My name is Maui I have been at Anti-Cruelty Society for a few months and now in foster care, my new human is Jeff, he’s nice, patient, gives me lots of tummy rubs. I was stressed out and overstimulated in the busy shelter environment and I’m now thriving in a structured home environment.
I’m a super smart and sensitive boy and the shelter simply doesn’t fit as my place for success. I need a kindred spirit who can see me for the dog I truly am – loving, playful, goofy, smart, sweet and did I mention handsome? Yeah – I’m super handsome – I’ve heard comparisons to Frank Sinatra, Denzel Washington, and the entirety of One Direction.
I can be a bit jumpy when excited so a home without young children would be best for me or I’ve been known to play a bit rough so small dogs and cats would likely not work. And an owner who has had previous experience with large adolescent dogs is a BIG plus. Adolescent dogs need consistent guidance, supervision and training in order to learn good manners and impulse control. Daily mental and physical stimulation are a necessity for a happy dog and owner. Teenagers often test limits, so it’s important that my adopters set clear boundaries and expectations from day one. I am eager to learn, so training classes are highly recommended. Daily positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors is important as well and will keep me motivated. Just remember, all your hard work and patience will pay off, and I’ll become a well-adjusted and well-mannered member of the family.
I am a handsome and fun boy looking to be a loving and loyal companion. I am a very worthy best friend, pet and companion for the right individual. To meet and/or learn more about me, email us at email@example.com. You can also check out my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mauiabouttown/
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