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Adopt-A-Dog program

Our Mascot, Skates, and the Wolves continue to work as hard as ever to find loving families for dogs. More than 1,500 dogs have been given new forever homes through Skates’ Sidekicks, presented by Premier Veterinary Group, Chicagoland’s 24-hour emergency and specialty hospitals. 

The Wolves hosted one Adopt-A-Dog Night each month during the 2021-22 regular season as South Suburban Humane Society and PAWS Chicago brought beautiful dogs that deserved a forever home!

Be a hero and save a sidekick! It’s easy to adopt a dog! Everything is handled with care during the adoption process.

Check back in later this summer for the 2022-23 season Adopt-A-Dog dates!

Looking to volunteer at Wolves games for Adopt-A-Dog Night?
Fill out the volunteer form!

Check out the Amazon Smile Chicago Wolves Charities Wish List to purchase and donate needed items!


Adopt these dogs from the South Suburban Humane Society today!


Maynard is a 1 1/2-year-old shepherd mix, found as a stray and brought into SSHS. He is a very sweet, docile love bug. He wants nothing more than to be close to his person. He’s a bit shy until he feels comfortable but once he gets to know you, he is so sweet! He would do best in a home with no young kids due to his nervous behavior. He is at the Homewood Adoption Center.


Wait until you get your “hanes” on this guy! Hanes is a social butterfly looking for a family to enjoy his confidence. He is also extremely handsome and friendly. He loves to say hello to everyone and so far, he may even enjoy the company of another fur friend. He is a roughly 3-year-old pit bull, located at our Homewood Adoption Center, ready to meet you!!


Looking for an older gal who doesn’t seem to act her age? Earth is your girl! Even though she is around 9 years old, she is a high-energy girl who loves her toys! She can be a bit dog-selective, so a meet-and-greet with resident dogs is required (she does not care for cats). She is also at the Homewood Adoption Center!


This unique-looking girl is Chanel! Chanel is a young, roughly 1-year-old boxer looking for a forever home! She has done very well with other dogs and loves everyone she meets! She is deaf, but learning hand signals and doesn’t let that stop her from living life to the fullest! She is located at our Homewood Adoption Center, ready to meet you!!


Meet our friend Champ! He is a beautiful, sweet dog. He gets along with other dogs, but prefers no cats. He is a cuddler, loves people-watching, knows “Sit,” takes treats nicely and is pretty calm with bursts of energy here and there! He is waiting for his family at the Homewood Adoption Center!


My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. And they’re like, it’s better than yours…

My name is Milkshake. I am sweet as can be! I love people, and became a staff favorite instantly. I would excel with a family that loves playtime, but also enjoys a good lap snuggle. I prefer to be the one and only, and cats for sure are not my jam. Milkshake is in a foster home. Please fill out this link if you are interested in meeting with her!


Need someone to eat chicken nuggets with? Marcel is your guy!

Marcel went out on a Dog’s Day Out and he did very well. Marcel loaded himself into the car himself for the drive, both ways. He was calm and enjoyed the ride very much. Marcel liked to pull the leash while walking but seemed to listen when corrected.

Marcel went on a long walk, played in a fenced-in yard, took a nap with his host, and ate snacks.

Marcel is very active, affectionate and friendly. He likes to be adventurous and very playful and gentle. He is treat- and food-motivated. Loves cuddles! He is also housebroken and social.

Marcel is at the Chicago Heights location, waiting to meet you!!


Lincoln is a middle-aged, super-sweet, active pup who would love to complete your family. He has done very well with small children and some dogs. He is very playful and a social butterfly! He has had the chance to go on our Dog’s Day Out trips a few times and done very well! He is at the Chicago Heights location, waiting for you!


This handsome man arrived at SSHS a year-and-a-half ago by no fault of his own and has been waiting for a home to call his own ever since. He was adopted and then returned recently because they said they work too much and felt it was unfair to leave him alone so much.

This sweet boy has the heart of both volunteers and staff, having done well in foster homes and on day trips! He is extremely affectionate, bending his body in every way possible while wiggling into people’s laps for affection — so much so that he has earned the nickname “Noodle.” This sweet boy has never met a person he didn’t instantly love but he would prefer to be the only pet at home. Lenny is available for both foster or adoption at SSHS! To adopt Lenny, please visit the Chicago Heights location!



Alright, Alright, Alright! So you can’t have the real Matthew McConaughey in your life, but you CAN have this handsome gentleman! Matthew is every bit your typical cattle dog and definitely needs a household where there is some breed experience. He is a sweet boy who loves to play and will get very excited while doing so! He would likely prefer to be the only dog in the household, but you can bring your pup with and give a meet-and-greet a try!

What are you waiting for? Come meet this guy and take him home today!


Interested? Contact office@southsuburbanhumane.org, or fill out an adoption application at https://www.southsuburbanhumane.org/adopt


The South Suburban Humane Society needs your help to find Unicorn Foster Homes! What’s a Unicorn Foster? A foster home with no other pets or small children.

Interested? Contact foster@southsuburbanhumane.org for more information!


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