Cora

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* Approximate Age 4 Years-Old * Dog-Friendly * Not Cat-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Some dogs just do better with a canine companion, and that was clearly the case here. A tan temptress was surrendered to DuPage County Animal Services after her canine housemate passed away and she became destructive in the home while alone for long hours.
While at the shelter this girl lit up like a Christmas tree around other dogs and it was clear she indeed needed one in her life that could help boost her confidence.
One of our foster families went to meet her and learn more about her without their dog, and if all went well they’d bring him in a couple days to meet. Well, right after that this beige beauty got adopted! We were thrilled that she got out and wished the best for her. Unfortunately, a few days later the adopter returned her.
*May we add this is why the two-week shutdown and decompression is critical for all dogs in a new home and why CTP employs the two-week shutdown.
When we let our foster family know she was returned they immediately jumped on the chance to load up their dog and go meet her! And it was a great match which was meant to be all along!
EDUCATION:
*Sit
*Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: hot dogs, cheese
* Food: she likes wet food
* Toys: rubber squeaky toys
* Walks
* Playing with humans
* Hanging and laying around with humans
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly but overexcited and vocal
* Kids: probably friendly but recommend 10+ years of age
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: pulls hard but eases up
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love her crate
* Destructive chewer
* Not a fan of being alone
* Separation anxiety
* Working on her house training
* Easily overwhelmed when anxious or overexcited
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be patient and understanding of her anxiety
* Will work with her on her crate and potty training
* Will help increase her confidence when encountering new things
* Will have another dog
* Has someone home most of the time
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Vita

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* Approximate Age 3 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines *  Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Two emaciated dogs were surrendered to DuPage County Animal Services due to welfare concerns and the scars of their past life showed. They were pretty shut down and needed to decompress. They were now getting regular meals, walks, attention, and the love of caring staff & volunteers. All of this helped their personalities shine and they started to thrive! The foster who nurtured and adored our beloved Ace was now ready to open her heart & home to another dog in need and we knew just the one!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Leave it
* Come
* Crate trained
* Average energy
* Working on her other manners
* Treat motivated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky, no carrots, please
* Food: not picky but seems to have a digestion problem with beef
* Toys: tennis balls, nylabone, interactive toys like licki mats, Kong roller ball, snuffle mat
* Walks: pulls hard but eases up
* Car rides
* Napping on the couch
* Going on adventures
* She likes to be active
* Going on walks
* Scratches on her butt, under her chin and on her chest
* LOVES the pool
SKILLS:
* Dogs: needs slow intros
* Kids: older kid friendly
* People: cautious but gaining confidence in meeting new people
* Cats: not friendly
CHALLENGES:
* Barks at fireworks, doesn't like 'em
* Has some fear about certain things
* Pulls on walks but can be redirected well with high value treats and positive reinforcement
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will provide regular exercise
* Will take her on walks and adventures
* Will be quiet and calm
* Will avoid feeding her beef
* Will work with her to be better on walks
* Will use her crate for her, but she can be left out for short periods
* If there are kids, they will be calm, older kids that can give Vita space
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Jelly Bean

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* Approximate Age 6 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
On a daily basis we get an average of 20 calls, texts, and emails from people wanting to surrender their pet. Being a foster based rescue we can only take dogs in when we have an open foster home and we choose to focus our effort on taking dogs from area animal controls.
However, we got a frantic call from someone whose landlord changed their mind about them having a dog and he gave them 2 weeks for the dog to vacate. The kicker was the dog is deaf. I told them “Deaf puppy, you say?” We might be able to help!''
I reached out to a couple of the trainers on our interaction team and Ali from I Got This SIT, LLC. replied almost immediately with “Bring her to me!”
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Touch
* Paw
* Place/Mat
* Come
* Crate trained
* Higher energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky, she enjoys liver sausage, crunchy treats, cheese and Real Meat Co. treats.
* Food: not picky
* Toys: tug ropes
* She likes to stand between your leg
* Playing with other dogs
* Training in short sessions
* Getting loved on by people
* She enjoys scratches all over, especially her butt and back
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited, larger dog friends recommended
* Kids: overexcited, plays rough, recommend 10+ years of age
* People: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: she is a leash biter and it's being addressed with training
CHALLENGES:
* She is deaf
* Normal puppy behaviors
* She can be mouthy
* She is a leash biter
* Can be a bit rough in her play style
* Working on potty training
* Has been known to mount legs when excited
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will understand the needs of a deaf dog
* Will learn the hand signals she's been trained with
* Will continue to work on her leash biting
* Will have a fenced yard
* Won't mind her standing between their legs
* Will have another larger dog that enjoys playing with her
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Fiona

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* Approximate Age 4 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Another face that some of you may recognize from the past. About 4 years ago a young pittie named Fiona was in one of our foster homes with a few other dogs where she learned how to dog, and hone her manners. When she was adopted we thought she found her happily ever after. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Her adopter reached out letting us know they had to return her because they were moving and weren’t able to find a place that allowed big dogs. And since we stand behind our dogs for life, our interaction team evaluated her so we could find an appropriate fitting foster home. Fiona was brutally attacked in her own home by a neighbor dog that busted their way in and this experience has her unsure of dogs at this time so we needed a foster with no other dogs. Foster homes with no other dogs are like needles in haystacks but we completely lucked out when one of our fosters who was on hiatus stepped up for her!

 

EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Leave it
* Paw
* Touch
* Come
* Potty trained
* Average energy level
* Treat and food motivated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: meat, string cheese, and whipped cream. Not really into veggies
* Food: a little picky but does well if she has goodies added into her food like canned food or bone broth
* Toys: she enjoys chew bones and stuffed toys.
* Showing off her toys
* Walks outside
* Likes to hang with people
* Butt scratches
* Cuddles
* She loves soft blankets
* Naps on the couch
* Car rides
* The Kong Wobbler feeder
SKILLS:
* Dogs: scared, reactive, not friendly
* Kids: excited, recommend 10+ years of age
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: manageable but reactive if she sees another dog or squirrels
CHALLENGES:
* She is dog reactive right now
* She is reactive to squirrels
* She is on daily anxiety medication
* She has been known to try and dart out an open door but will respect a baby gate to prevent that
* She overreacts with excitement at the doorbell
* Needs to be held gently when someone enters the house otherwise, she runs around and barks out of excitement
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be mindful of her being reactive to other dogs right now
* Will be able to provide and administer her daily medication
* Will take her for walks away from other dogs
* Will get her a Kong Wobbler
* Will allow her on the couch and in bed
* May need to use privacy film on windows to keep her reaction to outside stimuli down. The current foster says she is fine without it at their home
* Is willing to work with her on her anxiety
HER FOSTER SAYS:
* She has been a nice houseguest
* She enjoys hugs and being close to us
* She hasn't had to use a crate for her
* She is a really happy dog
* She likes to parade around with a toy
* She has been easily redirected or distracted 90% of the time with treats when she is being reactive to seeing dogs and squirrels.
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Tiny Tim

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* Approximate Age 3 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A rescue friend let us know about a teeny weeny boy who was found as a stray in really poor condition. He was severely underweight and his skin an absolute disaster with sores and missing fur. None of this stopped him from being as charming and engaging as possible. When our interaction team met him they said he was perfect and he needed to be a CTP pup, so the foster search began. We had a couple fosters meet him and we were over the moon with happiness when a match was found! A brand new CTP foster family was going to open their hearts and home to this perfect pocket pittie.
EDUCATION:
* Sit (he responds to 'sit down')
* Down
* Come
* Potty trained
* Higher energy
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: Rachael Ray's Chicken Roasters, blueberries and strawberries, raw marrow bones, he really isn't picky
* Food: He isn't picky.
* Toys: Kong bones, chew toys, super chewer toys, squeaky toys, and all the balls... balls with squeakers!
* Chewing on his bone
* BALLS ARE LIFE!
* Playing double fetch
* Going for slow walks, he loves to sniff
* Going for runs
* Snuggling
* Chest and right shoulder scratches
* Dropping his toys and seeing how many times you'll pick it up
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited, rough player
* Kids: friendly
* People: overexcited, friendly. Gets barky at first
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: manageable
CHALLENGES:
* He can be mouthy but he's improving
* He gets the zoomies indoors
* He demand barks to play fetch
* He exhibits some separation anxiety
* He really needs dedicated daily walks to manage his energy
* He isn't a fan of lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners
* He will get into things if left unsupervised
* He barks when crated so we recommend he is not in an apartment/condo
* He really needs a fenced yard
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will have a fenced in yard
* Will work on modifying his "puppy-like" behaviors
* Will be looking for a smaller dog
* Will have an active family
* Will allow him all the balls!
* Will exercise him daily via walks and runs
* Will keep him on his daily medications
HIS FOSTER SAYS:
* He is very sweet
* He is very smart
* He is food motivated
* He listens well
* He LOVES to chew
* He is curious and adventurous
* He will drag his favorite dog bed into whatever room you are in
* He can catch strawberries like it's his J-O-B!
* He will probably do best in a single family home vs an apartment as he will bark if crated
* Doesn't really seek affection he'd rather chew or play ball
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Reggie

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* Approximate Age 1 Years Old *  Prefers To Be An Only * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Neutered * Older Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A family had contacted us about surrendering their dog to us because one of the other dogs in the home was relentlessly starting fights with him. Unfortunately, we did not have a foster at the time that could help out, so the family brought him to DuPage Animal Services. We really wanted this to come full circle and add him to the rescue since our hearts really broke for the family who had to give him up. So…we looked for a foster and struck out at every turn. He caught the attention of lots of people with his good looks and charming personality but he was really struggling in a shelter environment. To help relieve some of that stress a huge-hearted volunteer/foster through DuPage took him home to foster through them until rescue placement could be found. Guess what!? That very same foster agreed to continue to foster this handsome lug through us! That’s right! Because of this, we were able to make him a Chi-Town Pitties dog!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Come
* Paw
* Leave it
* House trained
* Average energy level
* Treat motivated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky and he likes peanut butter, Easy Cheese, and canned whipped cream
* Food: Fromm whitefish kibble and canned. No chicken (possible allergy) * Toys: squeaky tennis balls, squeaky plush, Nylabones, interactive plush, Zippy Paws. Snuffle mats with supervision only because he might eat the fabric pieces.
* Cuddles
* Chest scratches
* He likes to gather shoes and laundry to sleep with but he isn't destructive with the things
* Walks
* Fetch
* Hanging with people
* Daily enrichment with licki mats, snuffle mats, Kongs, and interactive toys
SKILLS:
* Dogs: prefers to be the only in the home
* Kids: unknown
* People: cautious, needs time to warm up
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: superstar
CHALLENGES: * Learning to like his crate (but he really doesn't need to be in one)
* Not a fan of loud noises and storms
* May cry or bark when one of his people leaves the house
* Slobbery
* Not a fan of his ears being touched
* Been known to chase birds
* Bolts before and/or after pooping (keep hold of his leash)
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be fine with the slobber
* Will be fine with a very large dog
* Will love forehead wrinkles
* Will give him daily enrichment and exercise
* Will have someone home most of the time
* Will understand he needs to be an only dog
* Will not give him chicken as he may have an allergy to it
HIS FOSTER SAYS:
* He is loyal
* He bonds strongly once he knows you
* He is a big cuddle bug
* He is sweet and sensitive
* He's been left to free roam in the house with no issues
* He hasn't been destructive
* He gazes at you lovingly
* We should have named him Elvis because he's a hunk of burnin' love
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Apricot

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 Approximate Age 1 Year Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Spayed * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Apricot landed at an area control as a stray, and her charming personality and great looks won us over in a heartbeat.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Place
* Come
* Crate trained
* Higher energy
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky
* Food: Fromm fish kibble
* Toys: chew bones, balls, stuffed toys, squeaky toys, snuffle mat
* Walks: manageable
* Chewing
* Playing with her foster canine sibling
* Running around
* Snuggling
* Playing with toys
* She likes Kongs and chews while crated
* Her foster thinks she'd enjoy agility/dog sports
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited
* Kids: friendly, overexcited
* People: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: not friendly
CHALLENGES:
* She is scared of the vacuum
* Gets excited, needs mental stimulation
* She has been known to destroy stuffed toys and beds
* Will jump in your lap for attention
* She still has normal puppy behaviors
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will understand she's a bit goofy
* Will love getting face kisses
* Will provide her with mental stimulation like snuffle mats and interactive toys
* Will make sure she gets daily walks
* Will help her with training, she's still a puppy
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Peaches - Adoption Pending

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 Approximate Age 6 Year Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines  * Spayed * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
One of our team members works at DuPage County Animal Services and was the person who took a call from a very concerned Good Samaritan that found a dog laying on the side of the road - the dog wasn’t moving and needed help. Our team member guided him on how to lift the dog into the car and instructed him to bring her immediately to the shelter.
The Good Samaritan was concerned since he had no leash to walk her in - she told him to call when he arrived and their team would come out and get her. About 15 minutes later in walked a very distressed dog in horrible condition with an extremely tight choke chain collar and the Good Samaritan’s work tie as a makeshift leash. The staff at DuPage immediately jumped into action to get the chain off and get this dog medical attention. Every time she was touched or tried to walk she screamed in pain, but at the same time she leaned in for comfort. She was immediately named Peaches by our volunteer.
Peaches settled in at animal control while on stray hold. Her injuries were evaluated and treatment started, her pain lessened, and our volunteer made it her mission to get her into CTP. Peaches would hang out in the office, and woo all staff members & AC volunteers with her antics and huge personality. And then the day finally came…an experienced foster came to meet her! It was love at first sight.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Come
* Crate trained
* Potty trained
* Lower to average energy
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky, she'll try anything
* Food: not picky - she loves food
* Toys: stuffed toys, chew bones and Kongs
* Walks: manageable
* Belly rubs
* Walks
* Cuddling
* Stuffed toys are her jam
* Enjoys being on her back
* Really loves being outside
* Likes to hang out
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly
* People: cautious with men, friendly with women
* Cats: overexcited
CHALLENGES:
* She needs to lose weight*She is not a fan of the lawn mower
* Protests when she has to go back inside
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will commit to a daily walk or two, she loves walks!
* Will help her lose weight
HER FOSTER SAYS:
* She is very happy go lucky
* She loves to be on her back and see the world that way
* She will lay her head on you for you to pet her
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Lando

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* Approximate Age 6 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Lando is a dog of mystery and intrigue! He came in as a stray. That is all we know!
EDUCATION:
*Sit
*Down
*Paw
*Leave it
*Come
*Potty trained
*Crate trained
*Average energy
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
*Treats: Whimzees but he isn't picky
*Food: not picky
*Toys: bones, hide a toy
*Snoozing
*Cuddling
*Fetch
*Belly rubs
SKILLS:
*Dogs: friendly
*Kids: friendly
*People: friendly
*Cats: cautious
*Walks: manageable
CHALLENGES:
*He has normal puppy behaviors
*He is mouthy (again.. normal)
*He would very much like to lay on your head
THE PERFECT HOME:
*Will work on modifying his "puppy-like" behaviors
*Will be on point with their belly rub game
*Will work on redirecting him to chew appropriate things
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Esmerelda - Medical Hold

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* Approximate Age 14 Years Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
More info as she settles in...
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Nutella

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* Approximate Age 11 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Nutella was surrendered to an area animal control because her owner's housing does not allow pets, however, she wasn't the first dog he surrendered there. Before Nutella there was another dog he surrendered for the very same reason, hopefully, she will also be his last.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Come
* Potty trained
* Crate trained
* Average energy
* Treat motivated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky, blueberries, peanut butter or yogurt in a Kong
* Food: Fromm
* Toys: plush, Kongs, puzzles
* Snuggling
* Playing with canine foster siblings
* Loves playing outside
* Enjoys digging
* Outside zoomies
* Scratches on the left side of her neck
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly with young and older adult dogs
* Kids: friendly, eager to play
* People: friendly
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: pulls hard but eases up
CHALLENGES:
* She is mouthy
* Will steal socks if given the chance
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will have a fenced yard because she loves to be outside
* Will work on teaching her manners
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Piper - Adoption Pending

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* Approximate Age 6 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child-Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY: found as a stray
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Come
* Crate trained
* House-trained, almost
* Average energy level
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky but isn't a fan of pumpkin
* Food: not picky, Benebones and antlers
* Toys: loves squeakers! Also enjoys stuffed toys and tennis balls
* Cuddling
* Neck scratches
* Playing with her foster canine siblings
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: friendly, recommend older kids because she's mouthy
* People: overexcited
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: info coming after her vaccinations
CHALLENGES:
* She pees when excited
* Typical puppy behaviors
* Mouthy
* Will climb in your lap and lick your face for attention
* Learning to love her crate during the day, she's great at night
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be diligent in working with her on training
* Will be understanding of her excitement peeing
* Will have a mop and carpet cleaner near by with her excitement peeing
* Will work with her on her crate training for daytime
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Spritz - Available Soon

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* Approximate Age 3 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Age Appropriate Vaccines * Child-Friendly*
🎄⭐❤ WE DID A THING! ❤⭐🎄
It's kind of a tradition around here to pull a dog on Christmas Eve .. or uh, 4.
This year we went fully in on a 4 pack of Christmas cookies!
We had 3 amazing foster families step up (that's right, one brave family is taking two!). We couldn't do this without the constant support of everyone that donates to us to keep us afloat. We saved 4 precious lives today!
You'll be hearing their official welcome story soon and seeing lots of cute puppy photos but we wanted to give you a sneaky peek of Milano, Biscotti, Spritz and Macaroon!
All good things from here!
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Milano - Adoption Pending

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* Approximate Age 3 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Age Appropriate Vaccines * Child-Friendly*
🎄⭐❤ WE DID A THING! ❤⭐🎄
It's kind of a tradition around here to pull a dog on Christmas Eve .. or uh, 4.
This year we went fully in on a 4 pack of Christmas cookies!
We had 3 amazing foster families step up (that's right, one brave family is taking two!). We couldn't do this without the constant support of everyone that donates to us to keep us afloat. We saved 4 precious lives today!
You'll be hearing their official welcome story soon and seeing lots of cute puppy photos but we wanted to give you a sneaky peek of Milano, Biscotti, Spritz and Macaroon!
All good things from here!
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Macaroon (brindle)- Available Soon

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* Approximate Age 3 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Cat -Friendly* Up To Date On Age Appropriate Vaccines * Child-Friendly*
🎄⭐❤ WE DID A THING! ❤⭐🎄
It's kind of a tradition around here to pull a dog on Christmas Eve .. or uh, 4.
This year we went fully in on a 4 pack of Christmas cookies!
We had 3 amazing foster families step up (that's right, one brave family is taking two!). We couldn't do this without the constant support of everyone that donates to us to keep us afloat. We saved 4 precious lives today!
You'll be hearing their official welcome story soon and seeing lots of cute puppy photos but we wanted to give you a sneaky peek of Milano, Biscotti, Spritz and Macaroon!
All good things from here!
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Biscotti (tan) - Adoption Pending

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* Approximate Age 3 Months Old *  Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly *  Up To Date On Age Appropriate Vaccines * Child-Friendly*
🎄⭐❤ WE DID A THING! ❤⭐🎄
It's kind of a tradition around here to pull a dog on Christmas Eve .. or uh, 4.
This year we went fully in on a 4 pack of Christmas cookies!
We had 3 amazing foster families step up (that's right, one brave family is taking two!). We couldn't do this without the constant support of everyone that donates to us to keep us afloat. We saved 4 precious lives today!
You'll be hearing their official welcome story soon and seeing lots of cute puppy photos but we wanted to give you a sneaky peek of Milano, Biscotti, Spritz and Macaroon!
All good things from here!
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Harvey - Available Soon

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* Approximate Age 1 Year Old *  Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly *  Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered *
More info as he settles in...
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Thorah - Available Soon

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* Approximate Age 1 Year Old *  Dog-Friendly * Cat-Friendly *  Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered *
More info as she settles in...
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