It’s Christmas Eve and many wonderful cats and dogs that missed getting adopted before the holidays are hoping to fill someone’s Christmas wish afterwards. Here are some of the dynamic duos and other pets that have waited a bit longer to find a home and would love to ring in the New Year in a new home. As I do each week, I ask that you post, cross-post and and pass along in hopes of helping these furry critters find their forever homes.
Animal Education and Rescue – Libertyville
Sisters Katy and Kaila are 10-year-old terrier beagle mixes that have spent their whole life together in a happy home. Unfortunately, their owner became ill earlier this year and this sweet pair had no place to go until Animal Education and Rescue came to their aid. The dogs have been loved and cared for and like kids, cats and other dogs. They are housebroken and affectionate. AEAR did find out this week that Katy does need to have surgery to remove a lump and will be getting her teeth cleaned – they are raising donations to help fund her surgery.
Tree House Humane Society – Chicago
Nikon and Sepia are a wonderful brother/sister pair that were born around 2004 and have lived at Tree House for a long, long time. They love to hang out together and watch the antics of the other kitties in the shelter. They love people and make up part of the feline welcoming committee in their section of the shelter. These sweet, playful cats are also four paw declawed and want to find a home where they may stay together.
The Buddy Foundation – Arlington Heights
Banjo (black and tan) and Skittles (black and white spots) are sister/brother littermates who were found fending for themselves in a forest preserve when they were about four months old. When they first arrived at the Buddy Foundation, they frequently huddled in the corner and were afraid of people. Eventually, this cattle dog pair became brave enough for romps in the yard. They still take a little time to warm up to people, but when they do, they will shower that person with love and attention. They also love other dogs.
Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCACC) – Chicago
It’s hard to look at Sammy and Sophie and not smile – this adorable kitten pair has the cutest black and white facial markings and the personality to match. They were dropped off as orphans at CACC and a volunteer brought them into the FCACC foster program. They are very cuddly, loving, and playful and have done well with other cats, kids and dogs in their foster home. Sophie is currently the bigger of the two, but both are equally as entertaining. This 10-week-old pair should be adopted together.
Note – There are still so many kittens – duos, singles, etc – in shelters and rescues around Chicago still looking for homes. Sammy and Sophie should find a home quickly, but consider checking out all the other kittens as well.
The Ant-Cruelty Society – Chicago
Abby is fun-loving, charming 4-year-old Pit Bull mix that gets really excited every time she meets new people. She is learning her basic manners in obedience class and really loves to play with most other dogs. She’s a bit protective of her rawhide and does get a bit too nibbly at times, but does allow people to take things from her mouth and is practicing all kinds of new things to help her settle in with a new home. Check out her video to the left and see how much fun she likes to have.
Felines Inc. – Chicago
Nikita is believed to be between 5-8 years old. She and her sister Riley were dumped in a wire crate behind the shelter on 30-degree night. The freezing and terrified pair weren’t discovered for hours. She’s been very scared and overwhelmed in the shelter and has struggled to adjust to life out of a home and in a shelter with so many other kitties. She’s lost half her weight since arriving and really loves human attention. She can sit on your lap and knead for hours. She is also good with dogs.
Does your organization have a Dynamic Duo, Super Senior, Spendid Special Needs Pet or a cat or dog that has just waited way to long to find a home? Send me their information or link at email@example.com and I’ll feature them. After the holidays, I’ll be doing longer features during the week about animals that need extra attention to find a home and then on Saturdays, I’ll have a weekly round up like I do now.
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