American Water Spaniel Rescue, Inc.
Helping our "little brown dogs"
7522 N Oketo Av
Chicago, IL 60629-4431 312/339-4177

Adoption Information

A rescue dog is most often found in a shelter or humane society. On occasion, AWSRI may receive information about a neglected or abused dog in a private home. While AWSRI has no authority to remove a dog from a home, we will collaborate with local authorities when possible. We will also contact the private owner to assist them with the care of their pet. Rescue tries to gather as much information as possible before bringing a dog into rescue. These questions also aid in placing the dog in the proper foster home. AWSRI also will accept owner surrender dogs who meet the stated criteria.

Adoption Application

Available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) (requires Adobe Reader) and in Microsoft Word format

Adoption Fees

The adoption fee is $250. This fee helps cover veterinary costs for all dogs in the program.

What’s Included

Any dog adopted from AWSRI will be spayed or neutered and completely up to date on vaccinations. All dogs are micro-chipped and have a completed temperament evaluation which can be shared with the interested adoption party.

Owner surrender

AWSRI is sometimes able to accept owner surrenders into the rescue program. There are many reasons people request to surrender their dogs. Please review this website before requesting surrender. AWSRI is not able to accept any dog with a known bite history into the program for liability reasons.

Our dogs are also listed on Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet (formerly and Pets911.

American Water Spaniel Rescue, Inc. was created to promote the well being of the American Water Spaniel through the use of education, prevention, information and other purposes. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. While we have no other affiliations, we do work in partnership with other rescue groups