Available Dogs

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Roman is a sweet senior boy that was found as an abandoned dog. He was rescued from Chicago Animal Control on Christmas Day and is looking for a forever home! Roman is a very affectionate boy. He will nudge you for pets and loves his back scratched. He is good on leash, rides nicely in the car, and is crate trained. Roman is selective with other dogs. He is ok with calm, submissive dogs but wouldn’t mind a home where he was the only dog to be spoiled. He was great meeting a cat used to large dogs. Roman has a great personality and still has his bursts of energy, but mostly just wants to relax with his person. He is an amazing boy that deserves a loving home in his golden years!

Vianne was brought into Chicago Animal Control as a stray with another dog believed to be her daughter. Her daughter was adopted at the shelter but Vianne never made it to the adoption floor. GSR met Vianne and knew we had to help her! She is about 7 years old and is very sweet. Vianne is calm and easy going. She tested well with other dogs at the shelter. We think she’d probably be fine with cats. Vianne is a smaller shepherd weighing 50 lbs. When we rescued her she had 2 mammory tumors and seemed to have been bred multiple times. Vianne is hoping to leave those days behind and find a loving family that will treasure her!

2 year old Riley was dumped at Chicago Animal Control when her owners claimed they had too many dogs. We were told Riley lived with other dogs, cats, and children as young as 4. Since coming to GSR, we found that Riley is nervous with new people. She was evaluated by our friends at K9 University. Riley did well with different handlers and in group play with other dogs. She enjoyed time on the treadmill and going for walks with her trainer. Riley is an active girl but not high energy. She enjoys playing fetch and squeaky toys. Riley is very food motivated which makes her easy to train. She knows a few basic commands and has good house manners. Riley’s adoptive family will need to be understanding that she needs slow introductions to strangers and continued training. Once Riley trusts you, she is very loving and affectionate. Riley will not be placed with small children or another female dog.

Marigold was brought to animal control when she was found as a stray. Her owners never reclaimed her and we brought her into rescue. Marigold is a gorgeous sable colored girl estimated to be about 3 years old. She is social and sweet with people. We haven’t tested her with other dogs but she was fine around them at the shelter. Marigold rides nicely in the car and is crate trained. She had an injury to her back leg and is now recovering in foster care.

Beautiful Kayla Rose is a four year old female GSD whose special person has died. She is great with people of all ages but does not want to share her home with dogs or cats. Her favorite toy is the jolly ball and she will pick up objects that have fallen on the floor. She has been treated for allergies and is currently on Apoquel as well as medication for depression.

Whitey was surrendered to a shelter in Southern IL with no reason given. We can’t understand how someone could give up such a great dog. Whitey is about 9 years old and a big boy weighing in at 100 lbs. He is great with dogs of all sizes. Whitey hasn’t been cat tested but we think he’d be fine. He has a calm, easy going demeanor. Whitey walks nicely on leash, rides great in the car, and is crate trained. He would do best in a home with older children. Whitey is an all around wonderful dog that deserves a home that will treasure him!

Larry was found as a stray and brought to Kendall County Animal Control by local police. He was found to have a microchip but his owner never reclaimed hm. Larry is about two years old, and sadly tested positive for heart worm. He is in foster care while he undergoes treatment. Larry has an amazing “happy go lucky” personality! He is strikingly tall and handsome. Larry loves to go for walks and would love an active home after he finishes treatment. He is great with other dogs and is good with dog savvy cats. Larry is very social and is great with children.

Roscoe C was surrendered to Chicago Animal Control because his owners no longer had time to care for him. He is a young boy just under 2. Roscoe lived with another dog and young children. He has never been around cats. He knows basic commands and is easy to handle on lead. He can can be a little mouthy as he’s still a pup, but he understands the word no. Roscoe is a friendly, sweet boy that is recovering in foster care from an upper respiratory infection.

Emmy was found as a stray in Livingston County but her owners never reclaimed her. She is estimated to be between 18 months and 2 years old. Emmy is an energetic, intelligent, friendly, affectionate girl. She is great with other dogs but not good with cats. Emmy is learning to walk nicely on leash and would benefit from positive training classes. She is crate trained and rides nicely in the car. She is getting three meals a day in her foster home so that she can gain much needed weight. Emmy will be between 55-60 lbs full grown. She likes to play with toys and is food motivated.

Molly M. is sadly being returned to GSR because her adopter is unable to care for her anymore. She is a friendly, active dog estimated to be 4 years old. Molly attends doggie daycare and is good with dogs of all sizes. She loves to play fetch and go for car rides! She knows several basic commands and would benefit from positive training classes. Molly loves to go for walks and is strong on lead. She has never met a stranger and loves children. Molly does have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), which requires special enzymes on her food. She has been in stable health for 3 years with no complications.

Gorgeous FiFi was surrendered to Chicago Animal Control because her owners landlord wouldn’t allow dogs in their apartment. She is 4 years old and is a little shy meeting new people, but warms up quickly. FiFi has never lived with other animals but did well meeting other dogs at the shelter. She has never lived with children so a home with older children would be best for her. FiFi rides nicely in the car and is does well in a crate.

Maple was found on the south side of Chicago as a stray. She is estimated to be 6.5 months old. Maple is good with other dogs and would love a playmate in her forever home. She is also good with the cat in her foster home. Maple’s foster home is working on crate training with her. Her adopter will be required to take her to positive training classes for socialization and to learn basic commands. Maple is underweight and likely lived most of her life outside.

Asher was found as a stray on the south side of Chicago and brought to Chicago Animal Control. He is about 6.5 months old and only 33 pounds. Asher is getting several small meals a day in his foster home. He is a shy, sweet pup good with other dogs and cats. Asher will require an adopter that will take him to positive training classes. Sadly, he knows no commands and didn’t get the attention he needed as a small pup. Asher is doing well with potty training and walking on leash. He is getting used to his crate and riding in the car. Asher would do best in a home with another dog and with a family where someone is home often.

Lucky 18 was surrendered to Chicago Animal Control when his owner was losing their home. He is 7 years old and weighs 75 pounds. Lucky lived previously with a female husky and has done well meeting other dogs. He is a friendly, affectionate boy that has never met a stranger. Lucky knows a few basic commands and has good house manners. He is not used to a crate. Lucky rides well in the car. He currently is in foster care and is being treated for severe eye infections.

Prissy was rescued from Chicago Animal Control after being given up by her family. She is about 5 years old and 58 pounds. Prissy is working on house training with her foster family - sadly we were told she had limited access to a safe yard where she could relief herself. She lived with a terrier and cats in her previous home. She also lived with children as young as 6, but we recommend older children in her forever home. Prissy has the typical GSD personality where she barks at new people but is able to warm up with a little time and some treats. Her former owner reported she can be protective when new people enter her house so she would do best with a GSD experienced home. She knows several basic commands and would benefit from attending positive training classes.

Bambina was surrendered to Chicago Animal Control because her owners were moving and couldn’t take her with. She is 3 years old and very friendly! Bambina lived previously with children, dogs, and cats. She is a happy girl that loves to play with tennis balls. Bambina knows basic commands and is working on taking treats nicely. She is underweight and getting several small meals per day in foster care.