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WILD'S Programs and Services

Adoption Program


We rescue dogs from kill shelters and animal cruelty situations.  

WILD Canine Rescue (WILD) was founded in July 2016 by a group of friends who are committed and passionate women that are WILD about dogs! We are bonded over a WILD love of dogs and a desire to help shelter animals. Our goal was to bridge the gap between local animal shelters in central Illinois, and foster based rescues nationally to facilitate placement of local dogs in urgent situations (homeless, abandoned, neglected or abused). 

Foster Program


Our Foster Home program helps lower costs involved in the physical sheltering and care of animals.

This program also provides a home environment that is more physically and mentally healthful. Foster families assist in basic training and behavior evaluation.  

Home to Home Program


Our Home to Home Program works with families and individuals in crisis to keep their pets.  We help victims of domestic violence , hospitalized patients without options, and other emergency situations with foster homes, temporary boarding, and other assistance.  

Our Home to Home Program will help owners rehome their pet.  Re-homing may be the best option sometimes. Though it’s difficult to accept, don’t delay after coming to this conclusion. You’ll want to find your companion a new home and keep them out of the shelter.  Let us help.

The Home to Home Program will keep dogs out of the shelter and prevent healthy dogs from being euthanized.

Apply for Assistance for our Home to Home Program

Humane Investigation


Illinois law makes it a crime for anyone to "beat, cruelly treat, torment, starve, overwork or otherwise abuse any animal. No owner may abandon any animal where it may become a public charge or may suffer injury, hunger or exposure."

Our humane investigators make every effort to educate offenders before taking steps to impound an animal. We also work in conjunction with city and county law enforcement and animal control officers to alleviate the problem of stray, unwanted, or abandoned animals.

Report an abuse or neglect for an investigation

Get Pet Help


WILD is here to help.  Learn more what to do if you need asssitance any of the following:

  • Your adopted dog
  • Lost a dog
  • Found a dog
  • Veterinary care

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Correctional Center Alliance


Our alliance with Logan County IL Correction Center's Service Dog Progam  is something we are extremely WILD about because its SAVES LIVES!  The prisoners are screened first and must earn the privilege of becoming a trainer.  We have had several dogs enter this program and look forward to placing more.

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The WILD Wag'n Tails follows up on all adoptions. Pet parents needing behavioral or other assistance are given the help they need or referred to another appropriate organization.  If you have adopted from us, please don't hesitate to contact us, we would love to hear from you or even an update.


Community Events and Awareness


We love spreading the News about our Mission and the Impact we have seen in our community. If you have an event or would like someone to come and speak to your group, please contact us today.

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