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 - 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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Bean

* 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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Hopper - Adoption Pending

* 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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BACKSTORY:
Jupiter was a stray in a rough neighborhood for about 6 months and was being fed by everyone in the area. He 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, at the beginning of August, they caught him and brought him to safety. That’s when they reached out to us and we had one of our fosters step up that had been looking for an older dog to foster.
EDUCATION:
* Crate trained
* Knows Sit (for a treat)
* Knows Come
* House trained
* He is a superstar on the leash
* His foster says he is a low energy, very chill dog
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Napping
* Getting petted
* Attention, he's underfoot
* He likes treats, rawhide, and peanut butter
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: good
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* He is a velcro dog which may not be a challenge to some
* Can get a little growly with his food bowl and other dogs
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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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Saffron - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 1 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Saffron was confiscated from disgusting living conditions where she was living in her own feces and urine and became part of Safe Humane Chicago which is where we fell in love with her. She is a young energetic girl who considers every person her new best friend!
EDUCATION:
* House trained
* Sit
* Come
* Down
* Leave It
* Working on her other manners
* Manageable on the leash
* Higher energy
* Food-motivated
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Treats: chicken and string cheese
* Toys: stuffed with squeakers and chew toys
* Long walks in the woods
* Being with people
* Belly rubs
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly but can e overexcited
* Kids: unknown
* People: super friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* She may jump on you and can get a little mouthy.
* She's still learning her manners.
* She's learning to like the crate during the day
* She doesn't like bananas. More for you.
* She may chew on things that are not appropriate but can be redirected
* She can have a mild reaction to loud noises
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Quinn - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 1 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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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. All good things from here.
More info as she settles in.
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Herman

* Approximate Age 4 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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A regal redhead landed at an area animal control when he was found tied to a fence behind a dumpster, and thank goodness they found him because he was in need of medical attention...It appears he had a leg break that didn’t heal correctly and has hip issues. He is truly a gentleman with everyone he meets and a gentle giant with other dogs. He’s the type of dog that gives you pause with a long inhale of pure joy! One of our fosters fell for him the minute they met and there was no turning back and we couldn’t be happier! All good things from here.
More info as he settles in.
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Jerry

* Approximate Age 9 Months *Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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More info as he settles in.
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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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More info as she settles in.
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Bear

* Approximate Age 10 Years *Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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More info as he settles in.
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