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: Dexter the Bernese Mountain/Harrier Mix
His foster mom says: "Dexter is a VERY sweet young guy, about one-and-a-half to two years old. He weighs about 45 lbs and is full grown. He loves to be with you and cuddle up with you! He is great with kids and dogs!"