Available Dogs

 . Pennington .
 . Pennington .  . Pennington .  . Pennington .  . Pennington .  . Pennington .  . Pennington .
  • Terrier, Rat Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Oak Forest, IL 60452
ESTIMATED DOB: 2011
WEIGHT: Apx 20lbs
KIDS: Probably
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Yes

HISTORY:
Pennington came from an Arkansas shelter. He was positive for heartworm on arrival. This little guy’s breed is a complete mystery to us. Have fun making up your own mix of breeds!

ABOUT:
Like Frank Sinatra who ad all the ladies swooning with just one glance, Penn has the most soulful eyes that will melt your heart. Pennington is a very calm, easy going guy. He much prefers lounging on the couch over participating in sporting events, although on occasion he will join you for a short game of fetch. Pennington is a cheerful guy who has the fastest, happiest tail in all the land. Pennington is being fostered with small dogs and cats and he is very friendly with everyone. He is housetrained and is a quiet guy in the house. Pennington is a great dog for someone who is looking for a buddy and companion.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Sweet Tea .
 . Sweet Tea .  . Sweet Tea .  . Sweet Tea .  . Sweet Tea .  . Sweet Tea .  . Sweet Tea .
  • Boxer, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60625
Estimated DOB: 2015
WEIGHT: 55lbs
KIDS: Likely
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unlikely

HISTORY:
Sweet Tea was surrendered to an open intake animal control facility because one of the adult members of her home did not want to keep her.

ABOUT:
What breed mix is Sweet Tea? Who the heck knows… Rottweiler? Pit Bull? Boxer? Min Pin? Her microchip even had her listed as a Chow mix- Your guess is as good as ours. She’s a great medium sized girl (55lbs) with petite features.
Sweet Tea is a very sweet, very well behaved girl with a great medium-low energy level. She is generally very quiet in the house and just prefers to follow the people around and lounge in their proximity. She is excited when you come home and occasionally gets a mini case of the zoomies, but overall she just prefers to “hang out.” Sweet Tea is being fostered with a nervous dog who isn’t much for playing or interacting. She does well with him, but would probably appreciate a more playful roommate based on the unrequited play bows she throws at her foster brother. Sweet Tea has done well with all the other dogs she has met from puppies to smaller adult dogs. She has never had an accident and is no longer being crated in her foster home as it isn’t needed. She respects the baby gate used to keep her in a specific part of the house when no one is home. Sweet Tea has prey drive on her walks so we don’t think she will be a good fit for cats or small animals. Sweet Tea is very well behaved, she comes in from the (fenced) yard right away when called and is good at keeping all four paws on the floor. After being told “off” once, she has not tried to get on the bed or couch. (But being honest, girl would probably LOVE to snuggle up next to you on the couch.) Sweet Tea is a certified very good girl.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Papi .
 . Papi .  . Papi .  . Papi .  . Papi .  . Papi .  . Papi .
  • Jack Russell Terrier, Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60647
Estimated DOB: 2017
WEIGHT: 12lbs
KIDS: No
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Papi was found as a stray.

ABOUT:
Papi is a home-olympics athlete. We guess him to be around 2 years old and he has the energy level to match. He never tires of playing fetch and will bring his ball to his foster parents and will stand and wait for minutes hoping that you will throw it. If you don’t get the hint he might whine a bit, incase you didn’t notice him or the ball in your lap. Papi’s foster mom said he has the adorable habit of going out of his way to jump over things on his way back to you with the ball. This might be less efficient, but is apparently more fun (and no more work for you)! Papi prefers his Olympic events to be held at home as he can be anxious with strangers and will bark and snarl at new people. Papi will need an adult only home as children make him very very nervous. More so when they are running and screaming. Papi gets along fantastic with his canine foster sibling, but he can be reactive on leash with other dogs outside the home. His foster sister loves having him around because Papi isn’t much into treats so she always gets to scavenge his rejected treats.
Papi has great house manners: he is housetrained and is not being crated or restricted in any way when his foster family is not home. He will mark in new environments, but this is not unusual, as he has not yet been neutered. Once he has grown comfortable with his new family he loves to follow them everywhere. His foster mom says that Papi is quite the gentleman as he escorts her to all her bathroom breaks, even in the middle of the night. Papi likes to engage in verbal dialogue with his foster mom, but he is not especially noisy when he is left home alone and is doing fine in an apartment setting.
Papi will be available for adoption after his neuter on October 22nd. Due to the behaviors related to his anxiety and insecurities with children and strangers, he will be adopted out with a training requirement as a condition of his adoption.
Young, Male, Small
 . Poncho .
 . Poncho .  . Poncho .  . Poncho .  . Poncho .  . Poncho .  . Poncho .
  • Shih Tzu, Poodle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60619
Estimated DOB: 2014
WEIGHT: 10lbs
KIDS: No
DOGS: Some
CATS: Yes

HISTORY:
Poncho was found in a forest preserve wearing a tiny red poncho. No one knows how long she was out there by herself.

ABOUT:
If only Poncho could tell us her story….
Poncho is currently being fostered with dogs and cats, she gets along well with the resident pets but isn’t always fond of meeting dogs on leash outside the house. We think she would adapt well to another dog in her home, but we would recommend introducing them slowly. Poncho is overall a little shy and guarded with new people, pets, and environments. She is more wary with men than she is with women. Poncho walks well on leash and loves to go for car rides. She gets unusually excited and lively after a bath. She’s very good in the house and will go outside and use potty pads. She isn’t destructive and chooses to spend most of her day curled up in her dog bed. She generally chooses to lay in her dog bed vs on the couch. Poncho is on thyroid medication.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Maggie .
 . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .
  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Oak Forest, IL 60452
AGE: Apx 7 Years (Est DOB: 2012)
WEIGHT: 32lbs
KIDS: Likely
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Maggie and her buddy Geanie came from Alabama. They had an owner who took the girls into his care from a homeless person. When that owner passed away his elderly father took the girls in and cared for them, unfortunately he had to go into an assisted living facility so the girls came to Lulu’s Locker to find their forever home together.

ABOUT:
Maggie and Geanie are both easy-going dogs with simple needs. Maggie is the younger of the two so she is a little bit more energetic. Maggie can be vocal on walks when she sees other dogs, but only because she is so excited to stop by and say hi. She stops barking after she is allowed to greet them. Maggie is a polite girl who is good with people in and out of her home and has never met a stranger. Maggie is housetrained and will ask to go outside when she needs to. She is not being crated but she has good house manners and is currently given free roam of a portion of the house when no one is home. Maggie enjoys a good car ride and likes to stand up and put her nose out the window to take in all the smells. Maggie will occasionally pick up a toy to play with...but we mean occasionally. You’re more likely to see her lounging in the sun soaking up the heat. We would like to have Geanie and Maggie adopted together as they have been together for Maggie’s whole life.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Geanie .
 . Geanie .  . Geanie .  . Geanie .  . Geanie .  . Geanie .  . Geanie .
  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Oak Forest, IL 60452
AGE: Apx 13 Years (Est DOB: 2006)
WEIGHT: 36lbs
KIDS: Likely
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Geanie and her buddy Maggie came from Alabama. They had an owner who took the girls into his care from a homeless person. When that owner passed away his elderly father took the girls in and cared for them, unfortunately he had to go into an assisted living facility so the girls came to Lulu’s Locker to find their forever home together.

ABOUT:
Geanie and Maggie are both easy-going dogs with simple needs. Geanie is a very well mannered girl who walks well on leash. She is good meeting strangers in and out of the house. Geanie is well behaved in the house and is given free roam of a portion of the house when no one is home. Although Geanie’s naughty puppy days are over, she is still a clever girl who figured out how to open the baby gate in her foster home so they had to double-up. She is housetrained, but being an older lady she does best if she is invited to go outside more frequently. Geanie is very comfortable in the car and just gets comfy to enjoy the ride. Geanie is very low energy and mostly likes to meander around, go on the occasionally short walk, and take as many naps as she can manage to fit in. When she stores up enough motivation she will occasionally chew on an antler but that’s about as playful as she gets. Geanie is overall very quiet, but every once in awhile she’ll share a polite, low beagle bay with her foster mom. Geanie would love a more calm home with a slower pace and unlimited belly rubs. We would like to have Geanie and Maggie adopted together as they have been together for Maggie’s whole life.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Paddy McMessy .
 . Paddy McMessy .  . Paddy McMessy .  . Paddy McMessy .  . Paddy McMessy .
  • Maltese, Bichon Frise
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without small kids
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60622
ESTIMATED DOB: 2006
COLOR/BREED: White Maltese/Bichon mix
GENDER: Male
KIDS: Unknown
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Paddy was found as a stray in Chicago around St. Patrick's Day.

ABOUT:
Paddy was found as a stray. Paddy is a laid back dude that needs time to adjust to new environments because he is blind. He is currently in a foster home with 2 adults and 3 dogs. He is fine with the other dogs, but mainly just keeps to himself. He does prefer more laid back dogs that respect his space.
Paddy is still getting use to a housebreaking routine. With being older, he does need more frequent potty breaks. He is currently wearing a belly band, but does not have accidents at night when sleeping. He is not crate trained, but has his own area in the house when he is left alone.
He is very good on walks, and is fine being in public. His two favorite activities are to snuggle on your lap, and lounge in the sun. He likes baths and loves to help assist in the kitchen when meals are being made. Paddy does get his exercise by zooming around at night for a few minutes, and also gets happy feet when he hears his foster parents’ voices.
Paddy will do best in a quiet household that is patient with his potty habits, and mindful of the surroundings since he cannot see.
Paddy navigating: https://youtu.be/l667vXapCus
Senior, Male, Small
 . Canelo .
 . Canelo .  . Canelo .  . Canelo .  . Canelo .  . Canelo .  . Canelo .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Palatine, IL
AGE: 10 years
COLOR/BREED: Tan, Chihuahua
GENDER: Male
KIDS: Yes
DOGS: Yes (small dogs)
CATS: Possibly

HISTORY: 
Canelo was rescued from a Chicago shelter.

ABOUT: 
Canelo is 10 years young. When he first went to his foster home, he did not know the joy of snuggling on the couch. That all changed soon! He is a paws up, binge TV watcher with his favorite person. He does have a few stuffies that he drags around, but not really into toys. He prefers small dogs. He has not done well with big dogs. He lives with older children and has met a younger child and did well.
He does stay in his crate at night and when his foster mom goes out. He does have accidents so someone who is home more to let him out would be ideal.
His favorite thing to do (besides be with his human) is to be outside and go for walks. He is even great about going outside to potty in any type of weather, true Illinois dog!
He would love a home where he could spend a lot of his time on his person’s lap being petted. He is a loyal and loving companion. He doesn’t even mind being carried like a baby once he knows you!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Barry .
 . Barry .  . Barry .  . Barry .
  • Terrier, Scottish Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL
AGE: 15 years old
COLOR/BREED: Black Terrier
GENDER: Male
KIDS: Yes
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Probably

HISTORY: 
Barry was dropped off at a vet because they couldn’t take care of him.

ABOUT: 
Barry is a 15 year old terrier mix. He is very independent and is happy just chilling on his bed, but greets everyone, wanting love and rubs. He was dropped off at a vet and we were so happy to take him in. His foster mom describes him as a lovebug, sweetheart, and fine around other dogs. This old man would just love a cozy dog bed he can curl up on to live out the rest of his years. 
Senior, Male, Medium
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