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Where is our shelter located and where do our animals come from? Our shelter is located in southern Illinois, near Carbondale, home of Southern Illinois University, about 6 hours south of Chicago, and our events are held in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove. It is a small, privately owned (not funded by government) shelter that houses the animals in our adoption program between events. We work with rural humane societies and animal control facilities that are over-crowded, or where animals may face euthanasia, to find as many homes for rescued pets as possible...(click here to read more)
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*STORM NEEDS HELP!*
UPDATE: 7/12/14- STORM HAS BEEN ADOPTED! Thank you to everyone that contacted us offering to foster him while he waited for a home! We really appreciate your support! Congratulations, Storm!
UPDATE: 7/8/14: Storm is still looking for a loving home! He can only stay in his temporary foster home until Saturday, or he will have to be moved to our shelter, which will be devastating for him! We are accepting online applications at www.DogsFromMars.net! If you or anyone you know are looking for a really sweet, beautiful dog, please open your heart and home to Storm!
UPDATE 7/4/14: Storm has been transferred to safety! Thank you for all of your support! Unfortunately, the foster home he is in is only temporary, so he is still in need of a loving family! He will be attending our updoming adoption event, so if you are considering adding a rescued pet to your family, please consider Storm! He is GREAT with kids, is a bit hesitant with other dogs, but will adjust (we are assuming that he was not socialized, so he is just not sure how to interact, but seems willing to try). We have added his adorable puppy photo below, a photo that was sent to us from Joliet animal control, and a photo from his rescue transport to his adoption profile.
Storm is a sweet 3 year old white German Shepherd/Lab mix. He was adopted through our no-kill program as a puppy. His owners decided that they no longer wanted him, and on June 25th, his owners DUMPED Storm at Joliet Animal Control's vet clinic after they closed, after attempting to turn him in there and were told they needed to contact us (MARS) to make arrangements. They texted us as asked if we could 'come pick up the dog today', and a MARS team member responded and asked that they email our office with more information so we could assist them, and did not hear anything further, until we were contacted by Joilet Animal Control. UNFORTUNATELY FOR STORM, the place he ended up is overcrowded, and will EUTHANIZE him if no placement is found!! This is especially sad because his owners KNEW that was the case when they left him there! We were told that he is afraid of other dogs, but would be ok with other calm dogs. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT STORM AND "STORM'S FUND" If you are interested in giving Storm a loving home, please contact us at DogsFromMars@aol.com!
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Attention: adopters, potential adopters, and pet lovers! MARS is looking to offer recommendations of vet clinics in the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. We are specifically interested in vet clinics that have friendly and knowledgeable staff, offer reasonable pricing (or discounts for adopters of rescued pets, which is obviously a plus), and promote the spaying or neutering of companion animals and rescued pets.
MARS Adoption Fees & What They Cover When you adopt a pet from any rescue organization, it is important to know what is included in the adoption fee. While there is no state requirement for an Illinois rescue to provide a quarantine (hold) period or vaccinations, MARS pets get as much care as possible prior to adoption. Please click HERE to see everything that is included in our adoption fee.
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Message From: Anita and Steve April 7th, 2014 We adopted Gracie (new name Ivy) on Saturday. We couldn't be happier. She is the sweetest puppy! Thanks you M.A.R.S. for always answering my questions along the way and keeping in contact with us as the big day approached. This was our first adoption from a rescue shelter. It was pleasurable experience. You are all wonderful for what you do! Message From: Mark and Tanya March 16th, 2014 We adopted Belle, formerly Wish about 3 weeks ago. She has made herself at home, loves to run in our yard and play with our other dog. She's a perfect fit for our family!!
Message From: Ryan and Haley January, 22nd 2014 we adopted dina, a boxer bulldog mix puppy and we love her, and she loves us! we will send pictures soon! thank you!
Message From: Amanda August 18, 2013 We are so thrilled to have Taleetha, know to M.A.R.S. as Lily. We adopted her on Sat. Aug. 17th. She's been a perfect little lady,well.. almost ; ) only two accidents, she slept all night without a whimper. She's cute, sweet, and her name means: little girl in Hebrew! Thank you so much for finding her for our family, we simply love her! Message From: Lindsay & Mike August 14, 2013 A million thanks for our little Opie, originally Roscoe. He is a very goofy and cuddly pup. We appreciate everything you guys do and Opie does too!
Message From: Heather August 14, 2013 We completed our family by adding Zena, now named Lucy, to our family on Sunday Aug. 11th. Lucy has been a complete sweetheart and really adjusted to our family perfectly. She has two older siblings Sox and Maggie that she really has clicked with and she looks to them for proper behavior in our house. She is always by myself, my husband's, or our dog Sox's side and is just a constant tail wagging. Our dogs are adjusting to each other quicker than I could imagine! Thank you M.A.R.S. for taking such great care of Lucy before we got her and helping us complete our family!
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