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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Charles

* Approximate Age 10 Years *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY
Our founder, Lynette, tells us how she came upon Charles: "I saw a 12-year-old stray senior dog at an area animal control: he had wounds covering his elbows and paws, practically no teeth at all, difficulty walking due to issues with his front shoulders, and he would stumble because of lack of ability to use his hind legs. Fosters are very difficult to come by in the winter months, especially around a holiday so I kept striking out. The thought of this old gent sitting in a cage was killing me but I kept trying, then I got word that he was urgent because cage space was filling up and not one other rescue gave him as much as a second glance. Why was no other rescue interested? Because he is a senior that has obvious medical issues that ARE going to require quite a lot of money. But still, that didn't stop me, I kept begging for a foster. And then it happened! BAM! One of our seasoned fosters stepped up to take him, but she couldn't bring him home until after Christmas. So now what? I put out a plea to all of CTP begging (again) for someone to temp foster him so he could spend the holiday in a warm toasty home. And just like a true Christmas miracle it happened...so many came forward and rearranged their plans to make this happen.'
I have said it before and I will say it again "I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such AMAZING selfless people that put the dogs best interest first, without them none of this is possible".
EDUCATION:
* House trained
* Sit
* Come (with hand signals)
* Superstar on the leash
* Lower energy
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Sleeping
* Walks
* Car rides
* Cuddles
* Weekly baths
* Being with people
* Treats: hot dogs, cheese, soft treats
* Toys: anything hard that he can chew on
* Favorite rub and scratch spots: belly, ears, and chin
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* He is deaf
* Has some senior related medical issues
* He needs to wear a belly band diaper
* Limited mobility in his back legs. we recommend a home with minimal stairs
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Marvin

* Approximate Age 12 Years *Dog-Friendly * Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Microchipped * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY
Marvin is covered is scars, pressure sores, has missing hair, and was covered in feces and dirt. His body is a bag of bones and you can see every vertebra down his back to the tip of his tail. Marvin is emaciated and his teeth are some sort of a shade of green, he’s practically deaf and his vision isn’t good...He definitely has mileage on him...a lot of it. I bet he has lots of stories, ones he’d probably like to forget. If they were good stories then I supposed he wouldn’t have been left out in the brutal cold tied to a fence, forgotten about, and left for dead. When we met Marvin at CACC his body looked broken but his spirit is far from it! He is a chill, happy old guy who just wants to be touched, snuggled and loved. Marvin was giving kisses in exchange for pets and love, his freedom car ride was nothing short of happiness. He sat in the front seat on our laps, fell asleep for a while with his head on our shoulders, then woke up and went for a roll around the back of the van before he finally laid down and relaxed. Marvin is looking for a quiet home to live out his days.
EDUCATION:
* House trained and puppy pad trained for overnight
*  Manageable on the leash
* Lower energy
* Sit
* Paw
* Come (with a hand signal)
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Eating
* Snoozing
* Being with people and getting attention
* Enjoys sleeping in crates with the door open
* Cuddling
* Treats: chew bones and really anything
* Food: not picky
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: not a fan of the felines
CHALLENGES:
* He is deaf
* Normal senior needs
* He needs access to puppy pads overnight (ie: not crated)
* Needs a home without stairs
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Benjamin - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 8 Months *Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
We got word that a puppy was surrendered to animal control with multiple fractures and was in desperate need of rescue. When we met him he was the sweetest, most stoic gem imaginable despite his condition, and he completely won over one of our foster families. On one side, the ball that sits in the hip socket is completely broken off and on the other side, he has a femur break. According to the X-rays, these terrible breaks have already started to heal, so the injuries aren’t new. We don't know the details that caused this poor sweet soul to get this way, we are just focusing on fixing him. He’s so young and he’s got his entire life ahead of him, it should be one that is pain-free and happy. Benjamin is currently on medical hold.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Leave it
* Come
* Crate trained
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Being with people
* Cuddling
* Napping
* Loves to run but he can't right now
* Treats: peanut butter, cookies, but not picky
* Food: not picky
* Toys: bones, Kong, squeaky stuffies, rubber toys
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly and overexcited
* Kids: friendly but cautious
* People: needs time to warm up to some people
* Cats: friendly but plays with them like they are dogs
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors apply
* High energy
* He is a destroyer of toys
* He hates the vacuum cleaner
* Not a big fan of being alone
* Pulls hard on walks but eventually eases up
* He can be vocal when he wants attention
* He can be a little mouthy (but he is a puppy)
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Greta

* Approximate Age 7 Years * Older Teen Age Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY
Greta is a purebred American Bully (DNA was done!) who came into an area animal control as a stray. This goes to prove that any purebred dog you are looking for can be found in rescue or at your local shelter, no need to go to a breeder. Greta's body shows she has been a mama a few times, but now it's her time to shine. She needs a home that is patient, understanding and willing to help her feel comfortable in a quiet home with walks and cuddles.
EDUCATION:
* House trained
* Superstar on the leash when wearing a gentle leader harness
* Not destructive when left alone
* Lower energy
* Sit
* Down
* Place
* Paw ... fun fact... she's left-handed
* Touch
* Come
* Side (which means sitting next to you)
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Cuddles.. oh, how she loves to cuddle!
* Scratches on her butt, chin, and chest
* Sleeping
* Walks
* Likes to burrow in the sheets
* Seems to enjoy wearing clothing
* She likes to play the 'find the treats' game
* Toys: stuffies, ropes, bones, squeakies and she loves her lick mat.
* Treats: jerky, cream cheese and yogurt on her lick mat or in a Kong
* Food: prefers kibble mixed with canned food
SKILLS:
* Dogs: prefers to be the one and only
* Kids: unknown but we recommend no kids or older teenagers
* People: needs time to warm up.
* Cats: not a fan of felines
CHALLENGES:
* Not a big fan of being in the car
* Can be protective of her people
* Would do best in a home that is quiet and calm
* She isn't a big fan of being alone. She likes to be with people
* Prefers slow and proper introductions to new people
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Keller

* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog-Friendly * Older 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: friendly but overexcited
* Kids: cautious and overexcited. He can be jumpy.
* 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
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Pepper - Medical Hold

* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog-Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
A teeny weeny bat faced munchkin ended up at an area animal control as a stray. It was very clear that there was something very wrong with her back leg since she wasn’t putting weight on it and could barely use it. Upon exam, the Dr said the leg would need to be amputated. We knew this girl needed out as soon as possible but needed a foster who was capable of caring for a healing amputee, and we had the just the one! This wonderful foster family has cared for many of our medical dogs without even thinking twice, and that was the case again.
However.. Pepper's amputation couldn't be performed right away because she had a lung infection that needed to be cleared up first and we had the complications of trying to schedule a surgery while dealing with our COVID-19 world.... but then life threw us a curveball...... while being treated for her infection, her bone healed enough on its own and now Pepper no longer needs her leg amputated! How's that for a plot twist?
 Pepper's foster mom says she is the 'happiest dog she's ever met'
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Leave it
* Place
* Stay (when she feels like it)
* Touch
* Come
* House trained
* Crate trained
* Manageable on the leash
* Waves at you if you say 'Hi Pepper!'
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Treats: she isn't picky
* Toys: stuffed toys
* Food: her raw bones
* Cuddling on her terms
* Hanging with the humans
* Sucking on her blanket
* Romping with her foster dog brother
* Napping on the couch
* Playing in the hose
* She didn't mind noisy construction at her foster's home
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly
* Cats: friendly but excited, dog savvy cats recommended
CHALLENGES:
* She isn't a fan of being gated in another room
* She will do best with dogs that have similar energy
* Can be jumpy
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Flutter

* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Can you imagine this gorgeous brindle girl living in a kennel at CACC for almost 90 days? She loved having the opportunity to be out in playgroup with her friends or running around a play lot with volunteers, yet she was continuously overlooked and passed over. We had been searching for a foster and kept coming up empty-handed until one day our begging paid off!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Leave it
* Paw
* House trained
* Crate trained
* Superstar on the leash
* Good in the car
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Toys: ropes, Kong, chew toys
* Treats: carrots, Nudgies, Blue Dog treats
* Food: kibble served with an egg or wet food
* Naps
* Sitting in the yard
* Cuddles
* Sniffing all the things
* Short but frequent walks
* Chasing squirrels
* Hiding in pillows
* Building pillow forts
* Belly rubs & head massages
SKILLS:
* Dogs: needs slow intros
* Kids: does vest with ages 15 and up
* People: friendly, prefers calm people
* Cats: not a fan of the felines
CHALLENGES:
* Has shown to be a destructive chewer
* Hates baths
* Can be mouthy
* Doesn't like loud noises
* Can be a hand shy
* Working on building her confidence
* Needs a house, does not do well in an apartment
* Really dislikes cats
* Doesn't like the heat
* Higher prey drive. Squirrels are no Bueno!
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Oliver - Adoption Pending

* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * House-trained * 
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More info to come as he settles in.
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Saga

* Approximate Age 5 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
Back in March, we were contacted by an area animal control about a heartworm positive mama and her two newborn babies that needed rescue after being confiscated as part of court case. We immediately started looking for a foster who could take this family and when we notified AC that we could take them, AC told us that the defendant had appealed his case and the mama and babies could not be released yet. We sat tight, waited patiently, and checked on them regularly until the day finally came when the defendant rightfully lost custody and we were able to bring all three into rescue with CTP. Saga's puppies were adopted and now it's her turn to find her forever home.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Come
* House trained with an occasional accident
* Crate trained
* Manageable on the leash
Lower energy
* Smart
* Food-motivated
ACTIVITIES SHE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky, likes meats, cheese, bacon. Not a fan of fruits and veggies
* Toys: stuffed animals to either carry or destroy, rubber balls
* Walks
* Tug
* Lying in the sun
* Head, ears and butt scratches
* Being with her people
* Warming up to cuddling
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly
* Dogs: friendly with small and large dogs
* Kids:  friendly
* Cats: not friendly
CHALLENGES:* Not a fan of baths and grooming. She tolerates it but she doesn't like it.
* Can be a bit mouthy but can be redirected
* A bit of a bulldozer and klutz
* Learning to like cuddles
* Heartworm positive and currently undergoing treatment
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Jerry

* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly * Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
We were at Chicago Animal Care & Control meeting some dogs when we were notified of a brindle boy 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 came in!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Leave it
* Come
* Paw
* Touch
* Stay
* House trained
* Crate trained
* Superstar on the leash
* Food-motivated
ACTIVITIES HE ENJOYS:
* Treats: he isn't picky and he likes ice
* Toys: snufflemat, Kong, stuffed toys he can tear up
* Playing with big dogs
* Chewing on bully sticks
* Playing fetch
* Loves to get scratches all over
SKILLS:
* Humans: friendly, cautious, needs slow introductions
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: unknown
* Cats: friendly
CHALLENGES:
* He can be protective of his home and people
* He hates the vacuum
* Can be a little mouthy but is easily redirected
* Gets car sick
* Destructive chewer, needs supervision
* Can be reactive to some men but can be redirected
* Cries and barks when crated if he knows you are home
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Lily

* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * House-trained * 
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 other dogs
* 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: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Normal puppy behaviors
* Loves to hear her own voice
* Learning to love her crate
* Needs leash management
* 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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Murphy

* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
Due to financial hardships, a family surrendered their beloved 2-year-old blue brindle boy to an area animal control. Needless to say, he became very stressed in that environment. We had our eye on him from day one and were hoping to find a foster so we could take him, but we kept striking out. Another rescue found a foster and was able to take him and we were relieved he was out, but the next thing we knew they returned him to animal control. What?! Are you kidding?! He was back?! Long story short, we were told that they had a hard time managing. That was it, we had to get him out as soon as possible, especially because this time around the kennel stress was really taking a toll on him mentally and he was deteriorating quickly. We made it our mission. So to help aid in his mental well-being while we begged for a foster, our interaction team lead kept taking him for Doggy Day Outings, and was even allowed to keep him overnight. One of our dedicated selfless fosters came to meet him with her dog and they were like two peas in a pod! His ticket out of there was found, and he won’t ever be going back!
More info as he settles in.
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Hippo 🦛

* Approximate Age 1-2 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
A beautiful young boy was surrendered by his owners to an area animal control because they could no longer afford his care. After his intake exam it was discovered that he had an ACL that needs repair, and those are costly. This sweetie pie was very shy and it took some time for him to warm up; that coupled with his medical needs made everyone overlook him. But not us, he touched our hearts! We are thrilled to announce that after 2 months of waiting at animal control he has left the building and is now a CTP pup! Hippo will be settling in at his foster home and then having an ortho consultation for his ACL.
We will post updates each step along the way!
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Wallace

* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * House-trained * 
More info as he settles in...
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Roja

* Approximate Age 3-4 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * House-trained * 
More info as she settles in...
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Bunny 🐰

* Approximate Age 6 Years * Small Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * House-trained * 
In 2018 an overbred brindle beauty was surrendered to an animal control in Dyersburg, TN by a man who solely used her to make babies for profit, so bad in fact that her name was Money. That’s all she was to him. Animal control was full so this girl was on the euthanasia list. Our rescue friend Teresa who brought us Champ and Angel couldn’t stand the thought of her tragic life ending on a cold slab so she scooped her up. Her name was quickly changed to Bunny, then she received vetting and treatment for heartworm. Bunny was adopted twice and returned due to no fault of her own? The first adopter decided they wanted a puppy, and the second adopter's wife said “I really didn’t want a dog anyway.” This was completely heartbreaking for Bunny, so after the second failed adoption her foster mom Heidi said no more. “I can’t do this to her again, I’ll keep her until we can find a rescue.” It’s been almost 2 years total that Heidi (pictured on the RT) has had Bunny, this poor sweet girl kept getting overlooked and had virtually no one interested in adopting her. Teresa reached out to us and pleaded with us to take a chance on her, and after we met Bunny we were completely baffled on why she wasn’t adopted in all that time. She was kind, affectionate, a dream on a leash, and absolutely gorgeous! They say that good things come to those who wait...Bunny has waited long enough so she deserves GREATNESS, and she’ll get that.
Be on the lookout for more info as she settles in.
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