Cashmere

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.
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines *  Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Pajamas - Adoption Pending

Pajamas came to us thru Safe Humane Chicago after being confiscated from someone that wasn't allowed to have a dog. Pajamas is about 1.5 years old and 55 lbs. He has average energy but his foster thinks he needs a fenced yard and an active outdoor family for him to be his best since he likes to run! He enjoys ice cream in moderation, lunch meat and chicken as well as playing with ropes and plush toys. He loves walks, car rides, neck scratches, belly rubs and cuddling. Pajamas does well on his basic manners like sit, down, leave it, and comes when called. He is dog selective and can be a bit reactive & overexcited on leash so he'll need patience and guidance to help him with that. Pajamas thrives on routine, needs a calmer environment inside the house, and slow intros to new people. His foster parents say he’s an absolute joy to have around. Pajamas is all about butt wiggles, tail wags, snuggles, and kisses! He’s an absolute sweetheart!
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Mitch

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 no where 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! 
* Approximate Age 14 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Itty

Itty was surrendered with Bitty (also with CTP!) and 3 other dogs when their owner lost their home. Their owner was heartbroken. CTP pulled them both into rescue. Itty is about 5 years old and 45 pounds. She is kid, cat and dog friendly. Her human foster sisters are 5 and 2. She seems to enjoy the company of other dogs so she is a good choice for a second dog. Itty enjoys playing in the yard with a ball and she likes to chew on Nylabones. Itty is in need of an owner willing to put some time, attention and patience into helping her be her best self. She needs to learn some leash and basic manners, and has just started training. Her confidence is growing so things are getting better in her world. She isn't a big fan of her crate and she loves belly rubs! 
* Approximate Age 5 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly *Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Abel

Older Abel has had quite the travel schedule over the past couple months, and not by his own choosing. He was initially found as a stray and brought to a Chicago facility in July where his perfection quickly landed him on the adoption floor. Then in early August he was adopted by a couple who found out a few days later their association didn’t allow bully breeds so they surrendered him to another area animal control. And that’s where we met him and fell head over heels for this sweet melon headed boy. Who knows which is bigger...his head or his heart. This stunning guy needed to catch a break and land in one place where he could settle in and not lead the life of a drifter. That’s when a family graciously stepped up to foster him and give him the needed stabily.
Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Abel! All good things from here. More info as he settles in at his foster home.
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Miles

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?
* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog Friendly *  Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Regis

Regis came from a life of neglect. This boy was a hot mess! He had various untreated medical issues that we have gotten under control but he still has the scars to tell his story. He is a middle aged gentleman, about 7 years old, and he is just looking for a chill forever home with people he can trust. Regis is dog friendly and would thrive in a home with another dog. He is cautious with cats he's seen from afar and he loves little kids under 5 but he can be scared of older kids. Because of his past, he is slow to warm up to new people and he is anxious when being handled for a bath so he will need a family with lots of patience and the time to allow him to trust. He is a work in progress but his foster family says he is worth the effort. Regis is a wigglebutt with a few requests for his forever home. He'd like a home with homemade sweet potato fries, bologna and Kongs stuffed with peanut butter. He also really likes to sleep on beds. He enjoys walks, rope tugs and once he gets to know you, he will cuddle like it's his job. Regis is low energy and knows a few basic commands like sit, come and shake. He is almost potty trained but he isn't a fan of the crate. Luckily, he does fine being left in a room when you're gone. We will be looking for a very special family for this very special boy.... are you it? Fill out an application! 
* Approximate Age 7 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Raindrop

Raindrop's owner came over when the police were next door confiscating three dogs to brag about his female he used for breeding because of all the money he was making. Thankfully, he was a felon who wasn't allowed to have unfixed/unmicrochipped dogs so she was confiscated too. She was in pretty beat up shape and has spent her entire life as a money maker. She was so ill when we got her that she spent two weeks at our vet in isolation before going to her foster home. Raindrop is starting to settle in and we will have more info soon. 
* Approximate Age 8 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Dolly

When an owner surrenders their pet to an open access animal control they surrender all rights to that animal and the facility can do as it sees fit. If that facility is at capacity owner surrenders are euthanized first. This fact was known by a family who came on hard times and couldn’t keep their beloved dog that they’ve had for 9 years, they were desperate to have her live out her senior years surrounded by love in a caring home and not die in an overcrowded shelter. They reached out to everyone they knew, including one of our fosters who has a soft spot for seniors (just like us). It’s no secret that we rarely take owner surrenders, there are far too many dogs in overcrowded area facilities that need our help first but we couldn’t say no to our dedicated foster or this sweet sugar faced red headed pittie.
Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Dolly! All good things from here. More info as she settles in.
* Approximate Age 9 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Chief

Are you looking for a dog-bunny hybrid? Chief is your guy! This sweet and sassy 8 month old hops like a rabbit and at 45 lbs, he is what we call a pocket pittie. All the fun of a pittie in a fun size. Chief was brought to an ER vet in Chicago after possibly being hit by car: he had 3 pelvic fractures and jaw fracture. Once he was stable he was tranferred to CACC where we met him, fell in love, and a foster brought him home. He will be having FHO surgery the first week in January and then start physical therapy. Chief knows sit and he's house trained but he's still working on learning the rest of his basic manners. He is a social butterfly, enjoys attention and is kid, human and dog friendly and didn't show much interest in cats. He is also horse and chicken friendly if you live on a farm. Chief isn't a big fan of his crate quite yet so he'll need some patience and understanding to work through that. He doesn't seem to be much of a barker if that is important for you. He'd like to request a home with chew toys and peanut butter. He is manageable on the leash and he enjoys a good belly rub.
* Approximate Age 11 Months * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Penny

Penny and a male dog came into animal control underweight with flea bitten ears, and sores all over their legs and paws. The male was quickly pulled into rescue. Poor Penny wasn't. She is heartworm positive so no rescue wanted to take that on because treatment is costly, lengthy and uncomfortable for the dog. One of our team fell in love with her and soon we had a foster step up and take her in. Penny is our current work in progress. While she is treating her heartworm, she will also be working on learning every basic manner (and how to do stairs!) and learning what it's like to live in a loving home. Penny is about 2 years old and at 40 lbs, she is a fun sized pocket pittie! She is dog and cat friendly. She hasn't been tested with kids but her foster thinks she'll probably be fine. She is cautious with adults but with some confidence and patience, she warms up. Penny has really enjoyed having a canine foster brother so we think she's enjoy a home with another dog. Penny has some fears like the vacuum, the doorbell, new people, and loud noises but she's still acclimating to being in a home and learning that not everything is actually scary. We expect to be updating her bio as she makes progress. She nibbles a little and she is still learning about treats and toys. She enjoys belly rubs and begging for people food... because a girl has to try!
* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Michael Cera

We couldn’t think of a better day than #GivingTuesday to be able to break out Michael Cera, a dog who is ever so deserving of a new life. Michael was urgent status at an area animal control. He had been there for over two months and was overlooked mostly due to needing slow intros to new people. All he needed was someone to take a chance on him and some patience and one of our amazing fosters stepped up! MC is about a year old and at only 40 lbs, he falls into our pocket pittie designation, which means he is all pittie in a fun sized package! MC is kid, dog and cat friendly but he is cautious with new adults and needs patience and understanding. He is still a puppy so he is learning his basic manners but he does know sit, come and he's almost house trained. MC's fosters think he'd do best in a home with another dog to help him with his confidence and he enjoys playing with another canine. He isn't a fan of loud noises, his crate or car rides. He would like to request a home that has ear rubs, someone to play fetch with, yogurt, and someone that likes to take walks because he is a superstar on the leash. He would like a home with any sort of treat except fruits and veggies because fruits and veggies are a great, big nope
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Finn - Adoption Pending

I got a message from a friend that a Good Samaritan found a puppy frozen on the side of the road and brought it to an area vet. Thank goodness for this kind person! The puppy was barely alive. He had white gums, a large sore on his mouth, labored breathing, very low blood pressure, malnourished & distended belly, and was infested with fleas. The vet started treatment immediately and this little fighter started to improve, so they reached out trying to get him to rescue. That’s where my friend Lara comes in. Of course I couldn’t say no to this little 7 week old miracle and by the end of the day everything was arranged. More info as he settles in at his foster home.
* Approximate Age 7 Week * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Aria

Almost 12 weeks ago an emaciated, flea infested senior dog, who could barely walk came into CACC as a stray. The minute I laid eyes on her my heart broke and I made it a mission to get her out. Unfortunately we were full, no open fosters to take her, especially one who would need special care. I checked her status daily and a piece of my heart died each time I saw she was still there. The shelter is no place for a sweet old sugar face to be. Then recently while chatting with one of our experienced fosters of senior dogs she said she wanted Aria...I felt like the sun came out followed by a double rainbow!
I couldn’t wait to hop in my car and go get this wonderful girl! Once at the vet some things we already knew were confirmed, and some answers we will have to wait for upon completion of more tests, etc. Here’s what we know so far: Aria has severe arthritis in both front elbows, some arthritis in back legs, muscle wasting in both hind quarters, spondylosis, hip dysplasia with possibly of bone cancer, and a mammary mass that was removed and sent out for cytology. She’s resting comfortably and has a pain management plan in place. Once we get the results on all the unknowns we will post an update. Until then please keep this angel in your thoughts.
* Approximate Age 8 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Milkshake

64 days ago two dogs came into an area animal control as strays, and one of them left rather quickly but one sat there overlooked. This handsome, sweet, and loving boy lacked confidence & needed slower introductions to other dogs so rescues either didn’t have experienced fosters to take him or just didn’t want to step up. Our interaction team was completely smitten with him, and we were busting our a** to try and find a foster. Each day hitting a wall. Then he became urgent, and needed out ASAP because he was declining mentally and time was ticking. A foster who said she could foster temporarily made a life changing decision to commit to him fully...And as timing would have it today was the day he’d be busting out...our Christmas miracle! Fostering literally saves lives.
Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Milkshake! He’s our 3rd Christmas dog 🎄🐶 All good things from here.
More info to come as he settles in.
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Sam

What happens when an amazing foster couple (who’s already fostering our heartworm positive Penny) says, “We’d like to also foster a little pup in need”? We make it happen!
While searching for a “little” that would fit in their home we came across a 9 year old Bichon with Cushings and a pretty severe heart murmur who was surrendered by his family to an area Animal Control because they were no longer able to care for him. He’s as sweet as he is fluffy, and quite the charmer with other dogs! Perfectly perfect! When we went to pick him up we were given a huge box filled with all his belongings that his previous owners brought with him. You could tell by all that it contained he was very loved, and quite the fashionista.
Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Sammy! All good things from here.
More info to come as he settles in.
* Approximate Age 9 Years * Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Percy

Over a week ago we were notified that two young stray puppies ended up at an area animal control, and were most likely siblings. We immediately rallied and two fosters stepped up to take these little love nuggets once their stray hold was up. Well today’s that day! Please help us welcome the newest members of the CTP family...Percy and Ginger! All good things from here.
Ginger has a former break on her front left wrist that has healed improperly and will need to be addressed. And both have demodex so they’ll be heading to our vet shortly to get started on treatments.
More info to come as he settles in.
* Approximate Age 7 Months * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Ginger

Over a week ago we were notified that two young stray puppies ended up at an area animal control, and were most likely siblings. We immediately rallied and two fosters stepped up to take these little love nuggets once their stray hold was up. Well today’s that day! Please help us welcome the newest members of the CTP family...Percy and Ginger! All good things from here.
Ginger has a former break on her front left wrist that has healed improperly and will need to be addressed. And both have demodex so they’ll be heading to our vet shortly to get started on treatments.
More info to come as she settles in.
* Approximate Age 7 Months * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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