Carmelo

* Approximate Age 9 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
* Come
* House trained
* He can catch the treats you toss
* He's quiet and sweet
* Low energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: prefers soft but he'll suffer thru crunchy ones too. He enjoys whipped cream, chicken, cheese, peanut butter, watermelon, jicama, papaya, apples, bananas, plain yogurt, canned pumpkin, chicken jerky, salmon chunks and bully sticks but he needs to lose weight so we recommend only occasional treats.
* Food: daily kibble softened with water and sardines to help with his joints
* Toys: Wubba, tennis balls, soft toys, snuffle and licki mats. He also enjoys the Bark Superchewer toys that have the fur over the hard rubber
* Cuddles on his terms
* Playing in the yard
* Napping
* Walks
* Destroying toys
* Watching TV
* Guarding the house
* Watching out the window
* Scratches on his butt, belly and chin
* Fetch in short stints. He loves tennis balls!
* Kisses, head and booty scratches
* Requests peanut butter while in the tub, please
SKILLS:
* Dogs: not friendly
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: manageable
CHALLENGES:
* Not a fan of loud noises
* No rope toys
* He isn't a dog that likes to be crated but he can be left uncrated as long as you don't leave food within reach
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will have no other pets
* Will take him to a professional for nail trims
* Will abide by the no rope toys rule
* Will help him lose weight
* Is OK with him being left uncrated
* Will be aware of his powerful kicks as he gets comfy on the couch
* Wants a chill, well-mannered dog that isn't a lot of work
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Nilla Wafer - Adoption Pending

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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

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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 * 
BACKSTORY:
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 we went to CACC and scooped him up!
EDUCATION:
* Come
* House trained
* Crate trained
* Lower energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: anything but he really enjoys cheeseburgers
* Food: not picky
* Toys: not a big fan but he likes chewing on bones
* Hanging out with people
* Sniffing the yard
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, cautious
* Kids: recommend calm kids 10+ years of age
* People: friendly
* Cats: friendly
* Walks: superstar on leash
CHALLENGES:
* Not a fan of the vacuum or lawnmowers
* He is mostly deaf
* He most likely has visual impairment
* Needs slow introductions with any dogs he may live with
* Not a fan of being alone
* Doesn't love being crated but he does fine if he has to be
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be calm, quiet, and laid back
* Will understand his vision and hearing impairments
* Will love and cherish him
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Cora

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* Approximate Age 4 Years-Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Some dogs just do better with a canine companion, and that was clearly the case here. A tan temptress was surrendered to DuPage County Animal Services after her canine housemate passed away and she became destructive in the home while alone for long hours.
While at the shelter this girl lit up like a Christmas tree around other dogs and it was clear she indeed needed one in her life that could help boost her confidence.
One of our foster families went to meet her and learn more about her without their dog, and if all went well they’d bring him in a couple days to meet. Well, right after that this beige beauty got adopted! We were thrilled that she got out and wished the best for her. Unfortunately, a few days later the adopter returned her.
*May we add this is why the two-week shutdown and decompression is critical for all dogs in a new home and why CTP employs the two-week shutdown.
When we let our foster family know she was returned they immediately jumped on the chance to load up their dog and go meet her! And it was a great match which was meant to be all along!
EDUCATION:
*Sit
*Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: hot dogs, cheese
* Food: she likes wet food
* Toys: rubber squeaky toys
* Walks
* Playing with humans
* Hanging and laying around with humans
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly but overexcited and vocal
* Kids: probably friendly but recommend 10+ years of age
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: pulls hard but eases up
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love her crate
* Destructive chewer
* Not a fan of being alone
* Separation anxiety
* Working on her house training
* Easily overwhelmed when anxious or overexcited
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be patient and understanding of her anxiety
* Will work with her on her crate and potty training
* Will help increase her confidence when encountering new things
* Will have another dog
* Has someone home most of the time
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Shortcake

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* Approximate Age 3 Years Old * Selective Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Almost 2 months ago, a lady potato land hippo found her way to DuPage County Animal Services as a stray. Of course, we were drawn in with her good looks and sassy personality! We’ve been looking for a foster since the day we laid eyes on her but unfortunately we kept coming up empty.
You see, this grey gremlin needs VERY slow intros to other dogs and there’s a possibility that she’ll need an orthopedic surgery called an FHO. Because of those two things we thought it best for her to have a foster home with no other dogs, and holy heavens are those foster homes hard to come by!
One of our fosters who fits the bill requested that her foster be one “that’s most in need”, so of course we thought of this gargoyle - win win…It was like love at first meeting!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Come
* House trained
* Crate trained
* Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky. she likes broccoli and sardines tho!
* Food:not pciky
* Toys: stuffed toys with squeakers, likes to chew on bones
* Fetch
* Snuggling
* Walks
* She likes to do the downward dog yoga pose
* Chasing squirrels
* Butt scratches
SKILLS:
* Dogs: overexcited, needs slow intros
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: pulls hard but eases up, has shown some reactivity
CHALLENGES:
* Isn't a fan of getting her ear medication
* Has shown to be destructive with her toys
* Guards food and toys with her body but she doesn't growl
* Mouthy
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be willing to work with her on her training
* Will be able to handle her on a leash when she pulls
* Will be up for a game of fetch
* Will enjoy taking her on walks
* Won't mind her snuggle bug ways
* Won't mind that she destroys toys
* Will have a fenced yard so she can chase squirrels
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Doug - Hospice

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* Approximate Age 6 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Some of you may recall us posting about a dog named Doug that we were busting out for Christmas who was in urgent need of medical and a lot of TLC. Because of his stray hold and the transport arrangements that were needed for him, it took a minute but we are happy to announce he’s finally a CTP dog!
His skin looks like inflamed alligator, when you pet him it flakes like parmesan cheese, and he smells like uncooked bread. And if that wasn’t enough he’s the sweetest, sappiest, sloppy kissing pittie who just wants to be loved on.
Although his skin makes him look it, Doug is NOT an old guy.. he's a middle aged guy!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Come
* Potty trained
* Lower energy
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: liver, pumpkin, peanut butter
* Food: not picky but he'd rather you eat the veggies
* Toys: bones to chew
* Hanging out on the couch
* Riding in the car
* He'll gladly takes pets all over
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: manageable
CHALLENGES:
* Absolutely cannot be crated. Ever.
* Not a cuddler
* He'd like a home without a vacuum. Ok, we know that isn't realistic but maybe you can vacuum when he's outside
* His medical issues
* Learning to love baths
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will manage his medical issues
* Will understand he cannot be crated. He will hurt himself trying to escape but he does fine being uncrated
* Is looking for a chill couch potato
* Will take him in the car for rides
* Is fine with sloppy dog kisses
* Has room in the budget for liver, peanut butter and pumpkin
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Vita

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* Approximate Age 3 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Two emaciated dogs were surrendered to DuPage County Animal Services due to welfare concerns and the scars of their past life showed. They were pretty shut down and needed to decompress. They were now getting regular meals, walks, attention, and the love of caring staff & volunteers. All of this helped their personalities shine and they started to thrive! The foster who nurtured and adored our beloved Ace was now ready to open her heart & home to another dog in need and we knew just the one!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Leave it
* Come
* Crate trained
* Average energy
* Working on her other manners
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky
* Food: not picky
* Toys: tennis balls, nylabone, interactive toys like licki mats, Kong roller ball, sniffle mat
* Walks: manageable, almost a superstar
* Car rides
* Napping on the couch
* Going on adventures
* Scratches on her butt, under her chin and on her chest
SKILLS:
* Dogs:
* Kids:
* People: cautious
* Cats: not friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Can be a bit mouthy
* Working on her potty training
* Barks at fireworks
* Has some fear about certain things
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will use a slow feeder for her
* Will provide regular exercise
* Will take her on walks and adventures
* Will be quiet and calm
* Will use her crate for her
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Willa

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* Approximate Age 2 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A beautiful babe with the most soulful eyes landed as a stray at Chicago Animal Care and Control. During her almost 3 month stay there she remained engaging, outgoing, and the sweetest girl ever.
Cage space is always limited, but in the wintertime especially after the holidays, animal control is at capacity. Hard decisions are made if they run out of space. We’ve been begging for some time now for foster families to step forward and help save lives for this very reason.
A brand new foster family heard our plea and jumped at the chance to meet some dogs - low and behold the beautiful babe (fka Deluca) was a match!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Place/Mat (foster uses the word crate)
* Come
* Touch
* Crate trained
* Potty trained
* Working on her other manners
* Average energy
* Food motivated
* Self-entertaining (great if you work from home)
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Treats: she really likes fish treats and ricotta cheese
* Food: Fromm and supplemented with wet foods
* Toys: not picky but really enjoys balls and the Kong
* Being outside when it's nice
* Hanging with people
* Enjoys playing with other dogs
* Belly rubs, everywhere rubs
* Loves car rides.. loves 'em!
SKILLS:
* Humans: cautious, needs slow intros and time to warm up
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited
* Kids: friendly, overexcited, recommend 5+ years old
* Cats: not cat friendly
* Walks: pulls hard entire walk
CHALLENGES:
* Will destroy stuffed toys and try to eat the squeakers
* Not a fan of being alone, can be anxious
* Mouthy but can be redirected easily
* Jumpy, recommended for older children
* Whines a little in her crate but settles down
* She gets excited on walks when she sees other dogs but not in a reactive/bad way.. she just wants to meet and play!
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will supervise her with stuffed toys
* Will take her on car adventures (or just errands, same thing!)
* Will have someone that is home most of the time
* Will work with her daily to give her exercise and stimulation
* Will help her to be more independent
* Will have another dog for her to play with
* Will understand her anxiety improves when she is exercised and gets her medication
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Peanut

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* Approximate Age 1 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Right before Christmas, a pocket pittie (ie: under 50 lbs) was surrendered to an area animal control due to financial hardships. This brindle babe may have been small but her personality was huge and you couldn’t help but smile while in her presence. One of our foster families were ready to step up and open their hearts and home again for another dog so we immediately thought of this teeny tater tot.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Working on her manners
* Average energy, more active at night
* Very food motivated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky
* Food: not picky
* Toys: squeaky toys
* Napping
* Cuddling
* Playing with people
* Playing with toys
* Exploring, she is a curious girl
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, needs slow intros because she's rowdy
* Kids: not tested, recommend 10+ because she's a rough player
* People: friendly, cautious, needs time to warm up
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: pulls hard at first but eases up
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors, she is still young
* Destructive chewer
* Doesn't like to be alone
* Working on her potty training
* Mouthy when playing
* Rough and tumble kind of gal
* Working on crate training
* Expresses herself vocally
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will work with her to help her be her best self
* Will have someone home most of the time
* Will have the patience needed for a puppy
* Will be able to exercise her every day
* Will provide enrichment activities for Peanut
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Jelly Bean

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* Approximate Age 6 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
On a daily basis we get an average of 20 calls, texts, and emails from people wanting to surrender their pet. Being a foster based rescue we can only take dogs in when we have an open foster home and we choose to focus our effort on taking dogs from area animal controls.
However, we got a frantic call from someone whose landlord changed their mind about them having a dog and he gave them 2 weeks for the dog to vacate. The kicker was the dog is deaf. I told them “Deaf puppy, you say?” We might be able to help!''
I reached out to a couple of the trainers on our interaction team and Ali from I Got This SIT, LLC. replied almost immediately with “Bring her to me!”
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Touch
* Paw
* Place/Mat
* Come
* Crate trained
* Higher energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky, she enjoys liver sausage, crunchy treats, cheese and Real Meat Co. treats.
* Food: not picky
* Toys: tug ropes
* She likes to stand between your leg
* Playing with other dogs
* Training in short sessions
* Getting loved on by people
* She enjoys scratches all over, especially her butt and back
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited, larger dog friends recommended
* Kids: overexcited, plays rough, recommend 10+ years of age
* People: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: she is a leash biter and it's being addressed with training
CHALLENGES:
* She is deaf
* Normal puppy behaviors
* She can be mouthy
* She is a leash biter
* Can be a bit rough in her play style
* Working on potty training
* Has been known to mount legs when excited
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will understand the needs of a deaf dog
* Will learn the hand signals she's been trained with
* Will continue to work on her leash biting
* Will have a fenced yard
* Won't mind her standing between their legs
* Will have another larger dog that enjoys playing with her
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Bianca

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* Approximate Age 5 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Those of you who have been following us for a while may recognize this sweet face. Bianca joined the rescue 4 years ago where she was fostered in home with multiple dogs and kids, and was one of our adoption event stars Then she was adopted by a growing family with kids where we thought she found her happily ever after.
Fast forward to present times. We got an email from her family stating that their life circumstances have changed, they no longer have the time for her, and they needed to give her back. Our interaction team evaluated her to see how she’s blossomed over the last 4 years so we could find an appropriate fitting foster home for Bianca. Unfortunately, socialization with other dogs wasn’t maintained so she’s quite unsure of them right now so we needed a foster home with no other dogs.
Timing seemed to fall into place because one of our experienced foster homes with no other dogs was ready to open their heart and home again to a dog in need.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Come
* Potty trained
* Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: joy sticks and cheese, she's a little picky with treats
* Food: not picky
* Toys: not into toys
* Cuddling
* Napping
* Going on walks
* Car rides
* Howls when happy
SKILLS:
* Dogs: anxious, nervous, fearful
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: very manageable
CHALLENGES:
* Not a fan of her crate. She will cry, whine and urinate if closed in but she's fine with the door open and will sleep in there
* Not a fan of the vacuum
* Fear of other dogs
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be patient and help her with her fear of other dogs
* Will help her build her confidence
* Will have a fenced yard
* Will be fine not using a crate
* Wil take her on walks and car rides
HER FOSTER SAYS:
* She is sweet
* She enjoys going on walks
* She isn't a beggar but will take what you offer
* She is the perfect house guest - no destroying things, can be left uncrated, hasn't chewed any shoes, and hasn't had any potty accidents
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Fiona

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* Approximate Age 4 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Another face that some of you may recognize from the past. About 4 years ago a young pittie named Fiona was in one of our foster homes with a few other dogs where she learned how to dog, and hone her manners. When she was adopted we thought she found her happily ever after. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Her adopter reached out letting us know they had to return her because they were moving and weren’t able to find a place that allowed big dogs. And since we stand behind our dogs for life, our interaction team evaluated her so we could find an appropriate fitting foster home. Fiona was brutally attacked in her own home by a neighbor dog that busted their way in and this experience has her unsure of dogs at this time so we needed a foster with no other dogs. Foster homes with no other dogs are like needles in haystacks but we completely lucked out when one of our fosters who was on hiatus stepped up for her!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Leave it
* Paw
* Touch
* Come
* Potty trained
* Average energy level
* Treat and food motivated
* Redirects well
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: meat, string cheese, and whipped cream. Not really into veggies
* Food: a little picky but does well if she has goodies added into her food like canned food or bone broth
* Toys: she enjoys chew bones and she likes to destroy stuffed toys
* Walks outside
* Likes to hang with people
* Butt scratches
* Cuddles
* She loves soft blankets
* Naps on the couch
* Car rides
* Enjoys wearing clothes
* The Kong Wobbler feeder
SKILLS:
* Dogs: scared, reactive
* Kids: excited, recommend 10+ years of age
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: manageable but reactive if she sees another dog or squirrels
CHALLENGES:
* She is dog reactive right now
* She is reactive to squirrels
* She is on daily anxiety medication
* She has been known to try and dart out an open door but will respect a baby gate to prevent that
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be mindful of her being reactive to other dogs right now
* Will be able to provide and administer her daily medication
* Will take her for walks
* Will get her a Kong Wobbler
* Will allow her on the couch
* Will use privacy film on windows to keep her reaction to outside stimuli down
* Is willing to work with her on her anxiety
HER FOSTER SAYS:
* She has been a nice houseguest
* She hasn't had to use a crate for her
* She has been easily redirected and distracted with treats when she is being reactive to seeing dogs and squirrels
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Kobe - Adoption Pending

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* Approximate Age 11 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
Over 3 months ago a young boy was surrendered to an area animal control because his 44lbs was too big. While he was there his friendly goofy self really shined and he made so many pals in playgroup. For some reason he kept getting overlooked, but not by us. He completely won us over and we were determined to get him out. A few of our fosters met this stunning boy and he found a match!
Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family…Kobe! All good things from here.
More info as he settles in.
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Dot - Adoption Pending

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* Approximate Age 4 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Cat Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A Good Samaritan got our info from a friend of hers when she took in a puppy from a horrific situation. She cleaned her up, took her to the vet for a wellness exam and to get her started with vaccines, and showed her what kindness was. The GS was going to care for her until she could be placed with a rescue, and she wanted it to be us. We started the search for a foster family who could take in this young pup and we completely lucked out! A foster that had been on hiatus, but fostered a bazillion dogs for us in the past, stepped up!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Touch
* Place/mat
* Come
* Hand target
* Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: cheese, please
* Food: not picky
* Toys: ropes
* She likes being chased
* Training
* Attention from people
* Chewing on bones
* Snuggling
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly. She LOVES kids.
* People: friendly
* Cats: friendly
* Walks: manageable
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors
* Learning to love her crate
* Working on potty training
* Has been known to guard food from other dogs
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will not have any vacuums (she told us to say that)
* Will work with her on her training, she's still a puppy
* Will have some kids, she loves kids
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Carlotta - Adoption Pending

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* Approximate Age 4 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A teeny weeny puppy was found wandering around lost, scared, and covered in her own waste. Luckily for her, she was picked up by a police officer and brought to safety. Everyone in the department fell in love with her! One of the police officers also happens to be a CTP foster and he took her home for the weekend while we arranged with the municipality to finish her stray hold. This little nugget of ebony chocolate goodness was then moved to a foster home so she could blossom. It truly takes a village!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Come
* Touch
* Paw
* Crate trained
* Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky but she isn't a fan of strawberries
* Food: not picky
* Toys: nylon and stuffed toys
* Playing with toys
* Playing with her canine foster brother
* Snuggling and cuddling
* Enjoys training
* Likes to wear clothes
* Watching Dog TV on YouTube
* Watching out the window
* Listening to nature sounds and soft music while crated
SKILLS:
* Dogs: very friendly
* Kids: overexcited, we recommend over 10 years old
* People: overexcited
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: manageable
CHALLENGES:
* Typical puppy behaviors
* Known to counter surf
* Destructive chewing
* Can be mouthy
* Jumps at faces when playing
* Jumpy in general but working on it
* Not a fan of vehicle noise
* Mild separation anxiety
* Working on her potty training
* She doesn't like when other dogs are under blankets
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be patient and work with her on her manners
* Will be understanding of her separation anxiety
* Won't mind her loud snoring
HER FOSTER SAYS:
* She is sweet and loving
* They call her Carly
* She loves other dogs
* She crates easier when she is tired
* She doesn't like long walks because vehicle/loud noises scare her
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Tiny Tim

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* Approximate Age 3 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
A rescue friend let us know about a teeny weeny boy who was found as a stray in really poor condition. He was severely underweight and his skin an absolute disaster with sores and missing fur. None of this stopped him from being as charming and engaging as possible. When our interaction team met him they said he was perfect and he needed to be a CTP pup, so the foster search began. We had a couple fosters meet him and we were over the moon with happiness when a match was found! A brand new CTP foster family was going to open their hearts and home to this perfect pocket pittie. Team work makes the dream work! Please help us welcome one of the newest members of the CTP family...Tiny Tim! All good things from here.
More info as he settles in.
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Nacho

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* Approximate Age 6 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered *  House-trained * 
What’s the deal with all these stray puppies? It’s been raining puppies. The amount of stray puppies has been absolutely baffling. While we have been questioning why there are so many stray pups, one thing we didn’t question was how amazing this stunner of a boy was. He not only won us over with his good looks, but also his unsurpassed love for other dogs. One of our foster families has a resident dog who can be picky about his dog friends but when the two met it was like the scene out of Stepbrothers! Please help us welcome one of the newest members of the CTP family...Nacho! All good things from here.
More info as he settles in.
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Reggie

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* Approximate Age 1 Years Old *  Selective Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered * Older Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A family had contacted us about surrendering their dog to us because one of the other dogs in the home was relentlessly starting fights with him.
Unfortunately, we did not have a foster at the time that could help out, so the family brought him to DuPage Animal Services. We really wanted this to come full circle and add him to the rescue since our hearts really broke for the family who had to give him up.
So…we looked for a foster and struck out at every turn. He caught the attention of lots of people with his good looks and charming personality but he was really struggling in a shelter environment. To help relieve some of that stress a huge-hearted volunteer/foster through DuPage took him home to foster through them until rescue placement could be found.
Guess what!? That very same foster agreed to continue to foster this handsome lug through us! That’s right! Because of this, we were able to make him a Chi-Town Pitties dog!.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Come
* Paw
* Leave it
* House trained
* Average energy level
* Treat motivated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky and he likes peanut butter
* Food: Fromm kibble and canned. No chicken (possible allergy)
* Toys: squeaky tennis balls, squeaky plush, Nylabones, interactive plush
* Cuddles
* Chest scratches
* He likes to gather shoes and laundry to sleep with but he isn't destructive with the things
* Walks
* Fetch
* Hanging with people
* Daily enrichment with licki mats, snuffle mats, Kongs, and interactive toys
SKILLS:
* Dogs: unknown
* Kids: unknown
* People: cautious, needs time to warm up
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: superstar
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to like his crate (but he really doesn't need to be in one)
* Separation anxiety
* Not a fan of loud noises and storms
* May cry or bark when one of his people leaves the house
* Slobbery
* Not a fan of his ears being touched
* Been known to chase birds
* Bolts before and/or after pooping (keep hold of his leash)
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be fine with the slobber
* Will be fine with a very large dog
* Will love forehead wrinkles 😀
* Will be understanding of his separation anxiety
* Will give him daily enrichment and exercise
* Will have someone home most of the time
* Will not give him chicken as he may have an allergy to it
HIS FOSTER SAYS:
* He is loyal
* He bonds strongly once he knows you
* He is a big cuddle bug
* He is sweet and sensitive
* He's been left to free roam in the house with no issues
* He hasn't been destructive
* He gazes at you lovingly
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Chowda - Adoptable Soon

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* Approximate Age 1 Years Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
More info as he settles in.
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Snoop - Adoptable Soon

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* Approximate Age 16 Weeks Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered * Older Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
More info as he settles in.
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Gladys

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* Approximate Age 12 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Spayed  *  Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
More info as she settles in.
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Zoe - Adoption Pending

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* Approximate Age 11 Weeks Old * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child-Friendly*  Almost House-trained * 
More info as she settles in.
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