Success Stories & Memorials

Every adoption is a special success story. Below are just a few we've compiled. Sadly since 2000 when IBR began, many of these dogs and puppies have gone to the rainbow bridge. We still celebrate their adoptions and are greatful to all their families for giving them safe and wonderful loving homes.

Rommie, RIP.

Rommie was the first foster dog for Monica, our adoption coordinator. Please take a minute to read his touching memorial.

Molly, RIP.

Molly was one of the first pioneers of the Southern Indiana Railroad - a rescue network devoted to transporting hundreds of southern Indiana dogs yearly to safe havens in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Danny, RIP.

From being a scared little pup to excelling in the field, Danny is the poster child for Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc.

Scooter, RIP.

Scooter was not a birddog, but a very special rescue nonetheless.

Sugar...formerly Bethy Jo, RIP.

Sugar's new mom is very much in love with her! Check out the how much fun she is having in her new life!

Sofie and Larry

The kelly family adopted two wonderful dogs from IBR. They are a true success story!

Alex, RIP.

Alex came to us as a "field trial reject" but we find that hard to believe!

Butch Cassidy

Butch was one of our favorite rescues! Check out the cool Christmas pictures and update from his new mom!


Rusty was one of the most affectionate dogs to come through our rescue.

Uncle Bud

Uncle Bud now happily adopted and living in Ohio!

Cindy Lou

Cindy Lou is another one of our success stories.


Dawny was one of our "special needs" dogs because she is deaf, suffers from seizures, and was hearworm positive. We are thrilled that Dawny has found her forever home! known as Gypsy

Gypsy is quite the character and can always added a little comic relief to your day.


Odin's a very happy boy, despite being blind in one eye.


Bugsy's a very lovable lemon-head!


Rockie is a fun little setter who is excelling in the field.


Rugby needed a lot of medical attention when he first came into our rescue. Now, he is living the life he deserves!

Russ, RIP.

Russ aka Riley is another one of our many success stories! He was adored by his family.


Nikki was once a shy girl, but she has come out of her shell in her forever home.


Gramps was a sad, sad sight when we met him but he is now looking better than ever.


We thought Chester's foot was going to need to be amputated, but with some TLC, he is doing just fine.

Success Story Blogs

Kirby is Kewl - fun loving German Shorthair Pointer /English Pointer.

Serafina the Ballerina - Boat Mountain Survivor!

Olina - Olina means JOYOUS in Hawaiian

Summer - Our Senior Pointer Girl

Hopkins - A lovely Pointer!

Reece - A pointer with lots of GO!

Sir Dutch - A noble pointer!

Dudley - He's a bud!

Wills Jr - a beautiful Tri-color Setter

Frannie - laid back and affectionate

Scarborough - our three-legged Setter

Mabel - Sweet, sweet English Setter

Humphrey - a darling English Setter boy

Maizy - a cute birddog/herding dog blend!

caleigh - adorable English Setter!

Mazie, An "Amazing Grace" - our special needs English Setter.

Willow - Tri-color English Setter

Hattie - Cattle dog/Jack Russell mix.

Gimli, aka Jesse James - Boat Mountain Survivor.

Susie Q - English Setter.

Sweet Adeline - English Setter momma and her pups.

Ella, formerly Gladys - Boat Mountain Survivor.

Hannah Bannah - Spunky English Setter

Lucia - a lovely senior English Pointer

Miggse - a lovely tricolor English Setter

Inez - Boat Mountain Survivor

Zsa Zsa - Spunky English Setter

Casper - Boat Mountain Survivor

Lexi - Boat Mountain Survivor

Daphne - Our first Deaf Pointer Puppy

Maxie - Boat Mountain Survivor

Agnes of God - Boat Mountain Survivor

Mike and Patty - Two lovely English Setters

Libby - living the good life

N'Nameh - English Pointer

Lord Paxton - a distinguished senior setter

Tina Fabulous - English Pointer

Pete - A nice pointer boy

Louis - Boat Mountain survivor

Mallory - Beautiful Setter

Ashley - Boat Mountain Survivor and her pups!

Maxisaurus - A fun, fun pointer boy!

Carmen - Mutts Rule!

Peaches - Living the good life!

Fala - Also living the good life!

Socrates - Honorary IBR Weimie

Apple Cinnamon - Adorable little pointer girl

View our full list of happily adopted dogs.