Category Archives: adoptions

Pets as Holiday Presents?

So, it’s that time of year again. Whether celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, many are rushing for the perfect gift for their loved ones. While getting pets would seem like the perfect gift, please remember that these ‘gifts’ are more than just a gift. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters, etc require not only tender loving care but also time, commitment, and patience. I’ve heard too many stories about familites giving up on their pets because they just became “too much work” or “it’s just too expensive”. Even though pets are a lot less expensive than human kids, they still require the same care and so adequate planning is needed. They are dependent on you to stay alive and especially live a quality life just as one would want for themselves, right?

When deciding on where to get a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue group. If you prefer a puppy or a specific breed, what many don’t know is that there are rescue groups for specific breeds. Please DO NOT buy from a pet store or online because a majority of these pets are bred in puppy mills and so operators/owners are more concerned about making money rather than caring for the animals or especially caring about where their animals end up.

With the holiday spirit within you, please adopt and don’t buy. Also please check out this video from the ASPCA, Home for the Holidays.

Athena and Stuart thank you and wish you a very Happy Holiday Season!!

FEATURED CATS OF THE WEEK

Dora, Harry and Daisy are a trio of playful, sweet, snugly and fun 12-week-old kittens looking for a loving home. The trio were dropped off at Chicago Animal Care & Control when they were only weeks old. They were lucky to get out of the shelter and into a loving foster home thanks to the Friends of CACC Rescue Group. Harry is the most outgoing of the family members. You can hear him loudly purring while he plays with his toys from across the room. Dora is an adorable cuddle bug. And, Daisy is just plain pretty and super sweet. These kittens are very healthy, neutered/spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, de-wormed, virus-tested, and micro-chipped. Their adoption fee of $65 each benefits the Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.
To meet and possibly adopt one, two or three of these adorable kittens, please contact Aimee at afagan522@hotmail.com or 312-287-5981.

Dora, Harry, and Daisy are up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

FEATURED DOGS OF THE WEEK

 

Chyna and Sugar were saved from a life of sure torture in Lockport, IL by 2 brothers three years ago. They heard someone was selling pitbulls to fight, and readily purchased what ever puppies were left, Chyna and Sugar.  They soon found great homes for both girls: Chyna went to live with a family member and Sugar to a family with kids.  Unfortunately, the family member passed away at the early age of 43, and Sugar was returned due to allergies of one of the family’s kids.  So now, both girls are back with the original fosters.  
 
Like so many others, they are having financial hardships and need to move from a home into a smaller apartment.  With multiple jobs and barely having time to spend with the young children in the household, the family never has time for the  dogs who deserve so much more.  And financially, they cannot support the two sisters for much longer.  They would like to first concentrate on finding a home for Sugar because she is so much more active and needs a much more physically interactive home than laid back Chyna.  Sugar would do great with an active family or couple.
 
Both girls are spayed, around 3 years old, house trained, great with kids, up to date on shots.  They are both good with cats and other animals, but Chyna gets aggravated with other dogs when she is bullied or rough housed for too long.  Sugar has a higher tolerance and is great with little dogs, even those who are dominant and “crazy”.  They are both trained in basic obedience.

If you can foster or adopt one or both sisters, please contact Chris at 815-931-7378 or bandjsewers@yahoo.com.

FEATURED DOG OF THE WEEK

Ariel is a VERY sweet dog that is in urgent need of a foster home ASAP!  Ariel is a 2 year old gorgeous Pittie mix that was saved from being euthanized at the high-kill shelter in NW IN several months ago.  She never received a rescue commitment except from the independent dog rescuer Nancy McAdam.  Nancy had Ariel fully vetted and placed her in paid boarding until a foster or permanent adoptive home could be found for her. A few weeks after being placed in boarding, Ariel began to rapidly lose weight.  The vet determined that she had a malabsorption disorder in her digestive system that was caused by the stress of being in a boarding environment.  We put out an urgent plea at that time to find Ariel a foster home so that she could be more comfortable and put back on the much needed weight she had lost. Continue reading

FEATURED CATS!

Bianca, Brad and Briana are the sweetest 11-month-old buff tabby brother and sisters looking for a loving home.

This threesome was living in a mobile home with forty other cats and some dogs. The person caring for them was well-meaning, but misguided. So, needless to say they get along with everyone and anyone! But, due to the crowded situation they were living in they have had medical issues when rescued including intestinal parasites and upper respiratory infections. Continue reading