Cashmere

When we took in Pajamas we knew he came in with Cashmere, and of course in a perfect world we’d be able to take her as well but we didn’t have an open foster home. Then we got a call from Safe Humane Chicago informing us she was pregnant so we kicked it into high gear and in no time had a foster step forward that has always dreamed of fostering a mama and welping a litter. Cashmere’s puppies are all with their new families and so it’s time for the best mama in the world to find her new family. She loves nothing more then to be close to her people, cuddle, play with toys, and go for long walks. Cashmere can be reactive on leash when seeing other dogs so she’ll need slower introductions to dogs in the home, but she’s totally worth it. If you are looking for the total package, Cashmere is the girl for you.
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines *  Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Mitch

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 no where 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! 
* Approximate Age 14 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Itty

Itty was surrendered with Bitty (also with CTP!) and 3 other dogs when their owner lost their home. Their owner was heartbroken. CTP pulled them both into rescue. Itty is about 5 years old and 45 pounds. She is kid, cat and dog friendly. Her human foster sisters are 5 and 2. She seems to enjoy the company of other dogs so she is a good choice for a second dog. Itty enjoys playing in the yard with a ball and she likes to chew on Nylabones. Itty is in need of an owner willing to put some time, attention and patience into helping her be her best self. She needs to learn some leash and basic manners, and has just started training. Her confidence is growing so things are getting better in her world. She isn't a big fan of her crate and she loves belly rubs! 
* Approximate Age 5 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly *Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Miles

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?
* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog Friendly *  Older Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Regis

Regis came from a life of neglect. This boy was a hot mess! He had various untreated medical issues that we have gotten under control but he still has the scars to tell his story. He is a middle aged gentleman, about 7 years old, and he is just looking for a chill forever home with people he can trust. Regis is dog friendly and would thrive in a home with another dog. He is cautious with cats he's seen from afar and he loves little kids under 5 but he can be scared of older kids. Because of his past, he is slow to warm up to new people and he is anxious when being handled for a bath so he will need a family with lots of patience and the time to allow him to trust. He is a work in progress but his foster family says he is worth the effort. Regis is a wigglebutt with a few requests for his forever home. He'd like a home with homemade sweet potato fries, bologna and Kongs stuffed with peanut butter. He also really likes to sleep on beds. He enjoys walks, rope tugs and once he gets to know you, he will cuddle like it's his job. Regis is low energy and knows a few basic commands like sit, come and shake. He is almost potty trained but he isn't a fan of the crate. Luckily, he does fine being left in a room when you're gone. We will be looking for a very special family for this very special boy.... are you it? Fill out an application! 
* Approximate Age 7 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Raindrop

Raindrop has had a hard and neglectful life. She spent her pre-rescue years as a breeding dog that wasn't taken care of. Now, at 8 years old, she is looking to live a life of leisure in a quiet home. She is low energy and a superstar on the leash. She isn't fond of the crate but she loves lying on a bed. She knows many of her basic manners like sit, down, stay, come and she is house trained. Her foster family says she's amazing and always happy. Raindrop needs a family that is cool with keeping up her pain management, allergy and eye medications. Her foster family suggests that she live in a single-family home as she can be vocal at times when left alone. She is dog-friendly but her foster family recommends any sibling dogs be over 25 pounds because she can be a bossy mama. Are you the perfect home for Raindrop?
* Approximate Age 8 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Dolly

We don't usually take owner surrenders because there are so many dogs in overcrowded shelters that need our help, but because we are suckers for a senior, we couldn't say no. Dolly’s previous family came on hard times and searched for someone to help their beloved 9 year old girl so they wouldn't have to surrender her to a shelter. Dolly likes toys and PB and yogurt filled Kongs. She knows all her basic manners. Dolly is selective with dogs, and she prefers slow intros to them. She prefers a quiet home with someone that is mostly home and would enjoy taking lots of walks...she loves her walks and is a superstar on the leash! Dolly would like to request a home without fussy dog sweaters (she prefers being naked), doorbells and loud noises (she isn't a fan) but she'd love a home with lots of blankets to bury herself in. Are you the family for Dolly?
* Approximate Age 9 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Chief - Adoption Pending

Are you looking for a dog-bunny hybrid? Chief is your guy! This sweet and sassy 8 month old hops like a rabbit and at 45 lbs, he is what we call a pocket pittie. All the fun of a pittie in a fun size. Chief was brought to an ER vet in Chicago after possibly being hit by car: he had 3 pelvic fractures and jaw fracture. Once he was stable he was tranferred to CACC where we met him, fell in love, and a foster brought him home. He will be having FHO surgery the first week in January and then start physical therapy. Chief knows sit and he's house trained but he's still working on learning the rest of his basic manners. He is a social butterfly, enjoys attention and is kid, human and dog friendly and didn't show much interest in cats. He is also horse and chicken friendly if you live on a farm. Chief isn't a big fan of his crate quite yet so he'll need some patience and understanding to work through that. He doesn't seem to be much of a barker if that is important for you. He'd like to request a home with chew toys and peanut butter. He is manageable on the leash and he enjoys a good belly rub.
* Approximate Age 11 Months * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Penny

Penny and a male dog came into animal control underweight with flea bitten ears, and sores all over their legs and paws. The male was quickly pulled into rescue. Poor Penny wasn't. She is heartworm positive so no rescue wanted to take that on because treatment is costly, lengthy and uncomfortable for the dog. One of our team fell in love with her and soon we had a foster step up and take her in. Penny is our current work in progress. While she is treating her heartworm, she will also be working on learning every basic manner (and how to do stairs!) and learning what it's like to live in a loving home. Penny is about 2 years old and at 40 lbs, she is a fun sized pocket pittie! She is dog and cat friendly. She hasn't been tested with kids but her foster thinks she'll probably be fine. She is cautious with adults but with some confidence and patience, she warms up. Penny has really enjoyed having a canine foster brother so we think she's enjoy a home with another dog. Penny has some fears like the vacuum, the doorbell, new people, and loud noises but she's still acclimating to being in a home and learning that not everything is actually scary. We expect to be updating her bio as she makes progress. She nibbles a little and she is still learning about treats and toys. She enjoys belly rubs and begging for people food... because a girl has to try!
* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Michael Cera

We couldn’t think of a better day than #GivingTuesday to be able to break out Michael Cera, a dog who is ever so deserving of a new life. Michael was urgent status at an area animal control. He had been there for over two months and was overlooked mostly due to needing slow intros to new people. All he needed was someone to take a chance on him and some patience and one of our amazing fosters stepped up! MC is about a year old and at only 40 lbs, he falls into our pocket pittie designation, which means he is all pittie in a fun sized package! MC is kid, dog and cat friendly but he is cautious with new adults and needs patience and understanding. He is still a puppy so he is learning his basic manners but he does know sit, come and he's almost house trained. MC's fosters think he'd do best in a home with another dog to help him with his confidence and he enjoys playing with another canine. He isn't a fan of loud noises, his crate or car rides. He would like to request a home that has ear rubs, someone to play fetch with, yogurt, and someone that likes to take walks because he is a superstar on the leash. He would like a home with any sort of treat except fruits and veggies because fruits and veggies are a great, big nope
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Aria

An emaciated, flea infested, barely walking dog came into CACC as a stray. When we first saw her, we didn't have any open fosters available that could take on a dog with special needs. We checked on her regularly and we were sad to see she was still there. Then, one of our experienced fosters with a special love for seniors stepped up and decided to take Aria in. She's a slender 54 lbs and loves people! She wants to hang with dogs but she doesn't have the best dog manners and socialization necessary to understand cues from other dogs. She needs to learn boundaries and how to engage her fellow canines. She is manageable on a leash, enjoys car rides and playing with stuffed toys. She knows a few of her basic manners like sit, come and down but she's still working on the rest along with crate training. She'd like to request a home with no vacuum cleaners. (yes, we know... but we get that request often so we like to pass it along). Aria has a host of medical issues. Aria has severe arthritis in both front elbows, some arthritis in her back legs, muscle wasting in both hind quarters, spondylosis, hip dysplasia, and a mammary mass that came back benign. Whew! This girl is going to be having surgery to fix some of these things so she can be the dog she's always wanted to be! Are you looking for a girl that is ready to live her best life and deserves to be pampered and spoiled like the princess we know she is?
* Approximate Age 6 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Milkshake

Every year we do our best to pull a dog right before the holiday. Milkshake was our 2018 'Christmas Miracle' rescue. Milkshake came in to an area animal control a couple months ago with another dog that got rescued quickly. We had a fabulous foster step up and take him in. Our 66 pound Milkshake is just under a year old, still a puppy! He lacks confidence, needs slower intros to other dogs and needs someone with lots of patience! He knows sit and come but he's still working on the rest of his basic manners. He is potty trained and is manageable on the leash. He has the energy of a puppy and enjoys running, jumping and taking walks and then he enjoys sleeping! He is friendly with other dogs with slow introduction. He hasn't been kid tested but his foster thinks he'd be better with older kids since he's still a puppy and is learning not to jump and act like a nut. Milkshake isn't picky when it comes to food and treats aside from the fact he isn't a fan of pumpkin. He is a master at licking dirty dishes in the dishwasher and checking the trash. Again, he's a puppy! His foster says he does every nutty thing a puppy does.. chews on stuff, gets into stuff, jumps on stuff, he falls off stuff, and gets the zoomies and knocks over stuff. Are you up for the challenge stuff? Milkshake would like to request a home with a yard so he can run around, people that are good at giving belly rubs, a house that has Pandora because he really likes listening to music when he's in his crate and someone with an Amazon account because he needs strong chew toys like Nylabones and Kongs. He is handsome, sweet and loving and his foster thinks he will be a great addition to a family that can put in the patience and work necessary to raise a great dog from puppydom. Do you have what it takes to raise this boy?
* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Sam

Are you looking to add a perfect little man to your life? Meet Sam! He was an owner surrender because he has Cushing's and a heart murmur. One of our fosters offered to foster a second dog and she specified 'little' so that is how a non-pittie ended up in a pittie rescue. We don't discriminate! We even help the fluffernutters!
Sam would like to introduce himself: I am your man, er, dog! I am, quite frankly, a dream.... I am a mature and confident 9 year old Bichon who weighs 14 lbs. I used to have a family that loved me but I have a couple health issues that they weren't able to deal with so I am looking for a new place to live and a new family to impress. I have all the bells & whistles already installed. You can spend your time doing something other than training me. I am a superstar on leash but I'd rather be sleeping. I love wearing clothes. I am a low energy hunk that just wants to hang around. I am dog, kid and cat friendly. I am really, shall we say, attracted to small dogs so it might be best if I join a family with larger dog siblings. I know the important manners like sit, down, stay, and come and I am, of course, house trained, I mean.. please. I also do that cute small dog spin thing that will impress your friends. I'm really just a chill chap looking for a home with chew bones to live out my retirement.
* Approximate Age 9 Years * Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Percy

Meet Percy! Percy and his sister were found as strays. Two of our fabulous fosters stepped up to take them in. Percy is between 7-8 months old. He is 31 lbs which makes him a pocket pittie! He is kid and dog friendly and will be tested with cats soon. He is a quick learner and food motivated. He knows a few manners like sit, stay, leave it and come. He's working on the others. Percy can be a little wild with his foster dog sibling but takes correction well. He is still a puppy, after all. His foster says he's sweet and cuddly.
We invited Percy to fill out our questionnaire: Things I need in my life: - Stinky foods! I love fish based food! - Tug with a dog sibling - Whimsey treats - Car rides! - Naps!
Things I can live without:
- Veggies. I don't want to eat that! What the heck?
- Crates. Not a fan.
Things you can live without but I'm cute so you'll have to deal:
- I'm a little nippy and rude with my foster dog sibling. (we're working on it)
- I'm a little jumpy. (we're working on it)
- I need supervision because I'll take your things. (just watch me, sheesh)
- I have a little separation anxiety. (we're working on it)
* Approximate Age 7 Months * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Ginger

Meet Ginger! Ginger and her brother were found as strays. Two of our fabulous fosters stepped up to take them in. We estimate Ginger to be about 7-8 months old so she's still a puppy but her foster family says she's pretty chill for a puppy (which is kinda rare). She is 32 lbs, which places her into the pocket pittie category - all the thrill of a pittie in a fun size! She is manageable on leash and she can sit but she's still working on the other manners. Her foster parents say she is adorable and the chillest puppy she's ever met. Ginger has even gone swimming at an indoor dog pool!
We invited Ginger to fill out our questionnaire: Things I need in my life:
- Cats! I love cats! I like to follow cats around! I'd like a nice cat.
- Dogs! I love dogs! I like to cuddle with dogs!
- Kids! I'd like some kids in my new home!
- Honest Kitchen! I like this mixed into my food so I need a home that has some.
- Naps! I'm so good at napping. I practice a lot.
- Classical music. Yes, really. Get Pandora.
Things I can live without:
- That crate! I want to sleep in a bed with no walls, please.
- Boring, dry kibble. (see Honest Kitchen above)
- Vacuum cleaners and loud noises
Things you can live without but I'm cute so you'll have to deal:
- I like to chew on things made of wood. (I'm sorry)
- I'm not a big fan of going potty in the rain. (I'm not sorry)
* Approximate Age 7 Months * Dog Friendly * Cat Friendly * Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Sky

A family with no other option brought their sick pittie to an area animal control when she stopped eating and started losing weight. Upon intake exam medical thought this could be a blockage so they quickly did surgery. Low and behold...remnants of a toy were found! As she started to recover and feel better her zest for life showed in every wiggle, smile, and sloppy kiss. We knew she had to be part of our pack. One of our well seasoned fosters was talking to her friend about her personal experiences fostering and how it literally changes & saves lives; this made such an impact on the friend that she stepped forward for this blue beauty. Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Sky! All good things from here.
Sky will have to be on a Rx diet for a while and slowly transitioned to a high quality food, and her activity level needs to be kept in check until she is fully recovered.
More info to come as she settles in.
* Approximate Age 3 Years * Dog Friendly* Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Spayed * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Rizzo

15 dogs, 3 cats, and a turtle were confiscated when police were called to an area residence for unlawful discharge of a firearm. These animals were found living in deplorable inhumane conditions, and from the looks of it never saw the light of day. One of these dogs was particularly petrified. He would shake uncontrollably in his cage, and if he was brave enough to come out with a volunteer he would do anything to not go back in. To not cause him more stress the volunteers would sit outside his cage and give him treats, head scratches, and just spend time with him. This was absolutely heartbreaking to us so we begged for a foster...one who would have time and patience to take things slow at introducing a whole new world to this shut down terrified boy. And that’s when it happened...One of our experienced fosters stepped up! Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Rizzo! All good things from here.
Be on the lookout for updates from us and Safe Humane Chicago as he settles in.
* Approximate Age 2 Years * Dog Friendly* Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Betty

What happens when Chicago Animal Care and Control asks us if we can take a 16-week old puppy with a broken leg as soon as possible? Exactly. We take her! Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Betty! All good things from here.
Betty has been examined and X-rayed by our veterinarian and based on what he saw the recommendation was made for her to see an orthopedic specialist at Veterinary Specialty Center. That appointment and update to follow.
Betty’s care will be costly, if you have some spare change to donate towards her medical bills it would be greatly appreciated. Every penny counts. It all adds up. More info to come as she settles in.
* Approximate Age 16 weeks* Dog Friendly* Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Mako

A dehydrated and lethargic teeny weeny baby was brought into an emergency vet clinic and promptly abandoned by his “owners”. Numerous attempts by the clinic were made to have them come back for him, but their efforts were futile. One of the staff contacted a trainer we work closely with to see if we’d be able to take him in. Of course we said yes (seriously look at that face)! Look out Valentine’s Day he’s a heart breaker. 💕 Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Mako. All good things from here. More info as he settles in.
* Approximate Age 8 weeks* Dog Friendly* Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Mako

A dehydrated and lethargic teeny weeny baby was brought into an emergency vet clinic and promptly abandoned by his “owners”. Numerous attempts by the clinic were made to have them come back for him, but their efforts were futile. One of the staff contacted a trainer we work closely with to see if we’d be able to take him in. Of course we said yes (seriously look at that face)! Look out Valentine’s Day he’s a heart breaker. 💕 Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Mako. All good things from here. More info as he settles in.
* Approximate Age 8 weeks* Dog Friendly* Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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Alex

Alex ended up at an area shelter when his family was moving and couldn’t take him with, to say his world was rocked is an understatement. Everything he’d known for 2 years was gone and he was in a noisy new place surrounded by strangers. He was completely stressed and it was taking a toll on him. It broke our hearts that we didn’t have a foster to take this handsome boy with soulful brown eyes who amazed us time and time again with how appropriate & friendly he was with people and dogs of all sizes.
And then the day we were dreading came, the shelter told us he was urgent and needed to leave ASAP. We felt helpless with no foster. But miracles do happen...one of our rockstar fosters swooped in with her cape to save the day! Please help us welcome the newest member of the CTP family...Alex! All good things from here.
More info as he settles in at his foster home.
* Approximate Age 2 Years* Dog Friendly* Child Friendly * Up To Date On All Vaccines  * Neutered* Micro-chipped * House-trained * 
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