Available Dogs

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) & preventative (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.

Ricky Available                       Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Male                                      Age: 5-6 Years

Weight:  8.7 pounds                            Neutered

Handsome Ricky is such a love bug. He loves to snuggle and be near his people at all times. Ricky will fuss if he is not near his family.  He is potty trained with reminders. He walks great on a leash. He gets along with dogs from 5 to 50 pounds in his foster home. He is looking for a quieter home with people who can spend time with him. Quick movements & sudden loud noises bother Ricky, so a home with small children might not be a good fit.

Ricky is neutered, microchipped and up to date with his vaccines, and had a recent dental. 

Ricky’s adoption fee is $275.

If you are interested in adopting Ricky, 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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Chance – Available        Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Male                          Age: 6 – 12 months

Weight:  8 pounds           Neutered

I’m Chance. Nice to meet you. I’m full grown, but still learning new things. I like dogs of all sizes, especially those that want to play. I like to snuggle once I get to know you, but I do take a few minutes to warm up.

I do like toys. So far the rope toy is my favorite. When I get a ball I bring it back to my bed. That’s where I like to hoard all the toys. Since I’m young I can get a bit mouthy but I’m working in that.

My foster mom keeps me on a schedule with my house training and that works best. I am doing very well. With just a little patience, I’ll have it down in no time. 

I’m looking for a home with no small kids. I’ve done best with teenagers and adults. 

Chance’s adoption fee is $275.

If you might be the person with patience, the person the show me the world is an OK place, not that scary, 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. Maybe we can meet & see if we are a match.

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Promise

Promise – Available        Breed:  Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Female                      Age: 8 years

Weight:  9 pounds           Spayed

Meet Promise, a very loving but extremely shy little girl. Promise adores her human foster mom and dad and loves nothing more than to be snuggled up next to you.

She would do best in an adult only household where someone is home most of the time. She likes the quiet laid back kind of lifestyle

Promise is an exceedingly finicky eater. She doesn’t like regular dog food so her foster mom cooks for her. That is super easy.

She gets along with the other small dogs in her foster home but she doesn’t really interact with them.

Promise is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped and current on heartworm and flea prevention.

Promise’s adoption fee is $150.

If you are interested in adopting Promise, 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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Sugar – Available            Breed:  Terrier Mix

Sex: Female                                    Age: 1 year

Weight:  32 pounds                             Spayed

Let me introduce you to Sugar, a sweet little girl who isn’t even knee high on an average adult. Sugar was adopted as a pup and returned just in time to celebrate her 1st birthday.  Poor girl has spent way too much time crated & not socialized or given exposure to the enrichment needed to thrive and be confident.  There’s still time as she’s young.

Sugar’s been in our foster home for almost 2 weeks and has bonded nicely with her foster parents.  She loves going for walks during the day, riding in the car, playing with her tennis balls and snuggling in bed at night.  Her house training is good if someone is home but it’s hit or miss if left unattended.  For that reason alone, Sugar would love a home where she need not be crated for hours upon hours.  Already been there and done that. Sugar is really very relaxed for a one year old and only gets super excited when you return home.  She loves to go out in the yard at night to hunt for critters but needs you to accompany her.  In time she’ll get over that.  We’ve seen it before.

Sugar is insecure & scared of new people so will need time to adjust in her new home.  She can be a bit mouthy; that’s getting better, but no small children.  Sugar lived with a much older dog.  How much they actually interacted is in question.  Sugar may prefer to have all your adoration to herself.

With love and patience Sugar will come around and be a great companion. She’s worth it!  Sugar is microchipped, spayed, up to date on her vaccinations & on monthly preventatives. 

Sugar’s adoption fee is $255.

If you are interested in adopting Sugar, 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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cherish

Cherish – Available        Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Female                      Age: 3 years

Weight:  9.5 pounds       Spayed

Cherish came to HFD with her 6 puppies. She was such a wonderful mom. Now that her puppies have their forever homes, it’s now her turn.

Cherish is extremely loving and just adores snuggling with her humans all night long. She will most definitely help to keep you warm on cold winter nights.

Cherish has some separation anxiety issues so needs a family with someone home most of the time & who has a canine companion for Cherish. She gets along great with the other small dogs in her foster home. So if you already have a dog that’s her size that’s ok. She does not, however, like larger dogs. 

Cherish even does well with the cat, although she thinks chasing is a fun game.

So far Cherish has liked every adult & the older children she’s met. But small children are not her thing. Cherish & small children would not be a good fit living together as she becomes nervous around them. So if you have kids they need to be older and respectful of her. 

Cherish is house trained with reminders. She is spayed, up to date on shots, monthly preventatives and microchipped.

Cherish’s adoption fee is $275.

If you are interested in adopting Cherish, 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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Laura – Available               Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Female                                      Age: >=10 Years Weight:  14 pounds                                        Spayed

Laura is a special needs lady who needs a special home. 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 her multiple prescriptions for her collapsed trachea, a chronic condition. Laura has responded well to the prescribed treatment regimen of 3 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 10 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 slow 20 – 30 minute walk which provides plenty of olfactory stimulus. Laura is in a foster home with larger dogs with whom she interacts little. Laura will greet other dogs & quickly return to relaxing.

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. When picked up & carried around, Laura quickly loses her bearings.

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. Sorry, all blanks must be completed so just enter something like n/a when the follow up question appears irrelevant. 

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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