Mobile Mutts Rescue Inc was born from our successful Volunteer Based Rescue Transport which has operated in the Midwest since 2008. It fulfills our volunteers desire to "do more" to help dogs in high kill shelters in the south move to the safety of foster based rescues. We are based out of Champaign and Chicago IL.
Our Foster Program: Our foster program is open to anyone who is interested in providing sanctuary to our furkids while they wait to find their "furever homes". We are based out of Champaign and Chicago IL and in order for us to properly support our foster families, it is preferred (but is not restricted to) volunteers in the geographic area of Central Illinois and the Western Chicago Suburbs. If you are interested in taking part in the foster program, but do not live in those areas, don't despair! Get in touch with us, and as long as we are able to support your needs as a foster parent, we'd be happy to talk to you!
As a Foster Parent; we pay the expenses of our furkids while they are in your care. All you need to provide is a safe environment, structure, stability and love while they transition from a shelter to a home. Often our shelter dogs need guidance and a refresher course in "house manners". Foster parent's are a special breed of volunteer that are willing and able to work with their furry-foster to teach them manners, to socialize them and get them ready to move into their furever homes.
Once your foster receives an adoption application; you will work with the prospective adopters to facilitate a successful adoption.
The Adoption Process: We often hear people in the community complaining that it is "harder" to adopt a rescue dog than it is to adopt a child. I'm not sure that I agree with that analogy, however I do admit that the process of adopting a rescue dog can be somewhat daunting. What you need to keep in mind is this, our furkids have already been through traumatic experiences, they have often been abandoned or abused in the past and we are here to make sure that they never have a "bad day" and end up alone and frightened or in a shelter ever again. We are their voice and their advocates. We are the front line defending them from those who would hurt them.
So, as you move through the adoption process and prepare to open your heart and home to one of our furkids, please remember that although your home may be the best possible home for you, our job is to make sure it's the best possible home for them.
Due to breed restrictions in some areas and landlords who are often not fans of allowing pets on their property, we do require renters provide proof that their new family member is permitted to live in a rental property.
The first step in the process is to complete an Adoption Applicationand let us know which of our dogs you are interested in meeting; We will set up a "meet and greet" for you to meet your new best friend!
You will work with an adoption coordinator and/or the foster family to complete the approval process and if approved, we will begin to transition the furkid to your home! Please remember, we are committed to making this a smooth transition for our furkids, and for you!
SENIOR 2 SENIOR PROGRAM: Are you over 60 years old and are wanting to open your heart to a new member of your family? Mobile Mutts are pleased to announce our "Senior to Senior" program. We will work with you to place a senior dog in your home. All of our dogs are fully vetted and microchipped; if we do not have a senior in our program that you are interested in; we will be happy to search for one who needs a loving home! Adoption fees in this program are $75.
Mobile Mutts Seniors for Seniors adoption program is all about senior humans rediscovering the joys of having a dog in their lives. The program places senior dogs (typically over 8 years of age) with senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older.
Our expert matchmakers will help you select a companion who fits into your lifestyle and housing situation at a reduced adoption rate of $75.
Benefits of adopting
Research tells us that companion animals can help improve our physical and mental health. By adopting and spending time with a animal friend, you can experience the benefits of lowered stress levels and blood pressure.
Dogs provide friendship for lonely individuals, and open opportunities for interacting with others which an older person may miss if family is far away.
The company of a beloved pet has been proven to reduce depression.
The quiet and doting home of a senior citizen is the perfect match for an older animal looking for a new home.
Senior animals are often gentler, calmer companionship, and often are already trained.
If you become unable to take care of your new dog or cat, due to long-term hospitalization or stay in a nursing facility, you or a family member may return the animal to us.