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Thursday
Aug092012

animal rescue: lulu

Just the facts: LuLu is a 4 year old brindle Boxer—brindle refers to the black stripes within the fawn-color of her coat. Her birthday is June 30, under the astrology sign of Cancer—she is loving, playful, energetic, highly intelligent, loyal, and protective.

Likes: She enjoys running along the sandy lakefront beaches of Chicago, as well as leisurely times laying by the fireplace at home. She began modelling last year and looks forward to more time in front of the camera as her busy schedule allows.

Before she became famous: Originally from a downstate Illinois rescue shelter, she now resides in the West Loop area of Chicago with her sister Candi, also a Boxer, and their two dads.

Favorite snack: Little bits of prosciutto.

Talent Show: Her best trick is chewing out the last chapter of whatever book I’m reading if she thinks she’s being ignored—always the last one, never the first.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com

Monday
Jul092012

animal rescue: spirit

Before he became famous: Spirit had been adopted once before but was returned the next day—he was found at Blackdog Rescue, an all breed rescue organization.
Talent show: He’s a mighty high jumper and catches Frisbees up to 6’ in the air!
Favorite snack: Elk and deer antlers and Fruitables organic dog snacks
Nickname: Spirit Man

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com

Friday
Oct212011

animal rescue: alley

Nicknames: Alleyoopers, Ganoopie, Ganoopers, Little Monkey.
Favorite snack: Anything and everything—especially if it’s outside—loves veggies.
Favorite toy:  Our other dog Ed, and the first toy in her new home—a small plastic dog with an enormous head… that she’s half-chewed off.
Talent Show: She doesn’t have ANY!  Sits a little crooked when asked about 10 times.
How she was ‘discovered’: On July 3rd we drove into our alley and this little dog was looking lost—and scared of the fireworks—but adorable. We posted pictures, walked door-to-door, but no one claimed her. Our other two dogs adapted to her immediately—well almost—and my husband swears I pulled the signs down! But she’s part of our family now and there couldn’t be a happier goofier dog.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com

Friday
Jul152011

animal rescue: lola

Nicknames: Little Legs, Lola Pants.
Likes: the park in Chicago just south of 31st Street beach—lots of open space and it’s her favorite view of the skyline…playing fetch in Humboldt Park, sleeping in…
‘Pet’ peeves: Getting her teeth brushed.
Guilty pleasure: Old Mother Hubbard’s Organic Char Tar biscuits…and fresh tomatoes.
Talent Show: she’ll roll over and “flop like a fish” for a treat.
Before she became famous: Lola was spotted at a local Anti-Cruelty Society—she came with lots of attitude, which is still with her today.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com

Wednesday
Jul062011

animal rescue: thatcher

Nicknames: Honey Badger, Tootsie, Miss Maggie Thatcher.
Likes: Taking naps, sleeping, playing fetch, eating, lying around—did I mention sleeping?
‘Pet’ peeves: When you open garbage bags and getting out of the car—she loves car rides, but hates when they’re over.
Favorite toy: BALLS, BALLS, BALLS and chew-toys. She loves to chase balls and anything that she can chew on.
Favorite napping spot: Anywhere!—but mostly on her Union Jack blanket on the couch.
Guilty pleasure: She loves all treats, so we haven’t discovered her favorite yet.
Talent Show: She really doesn’t do any tricks yet unless you call sleeping and taking naps an admirable trick. She can fall asleep just about anywhere!
Before she became famous: Thatcher was saved by an amazing group here in Chicago called the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue. Read all about her rescue here.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com