Puppies for Sale in Illinois

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Louisville, KY

Jagger

$2125
Pomsky | Boy
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Louisville, KY

Brock

$2125
Pomsky | Boy
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Boyd County, KY

Oscar

$950
Goldendoodle | Boy
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Boyd County, KY

Max

$950
Goldendoodle | Boy
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Milwaukee County, WI

Goldendoodle | Boy
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Milwaukee County, WI

Goldendoodle | Boy
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Milwaukee County, WI

White

$3500
Goldendoodle | Boy
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Milwaukee County, WI

Goldendoodle | Boy
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Bronaugh, MO

Shaggy

$1150
Standard Poodle | Boy
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Grovespring, MO

Shiba Inu | Girl
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Grovespring, MO

Shiba Inu | Girl
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Jasper County, MO

Apollo

$1400
Pembroke Welsh Corgi | Boy
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Bluffton, IN

Hawk

$1375
Toy Poodle | Boy
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Bluffton, IN

Hunter

$1525
Toy Poodle | Boy
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Spencer , IN

Doberman Pinscher | Girl
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Bluffton, IN

Lily

$2000
Chihuahua | Girl
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Coon Rapids, IA

Poudre

$4225
Australian Shepherd | Boy
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Coon Rapids, IA

Rustic

$4225
Australian Shepherd | Boy
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Coon Rapids, IA

Sunflower

$4225
Australian Shepherd | Boy
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Coon Rapids, IA

Maybell

$4225
Australian Shepherd | Girl

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Martin

$1325
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What types of puppies for sale can I find in Illinois?

Our breeders in Illinois have a wide range of puppies available from various breeds and sizes. Some of our most popular breeds in Illinois are Goldendoodles, Siberian Huskies, and Golden Retrievers.

Are there affordable puppies for sale in Illinois?

Yes, we offer a variety of puppies for sale in Illinois at different price points, including options under $1,000. You can browse our most affordable puppies for budget-friendly options.

How do I find puppies for sale near me in Illinois?

Simply use our search feature and filter by location by inputting your ZIP code. We'll then show you all puppies ordered by distance, in Illinois or other nearby states, so that you can see available options for you nearby.

Are there any specialized breeds, like Norwegian Lundehund puppies, for sale in Illinois?

Yes, our listings often include specialized breeds. For specific breeds, like Central Asian Shepherd Dog, check our detailed breed-specific listings.

Do you offer trained dogs for sale in Illinois?

Yes, we have listings for trained dogs for sale in Illinois, perfect for those looking for a pet with basic training already in place. You can check out these listings here.

How can I ensure that I'm buying a healthy puppy in Illinois?

Breeders in our network have been vetted for ethical, reliable breeding practices. All puppies come with health certifications and vaccination records. This information is not always available when finding a dog breeder in Illinois through online listings or in pet classifieds Illinois sections.

Overview of Puppies for Sale in Illinois

With 12.7 million residents, Illinois is the 6th largest state by population in the United States. A report by Pawlicy found that 48.6% of Illinoisans are pet-owners, while 32.4% own a dog. That amounts to 4.1 million dog owners living in Illinois! The Prairie State is one of the more pet-friendly American states. A study by Pawsafe ranked Illinois as the 3rd most pet-friendly state, while a similar study by Safewise ranked Illinois in 11th place. These rankings are a reflection of the variety of pet stores, veterinarians, and pet-friendly businesses you can engage with in Illinois. And whether you live in Springfield or Chicago, there are wonderful natural locations across Illinois that you can explore with your pup. Despite the people of Illinois's love of dogs, this state surprisingly does not have an official state dog. That said, the most popular dog breeds in Illinois are the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, and German Shepherd Dog. According to Mawoo Pets research, other popular breeds in Illinois are French Bulldogs, Havanese dogs, Siberian Huskies, and Rottweilers.

Bernese Mountain Dog loving a boat ride and sightseeing in Chicago.
Couple walking their dogs at the Chicago Riverwalk.

Which Cities Are Best for Dog Owners in Illinois?

Illinois is home to one of the largest cities in America, as well as beautiful state parks such as the Starved Rock State Park and the Matthiessen State Park. This makes Illinois great for both city dwellers and nature-lovers looking to raise a pet. Below is a roundup of our top metropolitan areas in Illinois to raise a pup.

Chicago, IL


Chicago is the 3rd largest city in America and consistently ranks as one of the most pet-friendly cities in the US. Reports by The Swiftest and WalletHub ranked Chicago and its suburbs Des Plaines, Naperville, Schaumberg, and Joilet among the Top 100 pet-friendly cities in America. Naperville, IL and Joilet, IL have been both ranked in the top 25 American pet-friendly cities that have a population of 140,000-200,000.

If you live in the Windy City, consider a canine cruise such as the Seadog Cruises Chicago by Hornblower or Shoreline Sightseeing for a beautiful tour of the Chicago Harbor in Lake Michigan. If you are looking for a day of agility training, visit Jackson Bark, an off-leash dog park with agility equipment and lots of space. Other fun activities to consider in Chi-town are a stroll on riverwalk with your furry friend, or a visit to Montrose Dog Beach where your pup can jump in for a swim.

Rockford, IL

If you live in Rockford, IL, there are some great dog parks and dog-friendly trails to enjoy with your pup. One option is to enjoy a hike on the beautiful tree-filled path of the Long Prairie Trail. Another option is to join a membership-based park such as the Canine Corners Dog Parks at Sears Park, Elliott Park, and Olson Park. If your dog is in need of a weight loss or physical therapy program, consider visiting the Dog Paddle Beach which offers indoor,temperature controlled pool therapy for dogs.

Springfield, IL


Springfield, IL features beautiful dog parks, hiking trails, and historic locations to enjoy with your pup. For an off-leash day, consider a visit to the Stuart Dog Park. Southwind Park is another great open space that is open to leashed dogs. For a day of hiking, consider a visit to Lewis Memorial Acres or Lost Bridge Trail, which offer lush green hiking trails. Finally, for a day of history, visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Leashed dogs are welcome for a tour of the neighborhood around Abraham Lincoln's home.

How Much Does a Puppy Cost in Illinois?

Puppies for sale in Illinois typically cost between $850 and $3600. The price varies depending on the breed of dog, experience of the breeder, puppy registrations (such as AKC or CKC), and the breeder's experience or licensure. Certain breeds are typically priced above $3,000, such as French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs.

Be cautious of breeders who list puppies for sale at very cheap prices. While such options may be economically appealing, these breeders are likely puppy mills or backyards breeders masking their unethical breeding practices.

Bulldog pup running through the beach at Evanston Dog Beach, Illinois.
Lovely pooch wearing a bandana at one of Michigan's many lakes.

How to Find a Reputable Breeder in Illinois

If you are looking to bring home a new puppy, first consider adopting from a shelter or rescue. You can start by visiting your Illinois county's adoption and animal protection services, for instance the Peoria County APS or the McLean County Animal Control Center. Adoption brings joy to an animal's life, and that pet is sure to bring love to your family.

If you are unable to find the right dog match at a shelter or rescue, then consider purchasing a puppy from a reputable Illinois breeder. While there are many professional breeders in Illinois, you can also expand your search to nearby states such as Indiana, Missouri, or Iowa for a broader selection of breeds and breeders.

Dog breeders have varying experience, standards, and practices, and so it is critical to conduct due diligence on your breeder. If you are purchasing directly from a dog breeder, visit his or her premises to assess the breeding space and living conditions of the breeding parents. Inquire about the latest veterinary checkups and ask for references and customer reviews.

Puppy mills and backyard breeders mask their abhorrent practices online, but will not pass an in-person test of their home or facility. If you are purchasing from an intermediary, such as an Illinois pet store or an online website, you should ensure they have practices in place to eliminate puppy mills. For instance, an Illinois pet store should be open to sharing information with you about the breeder, including photos of the breeding space and proof of relevant licensure or registrations.

At Mawoo Pets, we have vetted 1,000+ reputable dog breeders to identify ethical, compassionate breeders raising healthy puppies for caring homes. Our Illinois breeders have available puppies to show you, ranging from available Rottweiler puppies, to Bichon Frise puppies, to Goldendoodle pups.

Pet Laws in Illinois

Once you have found the perfect puppy for your home, you should review Illinois's animal laws to make sure you are ready to bring home your new pet.

While Illinois does not have a state-wide leash law, county or municipality laws may require leashing in public spaces. For instance, Chicago law requires your pup be leashed at all times in public. Dogs are friendly animals but can also be dangerous, as dog bites can cause serious harm. If an accident were to occur, you as the dog owner would be held liable for damages. Therefore, an important aspect of pet safety is leashing your pup in public, especially around children or other animals. Another important aspect of pet care is behavioral training for anxious or fearful dogs who may be prone to aggressive behaviors. To help prevent unwanted incidences, Illinois law requires that dogs be enclosed by a fence on private property that is at least 6 feet tall. While the people of Illinois are pet-loving, some Illinois city laws limit the number of dogs and cats you can own! In Lake County, IL for example,each residence can own a maximum of four dogs and four cats at a time. Always consult your county and municipality laws to stay abreast of latest changes!

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