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Located in the south suburbs of Chicago, Heather’s Foster Dogs pulls homeless pets from animal shelters in order to ease shelter overcrowding and give these pets a chance to heal and grow in one of our foster homes. Heather’s Foster Dogs makes sure that before made available for adoption, each foster has been checked by HFD’s veterinarian, given age appropriate vaccinations (including rabies, distemper combo & canine influenza) & preventatives (heartworm, flea). Each dog is evaluated in its foster home for a minimum of two weeks before declared available for adoption. Our goal is to show every pet we take in the TLC he or she deserves!

If you are keen on meeting a particular dog & have not submitted your adoption application, please be aware that other adopters who have may also be lined up to meet the same dog. It may be helpful for you to complete & submit your application online. To go the instructions for & a link to the online application, you may click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Charlie LCR

Charlie – AVAILABLE                     Pitbull Mix

Male                                                   8 Years Old

55 pounds                                         Neutered

Hi there, my name is Charlie. As you can see, at about 55 lbs., I’m a sort of Pittie mix low rider. Don’t be intimidated by my mesmerizing good looks, my handsome physique. Just like Charlie Hunnam, (ok, an older version) my emotions and my loyalty run deep. I’m a lover not a fighter. I’d like nothing better than to snuggle up with you. Really, my favorite thing to do is snuggle up tight. I’m not just good with the ladies; I’m a man’s man too.

I was rescued about four months ago. My foster family knows me well, if you have questions. They’ll tell you it’s not my fault I’m in rescue. The family I’d lived with since I was young had issues. I was a victim. Hey, hard knocks, life goes on, I hold no grudges. I had a couple surgeries, one to remove a very large lump which I had when I was turned in at the shelter. As I said, hard knocks. Good news though, it was benign, no evidence of any others. Then a 2nd surgery because I was stupid and ingested something I shouldn’t have. I’m tough and survived that too. My fosters are very particular about the toys I’m allowed to have. Even more so what I’m not. What can I say, I have a bad habit. Could be worse.

At eight years old I’m considered a senior. I’m set in my ways but they’re agreeable and I’ve got a lot of good years left. Don’t count me out. In the summer I enjoy the sunshine, playing in the pool or sprinkler. I’m a perfect copilot if you’re up for a ride. Long walks with lots to investigate, you bet. Not big on cold, wet. I don’t freak out when it storms. Currently I have a foster brother who is considerably younger and can be kind of a punk. I can do without the punk part in my new home. Just like Aretha, I need a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T. I’m still the man.

I do have a happy go lucky side that I’ll share with you, too. Oh, by the way, this senior can make it to the fence to catch a darn squirrel just as fast as the punk.

I really am a laid back kinda dude, but I am anxious to get on to my own home & a family which more suits my needs. I’d really rather not be left alone all day, these are my golden years. I want to live them, maybe with a family with older kids coming and going, so I have more quality time; perhaps with someone semi-retired; maybe someone who works from home, even after the current situation is resolved? For my protection, I should have a house with a secure fenced yard. My foster brother and I are never left outside for long periods of time without being monitored closely or accompanied. That would be expected in my new home as well. My foster parents are looking for the best possible situation going forward and have things they’ll be looking for such similar breed experience; that’s be a big deal. My people will want to do a home check & probably have a few conversations. I trust them. Enough, fill out an application, talk to my peeps. Let’s make this happen. Home for the holidays!

Just so you know, I’ve been neutered for a long time, my vaccinations are all current & I take heartworm preventative. I am HW negative and want to keep it that way. I have a sensitive constitution and benefit from something for my joints, especially if I’ve overdone the exercising. Let’s talk.

Charlie has a special senior dog adoption fee of $150.

If you are interested in adopting Charlie, then please use the pull down menu above. Move your cursor over How to Adopt & click on Adoption Application. Submit your completed application & you will be contacted.

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Peso

Peso – Available     Chihuahua Mix

Male                          13 Years Old

10 Pounds                Neutered

 

Hi all, I’m Peso. I was adopted from HFD back in 2017 & spent the past 3 years being the cherished companion of an elderly woman. I loved being a spoiled lapdog. Sadly, my mom passed away last month & family was unable to take me in. They reached out to HFD & I’m so glad my former foster home was able to welcome me back with open arms.

I’m fostered with other dogs & cats & I co-exist with them just fine. I just like my space. I would have no problem being an only pet as I love being spoiled by people. I’m not interested in playing with other dogs. My favorite place to sleep is right next to my foster mom & I love burrowing under covers or couch blankets. Being a man of a certain age, I’m set in my ways so if other animals get in my face I’m snappy. But I’m all talk to be honest, & also have almost no teeth left anyways. (HFD did a full dental with extractions back in 2017 because my teeth were so terrible.)

Although I have pep in my step I’m not overly yappy & I really love to just snooze next to you. Most of all, I just want to go somewhere where I can stay forever.

I am housebroken, neutered, microchipped, heartworm negative & up to date on vaccinations & monthly preventatives.

Peso’s special senior adoption fee is $150.

If you are interested in adopting Peso, then please use the pull down menu above. Move your cursor over How to Adopt & click on Adoption Application. Submit your completed application & you will be contacted.

For further information please email my foster mom at amandarescues78@gmail.com.

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Chester_cloudy eyes

CHESTER – AVAILABLE           CORGI MIX                           

10 Years Old                                16 Pounds 

Neutered Male

I came from a hoarding situation. Since then I have learned a whole new life. I take a bit of time to warm up to new people, but once I do, I’m all in. My Valentine’s present was coming out of my shell. My foster mom employs a routine for my meeting new people with which I am warming up much faster. My confidence is blossoming with both people and investigating the surroundings. Coming in from outside is still a little scary. 

I like food. I’m not big on cuddling, but I like to chill on a dog bed by you. Once I know my safe area I like to just hang there.

I’m doing very well on my house training. My foster mom has me on a schedule and it has been going great. About once a week I forget my manners & want to leave my mark in the hallway.

My kind of dog is any that is calm & will just hang out. I’m currently fostered with dogs of all sizes.

I’m almost blind. I’m looking for a calm, adult only home.

I’m microchipped as well as up to date on vaccines, monthly preventatives. I just had a dental.

Chester’s adoption fee is $150.

If you are interested in adopting Chester, then please use the pull down menu above. Move your cursor over How to Adopt & click on Adoption Application. Submit your completed application & you will be contacted.

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MANNY – AVAILABLE           CORGI MIX                           

8 Years Old                              16 Pounds 

Neutered Male                                                

I came from a hoarding situation. Since then I have learned a whole new life. I take a bit of time to warm up to new people, but once I do, I’m all in. While I am still wary meeting new people, I am showing my curious side. I like food. I have good manners at meal time. I love belly rubs and nothing more than to cuddle on the couch.

I’m doing very well on my house training. My foster mom has me on a schedule and it has been going great. 

I have really improved on house training. I am now belly band free after 2 weeks of showing he can be a good boy. 

I love to explore , feel good when my foster mom gives me reassurance that where I am going is allowed. I come when called both inside and outside. When mom tells me it’s bedtime, I go right into my crate. 

My kind of dog is any that is calm & will just hang out. I’m currently fostered with dogs of all sizes.

I’m almost blind. I’m looking for a calm, adult only home.

I’m microchipped as well as up to date on vaccines, monthly preventatives. I just had a dental.

Manny’s adoption fee is $150.

If you are interested in adopting Manny, then please use the pull down menu above. Move your cursor over How to Adopt & click on Adoption Application. Submit your completed application & you will be contacted.

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Laura – Available                     Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Female                                          Age: >=12 Years

Weight:  14 pounds                                            Spayed

Laura is a special needs lady who needs a special home.  suffered a stroke in November 2019. She has recovered well from it but does have a lingering head & neck tilt.

Laura needs a relaxed home where she can spend her remaining time without drama in the company of a family experienced caring for a blind dog. And Laura needs a family who can afford the multiple prescriptions for her collapsed trachea & constricted bronchi, chronic conditions. Laura has responded well to the prescribed treatment regimen of 4 medications which, barring complications, she will be on for life.

As Laura was a stray, her age is unknown. She appears to be a minimum of 12 years old & could be significantly older. Laura was taken off the streets with a massive inguinal hernia, a sizable mammary tumor & a shrunken, hypotrophic eye. Laura underwent surgery for these ailments, was spayed & had significant dental work done. Biopsy showed her mammary tumor was cancerous. Laura’s remaining eye appears to have suffered serious injury, or injuries. She is sightless.

Laura enjoys walks in familiar areas. She fancies a short, slow walks which provide plenty of olfactory stimuli. Laura is in a foster home with larger dogs with whom she interacts little. 

Laura uses a ramp to go between the house & yard. Laura does not walk, but tumbles, down stairs, so a home with stairs is not for her. 

Since her stroke, Laura has trouble finding her way around the house, but can find food & water. She often cannot naturally find her way outside. She can follow the sound of a clicker, needs to be led on a leash or carried out. Laura can find her way back up the ramp & through the dog door into the house.

Laura is up to date on her vaccinations & monthly preventatives.

You may see more of Laura on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/Laura-of-Heathers-Foster-Dogs-777261022624258/posts/?ref=page_internal) or search on Laura of Heather’s Foster Dogs.

Laura’s adoption fee is $150.

If you are interested in adopting Laura, then just go to the banner menu above, move your cursor over How to Adopt & click on Adoption Application. Submit your completed application & you will be contacted.

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Are you interested in one of our amazing foster pets? AWESOME! That means you must be ready to move onto the next step in the process: your HFD Adoption Application. Please click the link below to complete our Adoption Application via Google Forms. 

HFD Adoption Application

Please note that we cannot arrange a meet and greet without a completed and approved Adoption Application. Thank you very much.

We often have multiple applications for the same adoptable dog. We will not disclose information about other potential adopters nor will we normally stop accepting applications on that dog until it has officially been adopted. 

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