Pets are available for adoption through All Paws Rescue, an O'Fallon based volunteer group working to save homeless dogs and cats. All pets are kept in foster homes, where they receive the care they need to help prepare them for a permanent home.
All Paws is supported solely by private donations and fundraisers. If you're interested in adopting an animal, you can browse their website or attend one of their weekend adoption events at area PetSmart stores. Last year they adopted out close to 300 pets.
This week's featured pet: Bob the Saint Bernard
His foster mom says "Meet Bob, a 3 year old Saint Bernard weighing about 115 pounds. Bob is a very loving guy and has a great personality. Bob knows his basic commands like sit, stay, etc. He is very good with kids, and other dogs and loves to play fetch or chew on his kong. He also loves the water – pool or lake, it doesn’t matter. If there is water he wants to be in it. Bob needs to have room to run, and if possible, another dog to keep him company because he does get lonely – which is the reason he was given up. When he was six months old he was hit by a car and injured his leg. He had a few surgeries on his leg and has about 90 percent mobility of his leg. When he runs, and he loves to run, you would never know his leg had been injured. If you have the time and love to devote to Bob, he will make the perfect addition to any family."