Cashmere

* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog-Friendly But Needs Slow Intros * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines *  Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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When we took in Pajamas we knew he came in with Cashmere, and of course in a perfect world we’d be able to take her as well but we didn’t have an open foster home. Then we got a call from Safe Humane Chicago informing us she was pregnant so we kicked it into high gear and in no time had a foster step forward that has always dreamed of fostering a mama and welping a litter. Cashmere’s puppies are all with their new families and so it’s time for the best mama in the world to find her new family. She loves nothing more then to be close to her people, cuddle, play with toys, and go for long walks. Cashmere can be reactive on leash when seeing other dogs so she’ll need slower introductions to dogs in the home, but she’s totally worth it. If you are looking for the total package, Cashmere is the girl for you.
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Mitch

* Approximate Age 15 Years * Dog-Selective * Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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While we were at an area animal control a love connection happened...we didn’t expect to fall so hard, but we did. This beautiful senior soul was surrendered when unfortunate circumstances caused his owner to lose his home. The poor man wanted what was best for his 14-year-old beloved dog, but had nowhere to turn to. When AC medical was doing his intake exam they discovered he had a 6/6 grade heart murmur, this is a death sentence for most dogs so we knew we had to get him out of there as soon as possible. A huge hearted foster stepped up for him, knowing very well that he’s probably a hospice case.
During his visit/exam with our veterinarian, the 6/6 grade heart murmur was confirmed and he’ll need to be on Vetmedin for the rest of his life. This is a prescription medication used in dogs to increase the ability of the heart to pump blood. He’ll also need 2 types of daily eye drops, weekly sensitive skin baths, and senior soft kidney Rx food for easy digestion. He may be a Chinese Crested but he’s our honorary Pitbull! 
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Miles

* Approximate Age 2 Years * Selective Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Back in July a stunning low riding brindle was picked up as a stray at an area animal control. He had gotten adopted from there but the family didn't give him enough time to settle in and he was returned a week later. He kept being overlooked so a volunteer at the shelter reached out to us, and basically begged for us to come meet him. So our interaction team went and met him, fell head of heels, and wouldn’t rest until we could bust him out. We knew he’d need a foster willing to be patient, let him settle in, and follow the Two Week Shut Down to the letter. This boy deserved it. And that’s when it happened...an experienced foster family stepped up. Miles is 2 years old and 55 lbs and he’d like to request a home that has peanut butter, hot dogs, butt scratches and rope balls. He'd also like a home where people will play chase with him. Miles put in a special request that his new home does not have cucumbers, vacuums, and grooming of any kind. (yea, we know... but we are here to communicate his desires. so we just out these things out there!). Miles pulls a little but eases up on walks. He is crate trained and potty trained. His foster family recommends a family with kids over 10 years old because Miles is a bull in a china shop and isn't aware of his size. Miles knows sit, down, come and leave it, and he’s working on the rest of his manners. Miles is a diamond in the rough who needs a patient and dedicated adopter to help him become the best dog he can be. He is cautious when meeting new people and dogs, and has shown that he could be picky about other dogs in the home (you can't like every one, right?). Miles and his foster parents are working very hard with a trainer to help polish our little rough diamond so don’t let these things scare you off. Miles has so much love to give and he just needs a chance to show how great he can be. Are you the family Miles needs?
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Raindrop

* Approximate Age 8 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Raindrop has had a hard and neglectful life. She spent her pre-rescue years as a breeding dog that wasn't taken care of. Now, at 8 years old, she is looking to live a life of leisure in a quiet home. She is low energy and a superstar on the leash. She isn't fond of the crate but she loves lying on a bed. She knows many of her basic manners like sit, down, stay, come and she is house trained. Her foster family says she's amazing and always happy. Raindrop needs a family that is cool with keeping up her pain management, allergy and eye medications. Her foster family suggests that she live in a single-family home as she can be vocal at times when left alone. She is dog-friendly but her foster family recommends any sibling dogs be over 25 pounds because she can be a bossy mama. Are you the perfect home for Raindrop?
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Slim Jim - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 6 Years * Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Oh, Slim Jim. He's kind of a big deal here. See, Slim Jim has a bit of a history. Slim was adopted out to a family but returned when the family situation changed and they couldn't manage a dog any longer. Unfortunately, the family had used negative dominance training methods without our knowledge or permission (we use and promote positive reinforcement training.) The dominance training resulted in Slim Jim becoming fearful and reactive. Once back in foster care, and starting over with building positive relationships and associations for Slim he was selected as a candidate for the MS Stability Program through The Bickell Foundation. Slim did great in the training program but he was struggling with his reactivity in public so he was removed from the program. 80% of the candidates don't graduate from the program, so even though he isn't service dog material, he will make an amazing family dog. If dogs could be doctors, 6 year old Slim Jim would have the ability. He is super smart. He's had hundreds of hours of training with various trainers and he knows all his manners like sit, stay, come, shake, down and leave it. He is treat motivated as well. Slim Jim is 80 pounds so we feel he'd do best in a home with older teens and no cats. He is dog friendly but we feel he would do best with a dog of similar size and energy. Slim Jim would like a home with walks, belly rubs, Kongs, interactive toys, windows that he can look out of, yogurt and sweet potatoes to mix into his food, stuffed squeaky toys to destroy, car rides, hugs and cuddles, lots of chewies like bones! He'd also like a home that will use sweaters and raincoats because he isn't a fan of cold, snow and rain. He has requested a home with no vacuum cleaners! (yes, we know ... but maybe vacuum when he's hanging outside?) Slim Jim does well in his crate but his foster thinks he'd be fine left out. Slim Jim has a few challenges in his life and he needs someone with patience and understanding to help him become the dog we know he can be. He needs lots of love and reassurance to help him build his confidence. We'd love to talk with you about how amazing he is and see if you are his forever person.
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Betty - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 6 Months* Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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What happens when Chicago Animal Care and Control asks us if we can take a 16-week old puppy with a broken leg as soon as possible? Exactly. We take her! Her injury is being evaluated & treated by our orthopedic specialist so please reach out if you are interested in her and would like more information about her leg situation. At just 4 months, Betty is all puppy so she is dog-friendly because who doesn't love a puppy? She is high energy and loves to run. Betty loves playing fetch and loves any toy she can get. She also loves treats, especially fishy flavored ones. She also really loves butt scratches and lap sitting. Betty is learning her manners and so far she's mastered sit, coming when called, and she's potty trained. She does well in her crate and she is manageable on a leash. Betty is a typical puppy that will benefit from patience, love, and training.
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Nova

* Approximate Age 2 Years* Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  *Spayed* Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Nova is a little diamond in the rough! Are you the one that can help polish her to find her shine? She is around 2 years old and at 50 lbs we can call her a pocket pittie - all the fun of a big pittie in a fun size. She knows sit and come and she has nice food manners. They are working with her on her other basics. Nova's foster family says she is a velcro dog. She loves sticking by you and she enjoys being petted and loved on. When it comes to other dogs, she's excited, friendly and interested but she's a little socially awkward with them so she'll need a little help with introductions. Nova needs a little patience on walks as she pulls hard. Her foster says she is smart and eager to please so that should make training easier. Nova would like to request a home with beef hot dogs and chicken, rope toys, people that want to cuddle, leaves to chase on her walks, and people that appreciate a wigglebutt. The things she can live without are crunchy training treats, rubber balls, being gated away from her people - so rude! She also doesn't like loud noises. They can be scary! Nova is a sweet girl looking for her forever home. Are you it?
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Panda

* Approximate Age 4 Years *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered* Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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4-year-old Panda is looking for his forever home. This boy knows all his manners like sit, stay, come, down, paw, leave it and he is house trained. He isn't a destroyer. He's past the puppy shenanigan stage. He is manageable on the leash, dog-friendly and kid friendly! Panda has a love/hate relationship with cats...he likes to chase them and he's a little too interested. Also, they hiss and smack! We invited Panda to tell us what he'd like in a new home and what he can do without. He'd like a home with soft treats, a snuffle mat and treat ball, people that like to cuddle and know how to do butt scratches, outside adventures (if it isn't too cold) and people that don't mind if he wants to be their shadow. He'd like to request a home without vacuum cleaners (we know, it's a common request, maybe do it when he's outside), without crunchy treats and he'd rather not be outside in the dark by himself. Panda is currently being treated for heartworm and doing great!
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Wendy - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 1 Year *Dog-Friendly* Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Pregnant Wendy, who is only about 10ish months old, was surrendered to an area animal control where she had 4 beautiful babies about a week later. We were able to get them all into one foster home and now Wendy is looking for her forever home. Wendy loves everyone and everything! She is dog and cat-friendly but she can be a bit awkward and slightly mouthy but she's easy to redirect. She's a daisy in the rough that we think will blossom in no time with some patience and training. Wendy's hobbies include chewing on bones and lying outside in the sun. She enjoys cuddling and would like someone that wants to love her forever.
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Bond, James Bond

* Approximate Age 10 Months *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered* Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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A gorgeous 10-month-old speckled Pittie weighing in at a mere 75lbs with no manners or impulse control was surrendered to an area animal control when his family was moving and couldn’t take him with. His life, all he’s ever known, was completely changed in a matter of minutes. To say he was stressed is an understatement. The stress of this plus the stress of a shelter environment was weighing on him and it showed by making his unruly behaviors worse. A team of volunteers rallied behind him, working on training and taking him for outings, hoping this would help ease his stress. We had numerous fosters meet him but unfortunately, none were a match. Then one day the best friend of one of our trainers saw our plea for a foster and came to meet him several times, it was a match made in heaven! Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Bond, James Bond! All good things from here! More info as he settles in.
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Hondo

* Approximate Age 2 Years *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered* Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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For weeks, one of our volunteers had seen a stray dog wandering around her neighborhood. She managed to trap him and was keeping him safe for the local animal control during the hold period. Animal control thought they had located his owner but it was a false alarm. Once the official hold was up and no owner had stepped forward, our wonderful volunteer couldn't stand the thought of him going to the shelter so she offered to foster him so we could make him a CTP pup. Hondo is about 2 years old and at 37 lbs, he is considered a pocket pittie, all the benefits of a pittie in a fun size! He is high energy and can get a little overexcited. He needs someone with some patience to help him learn his basic manners and leash skills. So far Hondo knows sit, comes when called, and he's house trained. He is dog-friendly, kid-friendly and enjoys playing, cuddling, and chasing balls. Hondo isn't a fan of squeaky toys, being alone or riding in the car. His foster mom said he really enjoys belly rubs so make sure you know how to do that! LOL
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Storm - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 5 Years *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Update 8/3/2019 - We know everyone has been as anxious as we were for Storm’s biopsy results, we received them on Thursday evening and we’ve still been trying to wrap our head around them. Our vet let us know that the mass removed was a low-grade splenic stromal sarcoma. We are completely devastated. This is a very rare cancer, survival time once removed is only 488 days. Only 56% of dogs are alive one year past removal, and only 18% of dogs are alive two years past removal. Although it is called low grade, it is far from that. The plan of action for Storm moving forward is to not remove the mammary mass and send out for biopsy, to remove the abscess on her back, and to have a chest x-ray and 30 days to see if there are any changes to what was indicated last time. If there are positive changes to the chest x-ray it is possible that what was seen were just enlarged lymph nodes, if there are no changes or the sightings are increased it is possible that she has lung cancer. We are completely devastated but we refuse to give up, her life is more valuable than that. Her life began the day she left CACC with us, and we will fight for her. Her journey is far from over. We will fight for the life she deserves. She finally knows love, and she will know that every single day that we are blessed to have her.
To make a donation in Storm's name - https://www.paypal.me/chitownpitties
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Frito

* Approximate Age 2 Years *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Frito was confiscated from an owner that was abusing and neglecting him. He found his way to Safe Humane Chicago and then one of our fosters stepped up and we pulled him into CTP!
Frito is 2 to 3 years old and a nice size at 51 pounds. He is an easy dog. He loves people, kids (really gentle with kids) and dogs. He enjoys walks, cuddling, eating (and he isn't picky) and tennis balls. He is a superstar on leash, doesn't mind baths or car rides, and just wants to be with people.
Frito doesn't like being alone in the yard and he isn't a fan of lawnmowers and vacuum cleaners. He is house and crate trained but he doesn't like being crated when you're gone so his foster recommends he have a family where someone is home most of the time.
Frito is a goofy and silly boy and he is looking for a home that will give him all the love and attention he didn't have his first couple of years.
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Macy

* Approximate Age 10 Weeks *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Age Appropriate  Vaccines *  Almost House-trained * 
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We get calls and emails round the clock of people wanting to surrender their pets for all sorts of reasons. We also get calls from Good Samaritans who find strays or take in dogs from horrible unsafe living conditions. The truth of the matter is 99% of the time we cannot help because our focus is taking in dogs from area animal controls to free up cage space in these overcrowded facilities. Now here’s that 1%...we got a call about a baby in need and we immediately jumped into action. One of our foster families who takes wee ones dropped everything to go get this little girl and make sure she would be safe. All good things from here.
More info as she settles in!
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Niko - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 10 Weeks *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Age Appropriate  Vaccines *  Almost House-trained * 
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On July 31st Magdalene "Maggie" Bonefas lost her life in a tragic accident at the age of 18. Maggie dreamed of traveling the world, she was a great storyteller, and she loved spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She enjoyed animals so much and volunteered at a local rescue facility in her community. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to her parents, Marlee and Scott Cittadino and Edward Bonefas, and the rest of her family.
3 teeny weeny babies were surrendered to an area animal control so in Maggie’s honor we are proud to announce that we had foster families step up so we could take these littles in. All good things from here.
More info as he settles in!
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Star - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 10 Weeks *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Age Appropriate  Vaccines *  Almost House-trained * 
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On July 31st Magdalene "Maggie" Bonefas lost her life in a tragic accident at the age of 18. Maggie dreamed of traveling the world, she was a great storyteller, and she loved spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She enjoyed animals so much and volunteered at a local rescue facility in her community. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to her parents, Marlee and Scott Cittadino and Edward Bonefas, and the rest of her family.
3 teeny weeny babies were surrendered to an area animal control so in Maggie’s honor we are proud to announce that we had foster families step up so we could take these littles in. All good things from here.
More info as she settles in!
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Belle - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 10 Weeks *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Age Appropriate  Vaccines *  Almost House-trained * 
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On July 31st Magdalene "Maggie" Bonefas lost her life in a tragic accident at the age of 18. Maggie dreamed of traveling the world, she was a great storyteller, and she loved spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She enjoyed animals so much and volunteered at a local rescue facility in her community. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to her parents, Marlee and Scott Cittadino and Edward Bonefas, and the rest of her family.
3 teeny weeny babies were surrendered to an area animal control so in Maggie’s honor we are proud to announce that we had foster families step up so we could take these littles in. All good things from here.
More info as she settles in!
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Meatloaf

* Approximate Age 4 Years *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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What happens when we have a foster looking for a low riding, grumpy face, chill, dog-friendly gremlin? We make it happen! All good things from here.
Meatloaf has a lot going on with his stomach right now so he’s off to the vet for an exam and some bloodwork. He’ll also be having the horrible condition of his skin and ears addressed while there. Send this lovable lug head some good vibes.
More info as he settles in.
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