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My name is Missy!
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Heather's Foster Dogs

Facts about me

Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
9 years 6 months old, Adult
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
(Current) 8 lbs
Pet ID
HFD 623

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Meet Missy, an 8 year old, 10 pound, Min Pin mix! .She came to us from a local shelter after she became stressed. Missy desperately needed some dental care. After her dental, she started to have a great appetite. Our vet discovered Missy has an occasional heart arrhythmia which requires no intervention. She also had a luxating patella that has been repaired.

Missy came to her foster home extremely scared. She was very afraid when approached. Only 2 weeks later Missy was secure enough to show she loves to cuddle up on the couch and sleep in the bed. She is doing well with potty training.

Missy would do best with a secured fenced yard as she now likes to run around for short bursts. Missy is learning to walk on a leash. She gets along with the other small dogs in her home and is even playing at times.

Missy is extremely protective of her person (foster Mom) and home. She does OK with her foster Dad as long as he basically leaves her alone. Fearful of strangers, Missy doesn’t take kindly to houseguests.

Once she trusts you, she will bark or whine to be near you, so Missy is not a fit for an apartment or condo.

Missy is looking for a quiet ADULT ONLY home where someone is home most of day. Due to her fearfulness, only a home with no children is appropriate.

Missy is up to date with her vaccines, spayed and had a recent dental. She is heartworm negative and remains on h/w, as well as flea, preventive.

Missy’s adoption fee is $295. You must complete and submit an adoption application before meeting Missy.

If you are interested in adopting Missy, please visit to complete and submit your adoption application.

Heather's Foster Dogs

Contact info
Pet ID
HFD 623
P.O. Box 10, Flossmoor, IL 60422

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Who We Look For

In short, Heather’s Foster Dogs is looking for responsible, dedicated, and loving pet owners for our foster animals. This means a couple of things:

-You feel that pets are an important part of the family. They do not spend their days and nights living outside in the yard, chained to a doghouse or locked up in a kennel. Pets belong safe and warm in your home.
-You understand that regular veterinary visits with a licensed veterinarian are important to maintaining the health and well being of your pet. This means regular exams, administering medication when prescribed, and keeping your pet up-to-date on vaccinations.
-You believe in POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT training only and will seek the help of an experienced professional trainer if necessary or recommended.
-You understand that adding a pet to your family is a commitment that should last for the ENTIRE LIFE OF THAT PET.

To adopt a dog from Heather’s Foster Dogs, you must…

-Be at least 21 years of age
-Have a valid form of identification (a driver’s license or
state ID)
-Verify that you are allowed to have a dog of the breed
and size where you currently live
-Understand that a fenced yard may be required for a
dog you are interested in
-Understand that training may be required for the dog
you are interested in
-Understand that HFD reserves the right to check
veterinarian and personal references
-Bring along all household members including any
resident dogs or children to meet the dog you hope to

TO ALL POTENTIAL ADOPTERS: Heather’s Foster Dogs is dedicated to eliminating shelter overcrowding once and for all. We understand the only way to really achieve this goal is by cutting down on the number of unwanted animals born every year. As such, HFD tirelessly promotes spay/neuter for all companion animals, and in fact requires this as part of our adoption agreement. If you currently own an animal that is intact (meaning it is NOT spayed/neutered), and there is no medical reason as to why your pet has not been spayed/neutered, HFD cannot in good faith approve you to adopt one of our foster animals.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Heather’s Foster Dogs does NOT ship animals. No matter where you live, no matter how far, you will be expected to meet with HFD in person for your adoption interview and pet pick up.

HFD reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant if we feel they are not the best fit for the animal they’ve applied to adopt.

And please, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Email Heather’s Foster Dogs at and we will be happy to speak with you further.

Adoption Fees are Generally:
Puppies (under 6 months) $295.00
Small Breed Dogs (30 lbs. or less and 6 months or older.) $275.00
Large Breed Dogs (Over 30 lbs and 6 months and older) $255.00

More about this rescue

Heather’s Foster Dogs strives to educate people through public interaction and to ease shelter populations by placing animals in temporary foster homes where we can address medical and behavioral problems while actively searching for permanent placement. Together, we seek to promote compassion and kindness to all animals, to increase awareness of companion animal overpopulation, and to advocate for responsible pet ownership.