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Ayla was found as a stray in Chicago by a caring citizen who brought her to Chicago Animal Control. She was found with an injury to her head and X-rays revealed her skull was fractured. She has been in a foster home and has made a full recovery! Ayla is estimated to be about 12 months old. She is a sweet, friendly girl that loves to play with soccer balls! Ayla gets along well with other dogs and is being fostered with two male German Shepherds. She is very smart and food motivated. Ayla’s foster mom has worked on basic commands with her as well as crate training. Her foster mom reports that she is very smart! Ayla would make a great obedience or agility partner. She does have high prey drive so likely would do best in a home without small children or animals. Ayla is your typical pup with lots of energy. She would love a forever home with a big fenced yard so she can play! Ayla’s adoptive family should plan to take her to positive reinforcement training classes.
Glorious Glory is feeling much better after fighting an upper respiratory infection and pneumonia. Now she’s the ROCKSTAR puppy in the house! Glory’s foster home has three large breed male dogs and Glory has each one of them wrapped around her paw – all 36 pounds of her! Glory is small, but mighty, making her as rough and tumble as any 80+ pound German Shepherd. Glory enjoys playing with the big boys and her new home needs another playful (male) buddy similar in size or larger. When Glory is tired of playing, she will quietly gather ALL the doggy toys and have a chew party. She shares her toys nicely with other dogs and humans. When it’s time to retire for the day, Glory turns on the charm and snuggles in bed with her foster family and whatever other dogs are on the bed. (If you do not allow dogs on your furniture, do not apply for Glory. You’ll both be miserable.) Glory is a good little watchdog too. To that end, she can be easily thanked (hushed) and redirected. Glory is house-trained and crate-trained. Given proper introductions and supervision, Glory has proven to be friendly with the kitty in her foster home. Glory needs socialization and confidence building in new situations (outside of the home.) Glory is uncomfortable and shuts-down when outside her element (from lack of experience in the big world.) Patience, positive reinforcement & many short travel excursions will help Glory gain confidence in new and unfamiliar situations. Obedience training classes and a securely fenced yard (visible fence) are a requirement of Glory’s next home. Glory is best suited for an adult only home or a home with dog savvy children 13 years or older. Glory is just a peanut and we believe she will be a smaller female when full grown. (Isn’t she gorgeous?) If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, please complete an adoption application and tell us all the ways you plan on raising and training a German Shepherd puppy.
Sweet Luna ended up as a stray at animal control. Her owners were contacted and they decided not to reclaim her. Luna is 2 years old, possibly a bit younger. She is housebroken and crate trained, thought the crate isn’t her favorite place. Luna is being fostered with another male GSD. We haven’t tested her with small dogs or cats. Luna would benefit from continued training. She knows a few basic commands and is working on her leash manners. She is doing better with pulling on a harness. Luna always likes to have a toy or ball in her mouth; it’s almost like a pacifier to her! She doesn’t always want to share her toy with humans or canines, but her foster mom is working on this. Luna is affectionate and will climb in your lap for attention. She would do best in a home with older children. Luna loves to be with her person and will follow her foster mom around the house. She likes to play fetch and would love a fenced yard in her forever home.
16 month old Choco ended up at the shelter a third time when his family was evicted and left him behind. Choco is a happy, friendly guy ready to find a forever home! He previously lived with a female husky. He can be barky when he meets new dogs and does best with slow introductions. Choco is housebroken and crate trained. He is playful and starting to show interest in toys. When he’s outside in the yard his favorite activity is patrolling the perimeter like a typical shepherd. Inside the house, he is well behaved and likes to relax. Choco will need an adoptive home willing to take him to training. His foster mom is working on his leash skills and commands. Choco can be barky when he’s stressed or in a new situation. We have not cat tested Choco. He rides great in the car and will hop right in.
Bruno is a very handsome red and black boy estimated to be 5 years old looking to put his rough past behind him. He was rescued from a neglectful situation where he was left tied up outside with no access to food or water. Despite Bruno’s past, he is very sweet and happy. Bruno is learning all about inside life and how to be a dog! He is a goofy boy that loves to jump up on his foster mom’s bed, even when he’s not supposed to. Bruno is crate trained and housebroken. He hasn’t quite figured out dog toys yet or how to walk on leash nicely. Bruno is dog friendly and is being fostered with two large dogs. He would do best in a home with older children. Bruno’s adoptive parents should plan to take him to positive training classes so he can learn basic commands and bond with his new family!