Looking for a dog with a unique look, lots of wrinkles, and personality? Bella is your girl! This quirky gal enjoys cuddles and can often times be found snoring on her favorite person’s lap. Bella’s been attending lots of events for the Society recently and has done great in busy environments with lots of people, sounds, and other dogs. She’s polite, curious, and observant – which are great qualities for a city pup! Plus, Bella’s proven to be house-trained and only seems to bark when she’s looking to initiate play. Independent, some of Bella’s personality traits are more cat-like than dog – but don’t let that feline sway fool you. Bella briefly lived with another cat and wasn’t very polite. For this reason we do not recommend a household with felines due to her prey drive. Bella originally came to the Society when her original owners developed an allergy to her and could no longer keep her. She was a little bit unsure of the shelter when she first arrived, but with some time and a slow introduction to the staff, and volunteers, this older gal warmed right up. Bella will do great in a home that gives her time to acclimate and lots of TLC as she enters her senior years. Swing by and meet Bella 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
Adoption fees (all locations):
Adult dogs (5 months and older): $150
Puppies (under 5 months old): $250
Dogs 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