Burr

* Approximate Age 1.5 Year *  Dog-Friendly * Not Cat Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
We got word that a chocolate nugget of puppy goodness ended up at an area animal control due to no fault of his own.
AGE:
* 1.5 years old
WEIGHT:
* 70lbs
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Place/Mat
* Leave it (50% of the time)
* Come
* Paw
* Touch
* Kiss (he'll boop you, not lick)
* Spin (he's working on this one)
* Crate trained. He'll sleep in an open crate by choice
* House trained
* He knows 'show me' and he'll play bow at the things he wants like bowing at shoes for walks, the door for potty breaks, and the water bowl for a refill
* He will ask for car rides and they help him settle down
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky, he loves carrots, dried sweet potato, yak cheese, frozen treats.
* Food: not picky, he'd like eggs and spinach too, please
* Toys: Westpaw brand toys, bones, Chuck-It balls, squeaky toys, he likes to thrash around
* Walks: manageable on leash and he likes his walks, don't forget. 🙂
* Sleeping
* Playing
* Chewing on stuff
* Playing tug
* Fetch
* Butt scratches
* Head and ear rubs
* Going to dog daycare
* Playing lifeguard at the pool at dog daycare (and by lifeguard we mean he likes to stand at the edge and bark at the dogs)
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited
* Kids: overexcited, he doesn't realize how big he is, we recommend ages 10+
* People: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: not friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Not a fan of getting his nails clipped or his ears cleaned, he just needs 2 people and treats to get the job done. You might consider a vet tech.
* Anxiety when transitioning into a new home environment (he is working on it)
* Has shown slight destructive chewing when frustrated
* Mouthy but can be re-directed
* Walks - he will pull when he sees prey and can get anxious about that
* Can't eat beef or chicken
* He demand barks when he wants something
* He will eat anything, so he needs to be well-supervised
* Counter surfing
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will allow him time to settle in with a new home.
* Will be patient with his anxiety with new things
* Will take him on lots of walks
* Will take him on car rides
* Will be OK with taking him to a professional to get nail trims
* Will be OK with 'pibble nibbles' from him
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Carmelo

* Approximate Age 8 Years -Old * Prefers To Be The Only Dog * Not Cat Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Carmelo was surrendered with his housemate Callie due to landlord issues. They enjoyed each other's company but were not a bonded pair, regardless we made it our mission to get them both out.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Place
* Come
* House trained
* He can catch the treats you toss
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: All non-fishy treats, prefers soft but he'll suffer thru crunchy ones too. He enjoys whipped cream, chicken, cheese, peanut butter
* Food: daily kibble with wet food
* Toys: Wubba, tennis balls, soft toys, snuffle and licki mats
* Walks: pulls hard at the beginning but eases up
* Cuddles
* Playing in the yard
* Napping
* Watching TV
* Putting his head into your chest for rubs
* Head scratches and kisses, please
SKILLS:
* Dogs: selective
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: not cat friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to like the crate
* Not a fan of being left alone
* Can be mouthy
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Ronnie

* Approximate Age 1.5 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A delicious, grumpy-faced boy landed at an area animal control as a stray. His owners were located and while we thought that was good news, they decided not to reclaim him. That got us straight through the heart! Their loss, our gain.
While settling in at animal control, Ronnie made friends with humans and other dogs like it was his job! There was no stopping this social butterfly of a dog and we knew just the foster who would love to embrace this.
EDUCATION:
* Leave it
* Sit
* Paw
* Come
* House trained
* Higher energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not a fan of traditional dog treats but he likes liver sausage, canned or sliced cheese, bologna, deli meat and whipped cream
* Food: he's on Stella & Chewy's beef kibble, Merrick canned and beef broth
* Toys: ropes, soft toys to destroy, lick mats and tennis balls
* Walks: pulls hard at first but eases up
* Scratches on ears, hips, tummy and back
* Playing with people
* Car rides (with a set belt tether)
* Tug
* Walks
* Fetch
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited and barks
* Kids: unknown
* People: friendly
* Cats: not cat friendly
CHALLENGES:
* He's a jumper, needs a 6-foot fence
* Learning to love baths
* Learning to love his crate
* Mouthy
* Excitable
* He's a barker
* Jumps but he's working on this
* Demand barks but he's working on this

 

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Boss - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 8 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
Boss was surrendered to an area animal control when he went into the military and wasn’t able to take him with due to breed discrimination in the provided housing. We’ve been trying to bust Boss out since the day he came in since AC is no place for any dog, let alone a senior. Liz, our medical coordinator decided she was going to foster Boss so she went yesterday to hang out with him and have a great time but unfortunately couldn’t pick him until today. When she got there nothing went as planned - Boss had absolutely no use of his back legs at all. Animal Control would have no choice but to humanely euthanize him since they have limited resources, but we wouldn’t let that happen. Just because Boss is having paralysis doesn’t mean we wouldn’t take him - we promised him a better life and we meant it. Liz and Boss are on their way right now to VSC Buffalo Grove Emergency.
As soon as we have updates on his status we will let you know so be sure to follow us on FB and IG for the latest developments.
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Zilla

* Approximate Age 2 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
There’s a small rural animal control that occasionally gets pitties and when they do it’s very hard for them to adopt them out or get them to rescue. We’ve previously taken a few dogs from them but not in a couple of years, and we aren’t sure what sparked our hearts to grow a few sizes at the sight of the two pitties they currently had but it happened and we knew we had to go meet them.
Zilla was picked up as a stray but no owner was located.
Each of these boys had us grinning from ear to ear when we met them! They were sociable, eager to please, goofy, dog friendly, and LOVED the attention we were giving. We were head over heels for these lugs and so were the foster families who met them.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Working on his other manners
* House trained
* Crate trained
* Manageable on the leash
* Higher energy
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Treats: chicken
* Toys: soft type, balls, tug toys, Kong
* Food: not picky
* Playing with people - fetch and tug
* Playing with toys
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly
* Dogs: friendly but needs slow intros
* Kids: unknown but he's a little jumpy and clumsy
* Cats: not cat friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Can be mouthy but getting better
* Can be jumpy but working on "keeping four on the floor"
* Destructive chewing but getting better
* Needs structure and guidance to be his best self
* Can be a bit of a talker when he wants attention
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Reed

* Approximate Age 9 Months -Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A young 5-month-old brindle babe was surrendered to an area animal control by his family when they could no longer keep him. We aren’t sure why this little diamond in the rough kept getting overlooked - He is pint-sized, has stunning good looks, perfectly awkward, and needs to learn to dog, and he needed someone to take a chance on him so CTP grabbed him up!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Place
* Touch
* Come
* House trained
* Crate trained (he's a bit of a superstar)
* Treat motivated
* Toy motivated
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Treats: anything edible
* Toys: Jolly Ball, rope toys, balls, stuffed toys
* Food: Stella & Chewy's
* Walks: manageable but has shown some frustration
* Butt scratches, please
* His foster says he whistles like a canary when he's excited or going to sleep
* Playing with toys outside
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly, cautious
* Dogs: excited
* Kids: unknown
* Cats: not friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors
* Not a fan of lawn mowers
* Can be mouthy
* Guards toys
* Rowdy puppy bursts
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Gertie

* Approximate Age 5 Years-Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A severely unweight & sick stray found herself at animal control, and thank goodness she did because she had pyometra and needed medical attention right away. From her body condition it appeared she’d had a life of having babies and lacked regular meals and health care. Even with the evidence of all she had been through she remained a sweet and endearing soul.
With her medical needs met and regular meals she not only gained weight, she gained confidence and really started to shine! She made friends of all varieties, both human and canine. We couldn’t stop thinking about her and what her life could be if given the opportunity to decompress in a foster home and learn to be a dog again.
EDUCATION:
* Sit (if you have a treat)
* Place
* Come (when she feels like it)
* Crate trained
* Working on her other manners
* Average energy
* Responds well to positive reinforcement
* She sleeps in her crate with the door open in a gated room
* She likes to have a place of her own to retire to (crate)
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: Top Chews Chicken & Apple, sometimes she'll go for a Pupperoni
* Food: Stella & Chewy, shredded chicken
* Toys: toys with squeakers like plush and balls
* Cuddling and snuggling
* Chasing water from the hose
* Being a couch potato
* Being outside/playing in the backyard
* Belly, neck and ear rubs
* Sitting on laps
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: unknown
* People: friendly, cautious, slow intros on her terms
* Cats: not cat friendly
* Leash: manageable but she will sometimes flinch when cars go by
CHALLENGES:
* Can be a bit mouthy when excited
* Takes time to warm up to new people
* She needs to build her confidence
* Needs time to get comfortable with new people and new places
* She is a messy eater and drinker
* When excited, she may chew on inappropriate things but she is easily redirected
* Can be startled by unexpected loud noises
* She prefers to walk in quiet neighborhoods
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Won't mind her getting food and water on the floor
* Will be understanding of her fear of loud noises and the vacuum
* Will give her time to warm up to them
* Will give her belly, neck and ear rubs
* Will help her build her confidence
* Will enjoy cuddling with her
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Juniper - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age ? Years-Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
An unbelievable sweet pittie landed at an area animal control as a stray and although she could be shy sometimes she quickly came out of her shell and was quite endearing and engaging! She quickly won our hearts and we knew we had to make her a CTP pup.
We had a family looking to foster again so they came out and met a few dogs - and wouldn’t you know - low and behold this spotted majestic merle beauty was the perfect fit!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Paw
* Crate trained
* Superstar on the leash
* Average energy
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky but she doesn't like duck treats
* Toys: Nylabone
* Food: not picky
* Playing with people - fetch and tug
* Playing with toys
* Cuddling
Walks
Sunbathing
* Scratches.. not picky where
* Food-motivated
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: unknown
* Cats: not cat friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Can be mouthy
* Headbutts you in her excitement
* Needs to learn to share attention
* Has had a few potty accidents
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will have a place for her to sunbathe outside
* Will take her on adventures like walks in the forest and pet store visits
* Will take her for car rides
* Won't mind couch snuggles with her
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Nilla Wafer - Medical Hold

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* Approximate Age 2 Years-Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A pocket sized, young, and frail girl was surrendered to CACC by her owners because they could no longer manage her health needs. She was skin and bones, missing large patches of fur, and smelled like warm yeast. With the ever growing intake numbers at CACC and her skin & body condition not improving with the limited treatment available this little sweetie was on her way to the “urgent” list. When she was lucky enough to have time out with a volunteer all she wanted was treats and cuddles - despite her failing health she wanted to thrive and to connect to people. To be loved. We wanted that for her too!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Place/Mat
* Come
* Crate trained
* Working on her other manners
* Manageable/superstar on the leash
* Average energy
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky
* Toys: she doesn't have much experience with toys but she will play with stuffed toys a little bit and she likes her Kong.
* Food: not picky
* Cuddling
* Snuggling with people
* Short walks
* She likes to crawl into your lap
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: not cat friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Can be mildly mouthy but it easily redirected
* Mostly house trained
* Not a fan of being alone
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be around most of the time for her
* Will take her for short walks
* Will have plenty of treats
* Won't mind couch snuggles with her
* Will have patience with her as she learns
* Is looking for a pocket pittie

 

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Gene - Medical Hold

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* Approximate Age 10 Years-Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
Upon being picked up as a stray this distinguished gentleman had such a difficult time walking that they held him in medical so they could keep an eye on him and let him settle in. Then for over 7 weeks this poor senior with hind end issues that was covered in masses sat in a cage at CACC waiting for someone to save him.
Gene continued to get overlooked by rescues because no one wanted to take on another medical case, the expenses, and the time they incur. Volunteers joked that they could never get a picture of him with his eyes open, and that he loved other dogs way more than he liked them. He took time to warm up and connect to people, but once he did he was your shadow.
We thought he sounded perfect and so did one of our fosters who has a soft spot for overlooked seniors. So last week we went to CACC and scooped him up! Not only do we want you to help us welcome our newest member, Gene, to the rescue but we are asking everyone to PLEASE send Gene loving healing thoughts. Since joining CTP he’s been struggling - his health the last couple days has really declined and we are waiting on some test results, as well as the pathology of his masses. We have been keeping him comfortable with pain meds and surrounding him with his favorite things.
More info as he settles in...
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Rosie

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* Approximate Age 3 Years-Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
Since the very moment this stunning stray black beauty landed at DuPage County Animal Services we wanted to make her a CTP dog but kept coming up empty handed with a foster that was a good fit. So there she sat. They gave her the name Mama Bear and it was perfectly fitting, she loved everything and everyone. She was adopted to a home that ended up returning her due to squabbles between their resident female dog and her - and the adopter sang Mama Bear’s praises of how wonderful she was and how difficult it was to return her. So again there she sat. We were heartbroken and kept trying to find a foster but times were tough and not many were stepping up in general. Then Mama Bear got adopted again! We were thinking this was it, this was her home but they to returned her because she had no spacial awareness with their small children. So again there she sat. Now we were absolutely devastated and the stress of being adopted and returned twice was wearing on her, she wasn’t the same dog we first met - she needed out and fast!
One of our experienced foster families who wasn’t available previously was now available and wanted to meet her ASAP! Well…after 135 days at the shelter please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family…Rosie! Yep, she’s got a new name! She deserved a new name to go along with the fresh new start.
More info as she settles in.
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Tom Hardy - Not Currently Accepting Applications

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* Approximate Age 2 Years-Old * Dog Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
We aren’t quite sure what the story is because we’ve heard so many versions about a stunning stray that eluded being caught. But what we do know is this dog became infamous for running around town and then once he was finally picked up and brought to DuPage County Animal Services he broke the Internet.
So many people rallied around wanting to see him land his very own family, including us! Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family…Tom Hardy!
More info as he settles in.
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