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Puppies and dogs in Hillside, Illinois

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Udon

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 3 yrs 3 mos
Elmhurst, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Udon is a handsome, athletic, white-and-brown pit. He is likely around 2-3 years old. Udon was found abandoned in a backyard/alley with no food or water. The finder said he had an injured back leg, but by how much he loves to play, you would never be able to tell he was hurt! Udon attended playgroup with several other dogs while he was at the shelter. While he was a little unsure at first, he found a rhythm during play time, and could potentially have a canine sibling with slow introductions. Udon is very food motivated and loves his toys. He would probably do best with older children who are respectful. Udon has a puppy playfulness and loves tennis balls, running around the backyard, and self-entertaining with squeaky toys. However, he is also great at settling down with a peanut butter Kong or taking a nap on his bed. Udon can catch treats mid-air! He is also very gentle taking treats and has a perfect sit. He is a perfect angel in his crate! He has a bright-eyed look, has a sweet energy, is a kind soul, and loves to be by his people. His life started out pretty rough, and he deserves a wonderful home. Udon LOVES car rides and is so athletic! He enjoys hanging out in the backyard and will be your playtime buddy. Three words to describe Udon? Affectionate, playful, and curious! Looking for a playful cuddle bug to complete your home? Fill out an application here: https://www.playersforpits.com/adoption-survey If you have specific questions before applying, please feel free to email joe@playersforpits.com If you are interested in adopting please go directly to www.playersforpits.com to apply. Inquires without specific questions will not be replied to.
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Dorothea

Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 1 yr 8 mos
Elmhurst, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Dorothea came to us as an owner request to euthanize with 12 other dogs. While we do not know exactly what happened in her past life, she’s blossomed into a pup who enjoys life playing with toys, the resident dogs in her foster home, and the couch for snuggles of all kinds. Thea is a sweet energetic brown and white puppy and is around 1.5 years old. She’s tall and lean with big adorable ears. Dorothea will make a great addition to any family with another dog. She thrives with other confident, non territorial, dog friendly dogs. The slower you move with her the faster you will see her blossom into trusting her new surroundings. Dorothea trusts kids easily as they’re close to her level. She likes them to be playmates and need positive reinforced guidance on how to be a good kid playmate. Dorothea would thrive best in a home with another dog friend to help build trust and manners with her new family. She is incredibly submissive and playful with dogs ranging in ages from 1.5-9 years old. Dorothea loves having a toddler around for face level kisses and all the snacks. She’s continuing to work on her manners. She has a high energy level and loves outside- rain, sun, or snow. She lives to: chase her foster siblings in the yard, for toys, and tug. A family that likes to be outside, and/or has a quiet fenced in yard is a must for her. She also needs a family that has a consistent dependable schedule as she thrives in reliable schedules. Dorothea loves her crate and is doing great with potty training. She is a playful silly goose who just wants to be friends with all the dogs and humans she meets. What else could you ask for? To fill the missing piece in your home, fill out an application here https://www.playersforpits.com/adoption-survey If you have specific questions before applying, please feel free to email taylor@playersforpits.com If you are interested in adopting please go directly to www.playersforpits.com to apply. Inquires without specific questions will not be replied to.
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Max

Husky Pomeranian

Male, 4 yrs 10 mos
Elmhurst, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
10-2023 Max is a 4 yr. old, male Husky - Pomeranian mix, aka a Pomsky. Max weighs 35 lbs. Max carries a lot of husky traits, one of which, he is an escape artist! Max is energetic, active, strong, and playful. He loves toys and going for walks. He can be dog reactive, particularly large breed dogs; we have been working on this, he is getting better. Max thinks cats are for chasing, not uncommon for a husky! Max would be OK for a family dog, but only older kids, teens and up, no children under 10 years old. Max is fine in the car as long as he is restrained by doggie seatbelt, or crate, otherwise he is jumping from seat to seat! Max would love to have a securely fenced yard, with a fence 5 feet or taller, to run and round and play, but a fenced yard is not a requirement. Max has the energy of a puppy, so be ready to take multiple walks, runs each day. A well exercised dog is a good dog! If you are interested in adopting Max, please go to our website to complete our application form: www.chicagolandeskierescue.com
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Rosalee

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 6 yrs 10 mos
Elmhurst, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Rosie joined the Players for Pits family after being brought in as a stray and despite some scars from a potential collar injury, she crawled into the laps (and hearts) of her foster family the second she entered the home! She is the biggest cuddle bug and will always show you those puppy dog eyes when she is ready for some snuggles. Rosie is stunning red/chestnut pittie with the bright white chest and speckled paws. Rosie loves to learn and is always up for some couch potato time or a walk. She is great with visitors and is always making a new best friend. If you're going on a trip or running some errands, Rosie is ready to backseat drive and join you on the road as well. She goes with the flow! Rosie has quite the impressive resume! Rosie knows sit, paw, is potty trained, and even rings a bell when she wants to go outside. She is doing wonderful practicing stay, lay down, middle (standing in between your legs while you stand), and looking where prompted. She's a smart cookie! Rosie is such a fast learner and loves practicing her tricks. Got some kibble? The girl will do anything for a piece and loves to use snuffle mats, towels and lick mats. She is crate trained and is described to be a perfect angel in her crate! What else could you ask for? Rosie would be a wonderful addition to any family because she truly loves with every inch of her being. She would do best as an only dog. You will always have a best friend once she is part of your family. Three words to describe Rosie? Sweetheart, smart, and trusting! Looking for a playful cuddle bug to complete your home? Fill out an application here: https://www.playersforpits.com/adoption-survey If you have specific questions before applying, please feel free to email monika@playersforpits.com or jenna@playersforpits.com If you are interested in adopting please go directly to www.playersforpits.com to apply. Inquires without specific questions will not be replied to.
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Emerald - Adoption Pending!

Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 4 yrs 8 mos
Elmhurst, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Emerald is an adorable and smiley adult pit bull terrier. She has the sweetest eyes and the most lovable underbite. Emerald was found on the streets of Chicago in pretty bad shape. You would have no idea that she had gone through so much in her short life span because she is so friendly and loving. After three facial surgeries her smile shines through and she is always excited to get belly rubs and love. Emerald is energetic and is playful and sweet. Emerald would do best as an only dog in her forever home. Emerald is energetic and loves exploring. She would benefit from a rather active family. A family that won’t mind taking her for long walks or running around with her in the backyard. She also loves snuggles and sleeping on your lap. Emerald knows "sit" and is crate trained! Emerald is the most loving dog. She has been through so much and has overcome so much. She is always smiling and her playful demeanor is the cuties! She sleeps with her tongue out and hops around when excited. She is the sweetest. While Emerald is missing her nose, that doesn't stop her! She is the cutest and just wants to be a normal dog. Despite everything she has been through, three words her foster uses to describe her are: trusting, loving, and silly! Looking for a playful cuddle bug to complete your home? Fill out an application here: https://www.playersforpits.com/adoption-survey If you have specific questions before applying, please feel free to email monika@playersforpits.com or jenna@playersforpits.com If you are interested in adopting please go directly to www.playersforpits.com to apply. Inquires without specific questions will not be replied to.
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Daisy

Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 6 yrs 7 mos
Elmhurst, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Daisy is the sweetest pit-mix with a black and white coat. Daisy was brought back to the rescue when her loving family was unable to continue providing her the best care. She is a sweetheart who deserves to continue being loved as she was. Daisy is the perfect companion for someone looking for a laid back partner in crime. She enjoys her walks, car rides, toys, and chewing on her bones, but she will NEVER say no to a cuddle on the couch and staying in. Daisy does great when she's left alone. She will wait patiently for you to return home and greet you at the door with a wag of her tail. She is a little bit of a puller on walks, but she has already improved and is a very fast learner. Daisy loves meeting new people and meeting other dog friends. She gets very excited when she sees other dogs, but she calms down quickly once she gets her sniffs in. Daisy is currently at a foster home with no children and she came from a home with no children as well. She loves everyone she meets, but can be quite strong so younger children may need to be introduced slowly until she calms her excitement. Daisy is the sweetest girl you will ever meet! She knows just how to use her puppy dogs eyes to get exactly what she wants and she will never fail to make your heart melt. Between her floppy ears that bounce when she trots and the way she plays with her toys like she’s still a puppy at heart, she will keep you laughing and your heart melting each and every day. Daisy is easily adaptable to her surroundings. If you’re up for a walk in the park, so is she. If you want to be a couch potato for the weekend, she is right there with you. Daisy is up for anything and everything as long as she gets to spend time with her person. Daisy can’t wait to meet her new furever and anyone would be incredibly lucky to hold Daisy so close to their hearts! Using the word her family used to describe her, Daisy is “Crazy Daisy”. But using three words of our own, she is content, goofy, and loving once she opens up and feels safe. Looking for a playful cuddle bug to complete your home? Fill out an application here: https://www.playersforpits.com/adoption-survey If you have specific questions before applying, please feel free to email monika@playersforpits.com or jenna@playersforpits.com If you are interested in adopting please go directly to www.playersforpits.com to apply. Inquires without specific questions will not be replied to.

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Magnificent Mutts Rescue - Hillside

Hillside, IL 60162

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Great Lakes Lab Rescue

105 E. Vallette #1175, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Chicagoland Eskie Rescue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Fetch A 4Ever Friend

Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Players for Pits, NFP

463 W Fullerton, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Underdograilway Rescue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Dog is my shepherd

Northlake, IL 60164

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Beagle Freedom Project- IL

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, rabbits, small animals

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Big Hearts, Little Packages

Villa Park, IL 60181

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Villa Bark

Villa Park, IL 60181

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