ADOPT A DOG

We are open for dog adoptions on Fridays (3pm-5pm), Saturdays (3pm-5pm) and Sundays (12pm-3pm) at 2310 Oakton. Please fill out an adoption questionnaire if you are interested.

Gary

I’m a young and energetic boy who was found as a stray hanging out at a park. I’ve been at the shelter for several months already, and I’m hoping to find my person asap! People are a little intimidated by my size and my bark when they first meet me – but I’m a hound, I can’t help it! Even though I’m so good at fetch I can basically play all by myself, I just want to be your best friend and learn about the world with you. Once you meet me, you’ll see why I’m a volunteer favorite! Let’s go on some hikes, bond, and have the best time!

Size: 75 lb.
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Ages 16+
Dogs: Not at this time
Cats: No thanks!

Luna

Beauty, brains, and brawn – I’m the whole package! I’m a strong-willed girl who’d be happiest in a home that’s going to train my mind and body, then cuddle up on the couch afterwards. But I’m definitely not a couch potato and wake up ready for a new adventure, let’s do this together! By the way, if you also think squirrels are the worst, we’re already starting off on the right foot!

Size: 80 lb.
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 16+
Dogs: Not for me!
Cats: No thanks!

Mary

Hi, I’m Mary! I can’t understand why I am still at the shelter – look at my cute little face! When I arrived in early November, I was pretty thin, but I’ve put on weight, and now I’m looking fit and fabulous. I’ve never met a person I didn’t like, and I greet all humans with a wiggly butt tail wag! I am not as eager to meet other dogs so I’d like to be your one and only.

Size: 50 lb.
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Yes
Dogs: Not at this time
Cats: Probably not!

Mango

Quirky is the best word to describe me! My face is in a perpetual state of shock, but that’s just because everything is SO exciting! My favorite past times include playing in the snow (look at me go!), then cuddling under a warm blanket. I can be a bit shy at first but will warm up quickly if you give me a chance!

Size: 60 lb.
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Ages 16+
Dogs: Maybe, with the right fit
Cats: Not yet tested

Lisa Marie

My cute ears may catch your eye, but my personality will win over your heart! I was found as a stray, but I don’t let that get me down because I know my forever family is out there! I’m a young and playful girlie who will keep you entertained. I’d love to go on adventures with you! I’m a smart cookie and would do anything for a cookie – coincidence? I think not! So come pick me up, give me cookies, and let’s be besties!

Size: 30 lb.
Energy level: High but I’m still a young gal!
Kids: Ages 10+
Dogs: Possibly
Cats: Not tested

Wheaties

In Foster

Wheaties has completely blossomed in the time that he’s been living with his foster family. He’s a very good boy: housetrained, affectionate, doesn’t jump up on people, loves treats and LOVES dogs even more when introduced slowly! He’s a very social guy and becomes even more confident once you’ve spent a few minutes a day training with him! When Wheaties sees other dogs, he wants to get to know them and play! He hasn’t lived with other dogs but we believe it’s possible that he would do great with the right dog-housemate. Wheaties currently lives in a household with kids and he’s been good with them. People are surprised by how calm Wheaties is for his young age – he likes to go on walks or fetch a ball, but he is also cool to chill on the couch (or your lap!) with a few chew toys.

Size: 55 lb.
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 13+
Dogs: With the right fit
Cats: No thanks!

Venus

*Special Adopter/Foster Needed*

Sweet, sweet, sweet is how most volunteers would describe me! I was found as a stray and brought to the shelter where they all fell in love with me pretty instantly. I love a good snuggle and can never say no to pets. I’m looking for a very special home because of some medical issues I’m having. When I went in for my spay, the doctors found a large mass connected to my colon and bladder. I’m also heartworm positive! The shelter is working through my needs, but I’d love a family to call my own in the meantime. No one knows exactly what my future holds, but hopefully I’ll find someone who can enjoy me in the meantime. I know I’m asking a lot, but I promise I’m worth it ♥

Size: 50 lb.
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Ages 10+
Dogs: Not for me
Cats: No thanks!

Como

In Foster

My name is Como, and I’m a big, sweet boy with lots of energy. At about 6 months old, I’m ready to charge into life full speed ahead! If you are an adventurer as well, let’s do this together!

Size: 60+ lb.
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 12+
Dogs: Possibly
Cats: Not yet tested

Morena

I’m a big personality delivered in a small package – aren’t those the best?! From my first steps in the door, volunteers here swooned over my cute little smushy face and my little grunty noises. In my short life, I’ve already had a couple families, but hopefully you can be my forever. New experiences can be a little scary for me, especially meeting men, but I know with your help I can live my best life. Taking long walks into the sunset before snoozing on the couch is my ideal day, so let go have some fun!

Size: 45 lb.
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Ages 12+
Dogs: No thanks
Cats: No thanks

Moose

I was abandoned at a dog park and left to fend for myself. A kind person found me and brought me to the shelter where I’m getting some much needed TLC. I’m a big, strong boy but I think I’m small and can fit in your lap. I’m looking for a home that has experience with my breed, so if that’s you, please come get me!

Size: 80 lb. but I have some weight to gain
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 16+, I’m big and still learning manners
Dogs: Not for me!
Cats: Not for me!

JC

I came to the shelter pretty thin, you could count most of my bones. I also had some past trauma to my face that causes the left side of it to droop a bit, but I promise I’m still such a handsome boy! I have a sweet personality that’s a good mix between playful and cuddly, and I’m really hoping to win you over with my awkward lanky self!

Size: 50 lb. with room to gain weight
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Older (sometimes I jump in excitement)
Dogs: With the right fit
Cats: Not tested

Ralphie

I may look like a big tough guy, but I’m soft as mush for the people I love! I’ve had a rough past including being on the run in the bitter cold winter last year but the team here is doing their best to find my perfect home. I’m a bit of a shy dude at first and it might take a visit or two to warm up to new people, but I’m trying really hard to be the best me I can be. Someone who has patience to help me learn is a must and in return you’ll get endless cuddles and zoomies that’ll make your day! I know I can make someone happy and I’m hoping it’s you!

Size: 55 lb. but a little chonky right now
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Ages 16+
Dogs: Not for me!
Cats: No thanks!

Rotini

I was dumped by my owner across the street from the shelter without any care, but thankfully I wasn’t out long before the animal control officer found me. Not only am I super handsome, my loving and cuddly demeanor will make you fall in love super quick. I’ve been at the shelter for a while now and really need someone to break me out!

Size: 60 lb.
Energy level: High, but I settle down
Kids: Ages 10+
Dogs: Not for me!
Cats: Not for me!

Gordy (aka Gordo)

Hi guys! I might look big and tough, but I’m a teddy bear at heart. I love meeting new people, going for walks, and eating peanut butter. People tell me I’m the sweetest dog they’ve ever met… I think it’s because I like snuggling and want to be petted by everyone I meet (especially the NU Soccer team!). I’m a good fit for any family because I can sleep for hours or go on all-day adventures. I’ll always be happy to see you when you come home, and I can’t wait to find my forever home.

Size: 60 lb.
Energy level: Very relaxed
Kids: Ages 8+ (I’m a gentle giant but strong!)
Dogs: With the right introduction
Cats: Not tested

Pumpkin

In Foster

Are you looking for a dog who’ll keep you on your toes with funny antics? I’m your girl! I’m full of personality, and if you love huskies, you will LOVE me. I’m shaped like a little seal, and once you’re in my circle (which doesn’t take much) you’ll see my belly more than you see my face! I need some help becoming the mature young lady I know I can be, but I’m excited to grow into that personality with you!

Size: 40 lb.
Energy level: High
Kids: Ages 13+
Dogs: Yes!
Cats: No thanks!

Joey

In Foster

I’m a quiet little guy, but boy can I be fun! I love to play fetch, kiss your face, and snuggle up under the blankets when I’m done for the day. I have good manners, and I’ve been told I’m pretty perfect. I make friends fast, and I’d love to enjoy some walks with you!

Size: 20 lb.
Energy level: Medium
Kids: Ages 10+
Dogs: I don’t mind but I enjoy being the only one
Cats: I’ve lived with one before!

Bubbi

In Foster

Hi, I’m Bubbi! I’ve been described as a “hot mess” when I arrived at the shelter in late July. My thyroid level was so low that I was lethargic and barely ate. My eyes were goopy, causing the hair on my face to be all sticky and gross. I barely had any hair on my body (a symptom of low thyroid) and the little bit that I had left was matted. But the volunteers at the shelter fell in love with me and so did my foster mom! After a few months of thyroid medication, I’m now chasing tennis balls and enjoy long walks in the neighborhood. My fur is growing back and I’m the delightful little creature I was meant to be. At about 12 years old, I still have a lot of spunk. I would do well with another playful dog my own size!

Size: 11 lb.
Energy level: Medium to low
Kids: Ages 13+
Dogs: With the right fit
Cats: Not tested

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