Welcome to the “Illinois Shorkie 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.
If this is your first time adopting a dog, we HIGHLY recommend checking out our awesome resource: The Complete Guide to Adopting the Perfect Dog. It is jam packed with awesome info that will help you on your adoption journey!
If you are considering getting a Shorkie, you'll want to check out the incredible book "The Complete Guide to Shorkies". It's written in an easy-to-understand way but still has the expert knowledge to help any new owner successfully raise their Shorkie from puppy to old-age. It's widely available, so pick up a copy if you see one, or click here to grab one on Amazon.
The Shorkie is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier. The Shorkie is energetic and playful and loves to be around their families. They are a loyal breed and make excellent watchdogs – barking to alert their owners of approaching strangers. They make great playmates to children – though their small size can be problematic to younger children – as well as other dogs. Shorkie’s are intelligent but they can be stubborn, making training a bit difficult. Early and consistent training can help, though. They’re definitely happiest doing anything with their owners – whether that be going for a walk or just lounging around. This dedicated and loving breed makes a great companion for any family!
If you can't find the right Shorkie 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.
We are so grateful that we are able to help you rescue the dog of your dreams. In addition to coming back here, you can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for additional info on rescue groups near you, current posts, and pictures!
Shorkie Rescues in Illinois
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- To find additional Shorkie dogs available for adoption check: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, or Missouri.
- Or check out the complete list of all Shorkie Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Illinois: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Pomsky, or Alaskan Klee Kai.
- 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.