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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BACKSTORY:
Panda was adopted from Joliet Animal Control a few years back and then later found as a stray in Chicago and tested positive for heartworm. Once he was transferred back to Joliet Animal Control this angelic boy caught our eye and we had to scoop him up and get him the lifesaving treatment he deserved. Now that he has completed the treatment is healthy and ready to land a home to call his own.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Leave it
* Paw
* Touch
* Come
* House trained
* Superstar on leash
* Crate trained
* Treat motivated
* Doesn't destroy things when left outside the crate
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Toys: stuffed with squeakers, Kong with peanut butter, treat balls and the snuffle mat
* Treats: yogurt drops and soft treats like dried chicken hearts
* Food add-on's: goat's milk and fish stock
* He likes daily walks
* He likes to sniff everything on walks
* Cuddling
* Rolling in the grass
* Sunbathing (but he isn't a fan of the cold)
* Afternoon naps in a bed with his people
SKILLS:
* Dogs: Panda needs to be a one and only...nothing wrong with only children
* Kids: Panda prefers to be your only child
* People: needs slow intros to new people
* Cats: Not a fan
* Foster mom says he's very well-behaved
CHALLENGES:
* He isn't a fan of being outside alone when it's dark
* He doesn't like to eat veggies or crunchy treats
* Panda takes relationships seriously and likes to take it slow getting to know people
* Super dramatic grass kicking after he goes potty, he failed landscape 101
* He is the Sheldon Cooper of dogs, he loves routine and new situations can give him anxiety
* He will counter surf if you leave tasty things out
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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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BACKSTORY:
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.
EDUCATION:
* Crate trained
* House trained
* Sit
* Come
* Working on his other manners
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Belly rubs
* Chewing on bully sticks
* Cuddling
* Playing with balls
* Roughhousing with his foster dog sibling
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: prefers older children
* People: friendly overexcited, needs a little time to warm up
* Cats: friendly, excited, might chase but not in a mean way
CHALLENGES:
* Not a big fan of being alone
* May bark and pull on leash, needs to learn to refocus
* Doesn't like to ride in the car
* Doesn't like squeaky toys (not really a challenge, just a note)
* He isn't gonna go for pill pockets - so get creative
* Higher energy
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Storm

* Approximate Age 5 Years *Dog-Friendly* Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Storm was an owner surrender to an area animal control and she was in such bad shape that charges for criminal negligence were persued. We couldn't let her life end in the shelter so we got her out and then the enormity of her medical issues became clear.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Leave it
* Come
* Potty trained
* Crate trained but she doesn't need one
* Manageable on leash. She pulls but eases up.
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Going to work
* Riding in the car
* Wearing clothes
* She likes to be pet
* Any treats you wanna hand out, she's game
SKILLS:
* Dogs: dog-friendly
* Kids: so excited
* People: overexcited! She's jumpy and mouthy but she's also adorable.
* Cats: cat-friendly* She is easy to handle for doctor appointments and grooming
* She is lower energy
Storm's foster mom gave us this update now that she has been medically cleared for adoption:
"Storm is wonderful and so beautiful. She is loving and sweet. She is amazing for all of her doctor exams. Storm is like a normal dog now. She lets me groom her with no problem. She does not need to be crated but will happily go in a crate if you need her too. She does get excited when you harness her up and take her out but after a bit, she settles and stops pulling. When she sees new people she is very mouthy and jumpy. We are working on that. Storm has been medically cleared to be adopted. The doctors do not expect her cancer to return. They have recommended (as a precaution) to do an ultrasound every 4-ish months for the next year and 1/2 to make sure her insides are looking good."
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Bean - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 3 Years *Dog-Friendly* Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Bean was an owner surrender and ended up in a southside shelter. Bean is a Jack Russell pittie mix with high energy!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Touch
* Manageable on a leash
* Working on his other manners
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Cuddling (well, his foster says he would enjoy it if he'd sit still for 2 seconds)
* Chewing on antlers
* Playing with his foster canine brother
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly but overexcited
* Kids: best with older children.
* People: cautious
* Cats: He chases and he's rough. We're gonna say no to cats.
CHALLENGES:
* Working on housetraining
* Working on crate training
* Has mild separation anxiety
* Pretty vocal, likes to sing the song of his people
Will chew things if unattended
* Needs to be with you at all times
* Learning to relax
Bean's foster says "he's high functioning and high energy. He's great and smart and fun" but he needs to learn to be a pet. "He will need a job and a very active and patient family"
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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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BACKSTORY: 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. Bixby hasn't had a lot of experiences with things so he needs help learning about the world. 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!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Come
* House trained
* He is low energy and loves to hang
* He is working on his other manners
ACTIVITIES AND THINGS HE ENJOYS:
* Treats: hot dogs, peanut butter, lamb treats, soft treats
* He likes to cuddle, eat and sleep
* He likes chewing on antlers
* He enjoys playing with his foster dog sister
* He would prefer to sleep in a bed with you
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly and cautious at times
* Kids: shy at first with toddlers, would prefer older children
* People: friendly, cautious, warms up to women quicker
* Cats: Unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love his crate, he has anxiety about it sometimes and prefers the door be open
* Can be mouthy and may guard toys at times during excited play
* Able to clear a barrier in a single bound...gates mean nothing
* Not a big fan of riding in the car
* He doesn't like thunderstorms. At all.
* Will crawl on you for snuggles
* Needs time to warm up to new situations and experiences
* Don't give him veggies, milk bone type treats or Nylabones...he is not on board

 

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Quinn

* Approximate Age 1 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
A Good Samaritan found a stray dog, took her home, searched high and low for the owners in all the right ways, but no one came forward. She got this sweetie all the vetting she needed, cared for her like she was one of her own, and started reaching out to rescues for help. We started searching for a foster but came up empty-handed until one day one of our dedicated volunteers decided to take the leap into fostering! When they met it was love at first sight, a true match made in heaven. She is a snoring, zoomie inclined wigglebutt! Her foster recommends an experienced owner that can put in the work and has the patience to handle an energetic puppy!
EDUCATION:
* House trained
* Sit
* Paw
* Touch
* Manageable on leash
* Working on her other manners
* Treat motivated (makes for easier training)
* She is learning a trick - spinning!
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Toys: balls, squeaky toys, Kongs
* Foods: chicken, steak, salmon, peanut butter, and freeze-dried raw meal mixers
* Walks
* Car rides
* Playing the backyard
* Basking in the sun
* Cuddles and snuggles
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, prefers a more easy-going dog to hang with
* Kids: recommend kids over 10 years old due to her higher energy
* People: friendly and excited
* Cats: curious, friendly from afar
CHALLENGES: Quinn is all puppy and you will have typical puppy challenges such as: chewing, stealing things to play with, getting into the garbage, counter surfing, and drinking from the toilet. All these things can be controlled under the watchful eyes and diligent supervision of her family members. Puppies are adorable for a reason...they are lots of work so they suck you in with their cuteness.

 

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Jerry - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 9 Months *Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
We were at Chicago Animal Care & Control meeting some dogs when we were notified of a dog who needed us badly. He was found by a Good Samaritan with severe burns covering the majority of his back and part of a leg. This amazing woman took him to get medical attention. The vet said it appeared someone had poured scalding liquid on him and in great quantity to do such damage. Once he was on the upswing she brought him to CACC so he could find a home of his own. That’s where we come in! We put out a plea to our fosters and within minutes a dedicated couple stepped up for him. Each dog they have fostered for us has been a medical case, and each different from the last. They selflessly nurture and care for them until they are ready to leave the nest.
EDUCATION:
* House trained
* Sit
* Come
* Down
* Working on his other manners
* Superstar on the leash
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Toys: Kongs with peanut butter, puzzle feeders and chew bones
* Sleeping
* Following people around
* Hanging out, watching TV
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly and excited
* Kids: cautious
* People: friendly
* Cats: friendly but he won't share his treats with cats!
CHALLENGES:
* Higher energy
* Gets carsick
* He is a bit jumpy but his foster home is working on that with him
* He's a puppy so all the normal puppy behaviors apply
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Cambria

* Approximate Age 4 Years *Dog-Friendly * Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Two dogs were found abandoned in a home with no food or water, left to starve, and fend for themselves. Thankfully they were found, brought to animal control to receive food & shelter, and quickly became part of @safehumanechicago. The dogs were terrified and needed to learn to trust, but when the time was taken with them the return paid off tenfold.
We wanted desperately to get these two out and into a foster home but kept hitting dead ends. When we heard that one found rescue we were overjoyed and even more determined to bust out the little girl who remained. CACC was at capacity, many dogs were urgent status (including her), and time was running out. She had waited 108 days in animal control (let that sink in a moment) for her freedom to the life she was meant to live. That’s right, one of our wonderful foster families met her and saw everything that we did!
EDUCATION:
* House trained
* Sit
* Come
* Down
* Stay
Superstar on the leash
* Quick learner
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Playing with balls
* Sucking on toys or blankets (it's a self soothe thing)
* Being near you but not quite ready to cuddle
* Eating hot dogs and Rachael Ray Burger Bites
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: unknown but recommend older kids that will respect her space
* People: fearful so she prefers slow introductions. This girl prefers to be courted.
* Cats: Unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Has some fear issues that she is working on with a trainer
* Isn't a fan of having her ears cleaned
* Not a fan of the vacuum or doorbell
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Opal - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 10 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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Opal has settled into her foster home very quickly and has established a regular daily routine that includes lots of walks and games of fetch. She's a very playful girl and loves her squeaky balls so she carries them with her everywhere! She even falls asleep with a ball in her mouth 🎾 To say she is ball obsessed is an understatement! Opal enjoys her daily walks where she loves spotting squirrels 🐿. Who would ever guess this active senior gal is battling serious health issues!? Even though her body is lumpy, bumpy and underweight, she's happy and enjoying life!
Opal’s insulin levels are regulated and her diabetes treatment is stable. She’s not been able to gain weight no matter what we’ve done so we’ve had to make some dietary changes for her which is like a dance because of her possible cancer and diabetes. Now that she’s healed from her spay and gotten her strength back, we are getting her prepped for the removal of her lumps and bumps. This will be an intensive surgery and we are hopeful for the best possible pathology outcome and a speedy recovery. Once the surgery date is set we will update everyone.
Please continue to send this sweet sugar face good vibes!
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Lily

* Approximate Age 1 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
One day we were at an area animal control checking out the dogs and we happened to feast our eyes on the stinkiest, pinkest, baldest smoosh faced girl we had ever seen! She was found as a stray and has such a horrible case of Demodex that she is practically bald.
The fact that someone let her get to this state, completely untreated, is absolutely heartbreaking and downright cruel. We put out an immediate plea to our fosters, begging for someone to step forward for her the minute her stray hold was up. Within minutes a selfless couple said they’d take her!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down (almost)
* Working on her other manners
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Treats: bully sticks, chews,
* Toys: sticks, squeaky toys, ropes, all the toys!
* Going on walks
* Playing with her foster dog brother
* Backyard zoomies
* Playing tug
* Butt scratches
* She loves to chew on and play with sticks
* She likes wearing clothes
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited
* Kids: unknown
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors
* Learning to love her crate
* Needs leash management
* Working on her potty training
* Picky eater, not a fan of dry food or dry treats
* Higher energy (but she's a puppy)
* Not a huge fan of baths
* No Pill Pockets, please. Get creative
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Charles - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 10 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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More Info To Come
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Buzz Lightyear

* Approximate Age 1 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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More Info To Come
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Dollie - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 5 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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More Info To Come
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Petey - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 6 Months *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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Rascal - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 12 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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This boy has been through so much in his 10 plus years and we couldn’t be happier that he’s with us and getting all the love and medical attention he deserves. The pathology came back from his mass removal and we were hoping for better news 💔 Rascal’s mass was an apocrine sweat gland adenocarcinoma which is malignant. These neoplasms are typically locally aggressive and commonly recur at the surgical site, and the possibility of metastasis to regional lymph nodes and visceral organs also exists. He’ll soon be having more diagnostics to determine if his cancer has metastasized anywhere else. We will update everyone regularly on this angel, but in the meantime please send Rascal some love 💕
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