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 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .  . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Prefers home without small kids
FOSTERED IN: Homewood, IL 60430
ESTIMATED DOB: 2007-2009
WEIGHT: 45lbs
KIDS: No/Older
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Some

HISTORY:
Max was surrendered to an open admission shelter. His previous owners said he was 12 years old and was too old for them.

ABOUT:
We believe that Max lived most of his life outside. He has rough calluses, has scars from past fly bites, and some muscle atrophy possibly due to lack of exercise/containment throughout his life. Max is loving the indoor life and desires to be with his pack at all times. If someone is home he will bark and whine until they come see him or he is allowed to go see them. Max has been known to harness his inner bulldozer when a baby gate separates him from his people. His negative feelings towards the baby gate only exist when it is used to separate him from his foster family. While they are gone he is completely content to be contained to the kitchen and leaves the gate intact. Max has access to a crate that he enjoys resting in, but the door is never closed as there is no need.
Max is the kind of dog that makes you feel incredibly important and loved. He demands to be at your side the minute you get home. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be a celebrity - consider adopting Max. ...but don’t take this to assume that Max is a one-person kind of dog, he’s an all-the-persons kind of dog -- He’s cool hanging with anyone and everyone.
Max is currently being fostered with a few cats, and while he is friendly with them all, he has a strong need to herd them all into one place. He believes he must see them all at one time and will search for anyone who is missing and will herd it into the same room as the others. He is dedicated to this task, so Max will do best in a home with only one, or possibly two cats that are easy going enough to tolerate his demands.
Max is not being fostered with any dogs, but he seems to take his opinion of other dogs from their opinion of him. If they are eager and happy to see him, he is eager and happy to see them. If they are hostile and assertive, he returns the feeling. He’s got quite a few canine buddies in his neighborhood that he interacts with regularly.
Consistency will be a must for Max. He reliably gets his foster family up 5 minutes before their alarm goes off. Every. Day. He likes to follow a routine and thrives on it. He will also do best if he has a job, or at least regular and routine distractions from his need to perform a task. His current self-appointed job is cat herder. He might also enjoy the titles of “sidewalk evaluator” (regular long walks), or “person counter” as he will check on everyone in the house on a regular rotation. Since Max is still learning about the good life, he also needs consistency in training. If you are not consistent with him he will not take you seriously. His foster home uses a leash to direct him to places he can and cannot go as he is used to making his own decisions in that area.
Max is a beautiful older senior that will make any “shepherd-lover’s” heart swoon.
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Rufus .
 . Rufus .  . Rufus .  . Rufus .  . Rufus .  . Rufus .  . Rufus .
  • Shih Tzu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Mokena, IL 60448
ESTIMATED DOB: 2010
WEIGHT: 13lbs
KIDS: Yes
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Coco2 and Rufus were surrendered due to a divorce.

ABOUT:
Rufus a laid back, easy guy of around 9 years old. Rufus loves to go for walks and car rides, but is an excellent napper when he is at home. He enjoys a little bit of play time each day and loves to carry his stuffed toys around. Rufus is being fostered with multiple other dogs and he gets along well with everyone. He is great with people new and old and loves snuggling. Rufus loves to sleep on the back of the couch, his foster mom didn’t realize this at first and thought she lost him in her house somewhere! His ideal home would provide lots of snuggles and leisurely walks down the block.
Senior, Male, Small
 . Coco2 .
 . Coco2 .  . Coco2 .  . Coco2 .  . Coco2 .  . Coco2 .  . Coco2 .
  • Shih Tzu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Mokena, IL 60448
ESTIMATED DOB: 2009
WEIGHT: 13lbs
KIDS: No/Older
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Coco2 and Rufus were surrendered due to a divorce.

ABOUT:
Coco2 came to us with a broken jaw (origin unknown) so she was in pain and was a little cranky. Now that she has gotten all fixed up Coco2 is starting to really come out of her shell and become a happy girl. Coco2 has lived with Rufus but she would do well as an only dog, or in homes with other dogs. She doesn’t mind the other dogs, but isn’t interested in much play or interaction. She does love to referee while the other dogs are playing, but if they come over and try to invite her to join in she bails on the situation and convinces her foster mom to give her some one-on-one attention while the others are distracted. Coco2 can be very independent, she prefers to sleep by herself in her crate and can be a little aloof with new people. She does get curious, but she likes to be allowed to make the first move. Coco2 has lived with children in the past, but because she doesn’t love to be monkeyed with, she might do better in an adult only home. Coco2 is housetrained, but being a senior lady she needs a few extra potty breaks during the day. Coco2 walks well on leash, but does best on short walks, but she’d like us to mention that she loves a good car ride. Her ideal afternoon would include a car ride, a massage, and some delicious snacks.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Angel .
 . Angel .  . Angel .  . Angel .
  • Pomeranian
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60613
AGE: Est DOB: 2004
WEIGHT: 14lbs
KIDS: Older
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Angel was an owner-surrender to a Chicago animal control facility.

ABOUT:
Angel is a foxy little lady – as many who have seen her have commented that she looks like a little fox. In actuality she’s a 14 lb Pomeranian mix. The shelter had her listed at 15 years old but she doesn’t seem or act that old.
Angel absolutely loves going for walks. She becomes animated anytime she thinks she is going to go outside but when she hears the word “walk” she gets very puppy like and will do a dance for you. She can barely contain her excitement. Angel’s foster parents learned quickly that they can’t say “outside” or “walk” without Angel becoming quite eager to head toward the door.
Angel wags her tail and comes running over when you call her, reporting in for pets and tummy rubs. She’s a huge fan of those tummy rubs. The more time she spends in her foster home the more she seems to enjoy snuggling up with the resident humans.
Quickly Angel made the corner under the end table in the living room her own safe spot and she enjoys snoozing there throughout the day.
Angel gets along great with the other small dogs in her foster home and has learned from her foster sister that the best place to watch the neighborhood activity is from the back of the couch that’s up against the big picture window of the living room.
Angel seems to be potty pad trained yet she’s had some accidents in her foster home so her adoptive home will need to be patient with her and work on her routine. So far she is also quite the picky eater and we suspect she may have been used to eating people food in her previous home. When she gets comfortable she’s ok with being picked up but she doesn’t like strangers to pick her up.
Angel is looking for a home who will take her for plenty of walks and provide plenty of snuggles and tummy rubs but will also let her just hang out on the couch or a doggie bed.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Millie .
 . Millie .  . Millie .  . Millie .  . Millie .  . Millie .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60618
AGE: Apx 10 Years
WEIGHT: 10lbs
KIDS: Yes
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Yes

HISTORY:
Millie came from an open admission animal control facility.

ABOUT:
Gah! Talk about an awesome dog. Millie is the sweetest, happiest, little chihuahua girl there ever was. She is great with other dogs and regularly goes to doggy daycare. She is also good with the cats in her foster home. Millie does not live with children, but she is great with everyone so we think she would do fantastic in a home with children. Millie loves to be with her people, or any people for that matter, friends, neighbors, strangers - Millie wants to meet them all! This girl LOVES to give kisses, so if PDA isn’t your thing, Millie might not be the dog for you. Millie is around 10 years old, but still has quite a bit of pep in her step and loves to play and socialize, until she’s tired...then she loves to nap like a proper senior lady. Millie is generally a quiet girl, unless it is a meal time, then she uses all her verbal skills to communicate her needs. Girl loves to eat. Millie is a very friendly, easy going, agreeable lady looking for her forever home!
Senior, Female, Small
 . Gretchen .
 . Gretchen .  . Gretchen .  . Gretchen .  . Gretchen .  . Gretchen .
  • Beagle, Redbone Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTERED IN: Mokena, IL 60448
AGE: Apx 3 Years (Est DOB: 2016)
WEIGHT: 40lbs
KIDS: Yes, Older
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Unknown

HISTORY:
Gretchen came to us from an overcrowded animal control facility in Alabama.

ABOUT:
Gretchen is a sweet and gentle hound mix. She is being fostered with multiple other dogs from 10lbs to 60lbs and she gets along great with everyone. She LOVES to play with other dogs. Gretchen would love to be adopted into a home with a playful dog around her size or larger. Gretchen spends all her energy playing with the other dogs in the home so she is calm and lower energy around the house when she has had her fill. Gretchen is very sweet with all people, but she can be a tiny bit shy with some new people. She’ll do best with calm, patient owners and would probably be best in a home without small active children. She loves walks and is very well behaved on leash. She is also housetrained and crate trained. Gretchen isn’t the scholarly type as she is struggling to learn “sit,” but she’s darn pretty and tries really hard to be a good girl so we hope no one holds this against her.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . 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 MUST be adopted with her best buddy Geanie. Both of these girls are incredibly sweet. They are both easy going and have a low energy level. Being a little younger, Maggie will occasionally pick up a toy to play Both girls know sit...when food is involved. They are not being fostered with kids, but because they are very calm and sweet we think they would be fine with children as long as they can respect that the girls aren’t interested in running and playing. Both girls are overweight, so they might gain a little more energy as they continue to lose some of their extra pounds. They get along just fine with the resident senior dog.
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 MUST be adopted with her best buddy Maggie. Both of these girls are incredibly sweet. They are both easy going and have a low energy level. Being a little younger, Maggie will occasionally pick up a toy to play Both girls know sit...when food is involved. They are not being fostered with kids, but because they are very calm and sweet we think they would be fine with children as long as they can respect that the girls aren’t interested in running and playing. Both girls are overweight, so they might gain a little more energy as they continue to lose some of their extra pounds. They get along just fine with the resident senior dog.
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
 . King .
 . King .  . King .  . King .  . King .  . King .
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
FOSTERED IN: Kankakee, IL 60901
AGE: 13 Years (Est DOB: 2005)
WEIGHT: 10lbs
KIDS: Yes
DOGS: Yes
CATS: Likely

HISTORY:
King’s owner had been keeping him in their apartment for many many years. The landlord did a surprise visit and realized they had a dog and forced the family to surrender him to a shelter immediately.

ABOUT:
Despite being blind King is an adventurous guy! When he is introduced to a new space the first thing he wants to do is walk around and investigate. King loves to cuddle and snuggle while in the house, but when he is outside he insists on being set down so that he can walk around and explore the world, he has no fear! King does bark when he can’t find anyone but if you call out to him he will quiet up and use his radar-like skills to come find you. He is being fostered with multiple other dogs and he gets along great with everyone and loves to be in the middle of the action. His foster home feels that he would probably do just as well with cats. King lives with a 13 year old boy and they get along great. He would probably do best in a home with someone who is home often, or has other friendly, social pets who can stay with him while the people are gone. King has one silly/peculiar behavior: He loves to sleep with JUST his head covered by a blanket! King’s foster mom used the following words to describe him: Sweet, Gentle, Nuzzly, Cuddly, Adventurous.
Being 13 years old, King has a few medical conditions that potential adopters should know about. He is currently on the heart medications: Vetmedin, Furosemide, and Enapril, but he is receiving a low dose so this could be increased as time goes on if needed. His vet suggested that 1 year would be the very low end of his prognosis, but she often sees dogs live up to 3 years with his condition. We estimate his monthly medications to be around $80. His general blood work is great for a dog his age and he is still very active. King’s foster mom is doing a fantastic job with him and is doing a great job managing his health and is even personally sponsoring his medications and vet visits, but she would love to share the happiness his joy extrudes with a forever home of his own. King is looking for an adopter who wants a great, happy, glass-half-full companion, but who has the financial stability to cover his monthly medications. His foster home is willing to transport King for meet and greets, so you will not be required to visit him in Kankakee.
King going for a stroll: https://youtu.be/gwjb3B58U2c
King no vision,no problem: I find my food just fine: https://youtu.be/HPzid6eMwdg
King on a walk with a buddy: https://youtu.be/PbnDHXNmol4
Senior, Male, Small
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