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Marco? Polo!

Polo (image)
Last weekend I headed to Chicago Animal Care and Control for what I thought was a meet and greet for a potential foster pup. She was a tiny chihuahua mix named Gracie. But by the time I had arrived she had already been transferred to another rescue (yay!).

So instead I hung out with this sweet pup in the photo above. His name is Polo and he was so lovely. When I first saw him he looked so, so sad in his cage. He is about six years old and an owner surrender, so probably pretty confused about why he was there. Once I took him outside, he was so happy and loved being in the fresh air. He’s available for adoption, if anyone is looking:)

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Another pup, same shelter, same city

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After loving on this sweet pup last weekend, I headed back to the shelter yesterday and this time fell for a little Chihuahua pup named Snickers that reminded me so much of a young Chick, but with bigger ears:)

The city shelter in Chicago is not an easy place to go to, but it is so, so worth it. The time you spend with each dog, even if it’s only for 15 minutes, is time well spent. It’s 15 less minutes that they have to be in their cages. Saturday well spent, right? RIGHT.

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Those ears…

Snickers the dog (image)
On Saturday I stumbled across this cutie at Chicago Animal Care and Control and I can’t stop thinking about him. Or about how much fun it would be for Chick to have a friend. This little guy, Snickers, made it on to the Adoptable floor at CACC, which is good news for him. He was so calm and so sweet when I took him out of his cage. I saw on his card that he was found as a stray near 77th and Ingleside, but he was a little plump, which makes me wonder if he was in a home at some point. I try hard not to make judgements about how an animal makes it into the shelter (sometimes a family really, truly has to choose between a pet and paying rent), but how many others are there because they’re no longer wanted? Snickers was eager for my pieces of cheese, took them so sweetly and was just happy to be held. There is nothing more rewarding than rescuing and adopting a pet.

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A first pup

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A few weeks ago I stumbled upon this old photo of a pooch named Buffy. My parents adopted her from the Hinsdale Humane Society before I even existed. I still tell my parents that she hated me, and I think she probably was a little jealous when I came around. But she sure was cute. Happy Monday :)

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OTAT in OK

Second Chance

This past weekend, from Thursday to Saturday, I traveled down to Moore, Oklahoma with several other volunteers from One Tail at a Time, the dog rescue group where I act as the Volunteer Coordinator and sit on their Board of Directors.

We traveled down with a van full of donations from our awesome volunteers and spent a day volunteering with the Animal Resource Center and Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. And the best part? We pulled six dogs (four from Second Chance and two from the Central Oklahoma Humane Society). All of the pups where already at the shelters prior to the tornado, which freed up space for the many displaced pups from the storm.

This was definitely the trip of a lifetime and I am so happy that I went and was able to be a part of it. The devastation in Moore was unreal and I can’t imagine what it was like to live through that. On Friday, when the second storm rolled in, we were able to take shelter with some of the kindest and most welcoming people I have ever met. The generosity shown to us is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.

Read more about our trip and see more photos on OTAT’s Facebook page!

Toby

LittleChi

Cats

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Nina

June

(All photos c/o One Tail at a Time)

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