Recycled Rotts was founded in the late 1980′s and became a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization in 1997. The rescue dedicates itself to the placement (into responsible homes) and education of the breed known as Rottweiler. Our Rottweilers come from humane societies, animal controls and owner give-ups from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Once a Rottweiler is accepted into our organization, they are immediately taken to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, administered shots and given a physical examination.When fosters are available they will go into foster care, otherwise we use local kennels to house our dogs. No matter when they are, they are further evaluated for their temperament and interaction with other dogs. If a Rottweiler is aggressive in any way, the animal is humanely euthanized, as Recycled Rotts could never in good conscience, place another aggressive animal into this world.

Every attempt is made to place the Recycled Rott into a situation most suited for it. The animals are tested with children and other household pets. If they get along with one, the other or neither, we place the animal accordingly. The majority of our Rotts are placed in homes with children.

We carefully screen our applicants and are proud of our successful placement rate. We maintain contact with our adopters and encourage them to contact us in case of problems or concerns.

If for any reason the Rott is not working out in it’s new home and enviroment, Recycled Rotts will always accept the animal back. The animal will then be reevaluated before placed again into another home.