Sweet lil’ Lemon is an adorable 3 month old Shepherd Mix puppy who was admitted into foster care due to kennel cough. After almost 3 weeks in the loving care of a foster home, she was nursed back to health and is now ready for adoption!
Here’s what Lemon’s foster mom had to say about this incredible pup!
Princess Lemon Foster really is the sweetest dog on the planet.
She loves carrots and frozen banana pieces. She wants to meet every dog she sees, although most of them had no interest in being pawed by a goofy puppy. Most dogs would just turn away from her and ignore her; one dog gave her a warning growl, which she heeded immediately and stopped acting the fool. So she does pick up on signals from other dogs if they are stern enough.
The only thing that she demonstrated any skittishness around was a street cleaning vehicle; otherwise she accepted new things with curiosity and interest, and recovered very quickly from being startled by things she had never seen before. It took about a half day to get her to go up and down stairs without a problem, but the promise of kibble made her forget all about being scared of them.
I love this dog. If I knew for sure she would be under 40 lbs fully grown, I would keep her. She learns quickly, is pretty mellow for a three month old puppy, is affectionate but not slavish, is great to sleep with, and is just so sweet and happy and interesting that anyone who adopts her is going to be very lucky to have her.
If you’re interested in meeting Lemon, or one of our many other incredible dogs, visit our adoption gallery here or swing down to our Adoption Center at 510 N. Lasalle. We’re open 12-7pm on weekdays and 12-5pm on weekends. We’d love to see you!
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I’m not even a pound yet!
We picked up Mack (black male) and Mango (orange female) on Tuesday and they are with us to gain about a pound each so they can go back to the shelter, be S/N, and be adopted.
They were pretty vocal during the car ride on the way home from ACS but got quiet when I opened their carrier and let them walk around their new digs (our laundry room). Mango acted nervous and hid but Mack was a bold explorer.
Both kitties have diarrhea so their feet and butts are dirty and so is the laundry room floor! Who knew such small creatures could make such a big mess? I checked in with the ACS Clinic today and got them some meds. so the diarrhea should be gone soon. You would never know that they are sick though; they eat well, run around, and have an unending supply of energy.
Mango turns out to be a lover and not shy at all. She just wants to be held and will fall asleep in your arms. Mack takes longer to settle down and isn’t a snuggler. He does eventually find a good spot on your lap and then goes to sleep.
Mango is at 14 oz and Mack is 15.5 oz — (I got an inexpensive digital kitchen scale today) so I hope to fatten them up by 3 or 4 oz in the coming week. In future posts I’ll list their # so you can find them in the Adoption Gallery when they go back to the shelter.
Hasn’t quite mastered face washing yet!
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Here at The Anti-Cruelty Society spring means that there’s two big things on our minds: Bark in the Park and the beginning of kitten season!
As temperatures heat up we will start to see an influx of teeny felines coming through our doors, many who are too young to go up for adoption. That’s where foster volunteers come in!
These dedicated volunteers open their homes to under-age kittens, caring for them until they are at least 2 months old and weigh in at two pounds or more. All of the kittens sent out into foster care have already received a physical examination, a first round of vaccines and are eating solid food. All kitten kibble and veterinary care is provided by the Society. All the foster volunteer needs to do is provide them with a warm, safe and loving space in which they can grow.
If you’ve considered joining our foster team – now is the time! We’ll get you trained and ready to go just as kitten numbers begin to increase. With the foster team’s help – we’ll be sending over thirty kittens a month out into their care. That’s why it’s the perfect time of year to get involved!
To become a part of this invaluable team, visit our Foster info page on our website, which includes an application for the program. You can also contact our foster manager with questions before applying at: email@example.com
We hope to be hearing from you soon!
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Max is a beautiful cat who has been out in foster care for several weeks and is currently available for adoption! Check out his foster volunteer’s latest update on this sweet hunk:
Max is enjoying sitting by the window, smelling the Chicago air and listening to the birds sing on nice days. He has a bit of cabin fever, but is easily distracted with petting and playing with a menagerie of mouse toys and balls. He’s learning to jump higher when we play with the cat dancer and gets a good workout from that toy.
If you’re interested in meeting and potentially adopting Max, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We received an update from Max’s foster – and boy has this handsome cat come a long way!
Max is developing a real love for toys, building his “batting” cat dancer skills and adding a chase for a little pink foam ball and catnip mouse to the mix. He’s also becoming quite a conversationalist, talking with short little kitty hums and meows in response to what I say to him. He’s developed a soft, sleek coat from all the brushing, which he adores. Max is also warming up to my mother, letting her pet him.
We’re currently accepting adoption applications for the hunk, so please share our update with your family and friends to help get the word out about this sweetie!
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Max is a handsome 8 year old cat who came to The Anti-Cruelty Society after his previous owner passed away, leaving the family with nowhere for the kitty to go. When Max arrived to the Society he was in absolute shock, missing his owner and the warmth of his home. To help Max adjust to the loss of his owner, we sent him out to foster care to lessen the blow of the sudden separation.
Since going out into foster care 2 weeks ago, Max has begun to warm up to his foster mom and is learning to trust new people. Here’s the fosters latest update on this looker of a cat:
“Max is a cuddlebug once he gets to know you, sleeping in bed with you right up against your back at and rubbing around your ankles for a petting session when you walk near him. He loves to play with a cat dancer toy or hair rubber bands. He enjoys a cardboard box for scratching, playing and sitting. He also likes being brushed with a soft bristle brush.
This guy startles easily so would rather you move slowly and talk softly. Better not to reach for him suddenly but rather let him come to you. Probably best in a home without kids or other pets.”
We are hoping to find Max an adopter while he is out in foster care so he doesn’t have to come back to the stress of the shelter. If you’re interested in meeting this beautiful boy, and potentially opening up your heart and home to a kitty in-need, email our foster team at: email@example.com
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