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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Panda

* Approximate Age 4 Years *Dog-Friendly* Older 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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Bond, James Bond

* Approximate Age 1 Year *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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Niko - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 10 Weeks *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Age Appropriate  Vaccines *  Almost House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Niko was surrendered along with 2 siblings to an area animal control and once in our care tested positive for the deadly Parvo virus. Thankfully with a great medical team by our side all three survived and are thriving. Niko and his siblings were rescued in honor of 18 year old Maggie Bonefas, who lost her life in a tragic accident.
EDUCATION:
• He is working on his basic manners
• He will come when called
• Crate trained
• He is doing well with his house training
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
• Cuddling
• Napping
• Playing with toys
• Playing with his foster dog siblings
• Eating treats and peanut butter
• Typical puppy things
SKILLS:
• Dogs: friendly
• Kids: friendly
• People: friendly but a little cautious
• Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
• He's learning to walk on leash
• Niko is a puppy so all of the normal puppy behaviors will be a factor
• He will need patience, training and love to mold him into a great adult do
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Star - Adoption Pending

* 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 - Adoption Pending

* 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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BACKSTORY:
This stubborn, beefy boy was found as a stray. One of our fosters asked for a low riding, grumpy faced, chill, dog-friendly gremlin so we went out and found the gremlin they so desired. This is how we cater to our fosters!
EDUCATION:
Well, look.. Meatloaf is not what we'd call mannered. He doesn't actually know any of his manners yet. He doesn't know sit, stay, down, paw, leave it, place or touch. He will come tho - sometimes.
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Eating - he likes fruit, veggies, yogurt and sardines
* Treats: he likes the liver kind
* Takes correction from other dogs, no aggression
* He likes to explore but he needs supervision
* Attention - he is super lovey dovey
* Playing with toys and other dogs
* Following people around
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly but his foster recommends dogs his size or bigger as he seems overly interested in smaller dogs and he's been known to grab onto a fluffy tail in a playful way.
* Kids: very child-friendly according to his foster
* People: friendly
* Cats: overexcited and likes to jump on them
* Manageable on leash
* He lays like a frog so it's like two pets in one
CHALLENGES:
* Destructive chewing is a thing with him
* Not happy to be in his crate. He'll bark for 15 minutes.
* He will potty outside but also inside (working on that one)
* Seems to have environmental allergies. He takes Benedryl.
* Not a big fan of baths but getting better
If you’re looking for a fun independent thinking boy then Meatloaf is your dude!
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Bean

* Approximate Age 3 Years *Dog-Friendly* Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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We couldn't think of a better way to help celebrate National Dog Day than by busting a babe out of an area south side shelter. This little dude is about 3 years old, all puppy, and weighs in under 30lbs!
More info as he settles in.
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Hopper

* Approximate Age 4 Years *Dog-Friendly* Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Over 3 months ago this angelic faced boy was surrendered to an area animal control in shocking condition, he was literally skin and bones. The family stated they could no longer afford his care, he wasn’t eating and had constant GI issues. Because of this information, the staff immediately started running a battery of tests to determine the cause, and the only thing they found was a mild case of scoliosis. In fact, he ate like a champ and started to slowly gain weight and with each passing day he thrived. As he felt better his happy go lucky attitude began to shine and he became the go-to when needing a balanced dog for playgroup or a leash test. We had been looking for a foster since the minute we saw his sweet face but nothing panned out until now and we couldn’t be happier about it! He has settled in nicely at his foster home and is ready for a family of his own.
EDUCATION:
* Knows sit
* Knows come
* Knows down
* House trained
* Crate trained (he is a superstar in his crate)
* Working on his other basic manners
* Treat motivated and eager to learn
* Hopper's foster says he loves life
* He will sit and wait for release at food time
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* BALLS! All the balls!
* Bully sticks
* Peanut butter in a Kong
* Playing fetch
* Neck scratches
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: unknown
* People: cautious
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Hopper is in need of love and patience as he works on building his confidence, which will help many of the challenges he has currently. His foster says he's a diamond in the rough.
* High energy
* He is sensitive and gets worried
* Mouthy/nibbles but he takes correction well
* He pulls hard on the leash
* Won't eat when he's stressed
* Not a big fan of being outside, he gets nervous
* Might jump or paw if he wants something you have
If you are looking for a gem, Hopper is your boy, he just needs a little polishing to fully shine!
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Jupiter

* Approximate Age 8 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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This boy could tell us some stories! This stunning 8-year-old gentleman was a stray in a rough neighborhood for about 6 months and was being fed by everyone in the area and would even hang out and play with other dogs. The area animal control tried for weeks to trap him but when approached by people, he would take off. Finally, in the beginning of August, they caught him and brought him to safety. That’s when they reached out to us, and since that day we’ve been trying to find a foster. And then one of our fosters who was looking for an older boy stepped up! More info to follow.
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Bixby

* Approximate Age 4 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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Bixby, the spotted majestic cow, was found chained to a garage and living a rough life, so it is no surprise that he is a little unsure of new experiences and needs to take things slow. Once he warms up he will force his way in your lap or plop on his back and beg for belly rubs. He is a true joy! More info to follow.
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Saffron

* Approximate Age 1 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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Saffron, the stunning white and blue brindle was confiscated from disgusting living conditions where she was living in her own feces and urine. She is a young energetic girl who considers every person her new best friend! More info to follow.
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Major

* Approximate Age 3 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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One day while we were hanging out at Chicago Animal Care and Control we saw the most stunning boy who came in as a stray who was in need of medical attention due to a possible broken front arm and wound care. He had bite marks all over his head, neck, and arms and hair loss and scarring around his neck from what appeared to be an old embedded collar. Needless to say we fell hard, started looking for a foster, so as soon as his stray hold was up we could bust this guy out and get him the medical care he so desperately needed.
We are proud to announce the newest member of the CTP family...Major! All good things from here! More info as he settles in.
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