Payton was a sickly "mess" when he came to the Will County Humane Society, but a retired nurse adopted him and did what she knew she could do. She nursed him back to health.
Wilson has been a survivor since his days as a puppy, first overcoming regular seizures and then surviving a tornado that seriously damaged his home.
Ellie, an American Staffordshire terrier, was born deaf, but that hasn't stopped this pretty girl from living her best life while getting a boyfriend at the dog park.
Stanley is a lovable mix of seven different breeds. After losing a close family member to a battle with depression, his owner says that "he makes even our darkest days bright."
Woodie was found as a puppy, with his back paws completely severed; he illustrates how important it is to give animals a second chance on life.
Gio is a little dog with a big heart. He weighs in at less than 10 pounds — 9.8 pounds to be exact — but he has enough love for a dog 10 times his size.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is proud to be partnering with the Will County Humane Society to showcase the dogs that frequent the District's dog parks, while also raising awareness — and funds — for an organization that does so much to help find new homes for hundreds of dogs each year.
Will County’s original no-kill shelter has been serving the area for over 40 years with a single purpose, to provide a safe haven for homeless pets and help them find their forever home. The organization receives no state or federal funding and relies entirely on donations.