Famous Fido Rescue

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Dogs For Adoption
   

Ricky and Lucy

Ricky and Lucy are fun, goofy, energetic and playful, nine-month-old, male and female black Pug/Chihuahua-mixes looking for a loving guardian together.

Ricky is eight pounds and Lucy is more petite at five pounds. This brother and sister are very bonded, so they are looking for a loving family together. They are tall and skinny with long legs and adorable curly-q tails. This pair loves to play with each other and with squeaky Kong toys. They clean each other's eyes and ears.

Ricky and Lucy are afraid of small children. They are fine with teenagers and adults. They have been wonderful with every dog they have met. They have not yet met a cat.

They sleep in a dog bed together and only bark when the front or back door opens . tiny little guard dogs! These two are non-destructive in the home but would do best with someone willing to work on their training. They are pee-pad trained.

  • Sex: 
  • M F
  • Breed:  
  • Pug/Chihuahua-mixes
  • Age: 
  • P  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Snickers and Fiona

Fiona and Snickers are a bounded pair for female chihuahuas that Famous Fido rescued from the Chicago City Shelter after they were abandoned by their former people.

Fiona is a 4 lb fawn colored chihuahua, approximately 4 years old. She is a loving girl once you gain her trust. She and her best friend Snickers need an experienced chihuahua or small dog guardian to nurture and bond with them.

Snickers is a 5 to 6 lb chocolate colored female chihuahua mix, approximately 3 years old. Snickers watches over Fiona and bonds to her people once she feels secure. Snickers would do best in a home that has experience with chihuahuas or small dogs.

  • Sex: 
  • F F         
  • Breed:  
  • Chihuahuas
  • Age: 
  • Adult   
  •     Size:      
  • Small

Manny

Manny is a handsome and personable, three-year-old, 15-pound, male black and tan Min Pin/Corgi-mix looking for a loving guardian.

Manny was relinquished to Chicago Animal Care & Control. Luckily he was pulled by Famous Fido's and he is now in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Volunteers have noted how sweet he is rolling on his back for belly rubs with his favorite people.

  • Sex: 
  • M         
  • Breed:  
  • MinPin Mix
  • Age: 
  • 3 years old  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Chloe

Chloe is a beautiful and snuggly, two-year-old, female brindle and white Pit Bull Terrier looking for a loving guardian.

This sweet girl was tied to a fence on the south side after being used for a breeding dog. She landed at Chicago Animal Care and Control as a cruelty case.

The volunteers at the shelter say she LOVES people and adores going on walks. She has not been socialized with other animals. So, she is looking for a home as the one and only pet.

  • Sex: 
  • F         
  • Breed:  
  • Pit Bull
  • Age: 
  • 2     
  •      Size:    
  • Medium

Wilson

Wilson is a handsome, tall, loyal, and very strong, eight-year-old, 70-pound, male, shepherd-mix looking for a loving guardian.

Wilson was living with an elderly woman who passed away in her home. Sadly, he was found days later in the home with her dead body. He was brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control where he was almost euthanized. Lucky for him, Famous Fido’s came to his rescue.

Once you know Wilson, he is such a loving and smart dog. He is full of tail wags and kisses for those he adores. He is extremely protective of his people and afraid of those that he does not know, so you can just imagine how petrified he was in a cage in a crowded shelter. The woman Wilson lived with was a recluse and a hoarder, so she had no visitors and Wilson had no exposure to anyone but his best friend.

Wilson would do best with an experienced and patient dog-lover willing to continue his training.


  • Sex: 
  • M         
  • Breed:  
  • Shepherd mix
  • Age: 
  • Adult  
  •   Size:      
  • Large

Charlie

Charlie is an adorable, feisty and playful, three-year-old, male, fawn and white Chihuahua looking for a loving guardian.

Charlie is extremely playful and loves to play fetch - even with a huge tennis ball almost as big as his little head! He will also dance on his hind legs for a treat. Little Charlie has a lot to learn in life and he’s looking for someone to give him a chance. He’s fearful of new people and other dogs at first, and will nip when nervous.

Charlie knows a bunch of commands and is perfectly housebroken and crate-trained. He bonds very closely to one person and is looking for an experienced dog-lover to keep him safe and boost his confidence.

  • Sex: 
  • M         
  • Breed:  
  • Chihuahua Mix
  • Age: 
  • Adult   
  • Size:      
  • Small

Tyson

Tyson is a male 7 y/o, 15 lbs, min pin mix. He is a special dog who needs a home with lots of love, patience, and willing to put in the time to gain his trust. Tyson was abandoned at a kill shelter, but was rescued by Famous Fido. He would be best in a home with no kids or cats. He is a loyal pup once he feels comfortable around you and enjoys going for walks.

  • Sex: 
  • M         
  • Breed:  
  • Mini Pin Mix
  • Age: 
  • Adult   
  • Size:      
  • Small

Jordan

Jordan is a long, short and squat, six-year-old, black and tan, glossy, male Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher-mix looking for a loving guardian.

Jordan landed at Chicago Animal Care and Control when his family could no longer care for him. He was taken in by Famous Fido’s Rescue. All four of Jordan’s short squat legs are a little bowed, but he gets around just fine … In fact, he loves to go for walks. Jordan is great with other dogs.

Jordan is a loyal and loving fellow who is crate-trained and does well with housebreaking once he’s on a schedule. He’ll come over and sit in your lap … or if you’re out walking him in the cold, he allows you to pick him up and carry him inside. But, things tend to be on Jordan’s terms. He dislikes it when you reach into his crate ’ but he’s fabulous if he comes out on his own.

So, Jordan is looking for a patient dog-lover who will wait for him to mellow out in their home. His love and loyalty will come in time … it just can’t be rushed.

  • Sex: 
  • M         
  • Breed:  
  • Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher-mix
  • Age: 
  • Adult   
  • Size:      
  • Small

Doug and Sue

Doug and Susan are a pair of adorable yet shy one-year-old rat terrier siblings looking for a loving guardian. We don’t what kind of situation Doug and Susan came from, but they are much more trusting of other dogs than they are of people. Doug is nine pounds and Susan is only seven pounds. They were turned into Chicago Animal Care and Control by their family. I’m assuming the family had a lot of dogs and didn’t spend much time socialized them with people.

So, Doug and Susan are looking for a patient dog-lover to take them under their wing for training to boost their confidence and a lot of love. They groom each other, snuggle together, and never let each other out of view.

  • Sex: 
  • M F      
  • Breed:  
  • Chi mix
  • Age: 
  • Adult   
  • Size:      
  • Small

Freddie

Freddie is an adorable, fun and playful, three-year-old, female Min Pin-mix with a long tail looking for a loving guardian.

Freddie loves toys of all shapes and sizes. She loves to play ball, but she also loves the chew the fur right off a fuzzy tennis ball! She's a high energy girl who also loves her naps. She's good with select other dogs.

  • Sex: 
  • F     
  • Breed:  
  • Min Pin-Mix
  • Age: 
  • 3   
  • Size:      
  • Small

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is not much of a player. She's more of a loving lapdog who enjoys time with her favorite humans. She's dog-selective, but loves her friend Freddie, the min pin-mix who is also at the rescue.

She has been known to nip when cornered, so she's best in a home without small children. Adults and teens should be able to work with her easily.

  • Sex: 
  • F     
  • Breed:  
  • French Bulldog/Chihuahua-mix
  • Age: 
  • 2   
  • Size:      
  • Small

Rock

Rock came into rescue with his ribs showing due to neglect. His front left leg bows but we don't know if he was born that way or whether it broke and healed like that on its own. In either case, it doesn't appear to bother him.

Rock lives to be loved and play ball. He's fine with other dogs, but has his limits . he'll snap when he's had enough.

  • Sex: 
  • M        
  • Breed:  
  • Border Collie
  • Age: 
  • Adult   
  • Size:      
  • Medium

Tiny

Tiny has no use for toys, but when you pet him, he dances around. His tail is always happily wagging!

Tiny LOVES attention from his people and wants to be held and loved. But, if you annoy him, he will let you know with a growl. His best friend in his former home was a teenage boy.

  • Sex: 
  • M
  • Breed:  
  • Chihuahua
  • Age: 
  • 6   
  • Size:      
  • Small

Rusty

Rusty is a muscular, acrobatic, bouncy and fun, four-year-old, 12-pound, male Jack Russell Terrier with a long tail looking for a loving guardian.

Rusty's dad moved to a no-dogs apartment where Rusty was not welcome. He is a high-energy guy who gets along with select other dogs. He loves balls, food and playing ball. He is a high-energy guy looking for a true Jack Russell Terrier lover!

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Age: 
  • 4  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Burrito

Burrito is a handsome, sweet and loving, four-to five-year-old, 12-pound, male Chihuahua-mix looking for a loving guardian.

Sadly, Burrito's owner dropped him off at Chicago Animal Care and Control when he could no longer care for him. He's not big on other animals. His favorite companion is his person. He prefers not to be picked up by strangers, but once he knows you, he loves you.

Burrito is an affectionate and adoring lap dog. He's best in a home without small children.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Chihuahua-mix
  • Age: 
  • 5  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Glenn and Gilda

Glenn and Gilda are a bonded pair of male and female Shih Tzu-mixes looking for a loving guardian together.

Their backstory is sad and tragic. Found in a box in a dumpster behind a Chicago 7/11 store, they were tossed out like trash. Luckily someone heard their muffled cries and was able to save them on one of Chicago's most frigid days.

  • Sex: 
  • M F 
  • Breed:  
  • Shih Tzu-Mix
  • Age: 
  • Adult  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Tito

Tito is a handsome, cuddly and fun, two to three-year-old, 18-pound, male white Lhasa-Poo looking for a loving guardian.

Tito is a playful guy who loves to play with toys.

He can, however, be possessive of his food and toys so he's best with teenagers and adults who can work with his behavior. Otherwise, he is a great dog.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Lhasa-Poo
  • Age: 
  • 3  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Marty

Marty is a shelter favorite. He is goofy, playful and a rough player with other dogs. He loves a rough and tumble doggie playmate.

Marty was given up by his former family to Chicago Animal Care and Control when they could no longer care for him.

He's opinionated at times, so he's recommended for dog-experienced families without small children.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Chihuahua
  • Age: 
  • 2  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Pepper

Pepper is a lovable, happy, adorable and extremely playful, two to three-year-old, 14-pound, male Chihuahua looking for a loving guardian.

Pepper loves to go on walks and check out the neighborhood. He will happily dance and jump up high for stuffy squeaky animals!

Pepper would probably be best with teenagers and adults due to his energy level and guarding of his favorite toys.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Chihuahua
  • Age: 
  • 3  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Zowey

Zowey is a gorgeous, friendly, gentle, playful and fun, 18-month-old female Boxer-mix looking for a loving guardian.

Zowey lived happily with a couple and their dogs and cats, but when they broke up, she landed in a shelter due to no fault of her own.

Her dad said he felt guilty about crating her for long hours each day. Zowey loves toys and playing fetch; she would enjoy a new family to dote on her.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Boxer-mix
  • Age: 
  • 1  
  • Size:      
  • Small
Photography by Petraits™ is a professional photographer who combines her love of animals and her photographic talent to capture pet personalities on film. Sheri shares her home with a pack of much-adored rescues including: seven cats, two dogs, a rabbit and a cockatiel. Although the count changes day-to-day depending on what rescued pets join her menagerie temporarily while looking for permanent homes.