Interested in adopting a pet — or just gazing at some delightful doggies up for adoption? There are dozens of darling dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Chicago.
Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Nash, chihuahua mix
Nash is a male chihuahua mix in the care of Be Fido's Friend.
Nash loves cats and dogs. Have no fear: He's already house-trained. He already has had all of his shots, and he is neutered.
Notes from Nash's caretakers:
Nash is a senior; he's 12 years young and weighs about seven pounds. He loves walks and other dogs. He has a heart murmur like many senior dogs but does not presently need heart medication. It sounds like a lot for a little guy, but we think he is so worth it. If Nash is your man, please apply!
Read more about how to adopt Nash on Petfinder.
Pumba, mixed breed
Pumba is a charming male mixed breed dog being kept at One Tail at a Time.
Pumba is the life of the party — he gets along well with other dogs. He is already house-trained, neutered and vaccinated.
From Pumba's current caretaker:
My name is Pumba. I'm a spunky teenager ready to play, explore, and snuggle. I'm house broken and promise not to chew on your shoes. While I'm energetic, I also love naps. Did I mention I can help you cook (or eat what you drop)? I can’t wait to meet you. See you soon!
Apply to adopt Pumba today at Petfinder.
Forrest, shepherd mix
Forrest is a male shepherd mix currently housed at One Tail at a Time.
Good news: He is already house-trained. Forrest has been vaccinated.
Notes from Forrest's caretakers:
Forrest is such a lovely dog with an old soul. This smart, adaptable and playful guy has already showed he can love and connect with a family. He hopes to find an active family that will take him for walks and give him tons of love.
Read more about Forrest on Petfinder.
Grayce, pit bull terrier mix
Grayce is a female pit bull terrier mix being cared for at One Tail at a Time.
She has been vaccinated and spayed. She's mastered her house-training etiquette.
Grayce's current caretakers say:
Grayce is the sweetest little girl you'll ever meet. She loves to lay around the house and take over all of your couches—and your bed too. Snuggles are a must as she likes giving lots of kisses. She has shown some leash reactivity, so a home with a yard or an experienced handler would be ideal.
Apply to adopt Grayce today at Petfinder.
Cliff, American Staffordshire terrier
Cliff is a charming male American Staffordshire terrier dog staying at Friends of Petraits.
Cliff wants all your attention: He'll need a home free of other dogs, cats and kids. He's neutered and vaccinated. Have no fear: He's already house-trained.
Here's what Cliff's friends at Friends of Petraits think of him:
He's four years old and weighs 80 pounds—big on love and lots of energy. Cliff is looking for a home as the only dog with a strong leader who will continue his training.
Apply to adopt Cliff today at Petfinder.
Gracie, pit bull terrier
Gracie is a winsome female pit bull terrier dog currently housed at Friends of Petraits.
She's already house-trained. She's already microchipped, vaccinated and spayed. Also, she has tested negative for heart worms.
Here's what Gracie's friends at Friends of Petraits think of her:
This two-year-old gal is beautiful, fun and energetic. She craves attention and gets along really well with the male dogs at the kennel. She is very food-motivated, which will help with her training.
Read more about Gracie on Petfinder.
Mira Lisa, pit bull terrier and pointer mix
Mira Lisa is a sweet female pit bull terrier and pointer mix being cared for at All Life Is Valuable, NFP.
She gets along best with male dogs. Fear not: She is already house-trained. She is already microchipped spayed and vaccinated.
Here's what Mira Lisa's friends at All Life Is Valuable, NFP think of her:
This five-year-old gal is a survivor! She came to our rescue site with clear signs of abuse and neglect. But she gone through a period of healing and now chooses joy. She loves toys, going for walks and snuggling with humans.
Apply to adopt Mira Lisa today at Petfinder.
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