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

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

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

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

ALICE

Alice is a very gentle and sweet, blind ten-year-old, 42-pound, female fawn pit bull terrier looking for a loving guardian. Alice was found tied to a fence in August of 2016 on the West Side of Chicago by a police officer. She was rescued by Famous Fido Rescue.

Alice is just about blind but the vet says she can probably see some shadows and images. She also has mammary tumors which will need to be addressed in the near future.

If you are interested in meeting and possibly adopting her, please fill in the online application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. Her adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • pit bull terrier
  • Age: 
  • 10  
  • Size:      
  • Med

Beau

Beau is a handsome and healthy, four-year-old, 18-pound, male, black and white Shih Tzu looking for a loving guardian. Beau enjoys the company of other dogs; I'm not sure if he's ever met a cat. He's a nice dog for the right person, but he is more for the experienced dog-lover who has no children in their home.

Sadly, Beau was relinquished to Chicago Animal Care and Control for snapping at family members who were visiting their grandma. He was well-behaved when the groomer trimmed the hair away from his eyes, so he is accustomed to being handled.

Beau is healthy, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. He will be neutered upon adoption. To meet and possibly adopt Beau, please fill in the online adoption application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Shih Tzu
  • Age: 
  • 4  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Blue

Blue is an adorable and sweet, two-year-old, male fawn Chihuahua looking for a loving guardian. Blue is a nice dog that lets you pick him up and cuddle him. He is tail waggingly friendly and bonds quickly with new people. He also gets along with other dogs as well as cats.

Blue is very healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. If you are interested in adopting Blue, please fill in the online application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305.

His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. Blue is at the Famous Fido Rescue, 3124 W. Irving Park Road at Troy Street in Chicago, Illinois 60618. Hours are by appointment only.His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

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

Buddy

Buddy is handsome, happy, active and sweet, ten-year-old, 26-pound, male Cocker Spaniel looking for a loving guardian. Buddy was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control by Famous Fido Rescue. He was practically bald due to a horrible case of flea allergies.

He is recovering at the shelter and growing his hair back. He is housebroken and just loves to play ball. Buddy is a healthy senior, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm-tested, and micro-chipped.

To meet and possibly adopt Buddy, please fill in the online adoption application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. Buddy is at the Famous Fido Rescue, 3124 W. Irving Park Road at Troy Street in Chicago, Illinois 60618. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Age: 
  • 10  
  • Size:      
  • Medium

Danny

Danny is an incredibly sweet, friendly, playful, affectionate and lovable one-year-old, 65-pound, male brindle and white pit bull terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. Danny adores people and gets along with other dogs.

He and two other dogs were turned in to Chicago Animal Care and Control when their owner could no longer care for them. Since they were accustomed to a home, they were absolutely terrified at Animal Control. When he decompressed at the rescue, we noticed that he is full of kisses and tail wags for everyone he meets. He is housebroken and wonderful on leash.

Danny is good in the car and knows the command sit and takes treats very gently from your fingers. He is is very healthy and will be vetted upon adoption. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. If you are interested in adopting him, please fill in the online application and follow up by calling Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • pit bull terrier-mix
  • Age: 
  • 1  
  • Size:      
  • Large

Kolby

Kolby is a handsome and happy, high-energy and fun, six-year-old, 12-pound, male Yorkie/Silky Terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. Kolby had a tough puppy-hood. He lived with a family whose children would often lock him in a closet.

He's a nervous fellow but calms down when in a stable and loving home environment. He can snap when he's pushed too far, so he is recommended for an adult-only household. Kolby is housebroken but can mark occasionally if he smells the scent of other dogs.Kolby is healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested.

If you are interested in meeting and possibly adopting Kolby, please fill in the online application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Yorkie/Silky Terrier-mix
  • Age: 
  • 6  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Ollie

Ollie is an adorable yet hand-shy, 18-month-old, 20-pound, male fawn terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. Ollie was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control by Famous Fido Rescue. He is extremely active and playful. He loves to play ball. But, due to his unknown past, he will snap if he is fearful. For that reason, he is best with adults and not children.

Ollie is taking part in positive reinforcement training at the shelter and already knows the command sit. He looks forward to learning more in his new home. He is healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm-tested, and micro-chipped.

To meet and possibly adopt Ollie, please fill in the online adoption application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. Please call or e-mail for an appointment to meet him and all the other wonderful cats and dogs. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • fawn terrier-mix
  • Age: 
  • 18 mo  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Susie

Susie is an energetic and happy, ten-year-old, female Jack Russell Terrier looking for a loving guardian. Susie's owner passed away and she was left homeless. Poor Susie was found in shock and practically lifeless. Thanks to the loving care of Famous Fido's Rescue, Susie has made a complete recovery.

She is now healthy, spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. If you are interested in meeting and possibly adopting Susie, please fill in the online application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305.

Her adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. Susie is at the Famous Fido Rescue, 3124 W. Irving Park Road at Troy Street in Chicago, Illinois 60618. Hours are by appointment only.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Age: 
  • 10  
  • Size:      
  • Medium

Gizmo and Cosmo

Gizmo and Cosmo are a pair of 13-year-old bonded Shih Tzu looking for a loving guardian. These friendly, sweet and happy boys were left behind five months ago and the owner never came back for them. They are great when being groomed; extremely trusting and loving.

They are about 12 pounds each. Cosmo is visually impaired so he tends to be a little more apprehensive when someone comes towards him. So, they would be best without small children in the home.

They are otherwise healthy seniors, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and neutered. To meet and possibly adopt Cosmo and Gizmo, please fill in the online adoption application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. Please call or e-mail for an appointment to meet them and all the other wonderful cats and dogs. Their adoption fee of $250 each benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • M & F 
  • Breed:  
  • bonded Shih Tzu
  • Age: 
  • 13  
  • Size:      
  • Small

Robin

Robin is a handsome, nervous, yet loving, six-year-old, 41-pound chubby male Beagle/Corgi-mix looking for a loving guardian. Robin is a very loving one-person kind of guy. When Robin is nervous he sometimes snaps . he nipped someone at the shelter and then again at the vet's office. So, he's looking for someone who can keep him safe from his impulses and out of trouble.

Robin is very playful, but can be dominant with other dogs. He's housebroken and well-behaved in the home. We don't know if he's ever met a cat. He is very food-motivated which should be helpful in his training.

As you can see in his photos, Robin has cherry eye but is otherwise healthy. To meet and possibly adopt Robin, please fill in the online adoption application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. Please call or e-mail for an appointment to meet him and all the other wonderful cats and dogs. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Beagle/Corgi-mix
  • Age: 
  • 6  
  • Size:      
  • Large

Bandit

Bandit is a gentle, sensitive, fun, extremely sweet and playful four-year-old, 50-pound, male Entlebucher looking for a loving guardian. Bandit sits on command and takes treats very gentle. He loves to go for walks and is great in the car. Pull out a tennis ball and Bandit is incredibly happy and playful! Bandit is well-behaved in the home. He sleeps in a dog bed, is perfectly housebroken and his family has never felt the need to crate him.

Bandit has lived in a foster home with other dogs, but currently is living as the one and only dog in the home. Unfortunately, as he has become more comfortable in his home (seven months) he has become very reactive to other dogs, and protective of his home and people. For this reason, he is being re-homed. Bandit has been absolutely lovely with the three and seven-year-old children in the home, but they don't always remember to shut doors and gates which poses a risk.

Bandit is looking for a family with a home with a securely fenced yard. He's not aggressive with cats, but perhaps a bit over-exuberant! Bandit is very healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly prevention. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the Famous Fido Rescue. To meet and possibly adopt Bandit, please fill in the online application and follow up by calling Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. He is currently being fostered in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Entlebucher
  • Age: 
  • 4  
  • Size:      
  • Large

Buddha

Buddha is an 18-month-old, 38-pound, male tri-color Schnauzer/Shepherd-mix looking for a loving guardian. Buddha is nice friendly boy who was extremely nervous in a shelter setting. He is a fun, high-energy guy who accidentally nipped a person and a dog during an intervention.

With some love, training and exercise, Buddha will make someone a fabulous dog. Due to his funny looks, folks at the rescue call him the space alien. His doesn't mind at all; he loves everyone! If you are interested in meeting and possibly adopting Buddha, please fill in the online application and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305.

His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. Buddha is currently at the Famous Fido Rescue, 3124 W. Irving Park Road at Troy Street in Chicago, Illinois 60618. Hours are by appointment only.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Schnauzer/Shepherd-mix
  • Age: 
  • 18 mo  
  • Size:      
  • Medium

Sheena

Sheena is a 15-year-old, very frail and thin, female black and white shepherd-mix looking for a loving guardian as a hospice situation. This senior lady was dropped off at Chicago Animal Control with a younger Dachshund sibling. They were separated when a rescue took the Dachshund but not the senior shepherd. Luckily Sheena was taken in by the Famous Fido Rescue. She has proven to be just fine with other dogs as well as cats.

Poor Sheena has had two bouts of pancreatitis since she's arrived in rescue. Rescue staff and volunteers have nursed her back from each illness and now she eats mostly boiled chicken and rice, although she also loves cheese. Her arthritis slows her down. She is visually impaired and easily startled so she may bite if surprised or frightened, so she's best in a home with tolerant dog-lovers without children.

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Sheena, please fill in the online application and follow up by calling Gloria at 773-907-0305. Her adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

  • Sex: 
  • Breed:  
  • Shepherd-mix
  • Age: 
  • 15  
  • Size:      
  • Medium
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.