My name is Slinky!

Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago Heights, Illinois - Slinky
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South Suburban Humane Society

Facts about Slinky

  • Breed: Maltese Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9773048
This cute little guy is Slinky. Slinky is an 11 1/2 year old maltese mix that was adopted from us many years ago and then unfortunately returned because of the health of his owners. Slinky himself was in kind of rough shape; it was clear that his owners loved him but had not been able to take him to get groomed in some time. He has a fresh new cut and hopefully it will grow back better than ever! Slinky does have cataracts and is at least partially blind. It doesn't seem to slow him down much and he has no trouble finding your lap for a good snuggle. He can be a little nervous and due to his impaired vision, he might do a little better with older children. He met a pair of older Pomeranians an was perfectly fine with them, but you are welcome to bring any other dogs in to meet Slinky.

If you want to give this guy the best, rest of his life, come in and meet him today! There is nothing like the love of a senior dog.

About South Suburban Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The South Suburban Humane Society is a 501(c )(3) organization that was started in 1970, serving the animal welfare needs of the entire south suburbs of Chicago. In the beginning, we handled all rescues, adoptions and provided foster care out of private homes. Since November 1973, our organization has been operating a 10,000 square foot open-door animal shelter in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

For forty years, our organization has helped tens of thousands of animals. We have grown from a small group of volunteers to an organization made up of volunteers and paid employees that were responsible for almost 4,400 animals in 2013. We offer extensive outreach programs including humane education, and community outreach events. We also operate two resale shops located in Steger, Illinois and Chicago Heights, Illinois that promote our organization, our animals and provide much needed income to support our humane work.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We also have adoptable cats at THREE PetSmart locations! PetSmart Tinley Park, PetSmart Orland Hills, and Petsmart Schererville, IN are both key adoption partners where many of our adoptable kittens and cats are housed until they find their forever homes.

Our Adoption Process...

SSHS requires:
All adopters must be 18 years of age.

Puppies under 6 months: $150
Dogs between 6 months and 6 years: $105
Dogs over 6 years: $15

Kittens 6 months and under: $75.00
Cats between 6 months and 6 years: $25.00
Cats over 6 years: $15

Your generous donation to the South Suburban Humane Society allows us to carry on our mission of helping those animals who need us most.

Adoption donations include first shots, first worming, microchip, spay or neuter, and a wonderful pet.