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eira3Did you know that “Eira” means “snow” in Welsh?

It’s a fitting name for this beautiful terrier-mix girl, given the late winter snowstorm we just had in Chicago.  ==>

Eira has been hanging out at her foster home while recovering from a bum leg, but she’s back at the shelter today getting the “all clear” for adoption!

If you’re looking for a fun, active dog who is happy to snuggle, sun, or jump joyfully through the snow, then Eira is your girl!

(Many thanks to Gardner and Tara for taking care of this little sweetheart while she was on the mend!)

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As soon as our wonderful vets have finished their final check up, Eira’s details will be posted on the adoption page and she’ll be ready to go to her forever home! If you have any questions, contact us at 312.644.8338 or foster@anticruelty.org.

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Check out glamour girl, Sophie. She loves to curl up on her foster mom’s bed and admire herself in the mirror. Can you blame her? Just because she is a senior cat doesn’t mean she isn’t just as fabulous as a younger one. She just has had time to develop more of a personality.

Sophie is looking for a home where she can reign supreme. It may take her a week or two to feel completely comfortable in her new home, but once she does she will offer you her companionship and cuddles.

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If you would like to know more about Sophie, please email foster@anticruelty.org.

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If you haven’t heard, Mumba is a rising star with his new found internet fame. He recently received the royal treatment with a professional photo shoot, new wardrobe of bowties, and feature on popular Instagram, cheese.the.cat.

This new found fame is nice and all, but what Mumba really hopes to get out of it is a home to call his own. This young boy is now one of our longer-term cats despite being the full-package of looks, brains, and personality.

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If you would like to know more about Mumba, please email foster@anticruelty.org.

Also be sure to check him out on Instagram! https://instagram.com/cheese.the.cat/

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Meet Oreo! He is one of our long-term cats here at The Anti-Cruelty Society. He is currently in foster care with foster parent, Mary, who is caring for him while recruiting an adopter. In the meantime, he is making himself comfy at her home enjoying head and chin scratches, naps, and watching television. He has even tried out some of his stretches on the yoga mat.

If you are looking for an independent cat that will join you on the couch, this may be the guy for you!

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For more information on Oreo, email foster@anticruelty.org.

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20141202_073046Queen is one special dog who has stolen the hearts of staff and volunteers alike here at The Anti-Cruelty Society!

A member of our Foster to Forever program, she is currently available for adoption while enjoying life out on the town with her foster family.

Queen is a special needs dog as she has grade 3/4 luxating patella on both hind legs – which is something her adopter should keep in mind before making her a part of their family. Learn more about Queen on her official adoption profile here.

We recently received a wonderful update on Queen’s progress in her foster home – here’s what her current caretaker had to share:

“I began fostering Queen November 17 and what a delight she has been.

She was nervous at first but Rooster, my other dog, helped calm her down.  She has been great with Rooster and my cats (they show a passing interest in her but not much).

With encouragement and tasty snacks, Queen has settled well into routine, including walking with myself and my dog walker. Despite her initial hesitancy, she now goes up and down the stairs quite well. Her luxating patella does not slow her down.  She is housebroken, so the first thing she does when she gets outside is go to the bathroom. Then she has time to sniff around. We go farther each time we walk.  She follows Rooster’s lead, and even likes to run a little bit. She lets me know she wants to run because she stretches her legs and then begins to walk similar to a trotting horse. Then she will do a short burst run and then stop.  Rooster and I join her.She wags her tail when other people walk by. She is interested in other dogs she sees and remains calm, even if they bark at her.

Rooster and QueenShe also likes hanging out with the animals and people inside the house. She enjoys watching the activity, being petted, or chewing on her bone. She also plays tug of war with one of many stuffed animals I have.

I know that she will be a wonderful addition to whomever adopts her. She has a sweet personality, is playful, and gets along well with other people and animals. She shows zero aggression. I hope she finds her forever home soon.” – Rosemary (foster mom)

If you’d be interested in meeting this sweet special pup in person, contact our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org

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reese_mary raines 4Reese, one of our long-term residents, was featured on WCIU’s You & Me This Morning show today and was quite the hit! This loveable 7 year old Chihuahua Mix is currently available for adoption while in foster care – and would love to get to know you!

Here’s what her foster mom has to say about this lovely gal:

reese_mary raines 6Reese is a wonderful, loving, loyal dog.  She loves to sit and lie on your lap and to be petted (especially on her belly!).  She is happy as long as she is included – loves to go on car rides, long walks with kids, to the park for a picnic.  She sleeps in the crook of my arm and is just so happy giving and getting love!  I do crate her when I am gone (she has never had an accident in the crate), and it might be a good idea for a new owner to crate her after they get their night time snuggles (she has had accidents in the middle of the night).

reese_mary raines 7She is great with my two dogs. She holds her ground if needed – no one is going to pull one over on Reese. She is very loving with my kids though new owner should have children be very gentle at first and probably not allow children to hold her.

Her eyes are soulful and kind and she is just going to make someone the nicest pet!  She barely needs a leash as she tends to stick right by you and comes immediately when called.  Love love love this gal!

If you’d be interested in meeting Reese in person, reach out to our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org

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Spat is quite the heart-throb here at The Anti-Cruelty Society! This spirited little gal has stolen the hearts of both staff and her foster mom with her big personality. Spat is a sweet gal who will do almost anything for a good belly rub and cuddle session. Her foster reports that she is house-trained, doesn’t chew, loves toys and Kongs, is very social and super affectionate.

Spat is currently available for adoption from The Anti-Cruelty Society – read more about her and our adoption guidelines here: http://anticruelty.org/adopt-a-new-companion/adoption-information/

Here’s the foster mom’s full report on this adorable dog:

As her foster mom, my hope for Spat, the totally perfect dog, is that an equally perfect person – someone who is looking for unconditional love and to love unconditionally – will scoop her up and take her home. Ideally, she would be the only dog so she can have all the attention and would spend her evenings snuggling and cuddling after a long walk. She would love a yard, but would do well with several walks a day.

I can honestly say Spat is the best four legged houseguest ever! She is so well behaved she’s a delight to have around! She’s totally housebroken, doesn’t on chew anything that isn’t hers to chew, wants to be in the middle of whatever is going on, and is super affectionate – kisses freely given!

Spat has spent the last several weeks living with us in our home. She spent her time with Timo (our Rottweiler mix) and Lola (our Shih Tzu), my husband and me when we were all home together. She settled right in after she let the resident dogs know who the queen bee was, and adjusted well to our schedule. We both work full time so she was home from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm without going out for a break. We didn’t crate her when we were at work; she had her crate in our study with a gate up. I didn’t want her to feel uncomfortable with the other dogs so I didn’t give her the run of the house. If she had needed to stay with us longer, I would have started to ease her into having access to the whole house.

Spat is a bit stout and we’ve been working both on weight loss and toning her up. She eats twice a day (a third of a cup of dry food with ¼ can of wet food – both Science Diet) – 6:30 am and 5:00 pm. She adjust pretty well to schedule changes so a variation on this would be fine. She goes for a 6 block walk right after her morning meal and visits the yard after her dinner. We also go out right when we get home, right before bed and take an evening walk. She loves to run around our yard and is a born hunter! She really should never be left alone in a yard, especially if she might be able to slip through a fence (no fat jokes allowed) and she should always be on a leash when out on the street. She may look short and stocky, and come across as calm and quiet, but can really move! Especially if there’s something to chase – squirrels, opossums, rats, whatever!

Speaking of leashes…she is a perfect princess on her leash. She walks really well, and pretty much avoids the grass unless there is something delicious to smell or she has to relieve herself. She stops when you stop and waits for you to move ahead unless she’s picked up the scent of something and is on the hunt… We usually do our evening walk (8 – 10 blocks) at about 8:00 and she truly turns into a total huntress after dark – she’s looking for something to chase so hold on tight. We do walk her with our dogs, but she doesn’t pay much attention to them (they act like crazy dogs when on a walk). She seemed a bit fearful of and uncomfortable with strange dogs we met along the way and she totally ignored dogs barking from the neighbors’ yards. She may growl at another dog if she’s afraid or threatened.

spatShe loves her Kong for little dogs and with a tiny bit of peanut butter and a few low calorie Charlie Bear treats, she is a happy puppy. We give her the Kong when we leave in the morning. She’s also become more playful the longer she stays with us and has started “borrowing” toys from the other dogs and even dragged Lola’s bed into her crate.

She has had a few baths since joining us – not her favorite thing. I recommend a deep sink, a bathtub or a groomer (:^}). She does tolerate it, she just looks very, very sad, and it’s really only a problem because she tries to escape and for such a little thing she jumps pretty high.

She loves to get up on furniture, to sit with you (as close as she can get) and to flip over so you can rub her belly. She will shamelessly direct your hand to her belly and sigh deeply when the belly rub starts. She also wants to sleep with you in your bed, but we didn’t let her due to our other dogs not having that privilege. She was just fine in her crate and snored the entire night.

Other important things to know about Spat:

She does do the reverse sneezing thing that sounds like honking. She usually does this when she’s overly excited and sometimes first thing in the morning. If you rub her chest, it stops.

She doesn’t bark – unless the other dogs in the house bark first – then she joins in.

While she can jump up on furniture and easily go up and down stairs, she shouldn’t jump off of things – and she does so fearlessly. She needs to be discouraged from doing this so I pick her up and set her on the floor when she needs to get down.

When giving kisses, if she’s overly enthusiastic, she sometimes will jump up toward your face. It’s a bit unsettling the first time, but she’s giving kisses … We have been working on not doing that. A firm no and putting her down seems to work.

She also sheds a bit – but with regular of brushing of her and a lint roller for you…it’s not a problem. And, I wear black 99% of the time so I know about shedding and dog hair!

If you’d be interested in meeting this amazing little gal in person, contact our foster team at sbruno@anticruelty.org and lkrupinski@anticruelty.org. If you’d like to learn more about our foster program, visit The Anti-Cruelty Society website here.

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