Dixie is a wonderful dog who came to us with her pups from a shelter in Alabama. She greets her friends with a big butt wiggle and happy face. She has had some training and knows Sit and (appears to know) Paw, and is doing very well learning Drop it. Dixie adores her toys and plays both fetch and tug. She has done quite well with eliminating in the proper place here at the shelter so is likely either housetrained or will catch on very quickly. Dixie can be wary of strangers at first but usually warms up quickly with a soft attitude and a couple of treats. Dixie is reactive with dogs so should be the only canine in the home. With a proper (slow) introduction, she has done well with the cats in the office and can likely be fine with feline family members. This pretty girl is ready to move on from motherhood and be a beloved pet – please come meet Dixie today!
Gallery of Dogs Available for Adoption
Saying Goodbye to Breed Baggage
Each animal in the care of The Anti-Cruelty Society is special and, as animal welfare experts, we are committed to caring for all of them. But sometimes, everyone gets caught up in what the breed is rather than what the animal is like. The reality is that in a shelter environment, we do not always know the parentage of dogs and honestly, we believe that their behavior and the connection someone has or can establish with the dog is way more important.
SO, effective immediately, The Anti-Cruelty Society will not list the breed but rather focus on the behavior, as we feel this is the best indicator of success in meeting an adopter’s needs. Of course, what a dog looks like matters—large or small, smooth coats or rough, droop ears or erect. But it is their level of activity, training needs, and other behaviors that will likely define a successful match. If you still want to know the breed, we encourage you to consult your veterinarian or, for the most definitive answer, get a DNA test.
Each one of our dogs is an individual, and we no longer want to burden any of them with breed baggage that may not be accurate. The only thing we can be absolutely sure of is that they are all one of a kind.
This page offers up to the second information about our animals available for adoption at our Adoption Center at 510 N. LaSalle St.; The Everyday Adoption Center at 1100 S. Canal St., and other PetSmart Locations.
Dogs located at The Anti-Cruelty Society
Located at 510 N LaSalle St., Chicago
Dogs Currently in Foster Care
These pets are available for adoption while in the foster program.
Dogs located at The Everyday Adoption Center
Located in South Loop PetSmart® Store: 1101 South Canal Street, Chicago