They are all ages, sizes, colors and breeds. Some of them are the cats and dogs that have waited a bit longer to find a new home because they are older or different and others just need an extra spotlight to help them get adopted. Each Saturday we’ll feature pets at various shelters and rescues that are looking for a home.
Here are this week’s featured pets that we are spotlighting in hopes that someone new will read their story and consider adding them to their home. Please cross-post, Tweet and pass along these animals and we’ll see if we can help one or more of them find a home.
Cross Roads Shih Tzu Rescue
Isabella is more than just a pretty face, she is a survivor. This six-year-old girl was rescued from a puppy mill when her breeding stock dropped. She’s come a long way during the time she’s been with a family and been able to live a real dog’s life. Izzy loves toys, hanging out on the sofa with her foster family, belly rubs and walks on a leash. The tongue hanging out is Izzy’s trademark look. Because it’s always hanging out, she must eat off a plate instead of from a bowl. She’s still working on trusting humans and would love a home without small kids and with another canine buddy.
Chicago Animal Care and Control
Callilou is a gentle, sweet, mixed breed dog who has made it to the main floor of Chicago Animal Care and Control. Although she has a tremendous disposition and personality, this great girl is often overlooked for adoption because she is around nine-years-old. She’s the star of this week’s video on the left. If you are looking for a wonderful, mellow friend that still loves to have some fun – Callilou could be your answer. By the way, we’ve just learned that Callilou is cat-friendly – if you’re a cat family looking for your first dog, she’d be a good fit. Email [email protected] for details.
Tree House Humane Society
Poor Tigger couldn’t have been more misunderstood before arriving at Tree House. He was isolated in a cage at another shelter for over a year and deemed aggressive, unsociable and a danger to people and other cats. At Tree House’s headquarters, he was placed in the Cypress Room with the other FIV cats where it was discovered that he not only loved people, he was one of the class clowns of the group. Tigger does love his personal space and doesn’t like to be over-stimulated by too much petting and once people learn his body language he does very well. His favorite trick is to run frantically around the cat room and then scale the floor-to-ceiling scratching post in a single bound. Because this young, fun fellow is FIV-positive, his adoption fees are waived.
Heartland Animal Shelter
Flint is a great little dog that has been waiting around far too long for a home after being rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control. He’s around five and loves to play and run around outside. One of the reasons he may be overlooked is that he’s not fairing well in a shelter environment but thrives in calmer situations. He needs to find the right family that will let him adjust and settle into their home. Flint’s video.
Pepper is a 6 1/2 year old tortoiseshell cat who lived in a home most of her live before being surrendered back to Heartland. She lived with cats and dogs in her former home and had bonded with a fellow cat in the house. At the shelter, she is a loving soul that prefers human company to feline company. It’s believed that she’d do well with another cat as long as the house had a limited number of cats. Pepper loves to play and give head butts and really misses the comforts of home. This sweet girl is on a special prescription diet – Hill’s c/d – for the rest of her life.
Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary
Keeli is an amazing little girl who really is quite the personality despite all she’s had to overcome. This Australian Shepherd is bilaterally deaf, has limited vision and also has Epilepsy, which causes seizures. She’s being monitored on medication is considered to be in the Therapeutic Range because the seizures are starting to decrease. This sweet loving girl is a cuddly, lap dog who loves to play with other dogs. She isn’t able to follow movement, but does love to play chase with the other dogs as long as they stay close enough for her to find them. She’s crate trained, does well on a leash, gets along with dogs and ignores cats. She has a nose for sniffing out food, but will need to be on a special diet to control her seizures and will require a fenced in yard for her safety. Here’s a great video of Keeli in action.
Curious is a fun loving 1 1/2 year-old Lab miz that loves nothing more than chasing a tennis ball. He lost his home because his former owner’s landlord wouldn’t allow pets. This sweet dog would benefit from some training classes to sharpen his manners to be the best dog he can be. He’d do best with an active owner who’s willing to work with him and has a home without small children (he’s over 50 pounds and sometimes loves to jump). Here’s Curious in action.
If you’d like to nominate a dog or cat to be featured in a future Saturday adoption section, please email me at [email protected]
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