Posts in category "Adoptable Animals"

Rescue Dog Discovers Couches, Promptly Loses Mind

Rescue Dog Discovers Couches, Promptly Loses Mind
I am about to destroy your perfectly good work ethic and I don’t even care. Behold Merkle, meeting his first comfy couch. Named after the fine Chicago establishment that helped Wish Upon a Rescue with its first fundraiser, Merkle has made it official. After months of seemingly endless meetings, oodles of money spent, legal hoops jumped through... Read more »

Looking for a Great Dog? You Will Love Jupiter to the Moon and Back!

Looking for a Great Dog? You Will Love Jupiter to the Moon and Back!
Looking to adopt a smart, well-trained gorgeous dog? Then Jupiter definitely needs to be on your short list. With rousing endorsements by my most respected connectons in the rescue community, Jupe is a real head-turner who appears to have some Catahoula hound in his mix. About 3 years old, he’s got maturity to go along with his engaging spirit, being both house-trained... Read more »

The Power of 3: Rescues Team Up in a Tri-pawed Trifecta!

The Power of 3: Rescues Team Up in a Tri-pawed Trifecta!
I find myself wondering if I should even write a post below this stunning photo by Lindsay Chan because that means you have to take your eyes off it. I mean, seeeeriously, that is one ridiculously good looking bunch of pups. But I WILL! I WILL write (it is so hard to swoon and type at the same time) because,... Read more »
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A Dog Foster's Open Letter to Open Hearts

A Dog Foster's Open Letter to Open Hearts
When rescue friend, Candice, recently commented that her dog fostering experience has made her wonder why anyone would not do it, I was anxious to hear more. Everything about her honest and heartwarming answer touched me as I hope it will you. Maybe she will even inspire you to team up with a rescue near you to give... Read more »

Now is a Perfect Time to Save A Life: Foster Homes in Great Need for Homeless Animals All Over Chicago Region

Now is a Perfect Time to Save A Life: Foster Homes in Great Need for Homeless Animals All Over Chicago Region
It is not a cliché, you really do save two lives when you foster (or adopt): the animal who makes it safely out of the shelter system and the animal who is able to fill the space created as they leave. Rescue organizations, which are largely volunteer networks of foster homes (some may have additional... Read more »

Work from Home? Introvert? Book Lover? Lots of Computer Time? Why Not Consider Adopting an Older Dog?

Work from Home? Introvert? Book Lover? Lots of Computer Time? Why Not Consider Adopting an Older Dog?
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. As someone who has hosted many shelter dogs as well as the “happily homed” at my house, I can tell you without hesitation that I am a HUGE fan of the older set. Older pets can be ideal for many home situations but let me speak here to the more cerebral set…the... Read more »
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Adoptable Pork Chop is All Ham, a Very, Very Handsome Ham

Adoptable Pork Chop is All Ham, a Very, Very Handsome Ham
Pork Chop landed on my radar screen because he is currently the foster brother of my blog avatar “Captain Kevin”. I know Kevin well and when I saw on Facebook that he had a new, if temporary, playmate, I had to learn more. What I learned cracked me up. This guy sounds like a gem and... Read more »

Snuggalicious, Zoomerific and Oh, That Face! Peace for Pits' Adoptable Carolina Has Serious Swoon Factor

Snuggalicious, Zoomerific and Oh, That Face! Peace for Pits' Adoptable Carolina Has Serious Swoon Factor
Okay, let’s start with what every lover of punkin’ headed pooches knows: There is nothing better than a pittie slumber party. Nooooothing. Pitties are notoriously snuggly blanket lovers who crash out in the most giggle-inducing positions. Look, I’ll admit it, I was a devotee of small, long-haired dogs and simply could not understand why someone would... Read more »

Dog Foster Mom Is In a Stew, Let's Help Her Find a Home for Roux!

Dog Foster Mom Is In a Stew, Let's Help Her Find a Home for Roux!
Super sweet and smart, little love bug Roux has an awesome guardian angel. Her foster mom, Carla, on the other hand, seems to have a guardian angel that likes to take long smoke breaks because she cannot seem to catch a break. Well, okay, she did…three of them, in her left arm. She is casted up to the shoulder... Read more »
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Featured Rescue Dog LUCY: She Loves Her Veterinarian But...

Featured Rescue Dog LUCY: She Loves Her Veterinarian But...
A dog in love with their veterinarian? Absolutely! And she’s got a groovy kind of love for rest of the staff at Deer Run Animal Hospital in Northwest Indiana, too. She ought to, she’s been living with them for six months now! But let’s be honest, life in a veterinarian’s office isn’t exactly most pup’s... Read more »