My name is Justine!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Frankfort, Illinois - Justine
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Facts about Justine

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL (60651)

HISTORY: Justine was confiscated from her owner. She was found chained in a basement with two other dogs in deplorable conditions. Her owner tried to get her back so she had to sit at the shelter as “evidence.” By the time she was rescued she spent over 260 days at animal control.

AGE: 5 Years

ABOUT: Justine is a tea-cup Pit Bull (that’s a thing, right?) She tips the scale at 32lbs. The scars on Jusine’s face indicate that she hasn’t had the easiest life. She currently lives with a male Doberman and has tons of doggie friends. She is unsure around other dogs at first, but once she realizes they intend no harm she relaxes and adds them to her list of friends. Justine didn’t even mind the time that two visiting 60lb dogs got confused as to where they should go to eat and they BOTH crammed into her crate with her. No big deal. Justine rarely makes any noise and have no problem living in a multi-unit property. She is crate trained and loves it, she will go to her crate if something makes her uncomfortable.

Justine probably lived her whole life in the basement she was rescued from, so she is afraid of some everyday household objects. If you take the time to introduce her to these scary objects she will release her fear of it. (Her foster can tell you how to do this.) With that said, she is afraid of NONE of the regular dog fears: fireworks, sirens, jack hammers. Justine will need a home that is calm, consistent, and will not reinforce her fear by attempting to comfort her when she is showing fear.

Justine is great in the car, and has been very well behaved with the kids she has met. If the kids are too hyper it will get her excited and she often starts jumping on people. Justine has been trained to ask for permission before getting on the furniture. (How cool!) She loves chewing toys, playing tug, and is used to regular walks. Her command repertoire includes: Sit, Down, Stay, Go Crate, Off, Leave It, and Touch.

Due to her rough start in life she truly appreciates the small things in life. She is over the moon on “clean blankets” day. She loves to spend time with her people and has even graduated to sleeping in bed with her foster mom and furry foster brother.

Here are some extra videos of Justine:

With kids:

Playing fetch:

Playing with a dog friend:

Trying agility:

Asking permission to get on the couch:

"Go Crate" command:

In a coma-nap:

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.

Come Meet Our Pets...

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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!