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Boss was rescued from Chicago Animal Control after being surrendered when his owner could no longer care for him. He is 4 years old, weighs 75 pounds, and has the best ears ever! Boss is currently being fostered with our friends at Bark University in Mundelein IL. He is a happy, energetic boy looking for a GSD experienced home. Boss loves to play fetch and always likes to have a tennis ball within paws reach. He is good with most other dogs and currently attends play group. Boss does great with children ages 10 and up. He knows basic commands and is working on his leash manners as well as crate training. Boss’s ideal forever home would have a fenced yard and someone willing to continue training with him. He is an active guy and definitely not a couch potato! He is not used to being left alone long hours, and would need a home with someone home often or require daycare. Boss is very affectionate and is described as a “Velcro shepherd.” He is a volunteer favorite and is great with everyone he meets. Boss is not cat friendly, so no feline friends in his forever home.
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.
Drake is a 6 -7 year old 111 lb. male who was relinquished to Animal control by his owner after living outdoors for 3 years. He is a very sweet, gentle soul who loves being in his new foster home and enjoys all of the comforts of indoor living! He does well with calm dogs and loves all people and kids over 10. He does not do well cats. Drake's foster Dad is working on his manners using positive reinforcement and he excels daily! He loves going for long walks around the neighborhood and exploring his environment.
Rookie, our sweet old man, is looking for his forever home. Rookie must have had a family that cared about him very much at one point. He knows all his basic commands, is 100% crate and potty trained, never jumps on furniture or people, and is quite simple a perfect gentleman when it comes to manners. We aren’t sure how he ended up as a stray a few months ago but he’s been an absolute pleasure to have around since he has been in our care. Rookie lives with a male and female Pittie, a 5lb Chihuahua, and even a cat! He coexists wonderfully and while he is dog friendly, he just really prefers being by his humans (which is extremely typical of our beloved shepherds). Rookie does get fed in his crate and enjoys his kibble supplemented with raw and freeze dried, as well as some veggies and eggs! When he is out with his dog companions, he shares toys with no problems and does not guard anything. His favorite toy is a giant rope ball that he loves to roll around in the grass with. He lets his foster mom clean his eyes every day and about once a week he gets his ears cleaned and is so compliant. He gets a little fidgety with his nails (who can blame him) but eventually he’ll stand nicely and let the job get done! He also is a champ about bath time and seems to enjoy being scrubbed. Rookie is great on leash and on walks, as well as in the car. He’s an awesome companion for daily life as he’s happy as a clam to just be with you. His age (which we believe is about 9) doesn’t slow him down at all. He likes to get zoomies around the yard and the only way you can tell he’s a senior is by the few gray hairs on his muzzle. Rookie has a clean bill of health! He does have an old ankle injury that doesn’t seem to bother him too much but other than that, he’s in perfect shape. His foster mom does give him joint support and probiotics every day but hey, that’s great for any dog! Email us if our dude Rookie caught your eye. His foster mom is in no rush at all to find him his forever home but we know his forever family is out there waiting to meet him!
3 year old Tyler ended up at Joliet Animal Control as a stray but was never reclaimed. He is a big, strong boy that is friendly with people. Tyler seems good with other dogs but has not been cat tested. He is crate trained and seems to know some basic commands. Tyler is an active boy that would do best in a German Shepherd experienced home.
Glory was found on the streets of the Windy City. No one claimed this 7 month old puppy and here she is on a journey to her best life. Being a stray on the city streets, and then spending a week at Animal Control, left Glory scared and shaking like a leaf…information overload for just a baby. Glory is in need of some TLC! Glory is slowly coming out of her shell and will require a lot more confidence building to successfully navigate this thing we call life. 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. (The commotion and happenings of a young family would frighten Glory.) 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. NOTE: We will update this post as we get to know more of Glory’s personality.