Adoption Requirements


Northern Illinois Samoyed Assistance is a newly formed organization, however it's purpose and goals began many years ago with the relocation of the first Samoyed in 1984.

The principle goal of N.I.S.A. is to save healthy, good natured Samoyeds from unnecessary euthanasia through shelters of un-caring humans. N.I.S.A. is a complete support group, whether you just acquired your first puppy, adopted from a local shelter, or acquired your Sammie through N.I.S.A. Counseling on behavior, grooming, general health, obedience classes, and more are available to any "Proud Samoyed owner".

Unfortunately, puppies of all breeds are purchased on impulse and often end up in shelters or dumped on the street at the age of 1 or 2 years old. Samoyeds are no exception, especially at Christmas time. Frequently advertised as the "Christmas Puppy", and unfortunate for the breed, too many individuals leap in without thought of commitment to the purchase of a Samoyed puppy. All they can focus on, is the cute little ball of white fur with the gorgeous black markings.

For several years we have been actively involved in relocating Sammies to new families as a result of our love for the breed. Heartworm treatments, spay and neuter plus all vaccination and grooming expenses have, to date, been a shared expense by the founders of N.I.S.A. As word spread, it was obvious the symptoms were far greater than the cure without an organization to support the cause. Thus, N.I.S.A. evolved.

Many Sammie owners have joined our efforts but the need for foster homes and permanent families to adopt, continues to grow. If you have room in your heart and your home to share time and love with a Samoyed, call us today! In the event you are already owned by a Samoyed, or several, and can help in other ways, we have many projects to share.


NISA is endorsed by the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association for our efforts to help homeless animals in the Chicagoland area.

Northern Illinois Samoyred Assistance, INC became a reality on November 2, 1995.