HFD News






Our next adoption event will be at the Tinley Park Petsmart on Saturday, 5 January from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To see the dogs who we plan to bring, please go to




Paint Your Pet & Sip to benefit Heather’s Foster Dogs

at the Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave, Ste 400

Orland Park on Saturday, 8 December, 1 – 4 P.M.


Our adoption event on Saturday,          13 October at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, 1165 East 9th St, Lockport, IL. was as much fun as it was successful.


Thank you Frisky Dog Daycare of Brookfield for hosting  multiple groups, including Heather’s Foster Dogs, for its adoption event on Sunday 30 September. The event resulted in 3 adoption for HFD.


Thank you to WGN Midday News for inviting us to appear today. Your staff made it all so easy for us.

For those of you who missed the segment, or just can’t see it enough, here is the link to our appearance: 


A special surprise bonus was the WGN Facebook Live pre-segment party which Dean Richards crashed &  Louis stole the show.   



A big thank you to Kerri and her staff at The Brass Tap in Orland Park for cohosting our event. You guys were wonderful! HFD raised $2,000 at our fundraising event last Saturday! Thank you to Kerri and our HFD volunteers who put together the fire pit, gift baskets, and also donated their time to run the event. We would also like to thank Sarah Foley from PaintYourPetAndSip for donating a portion of the pet portrait ticket sales to HFD. We would like to recognize and thank the following businesses for donating items for our gift baskets.

The Brass Tap
Goose Island
Saugatuck Brewing
2 Towns Ciderhouse
Juicy Luzy Sangria
Glen Smits at Steger Memorial Chapel
Phil Faso at Dino’s Food & Liquor
Christina Gia Beauty Bar
Sona Bella Salon
The Munster Target
Chicago Dough-Richton Park
The Frankfort Home Depot
Cupcakes by Katie Sweetwood

Thank you to all who attended and made this such a successful event!




The Brass Tap in Orland Park is hosting Paint Your Pet & Sip Fundraiser for us on Saturday, 21 July from 3 to 9 p.m. More information & details may be found at 
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 Thank you Kelly Evans for hosting a Trivia Night for your birthday for the benefit of Mastiffs R Us & Heather’s Foster Dogs. We & our veterinarian appreciate it. The Happiest of Birthday wishes, as well as thanks, go out to you.


Congratulations to our adoptive families. Below are the five adoptions from our 2 December 

Tinley Park Petsmart event

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Frm somewhere in there, Brookie wishes you a Happy Halloween.

Consider joining us as a foster family.


Thank you to the Petco Foundation for your recent grant to Heather’s Foster Dogs to aid homeless senior dogs. We strive to foster them, care for their medical needs, prepare them for adoption and find forever homes, or to offer hospice care if needed. Ralphie01.jpeg
The recent generous funding of the Petco Foundation enabled Heather’s Foster Dogs to pull a 10 year old black lab named Ralphie (pictured), who had been waiting over a month at a local shelter for rescue. Because of this funding, we were able to get an intestinal parasite screening and treat him for whipworms, bring his vaccinations up to date, and have a thorough blood panel run by our vet, who diagnosed Ralphie with beginning stages of renal disease. Following veterinary instruction, Ralphie’s foster home has started him on a rather pricey prescription renal food, over $50 for a 17 pound bag, and a renal supplement which costs $70 bottle for a one month supply. Bloodwork has been re-run once already. Ralphie is showing improvement. So with steady care and the continuation of his prescription diet and supplements, we are hoping Ralphie’s kidneys will improve enough for him to get neutered and placed for adoption. He is gaining weight and thriving in foster care, so we know that brighter days are here thanks to your help.


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Thank you so much to CN Railroad for honoring Heather’s Foster Dogs with a grant in recognition of the volunteer efforts of Sergio Zoruba, CN employee out of the Homewood office.



Love Big Dogs? Let’s Talk!


Heather’s Foster Dogs is actively recruiting foster homes that can help out medium – large size dogs. Could that be you? The shelters are full of dogs of all sizes, but many times dogs that are not small & cute get overlooked, and we want to help change that. Would you be willing to let a Lab crash on your couch for a bit? Have bully breed experience? Have a soft spot for Shepherds? We would love to meet you! We work to find a placement that works great for your home – be it male/female, old/young, etc. The rescue pays for the food and veterinary care. All you need to do is find the room in your heart and home. 

We host multiple adoption events per month and you only have to attend the ones that work with your schedule. Your dog may need a ride to the occasional vet visit, but no worries. Again, the rescue pays for the veterinary care! 

Fostering is not a lifetime commitment. Fostering is just a commitment to save one life. Make a difference in this world by saving a dog from death row. Even if you cannot foster right now, please share far and wide with interested friends and family, and keep us in mind for the future. 

Interested? Please drop us an email at heathersfosterdogsinfo.org & we will send you a foster home application. You may just ask us for more information, or choose to stop by any of our adoption events to meet us and see what we are all about. 

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