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.

 

 

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

Sugar (aka Baby Girl) is ready for her forever home.  In the two months she’s been in foster care we’ve seen her blossom.  She used to be so mouthy, even when she was getting a bell rub. Not any more! Sugar used to hesitate to go outside and only if you went with her.  Now she loves to go out and  even knows what a squirrels are! She’d love to have a fenced yard to hunt in.

Sugar’s house training is good; you do need to pay attention that she’s getting it done when she’s out. She’s shown no worry when it storms out either!

After spending time at another foster home for a few days we also know Sugar might really enjoy having a friend to play with, someone about her size. Sugar usually sleeps on the sofa at night, guess she thinks threes a crowd in bed, but once her foster dad gets up for work it’s snooze time with mom. We do crate her when no one is home.

At just 14 months old Sugar can still get into mischief. So she needs a home where people aren’t gone for 8-10 hours a day. That would be a set back. Sugar is still leery of new people and will bark at them.  They just need to ignore her, let her investigate them.  After a short while she’s fine. She loves her toys, ball, bones. As soon as you get her harness out, Sugar’s ready to go! for a walk or car ride!!  She clearly didn’t have the greatest first 12 months of life.

With a lot of love and patience she’s turning into a happy Baby Girl.  Sugar just needs someone to give her a chance and not expect immediate affection. 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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Ranger – Available                       Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Male                                             Age: 3 Years

Weight:  15 pounds                                 Neutered

Meet Ranger, aka “Little Hyena”! Ranger is a playful, loving little guy. He loves playing fetch with tennis balls, taking walks and snuggling in blankets.

Ranger lives with big foster dog siblings and cats. He co-exists with all. He likes to play with his siblings as long as they don’t get too overwhelming with him (due to the size difference). Ranger loves to give kisses and curl up in blankets when he his sleepy.

Ranger is looking for a family with older children, who likes getting kisses, a fenced in yard (since he loves to play fetch and chase critters) and the time to spend playing and hanging out with him.

Ranger is house broken, microchipped, neutered, and up to date on vaccinations as well as monthly preventatives.

Ranger’s adoption fee is $275.

If you are interested in adopting Ranger, 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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Ricky – Available                       Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Male                                      Age: 5-6 Years

Weight:  10 pounds                                Neutered

UNDERCOVER RICKY — he will spend the night under the covers with you. Handsome Ricky is such a love bug. He loves to snuggle and be near his people at all times. If Ricky can see his family but is not in their midst, Ricky will fuss to be with them.  He is house trained. Ricky walks great on a leash. He gets along with dogs from 5 to 50 pounds in his foster home. 

Ricky is looking for a 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. Ricky 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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Alex

Alex – Available                                          Westie Mix
Sex: Male                                             Age: 1 1/2 Years

Weight:  10 pounds                                      Neutered

Hi, I’m Alex. While I’m a little timid, I have liked everybody I have met – kids, dogs, and adults. I’m crate trained, When it comes to house training, I have to be reminded to stop playing and go potty outside. I love my toys. I like to play alone or with a dog, but I really don’t get tug or fetch yet. 

I do shed some, so I need to be groomed regularly.

I am microchipped, neutered, & up to date on vaccinations as well as monthly preventatives. 

My adoption fee is $275. 

To see if we would make a good pair, please fill out an application. 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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Theodore  Available                         Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Male                                             Age: >=14 Years

Weight: 5 pounds                                          Neutered

Theodore is a shy old man who is looking for a quiet home with people who can spend time with him, the companionship a retired household can provide. Theodore spends his day curled up in a bed, in your lap or roaming the yard with you for extended periods.

Theodore coexists with the 10 to 60 pound dogs in his foster home. He interacts little with them. Theodore seems to know he is tiny. When approached by human or another dog, he backs out of their way.

Theodore is house trained. He is up to date on vaccinations, including 2 strains of canine influenza, & monthly preventatives.

If you are interested in adopting Theodore, 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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