Keller

* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
A young squishy faced boy was surrendered to CACC so sick with respiratory issues that blood and mucus were covering his face, and it was reported that he wasn’t eating. In addition to looking like a sick toddler who doesn’t know how to use a tissue, he was covered in urine and feces. None of this broke his spirit! He ate like a champ, responded well to antibiotics, and quickly became a cuddle favorite of volunteers. All the while we had been looking for a foster family, one who was truly dedicated and committed to training. Not just any training...one that is experienced with deaf dogs. Yep. You read that right. On top of all the hardships this young boy's body show he’s endured, he’s also deaf. Does that stop him? Nope. And it didn’t stop one of our foster families, they couldn’t have been more excited to step up for the undertaking
EDUCATION:
* Average energy
* Learning hand signals
* Sit
* Down
* Paw
* Working on other manners
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Playing with other dogs
* Cuddling
* Butt scratches
* Jumping into your lap
* Chewing on appropriate things
* Toys: Kong, Nylabones, ropes, chewies, the Kong Wobbler
* Treats: whipped cream, followed by peanut butter
* Food: did we mention whipped cream and peanut butter?
SKILLS:
* Dogs: very selective, would prefer to be the only
* Kids: loves them but needs time to warm up
* People: cautious and needs time to warm up
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love the crate
* He's deaf, needs consistent training
* Working on his confidence. The backyard is a little scary
* He nibbles on people to show his love
* Needs a long walk or run daily to keep his energy in check
* He's learning to be better on a leash. He gets excited to see other dogs and people
* Must have fenced yard
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Burr

* Approximate Age 1 Year *  Dog-Friendly *  Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
We got word that a chocolate nugget of puppy goodness ended up at an area animal control due to no fault of his own. That’s no place for any dog to be, let alone a youngin. He’s young, goofy, had absolutely no manners, and needs to grow into his legs. Basically, he’s a perfect crazy puppy!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Leave it
* Come
* Paw
* Touch
* Crate trained
* House trained
* He knows 'show me' and he'll play bow at the things he wants like bowing at shoes for walks, the door for potty breaks, and the water bowl for a refill
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky and he loves carrots
* Food: he'd like eggs and spinach, please
* Toys: Westpaw brand toys, bones, Chuck-It balls
* Walks: superstar on leash and he likes his walks, don't forget 😉
* Sleeping
* Playing
* Chewing on stuff
* Playing tug
* Fetch
* Head and ear rubs
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: overexcited, he doesn't realize how big he is, we recommend ages 10+
* People: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Not a fan of the regular vacuum but the Roomba is ok
* Normal puppy behaviors like chewing, jumping, and mouthiness
* Not a fan of getting his nails clipped or his ears cleaned, he just needs 2 people and treats to get the job done
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Boba - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 2 Years-Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A bunch of dogs were surrendered to an area animal control when a family came on hard times and could no longer care for them, none of the dogs were bonded, they were just housemates even though 3 of them were related. This entire bunch was under socialized, never walked on leash, and had a hard time navigating the outside world. Our hearts absolutely broke and we made it our mission to get them into foster care where they could be surrounded by love and dedicated people who would help them learn to be successful companions, but more importantly to be dogs. Two such foster families stepped up to be those people!
Boba's foster family is working to help build his confidence, and lessen his anxieties as well as helping him learn the manners he was never taught.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Paw
* Touch
* Is starting to get place and down
* Doesn't beg at the dinner table
* Can play on his own
* He does very well being left out in a gated area in the house
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: cod skins, peanut butter, hot dogs, Zuke's training treats, chicken
* Food: he loves to eat!
* Toys: loves toys!
* Walks: he enjoys long walks in the woods and is excellent on leash
* Running in the yard
* Training sessions
* Snuggling
* Loves being in the car and he travels well
* Hanging out on restaurant patios with people
* Ear, chin, and belly scratches
* Zoomies
* He enjoys attention and affection
* Sleeping in people beds and on couches
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, excited, he's a little awkward with dogs when playing
* Kids: friendly but we recommend kids 10+ years or older
* People: friendly, excited, warms up to women more quickly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love his crate but he does great when he is gated off instead
* Can be mouthy when excited but settles down
* He has been known to jump
* Has some separation anxiety
* Recommend a home where someone is home most of the time
* He will follow you everywhere
* We recommend a fenced yard
* Not a fan of baths
* He seeks affirmations and attention all the livelong day
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Carmelo

* Approximate Age 8 Years -Old * Dog-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
* Place
* Come
* House trained
* He can catch the treats you toss
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: All non-fishy treats, prefers soft but he'll suffer thru crunchy ones too. He enjoys whipped cream, chicken, cheese, peanut butter
* Food: daily kibble with wet food
* Toys: Wubba, tennis balls, soft toys, snuffle and licki mats
* Walks: pulls hard at the beginning but eases up
* Cuddles
* Playing in the yard
* Napping
* Watching TV
* Putting his head into your chest for rubs
* Head scratches and kisses, please
SKILLS:
* Dogs: selective
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to like the crate
* Not a fan of being left alone
* Can be mouthy
* Needs to urinate often
* This boy is gassy
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Bernie

* Approximate Age 10 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Sometimes people don’t include arrangements in their wills, or other documents, for the care of their pet in the event they pass away. And unfortunately, this was the very case. A 10+-year-old boy with stunning good looks landed at an area animal control when his owner passed away and there wasn’t any other family to take him in. Life doesn’t look like it’s been easy for him...he’s extremely underweight, there were pressure sores and missing fur, he’s not too stable on his legs, and he’s got a mouth full of rotten & broken teeth. Being stuck in a kennel at animal control is no place for a super senior...they should be lounging on the furniture, getting all the pets possible, and surrounded by unconditional love. Well, we were able to make that happen thanks to a selfless foster who has a soft spot like us, for elderly pups. Bernie is looking for a loving home to nap in for the rest of his days.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* House trained
* Lower energy
* Superstar on leash
* Doesn't need to be crated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky except he won't eat carrots
* Food: his foster says sausage biscuits?!
* Toys: a blue nylabone and a white bear he sleeps with
* Walks: superstar
* Enjoys affection
* Loves to sleep
* Snuggling
* Belly scratches
* Wagging his tail all day long
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: unknown
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Needs a home with little to no stairs
* Isn't a fan of the healthy food he's supposed to be eating
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Gotti

* Approximate Age 9 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Gotti was surrendered to an area animal control when his owner moved and couldn’t take him with him. One of our interaction team members was there on the very day he was surrendered and committed to getting him out because animal control is no place for any dog, let alone a 9-year-old boy.
He was very sick with an antibiotic-resistant upper respiratory infection and suspected bladder infection so he was put into isolation and we weren’t able to bust him out. We checked on him regularly and kept asking when we could take him.
Finally, 3 months later the animal control vet said we were able to take him. and we couldn’t have been more excited to have this guy leave the building and be in a loving supportive foster home and out of a cage.
Unfortunately, the suspected urinary infection was looking like it was way more than that. Gotti was leaking urine and blood every time he moved. His hindquarters were lethargic and tender to the touch and he had swelling in his anal area. He was rushed to our vet who diagnosed a severe prostate infection that had probably been going on for an extremely long time, long enough that they thought he might have cancer. Luckily, it wasn't cancer, just the infection!
He is a bit slow going when first getting up and has some tenderness in his hindquarters which the vet said is arthritis and the doctors are confident in saying that Gotti will get better once he builds more muscle.
Latest update - Gotti has made a full recovery from his prostate infection. Long term he will need anti-inflammatories to manage the discomfort in his hips and bloodwork every 6 months. He’s like a brand he’s dog!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Touch
* House trained
* Paw
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: goat cheese, peanut butter, Grandma Lucy's cookie treats
* Food: he likes Stella & Chewy
* Toys: hasn't shown interest in toys
* Walks: pulls hard in the beginning but eases up
* Cuddling
* Sleeping
* Chin & ear scratches
* Calm walks in the yard
* Lots of petting!
* He just wants to hang out
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Reactive on leash
* Will do best in a home without stairs
* Can be mouthy at times
* Does not to be crated
* When bored, he's been known to chew on throw blankets
* He is a destroyer of dog beds! They have been known to “explode” in his presence 😂
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Maddox

* Approximate Age 1 Year -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Late on a Friday night we got a message from a rescue friend asking if we had room for a 6-month-old pup, the owner reached out to her but they didn’t have a foster home available. The next day we contacted the owner to get all the details and our hearts were heavy as we could hear the sorrow in his voice. He was having to surrender a pup he’s had since he was a baby due to housing circumstances beyond his control. He didn’t want him in a cage at animal control, he wanted him in a home so rescue was his best shot. We put out a plea to our fosters and within minutes we had a transport team and a foster coordinated.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Paw
* Touch
* Higher energy
* House trained
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: Whimzies, fish skins, wild weenies, hot dogs if you remove the casing
* Food: can be a bit picky
* Toys: hard chews and anything that makes noise
* Walks: pulls hard at the beginning but eases up, pulls when he sees something he's interested in
* Playing with toys
* Going on walks
* Shoulder blade scratches
SKILLS:
* Dogs: overexcited, rough and tumble player
* Kids: 10+, he is a bull in a china shop
* People: takes time to warm up
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love his crate
* Not a fan of the vacuum, doorbell, and loud noises
* Normal puppy behaviors like chewing and mouthiness
* He enjoys singing the song of his people.. he's a barker.
* He doesn't realize how big he is
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Sonnie

* Approximate Age 2 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Sonnie was picked up as a badly injured stray in need of medical attention; he was extremely underweight, had open wounds all down his spine, sores and missing fur, and his tail was worn and bloodied. None of that stood in the way of this boy lighting up like a Christmas tree when he would see other dogs! He may have been very shy meeting new people, but not when canines were in the mix. We knew we needed to get this sweet boy into a foster home where he could continue to heal and have the companionship he was longing for.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: faux rawhide, hot dogs
* Food: not picky
* Toys: kong, tennis balls, Tearribles (interactive plush toys)
* Walks: manageable on leash
* He likes playing with toys
* He enjoys belly rubs
* Sitting by the heat vents
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited
* Kids: unknown
* People: cautious
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Has been a destructive chewer (give him the Tearribles!)
* Anxious and fearful in new situations
* He is a barker when bored or overstimulated
* Not a big fan of being outside
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Madeline

* Approximate Age 3 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Madeline was found living in an abandoned factory when animal control picked her up, and that's where we met this sweet girl with a larger than life desire to love on everyone she meets!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Touch
* Come
* House trained
* Nice house manners
* Lower energy
* She hardly barks
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: she isn't picky but biscuits are her fave, yak bones, ice cream as a special treat, and yogurt on the licki-mat
* Food: not picky
* Toys: she likes interactive toys right now
* Walks: manageable on leash
* Likes 3ish mile walks, especially in the forest!
* Napping all day long
* She enjoys going in the car
* Being with people
* Isn't interested in learning any other manners but she doesn't really need to. She's pretty chill.
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, she's all about making friends!
* Kids: friendly, she's gentle
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown but she'll chase squirrels
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love her crate
* Chases squirrels
* She doesn't like being left alone
* She isn't treat motivated
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Hazelnut

* Approximate Age 9 Months -Old * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
The owner of an itty bitty teeny tiny wrinkled English bulldog puppy reached out to I Got This SIT, LLC., one of the amazing trainers we work with, for help...they needed to rehome her but wanted her to land in capable loving hands. Of course we wanted to help this princess of underbites and we had just the foster, what’s one more bulldog in the house after all?!
EDUCATION:
* Come
* House trained
* Crate trained
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: she eats everything
* Food: EVERYTHING!
* Toys: chew toys
* Walks: superstar on leash
* Playing with toys
* Getting attention
* Scratches under her collar
SKILLS:
* Dogs: only dog-friendly outside of the home
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: persistently chases
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors like chewing, mouthiness, and no manners
* Has shown some guarding behaviors
* Not a fan of being in her crate if you're home (how rude!)
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Ducky

* Approximate Age 7 Months -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Ducky was rescued from a local animal control in rough shape. He was covered in urine, emaciated, and had a broken back leg that hadn’t been tended to. Please visit Ducky's album regularly to read all the latest news and updates on his medical journey.
EDUCATION:
* Come
* Working on his other manners
* Working on his potty training
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: pretty much anything
* Food: anything except veggies
* Toys: he's been testing different toys to find a favorite
* Walks: manageable to superstar on leash
* Playing with other dogs
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited, loves 'em
* Kids: friendly
^ People: friendly
* Cats: overexcited
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Lunette - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 7 Months -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A woman saw a young puppy running around her neighborhood so she scooped her up and searched for the owner. When he was found he informed her that he no longer wanted the dog and she could have her
With the frigid temps as they this Good Samaritan took her in as a way to guarantee this baby girl wouldn’t be dumped in the elements again. She not only got her cleaned up and fed, she also started getting her vetting done and reaching out to rescues to see if they could take her in.
That’s where we come in.
We get a bazillion emails and calls a day about dogs in need, and unfortunately, we can’t always help, but this time we could. One of our fosters who can only take puppies stepped up for this sweet itty bitty pittie!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Come
* Touch
* Potty trained
* Crate trained
* Incredible sniffing abilities
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: Peanut butter or yogurt
* Food: not picky
* Toys: anything, especially whatever her foster dog siblings have!
* Walks: pulls hard entire walk
* Wrestling with other dogs
* Tug
* Find it
* Chewing on toys
* Puzzle games
* Scratches everywhere!
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited
* Kids: unknown
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors like chewing, mouthiness and grabbing things
* Foster says she is mischievous, she is a puppy after all LOL
* Not a fan of lawnmowers and vacuums
* She's higher energy
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Chloe - Not Accepting Applications At This Time

* Approximate Age 2 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Cat Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
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Chloe showed up at a home in a rural area of western Kentucky. The homeowner was smitten, but her personal dogs didn't feel the same way. This good samaritan took care of Chloe for a few days then reached out to an area rescue. They brought her to a home and about 5 days later on 1/20/2021 she had 13 puppies...unfortunately only 10 survived.
Chloe's life before showing up on the doorstep is a mystery, but the rescue who whelped her litter said she was an absolute joy to have and was a wonderful momma to her newborns. A new mama and 10 babies are a lot to manage, especially in the winter so Homeward Hounds Of Western Kentucky started looking for rescues who could take the family. With the help of one of our rescue friends from Rawsome Pets, LLC we were introduced to this rescue and Chloe made her way north to our maternity foster home.
The puppies are: Lucy Lou, Charlie Day, Lovett, Cyclone, Sweet Pea, Lucy Stone, Tripp, Cooper, Greyson, and Andre.
As you can imagine, having ten babies means we need a lot of supplies so we are hosting a puppy shower for Chloe and her babies!
You can click thru to our Amazon wish list and have the items sent straight to us or you can click the donation button and just make a donation so we can put the cash towards Chloe and her puppies!
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Louise

* Approximate Age 1 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Louise was surrendered by her owners when the yearly pet deposit at their residence increased to an amount that they could not afford. The minute we met her she stole our hearts with the spot on head tilt, gangly legs she still needs to grow into, and her zest for being with dogs and humans alike.
EDUCATION:
* Come
* Sit
* Working on her other manners
* Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky
* Food: Honest Kitchen with dehydrated goat's milk and fish oil
* Toys: tennis balls
* Walks: manageable
* Playing with other dogs
* Naps
* Walks
* Ear scratches
* Wagging her tail while drinking water
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors
* Working on her potty training
* Not a fan of vacuums
* Learning to love her crate
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Pattie

* Approximate Age 2 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
We were notified by one of the amazing vets we work with (DuPage Animal Hospital) about a stray female who had recently given birth, was found by local police, and brought to their clinic. They agreed to do her stray hold and searched high and low for her owner. During this time she won the hearts of the entire staff and started to make herself at home. Our interaction team went to meet her and knew instantly that the home she needed was with us! Then we arranged for one of our fosters to meet her and this beauty sealed the deal with her bulldozer of a body, pig like grunts, head the size of a cinder block, and her unbelievable attentiveness. She’s definitely the total package!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Touch
* Come
* Bonus manners: up, off, and wait
* House trained
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: bacon treats, bully sticks
* Food: not picky
* Toys: rubber chew type that make noise, tug with ropes
* Walks: pulls hard, eases up
* Providing emotional support (leans in to cuddle)
* Playing fetch or tug
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, plays a little rough
* Kids: friendly, plays a little rough
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Can be a bit mouthy
* Learning to love her crate
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