My name is Gladys!

Chihuahua/Corgi Mix Dog for adoption in Frankfort, Illinois - Gladys
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Facts about Gladys

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Corgi Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60618
AGE: Apx 11Years (Est DOB: 2006)
WEIGHT: 12 lbs
KIDS: Older

After Gladys’ owner passed away, she was surrendered to a high kill shelter around the age of 9. Fortunately, Lulu’s locker rescued her and her new life began.

Gladys is a happy and goofy Corgi – Chihuahua mix. She has the body of a Chihuahua with the legs, feet and ears of a Corgi. She may not look like it, but she is truly an athlete. She loves walking and being outside. She can walk a mile in under 20 minutes and regularly walks between 2 and 5 miles a day. In the house, Gladys is happy to run around with a toy or hang out in her dog bed. Currently Gladys lives with a senior Chihuahua and she would easily co-exist with another dog and may be a playful companion with the right dog.

Most of all, Gladys loves being with her humans and the phrase “Velcro dog” fits her. Since she loves car rides, she is an easy road trip companion. Treats and toys are some of Gladys’ favorite things, she is smart, trainable, treat motivated and likes to play fetch or just carry a toy around in her mouth.

Like some dogs in rescue, Gladys’ life before foster was probably not an easy one. No one taught her simple manners and likely she was likely not given the opportunity to spend time with a lot of different people, places or things. Despite her past she is quickly learning basic dog manners and walks next to you nicely on leash, knows her name, “come,” “sit” and sits so you can put her leash on and take it off, even though putting on her leash is a very exciting time! While most of the time she walks perfectly on leash, she has not had a lot of experience with bicycles, motorcycles, joggers and kids on scooters. These things can scare her and she will bark and pull on her leash. However, she is learning about these “triggers” and is working hard on ignoring things that might have bothered her in the past.

Gladys is housebroken. While she doesn’t require a crate, her foster home keeps her in a separate room when not at home as she is quite the guard dog. Currently she is working on understanding that her guarding services are not always needed. People also need to leave her alone when she is in her bed as she can be protective of it and of toys. Corgis are known for their guarding, herding and rodent killing abilities and Gladys is no exception. She will let you know when something outside doesn’t sound right, though she is not a big barker. She regularly pokes the back of her foster’s legs with her nose in funny herding fashion. While she ignores most birds and other animals, she can’t resist the smell of rabbits and likes to watch them.
Gladys is also working on manners in in regards to greeting visitors coming inside the house. She needs a slow introduction to guests, but with treats and kind words, Gladys is happy to hang out in her bed. She is a perfect house guest when visiting other people’s homes. She likes visiting others and is happy to sniff around indoors and out.
Gladys loves all dogs she meets, big and small, will play with some and is playful with cats who would like to play with her. Gladys’ is a loving and fun companion who would fit into a variety of forever home types. She likes older kids, dogs, cats and people in general. She needs a home with people who are either dog savvy or willing to learn and continue to work with her on manners.

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About Lulu's Locker Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Lulu’s Locker Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer-run companion animal rescue working to bring to light the plight of black cats and dogs in shelters as well as the misconceptions surrounding FIV cats. We aim to lower the euthanasia rate of these animals by educating the public and providing foster care as we seek out permanent homes. We are committed to the protection of the misjudged and wrongly stereotyped through compassion and respect, which we believe both animals and human beings deserve.

We are based out of Frankfort, IL, and rescue cats and dogs in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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Our Adoption Process...

We encourage potential adopters to ask friends, family, and Lulu’s Locker about companion animal experiences in their lives. We want to ensure the animal we adopt to you fits well in your home environment. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about long-term animal care prior to adopting! Please contact us via email or phone 708-325-8581.

Everything we do is for the animals in our care, and is aimed at giving them the best possible chance of finding a permanent home.

- Fill out this online Adoption Application to get the process rolling! Copy and paste this URL into your browser -->

- Once your Application is completed, you will have a phone conversation with an adoption counselor.

- Once you’ve been approved, s/he will fill you in on the personalities, history, and behavior of the animals to allow you to make the best choice possible for your living situation. You can ask your counselor any questions you have regarding health, behavior, and long-term care.

- You and all members of your household will then be invited to visit the foster home or boarding facility where the animal is currently living. If you decide adoption is right for you, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee which covers the spay/neuter, wellness exam, vaccinations, microchip, and heartworm test (dogs only).

- Animals are subject to a home visit prior to completion of the adoption process.

- You will ALWAYS have continued support from Lulu’s Locker after your adoption! We invite you to contact us at any time with questions or concerns!