Welcome to the “Illinois Otterhound Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
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The Otterhound originated from England, and is often used as a hunting dog there. The AKC recognizes it as part of the hound group. They are considered an endangered breed, with only about 600 Otterhounds in existence. Initially bred for otter hunting, hunters decided to cease this practice since the animals were not breeding quickly enough. This, in turn, affected how many otterhounds were being bred for the sport. They are very inquisitive and must be kept a close eye on, since their nose can often lead them to different places. This breed has a unique bass voice. These dogs do face some health issues, including epilepsy. They usually live up to ten years.
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If you can't find the right Otterhound Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Otterhound Rescues in Illinois
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- To find additional Otterhound dogs available for adoption check: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, or Missouri.
- Or check out the complete list of all Otterhound Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Illinois: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Flat-Coated Retriever, Papillon, or Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.