Adopting a Friend

adopting friendIf you are interested in adopting one of our fur babies please contact Kim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an adoption application. JBRR Requires our adopters to be 25 years old or older. The adoption process is one all parties must take seriously. We work very hard to place the right animal in the right home and because of this, the process may take up to 48 hours from the time you submit your application. We do check references. Once your references are checked we move very quickly and you'll be notified right away. Most of our communication is done via email so please make sure you check your email account frequently and respond quickly. The adoption cost of your new pet may vary and it assists us in the rescue of another. This cost vastly outweighs, for the services received, retail veterinary costs for you. JBRR provides the following health care to our rescued babies: spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, fecal, heart worm tested if age appropriate, flea and tick prevented, dentals/extractions if needed, a free vet visit and low cost medical insurance.

DISCLAIMER: Approval of your adoption application is not a guarantee of availability of that particular animal. We receive multiple applications on each animal, so that we can make sure and match up the right dog with the right family. Unless you reserve/pre adopt the animal in which you are approved to adopt, we will not hold it if another adopter is approved and interested. Your approval notification means that you have been approved to adopt through our agency. Our adoptions fees are non-refundable.

DISCLAIMER: Most of our adoptable animals come from high kill shelters. Occasionally we are given specific age/breed information on the animals, but more often, we have to make an educated guess as to age/breed or mixture thereof, based on size, color and physical characteristics. Because we are not breeders, but rescuers of societies cast off animals, we can not guarantee the age/breed of the dogs we post for adoption. It is merely an educated guess.

TRANSPORTS: We DO NOT SHIP our DOGS to their forever homes. Most of our fosters are located in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Transports are done weekly to the suburbs of Chicago which is where our adopters may pick up their new babies. BEFORE you apply, make certain you have the availability to travel to the Chicago area or the foster home, to adopt your new family member.

We desperately need foster homes and volunteers to help us care for the homeless animals in our program.

*Volunteers and foster homes help us with animal care and socialization by providing positive interaction with the animals.

*Volunteers and foster homes also assist with transportation of animals to and from Vet visits.

Please help make a positive impact on the life of a homeless animal by volunteering!