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|Rescue Me ID: 17-01-30-00007Kobe (male)|
Kobe is a well-trained, handsome, sweet, people and dog-friendly, six-year-old, 60 pound, Dogo Argentino-mix with bizarrely cropped ears, and a ridiculously long tail looking for a loving guardian. You'd never guess that this once-sadly neglected and forgotten dog found as a skinny stray with a rope around his neck in Kendall County, would end up as a star of the Shedd Aquarium Aquatic Presentation. Trainers at the Shedd used the same positive reinforcement training on dogs that they use on a 1,600-pound Beluga whales. Hand cues and rewards from a trainer can encourage a whale to position itself for a veterinary mouth exam, and give dogs an excellent outlet for their energy as well. The training has turned once difficult dogs into wonderfully civilized dream dogs. It's interesting to watch as the trainers almost never use a bowl to feed the animals in their care, instead they use puzzles, Kong toys or feed as a reward for the animals' efforts. Kobe was adopted by the Shedd to participate in their program and will leave in February to live with some lucky family now that he's finished his rehabilitation. Kobe enjoys being with people of all ages as much as he enjoys the company of other dogs of all sizes. While there are no cats to test with at the aquarium, he does do well with the otters! He is housebroken, knows the commands sit, down, paw, bark, hi-5, spin and takes food gently from your fingers. He'd make a fine companion for someone willing to give him the daily enrichment and exercise all dogs need to succeed in life. Kobe is very healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly preventative. To meet and possibly adopt Kobe, please contact Melia at email@example.com for an adoption application. His adoption fee of $200 benefits the rescued dogs of Lucky Dog Rescue. (Less)
Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!
|Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.|
|Animal ID: 49Pookie (female)|
Pookie has had a rough life though we think at one time she may have had a good life, but fell into bad hands. We are hoping we can find her the perfect home. She came here dark and depressed. She has scars all over her face (puncture wounds) from being bitten. She is understandably defensive around other dogs so will need to be an only dog. Maybe, with time, she will learn to live with other dogs. She LOVES humans though. She loves to snuggle! She's super quiet and does great in a crate because she feels safe in there. She has not barked or cried since she's been in her foster home. Just wags her tail and lately really wants to play (3
Howlin 4 HELP Rescue, NFP
DeKalb County Somonauk, IL MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 16-08-10-00639Louie (male)|
Please help!!!! This is Louie, he is a 7 year old mastiff pit mix who loses his home tomorrow at noon, yes tomorrow, Thur 8/11, at noon. His mom is being required to leave her home and go to a shelter BUT Louie has no where to go....he is unfortunately not dog or cat friendly.... so he needs to be the only dog, but is great with people. He is up-to-date on vaccines, is neutered and is heartworm negative and on prevention. Can anyone open their home until his mom can get back on her feet? Louie has been a foundation client of ours for the past two years, please let me know if you can help. Donna
Cook County Tinley Park, IL 60487 MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 16-07-06-00689Graycie (female)|
Dog Mastiff Mix Senior Female Large located at Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue Joliet, IL Graycie started her journey in a high kill shelter and was pulled by the great folks at Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue. She was in foster care for almost a year, but is back at the shelter. She has been at the shelter for a long time. She appears to be depressed and withdrawn. Graycie is a 9 year old senior girl who is super loving and needs an owner experienced with this breed. Graycie has a few shades of gray, she is not good with kids and is dog selective. Will you be the one to give this old girl a safe and loving home so she can rest? Spay, microchip implant, fecal exam, and shots are up to date. Please contact Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue today! (Less)
Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue
2303 Oakleaf Street
Will County Joliet, IL 60436 MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 16-07-02-00263Walter (male)|
*MUST LIVE IN 50-MILE RADIUS OF ITASCA (A SUBURB OF CHICAGO) WITHIN THE ILLINOIS BORDER TO ADOPT, NO EXCEPTIONS* Are you looking for a fun-loving, playful but very affectionate 75-pound lap dog? I am Walter, and if you are looking for an extra special canine companion to share your life with, you just might hit the jackpot with me! I am a year-old tan Mastiff mix with some handsome black highlights around my face to make me extra cute. I know how lucky I am to have been saved by Fetching Tails Foundation, and I love to enjoy life now that I have been given this second chance! Fetching Tails Foundation saved me from Chicago Animal Care and Control, where I sat for weeks hoping to leave my cage behind for good. People passed me by because, quite frankly, my eye looked really gross. But my human angels from Fetching Tails looked at my sparkling personality instead of my bulging eye, so we left the overwhelming, loud shelter behind and I settled into my awesome foster home like I had always been there. Let's get the technical stuff out of the way: I had glaucoma in one eye and cataracts in the other. The glaucoma eye was beyond saving and extremely painful so that has been removed, and SO many really awesome people rallied behind me to raise money for me to have cataract surgery so I will be able to see again with one eye! Please don't let my eye issues dissuade you from considering me as your life buddy; I have adapted very well to my current condition and I will be even better after my sight is restored in my remaining eye. This eye stuff doesn't bother me now that I have been given the medical treatment and love I needed, so don't let it bother you! So let's instead 'focus' on the all-around awesomeness I could bring to your life, because I bring a LOT of fun to the table! ('See' what I did there? Two sight jokes in a row -- I'm a funny guy!) I'm a mischievous jokester and make my foster dad laugh all the time with my busybody antics. I love to run and play in foster dad's big backyard, so I would love to have a home with a fenced yard that I can enjoy. My favorite activity is playing chase with my big ball outside, followed closely by my second favorite activity: sneaking the ball inside to play chase with it in the living room! I like to run and play non-stop until I am so exhausted that I can fall asleep immediately on my comfy cozy dog bed. I would love an active family that will play with me and let me be the active, adventurous guy I am meant to be! I'm pretty good with my house manners, but I am basically a giant puppy with lots to learn about the world so I would love to take a few training classes with my forever family. My Fetching Tails friends always say that training is important and a good idea for all newly adopted dogs and I must say that I agree. I am potty trained (so no accidents in the house!) and have learned the command 'sit,' and I would love to learn more so I can be my best self for my forever family. I aim to please! I simply adore people and want nothing more than to make my humans happy! Plus I hear training classes are fun for humans and dogs alike, and if something is fun I want to be there in the middle of the action! So what are you waiting for? If I sound like I could be the perfect dog for you, please get in touch with my Fetching Tails friends today and say 'I want to see the world with Walter!' Love, Walter If interested please fill out an application on our website at www.fetchingtailsfoundation.org or if any questions please email us! Adoption Requirements: *Be at least 21 years of age *Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household *Have approval from owner of residence (written in lease) *Have a valid ID with current address *Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation *Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment *Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border Adoption Fees: Senior dog - 8 years and up, $75 Adult or young dog - 6 months to 7 years, $250 Puppies - under 6 months, $350 (Less)
Fetching Tails Foundation
DuPage County Itasca, IL MAP IT!
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|PIease Read Before Adopting a Mastiff in Illinois|
Mastiff Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Old English Mastiff is a massive breed. Mastiffs are very gentle toward their families. This is an intelligent, protective breed that makes a good guard dog but is unlikely to attack unless severely provoked. Mastiffs behave well with children but should be watched with little ones because of their large size. Mastiffs need gentle training and socialization from an early age. Mastiffs can live in an apartment or a home with a small yard.
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