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.

Jethro – Adoption Pending   

Breed:  Black & Tan Coonhound Mix

Sex: Male                                      Age: 3 years

Weight:  53 pounds                         Neutered

I’m Jethro. I come to you from a few hours south of Chicago, where I was turned into a small rural shelter with heartworm and a broken jaw. I’ve been spending time in foster care getting the medical attention I need and I cannot wait to find my new home!

My jaw already started fusing back together by the time rescue came so I did not need surgery for that. A generous sponsor came forward and took care of the cost of my heartworm treatment, so now I am back to being healthy. I was neutered, dewormed, microchipped,  and vaccinated.

I’ve been fostered with dogs and cats. I’m intimidated by large male dogs and do best with small males and/or females. I’m great with cats too! I’m respectful of them and don’t chase them. I also got to meet some kids at an adoption event and definitely like them. I don’t like other animals in/around my food when I’m eating, so my own space at dinner time will be best.

My perfect home will appreciate that yes, I am a hound and while I don’t do the classic howling at the moon, I can be a talker when excited and sing your praises when you come home. (Bonus is you will never have to worry about anybody breaking into your house without my alerting the entire neighborhood.) My foster home has had to keep me quiet during heartworm treatment so I really look forward to a yard to run around. A fence is a must as when I spot a squirrel, I’m off and running. I would enjoy toys and exercise to keep me stimulated and out of mischief. Experienced hound owners a HUGE plus!

My adoption fee is $255.

If you are interested in adopting me, 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. My foster mom will get in touch with you & set up a time for us to meet.

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Eve (aka Monkey) – Available        Brussels Griffon Mix
Sex: Female                      Age: 1 1/2 Years

Weight:  8 pounds           Spayed

Hello, I’m Eve, aka Monkey. I like everyone I meet. I give kisses every chance I get. I like dogs. Sometimes I get sassy with the bigger ones, so keeping my play mate small would be best. If you don’t have a dog, that’s fine. A home with respectful kids over 5 would work for me as well. As long as my home has a dog or kids to play with, I will be good. I am crate trained, but need reminders to stop playing & to go potty when I’m outside. That will fine tune my house breaking.

I’m a beggar. Truth is you’d never know by my size, but I bat my big brown eyes & try to get whatever you are eating.

As far a grooming, my coat is not as thick as a full Brussels Griffon so regular brushing & an occasional trim is all I need.

If you’re looking for a full of life, ready to spring into action at any time girl who also loves to cuddle & watch movies, we could be great companions.

Eve’s adoption fee is $275. Eve is microchipped, spayed, up to date on her vaccinations & monthly preventatives. 

If we sound like a match, 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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Bisou  Available                          Chihuahua Mix
Sex: Female                                   Age: 1 1/2 Years

Weight:  6 pounds                                       Spayed

Meet Bisou, a small girl with long legs. Bisou is shy and frightened of new people.  She has some separation anxiety. She wants to be by her person most of the time and will cry if not.  Bisou is a very selective with her food and will require someone who will cook some homemade meals for her.  She gets along with some small dogs but can be jealous if she is in your lap.  Bisou does well with potty training with frequent reminders.  She does not like the cold weather.

Bisou needs a family with no children or only older ones.

You must have an approved application prior to meeting her.

Bisou is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

Bisou’s adoption fee is $275.

If you are interested in adopting Bisou, 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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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

Hey ya’ll, Sugar here. Although I’m listed as a terrier mix, truth is no one really knows.  A doggie DNA test would be interesting. The past four months in my foster home have been fantastic! So much freedom. Rather than spending most of my time alone in a crate, I’ve been able to follow my foster mom around, hang out in the fenced yard ( I even discovered squirrels!!!), go for long walks, take rides in the car, sleep in the bed or on the couch at night and have lots of toys and bones (toys are great but I really love the bones!!!). I’m only 16 months old.  My foster parents call be Baby Girl which I really like.  Even though I’m still very young I’m pretty laid back, except when you’ve been out and come home. Then I can’t contain my excitement. Kids are ok if a little older and respectful. I would prefer to be your one-n-only.  I live with another dog now, but am very competitive, don’t always play fair and probably a bit jealous. Some people want to know how I am with cats as well – “What’s a CAT?”

So by now you’re probably wondering why someone hasn’t already scooped me up?  Well, I don’t take candy from strangers if you get my drift. So I need someone with a big heart to just give me a chance.   

Sugar’s adoption fee is $255. Sugar is microchipped, spayed, up to date on her vaccinations & monthly preventatives. 

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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Scooby – Available            Shepherd/Corgi Mix
Sex: Male                                            Age: 9 Years
Weight: 52 pounds                                Neutered

Scooby is healthy, energetic & naturally friendly with people & dogs. He was orphaned after living virtually his whole life in one household. Scooby is so dog friendly that he has trouble understanding why his invitation to play is met with disinterest by the older dogs in his foster home. He reportedly lived with a cat & has had positive interactions with children. Scooby likes to go for walks & is easy on a leash. In the car he likes to sit on a seat & take in the passing scenery. A fenced yard for Scooby is a plus. Stairs are alien to Scooby. It’s going to take an extended period of positive training to coax him to learn to use them.

Scooby is neutered, house trained, microchipped & up to date on his vaccinations including Lyme disease & two strains of canine influenza. He had recent dental surgery so his remaining teeth are in good shape.

Please learn more about him on him Facebook page, Scooby of Heather’s Foster Dogs (it is public, so you don’t need to be a FB member), https://www.facebook.com/Scooby-of-Heathers-Foster-Dogs-109883280524392.

If you are interested in adopting Scooby, then just go to heathersfosterdogs.org, 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: >11 Years Weight:  14 pounds                                        Spayed

Laura is a special needs lady who needs a special home. She recently suffered a stroke. 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, 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 11 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 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 cannot find her way outside, needs to be carried out or led on a leash. 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. 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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