Archive for JoAnn

Regis now Charlie

Regis a senior maltese that was dumped at PBCACC by his owner has been adopted. Regis now Charle has placed a smile back on his new elderly mom’s face. A neighbor said, “Anna hasn’t smiled since losing her beloved family members including her dog until Charlie came into her life.

A picture says a thousand words.

Oreo with new Family


From Oreo’s mom:

I would like to thank you for the quick response and adoption process of Oreo. She’s perfect for our family she has been the missing piece and now we are finally complete. Oreo is the sweetest loving dog. We are happy Oreo found her forever home with us.

Thanks a million.

Rest in Peace our sweet Bagel

Bagel came to Destiny for Dogs when her owners could not handle her having accidents in the house.  She was surrendered to Destiny for Dogs and she was taken to the vet and had emergency surgery and literally more than 50 bladder stones were removed which means Bagel was in pain for quite some time.  Deidre adopted Bagel and Bagel was able to live a very happy life.  We are sad to say that Bagel has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and she will be in our hearts furever.  Deidre says that Bagel brought so much joy to her life and she was so grateful for her short time with her. She wishes more people knew just how much happiness a senior adoption dog can bring to their lives. She misses her every day and feels so very lucky that Destiny for Dogs brought her into her life.

Wolfie and Tiny


Wolfie & Tiny were rescued years ago from “Death Row” at separate times. However they both ended up with the same foster parents who could not let either one go. Wolfie & Tiny had issues however their foster parents wouldn’t give up on either one.

Yes, Wolfie & Tiny became “Foster Failures” and this most likely was the happiest day of their lives.

Thank you Colleen & Michael for providing Wolfie & Tiny such a loving forever home. Only “Happy Days Ahead” for these two boys who also bring a smile to my face every time I see the.


Penny is a 8 week old, 10 lbs female American Bulldog Mix Puppy. She is black brindle, had first set of puppy shots, will receive second set in a week, has been dewormed, will have second deworming prior to adoption. Application is required, references checked personal/vet. Home visit performed, signed dog placement agreement stating adopter will bring puppy back to our vet to have spayed. Spay deposit required, plus adoption donation at time of adoption. Spay deposit will be returned upon proof of surgery. Please contact Michael 312-613-4444 or


Jaxon has been adopted.


Regis has bee adopted.


TinkerBell has been adopted.


Turk has been adopted.


Emma has been adopted.


Zena has been adopted.


Jake is Available

Jake is a 3 year old, Husky/German Shepherd mix. He is in excellent health, up to date vaccines, microchipped. Jake is good with people, dogs, cats, walks well on a leash, understands sit and other simple commands. Jake can be a bit exuberant, jumping on people to say hello. Jake needs a lot of exercise to release his excess energy and company. Someone who wants a dog to jog with or someone with a big fenced yard and other dogs for Jake to play with would be ideal. He really is a big sweetheart, handsome, anxious to please but in need of lots of love and some additional training.

He is House-trained.

Up to Date on Vaccinations

Good with other dogs, cats and children.

Princess Francee

Princess Francee is Available!

Princess Francee is a 8-10 year old, 8 lbs female Yorkie. She is looking for that special someone to share her “Golden Years” with. Could that special someone be you? Princess would do best in a quiet, adult home with no small children or other dogs. She gets along well with other dogs unless she becomes jealous of them receiving more attention than her. Princess Francee is fully vetted, spayed, up to date on shots, parasite free, microchipped, dental and blood work. She had three mammary gland tumors removed. Two were benign and one was a very low grade mast cell. Princess is housebroken, good on leash, in car, loves to cuddle and be by your side. She has a great appetite and her foster mom spoils her.

She is Housetrained.

Up to date on Vaccianations

Prefers to be an only doggie.


Christy has been adopted.

Save the Date

🎈Please “Save the Date” to join us for an awesome evening. Lots of fun, terrific auction items. Plus, yummy food. Thank you Karen Lane for arranging this Fundraiser for Luv a Pet Rescue & Destiny for Dogs🎈

🐾We look forward to seeing you🐾

Dalton – Update


From Dalton’s mom, just wanted to say thank you for rescuing Dalton. A couple times a week my Dad and I always say “who would ever return this dog?”.

I adore him so much, and he has changed the quality of life for my other rescue Dottie with her severe anxiety. They recently became buddies and play all the time.

We love him so much, thank you again!
And he doesn’t bark when I leave anymore also, I think he just needed time to know someone is gonna come home.”

We all love “Good News Updates.”
Wishing Dalton and his family, “Happily Days Ahead!”

Toto now Chessy

Toto now Chessy has been adopted and now in his loving forever home.




Liberty Belle

Hannah Banana was on the streets for at least a month prior to her rescue. She had been dumped after giving birth, was severely emaciated, and required surgery when our partners Destiny for Dogs took her into their care.

Liberty Belle with dad Tavis

A year ago she met Tavis, Army veteran. Hannah Banana was instantly given a new name – Liberty Belle – and is thriving. And for his part Tavis is thrilled that this dog who was thrown out like yesterday’s trash is now a cherished part of his family.

Pictures like this one remind us that our mission is working little miracles every day. Please give $5 or more to help us make more miracles possible!


Bitter sweet story which is important to share on Destiny. Reflects the love and committed of a family caring for an aging parent’s beloved pet. Both Alexis and Paxton were adopted from Destiny. Alexis by Jennifer Evans and Paxton by Jen’s husbands mom.

“Hi JoAnn! I just wanted to give you an update. My mother-in-law, Dottie, is no longer able to take care of Paxton. She has had a setback and is having a very hard time walking. Unfortunately, we’re going to need to move her to assisted living.
I picked up Paxton on Friday, and he is truly in his furever home now. We always knew that eventually he would be ours, I just thought it would be a little bit longer.
He seems to have adjusted very well over the past couple of days. He is such a great dog! I really think it’s better for him to be with other dogs anyway. We now have a “pack” of three, and they all get along very well.
Just wanted to let you know that he is now under our full care, and we will make sure that he never has to move to another home – he is stuck with us! 🐶❤🐾 The pack! ❤🐾🐶”

This is what
commitment and love is all about🐾💕



RIP Sweet Simon

Simon was adopted to the most amazing mom and daughter. It was love at first sight for all. Simon had a few happy, loving and wonderful days with is new family. Simon was limping and crying in pain. He was taken to an emergency vet.  Blood work and X-Rays were performed. Injections of pain meds given. Simon went to the vet shortly after being adopted for a follow up. Additional X-Rays and pain meds provided. Poor Simon was in a lot of pain and even became sick.  He went home with his mom and was provided TLC.

Two days later the reports from two radiologists were provided.  It was what everyone dreads to hear.  Simon had bone cancer. Nothing could be done. The decision was made to let Simon go peacefully to Rainbow Bridge.

Rest in Peace, Dear Simon. You were so loved by your foster mom’s Sam and Sue and your two mom’s, Kimi and Josephine. You were gone to soon.  You will never to be forgotten and always in our loving thoughts, prayers and hearts. Until we meet again…



Adopted – Murphy hit the Jack Pot

From being tied up in a trailer park, covered in oil, to a loving home with a mom, dad and two fur-siblings. Murphy is one happy little guy.  It was love at first sight for this sweet angel.