Porter was successfully adopted!

 We’re happy to report that Porter was successfully adopted on July 7th, 2022.



Fostering a gentle giant.


I’ve had the pleasure of fostering Porter for the last week, and it’s hard to believe that a dog like him can end up in a shelter. He’s an affectionate, gentle dog that has gotten along GREAT with my family. 

We weren’t told much about Porter other than he was an owner surrender. It seems to me that at one time Porter was well adjusted and socialized. He is very attentive and has been taught the basic commands, plus he is house broken. Being inside of a home was not a foreign experience for him and I can attest, we didn’t have a single accident in the house while he was here.

Three dogs in a kitchen

The one peculiar thing about Porter is his extreme fear of storms. There is something about the rumble of thunder that causes him to seek out a dark corner and hide. It will be important for Porter to have a kennel and safe space for moments of high anxiety, especially when the midnight thunderstorm comes through.


Porter is being transported to Taps No Kill Animal Shelter in Pekin, Illinois, just 20 minutes south of Peoria. If you’re in the area and looking for a dog, don’t overlook this loving boy.