most other dogs and might be able to live with a dog savvy cat as well.  Children in my new home do need to be at least 12 years old.  If you have the patience and energy level for a guy like me, stop by to see me soon!

Duke 1Y 6M Terrier mix Male Available

When you hear the name Duke, what do you think of? Royalty? A star of old-time Western movies? A big ol' hound dog? Well, I'm none of those things. What I am is a very shy guy who would be be happiest in a calm, quiet home. I'm a little afraid of people I don't know, but once I'm comfortable, I'll be a constant companion. I'm not really a lap dog, but I do like to lie by my human companions and watch a good movie or maybe even reality TV -- can you believe some of those people? I like to play with balls and plush toys, and like most dogs, I enjoy good long walks.

I tolerate some dogs; I can live with a cat, and I think children in my home should be at least 12 years old.  

Flea 4Y 0M Chihuahua / Terrier mix Male Available

Don't let my size fool you, I'm a little guy full of energy!  I love to play, I love to jump, and I love to run!  While I might seem aloof when  you first meet me, but it's only because I'm too busy sniffing everything.  Once I make sure there's no food on the floor, I'll come say and might just jump in your lap!  If there is going to be another dog in my new home I do ask that they be on the smaller side, big dogs scare me.  I might be able to live with a cat and children should be at least 8 years old.  If you're ready for an energetic, fun-loving guy, stop by soon and ask to see me!

Hugo 2Y 2M American Pit Bull Terrier/American Bulldog mix Male Available

Are you looking for a fun-loving goofball to add to your family? Well your search is over because here I am! I'm sure to be the life of any party I go to and love being the center of attention. I am very high energy and will need someone home the majority of the day to make sure I get the proper amount of exercise I need. I have some basic obedience training but am ready and willing to learn more! I do get along with most other dogs but I cannot live with cats. Children in my new home should be at least 12 years old. If I sound like your new best friend, hurry on in!

Karma 0Y 8M Shepherd mix Female Available

Like my good friend Molly, I, too, was found as a stray pup. More specifically, I was in a box dumped at a construction site somewhere in the Lone Star state. I was taken to the shelter in that area, and adopted out from there. But, my "mom" has suffered some financial difficulties and after moving all the way up here, she thought it would be best for us if we could find a new loving family.

I'm an outgoing girl who can be picky about my canine friends, and I draw the line at cats. I like playing fetch, tug, and catching Frisbees. I even enjoy afternoons around (and in) the pool. 

Remember that Molly and I are a bonded pair, so we need to stay together. Neither of us has lived with children, so I think it's best that they be older if they're going to be in our new family.

Stop in and meet us today! 

Molly 1Y 6M Shepherd mix Female Available

I was found on the streets in Texas when I was just a pup; I was alone, hot, hungry, and thirsty. Not a particularly good start in life, right? A nice lady gave me and my good friend Karma a great home, but she had to relocate to the Chicago area and was unable to care for us financially. So, here we are. 

I'm smart, playful and sometimes anxious. I also like to be active: running and long walks are a great way for me to get my daily exercise. Some of my favorite toys include Frisbees, balls, and toys with squeakers. I can be very shy and nervous around new people, especially men. If people are patient and let me adjust to them on my own time, things will be just fine. Having my good friend Karma with me in my new home will help me quite a bit. I seem to get along with most other dogs, but I'm totally not a cat girl. Children in my new home should be a minimum of 8 years old.

Oscar 11Y 6M Beagle mix Male Available

It's awards season and isn't it everyones dream to have an Oscar? While I may not be gold and shiny, I've been told I'm pretty great. I have a very mellow personality, but I can also be very curious, I am a beagle after all! Speaking of being a beagle, I am true to my breed and can be very vocal. So I probably shouldn't live anywhere with shared walls (ie apartments, condos, etc.). I enjoy going for walks but would much prefer to spend my time relaxing. I need to be the only dog but could possibly live with a cat. Children in my new home should be at least 12 years old. If I sound like the dog for you, start practicing your acceptance speech and stop by soon!

Quinn 6Y 1M Beagle/Basset Hound mix Male Available

Well hello friend!  How are you today?  Me, I'm doing great.  Everything about life is great, the food, the people, the smells, all fantastic.  I'm a relaxed and mellow guy who knows how important it is to stop and smell the roses, though I might stop longer than you would like.  What can I say, I'm a hound dog!  And much like my hound brethren, I like to talk, so if you're looking for a quiet dog, that is not me.  I'm a conversationalist and hopefully you are too.  I might be ok living with another calm dog, and possibly a cat as well.  Children in my new home can be almost any age but it would be nice if they knew to respect my space when I need it.  Hurry on it to the shelter and ask to meet me, I'll be waiting.

Rootbeer 0Y 8M Terrier mix Male Available

I'll give you two seconds to look at my photo and tell me what's missing... times up. My right front leg isn't there, is it? It's not a Photoshop trick, it's actually gone. When I came to NAHS, it was obvious my leg was injured, but no one knew how severe it was until X-rays were taken. The kind doctor removed my leg, and I don't miss it at all! I still run and jump as any dog would. I might not be as fast or jump as high, but who cares? I like to snuggle; I like to play with toys and other dogs; I don't like to play with cats. I'd be happiest in an active household, and I think children in my new home should be at least 8 years old. I'd like to go to obedience training, and there's no better time to start than the beginning of the school year. I'm not special needs, but I am a special guy. Come and meet me today!

Shay 4Y 6M Dachshund mix Female Available

Dachshunds typically like to burrow under blankets. Do I like to do that? Yes!
Dachshunds typically like to talk... a lot. Do I like to do that? Yes!
Dachshunds typically like their food and might not want you to take it from them. Am I like that? Yes!
Dachshunds typically like to chase small animals and other fun things like cyclists and runners. Do I like to do that? Yes!

What does all that mean? It means I'm a typical dachshund. Along with those activities I mentioned above, I like to play with toys, especially balls and plush toys with squeakers. 

I have lived with other dogs and cats, so that probably won't be a problem in my new home. I can be sensitive in my hind quarters, so I think it would be best if children in my new home were at least 8 years old. A family with dachshund experience would be a plus. Stop in soon to meet me; if you don't see me in my kennel, don't worry, I'm probably snoozing under a blanket.

Smokey 2Y 0M American Pit Bull Terrier mix Male Available

I certainly have experienced a lot in my life; I'm just around two years old, and I don't think I've ever known a loving home or family. You see, I was part of an ASPCA raid in January 2016. Over 700 animals (dogs, cats, horses, pigs, etc.) were rescued from an unlicensed facility in North Carolina.

I'm snuggly, friendly (but not really outgoing), playful with toys, and very energetic. I'll need a lot of exercise to keep me happy. I can by shy and nervous around new people, and I'll probably always be that way, but I hope you can understand why. 

I might be okay with some dogs, but I say No Thank You when it comes to cats. Honestly, I'd probably be happiest with no other animals in the home. Besides, I think I deserve all the love and attention I can get.

I'd love a chance to know a happy life. Will it be with you? 

To learn more about the ASPCA rescue Smokey spoke of, click here.