Some dogs have come in as strays and others were abandoned at animal control. What all of these dogs have in common is that they need a home. Yesterday, I profiled Chicago’s Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance (see story). Here are some of their dogs that have been waiting too long to find a home.
If you are looking for a running or walking buddy or someone to play ball with, look no further than Remy. After a good run or play session in the park, Remy settles down to relax at home with his toys or bone.
Remy is still working on his training and although he’s learned his commands, he’s still working on not guarding his toys or getting mouthy while playing. For that reason, Remy will do best with an experienced dog owner in a home without kids. Remy is around 4-years-old and about 50 pounds and was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Dixie is an American Staffordshire terrier mix that is happy to have a second chance after being left at a high kill shelter. This year-old girl has a sweet personality and loves people, playing and getting lots of exercise.
After losing a home once, Dixie would really love to settle into a loving home where she could be part of a group and never have to worry about losing her home. She is spayed, fully vetted, up-to-date on shots and ready to settle in.
If you are looking for a smaller dog consider Wizard. He is a very sweet dog that just needs a second chance to settle into a happy home where he can flourish. He was found as stray and he was so matted that he could hardly walk. Wizard has since gotten a new haircut and is starting to come into his own in foster care.
Since his rescue, it’s been discovered that Wizard does great with dogs of all shapes and sizes and he also loves dog-friendly cats (but will bark at and chase shier cats). With people, he’s proven to be a bit more unpredictable. He seems to like men better than women and will occasionally snap if you put your hands near his face.
Often he’s fine and will allow his foster mom to carry him around and snuggles on her bed. Because Wizard is unpredictable, he needs to be adopted into an adult-only, dog-experienced home with someone who will be patient and go slow with him to give him enough time to build trust and adjust.
Wizard is non-destructive in the home, crate-trained and housebroken when kept on a schedule. This Shih Tzu is around two- to three-years-old and about 10 pounds.
Learn more about Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance in the story that ran yesterday. Find out about adopting from the group and fill out an online adoption application if you are interested in one of their rescues. You may also follow Famous Fido on Facebook.
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