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.

Mia – Available                         Shepherd Mix
Sex: Female                              Age: 6 Months

Weight: 60 pounds                               Spayed

Let me introduce you to young Mia, who turns into the energizer bunny in the cold snow.  Standing 24″ at the shoulder and weighing 60 pounds she needs a home with the time and commitment to training to help her reach her full potential. Certainly someone with experience would be beneficial. Mia is very sweet, trusting, loving. She can also be mouthy, stubborn and clumsy. Consider seriously if you have young children.

A large, securely fenced yard is always a plus as Mia needs to be able to stretch those long legs. Mia’s not high energy, but still needs to release some energy daily, a couple times a day.  This stunning girl could be your treasured companion for years to come with some loving, compassionate time invested now.

Mia is working on house training. She is spayed, micro chipped and up to date on vaccinations as well as monthly preventatives.

Mia’s adoption fee is $255.

If you are interested in adopting Mia, 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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Satana – Available        Breed:  Chihuahua Mix

Sex: Female                                    Age: 5 months

Weight:  7 1/2 pounds                               Spayed

Hi, my Name is Satana, but my name should be Cuddles instead, as I just love to cuddle. I am 7 1/2 pounds of pure sweetness.

I get along beautifully with the other small dogs in my foster home.

My foster family thinks the world of me and I love them too, but I really need a forever home.

I am looking for a home with no small kids  (over age 8 please) since I still am a puppy with puppy nibbles.

If you already have a dog that’s great as I would love a playmate.

Just a reminder that I am still a puppy who is still learning and need a home that will train and have patience with me.

Satana’s adoption fee is $295. Satana is microchipped, spayed, up to date on her vaccinations & monthly preventatives. 

If you are interested in adopting Satana, 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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Belle – Available            Breed:  Chihuahua Mix

Sex: Female                                   Age: 4 Months

Weight:  5 pounds                                       Spayed

Belle is a sweet, young pup who loves to cuddle.  She can be skittish when approached by people, but once she is in your arms, she is very lovable. Belle is sweet, playful, and full of energy. She likes to play with other dogs but when she is laying down to rest, she does not want to be bothered by them.  A fenced yard is required to adopt this girl. She would make a great addition to any family looking for the challenge of a young puppy. Belle is up to date on age appropriate vaccinations.

Belle’s adoption fee is $295.

If you are interested in adopting Belle, 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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Ringo – Available            Breed:  Poodle Mix

Sex: Male                                      Age: 4 years

Weight:  20 pounds                          Neutered

Loud, proud & persistent; play, play, play – Ringo is full of personality.  A fun loving, energetic, active guy who pushes for attention from his friends, Ringo likes people & dogs. Ringo could really use a doggy play buddy. He loves to spend time outside – in the yard or on walks as well as going for a car ride with you. Ringo does need loose leash training.

Ringo is a naturally vocal guard of his area. He might not be a good fit in an apartment or condo. To keep him happy & avoid destructive behaviors, Ringo needs to be kept busy.

Ringo will immediately dart through any opening. To ensure his safely, Ringo will need an experienced adopter without small children who might accidentally leave an unblocked door open for a second. Ringo loves being outside, at least in the cold weather. A secure fenced yard is a plus.

To see & learn more about Ringo, please go to his public Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Ringo-of-Heathers-Foster-Dogs-103134207905349, or search on Ringo Heather’s Foster Dogs.

Ringo is neutered, house trained, microchipped & up to date on his vaccinations, including two strains of canine influenza, as well as monthly flea, tick & heartworm preventatives.

Ringo’s adoption fee is $275.

If you are interested in adopting Ringo, 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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Flynn – Available                      Breed:  Poodle Mix
Sex: Male                                              Age: 10 Years Weight:  12 pounds                                    Neutered

Flynn is a pretty easy going guy who likes to hang with his person. At 10 years old, Flynn still has a hop in his step & enjoys a short walk. He coexists peacefully with the larger dogs in his foster home. Flynn likes his treats & does not mind scraping your fingers to get his treats, so a household without small children would be best. Flynn will need regular grooming.

Flynn is neutered, house trained, microchipped & up to date on his vaccinations, including two strains of canine influenza, as well as monthly flea, tick & heartworm preventatives.

See a bit more of Flynn on his public Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pg/Flynn-of-Heathers-Foster-Dogs-106430637609028, or search on Flynn of Heather’s Foster Dogs.

Flynn’s adoption fee is $150.

If you are interested in adopting Flynn, 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: >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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