Say hello to this cutie Primo! He was brought in to the shelter as a stray when he wandered into a staff member’s yard. He is a supreme athlete, and could slam dunk with his jumping skills. A fun loving dog, primo will keep you on your toes. He can be dog selective, so he may not be a great candidate for the dog park. However, with a proper introduction we have seen him be social with dogs who are smaller in size and have his same play style. Once he is comfortable with them he a playful goof and they become best buddies! He is the perfect size at 44lbs full grown, with his fabulous ears making up for a lot of his weight. Primo could use some brushing up on his manners and basic training, but he should make a good pet for an active owner. Once he has had his playtime, he wants nothing more than to cuddle up with his favorite people and squeaky toy! If this cuddle bug seems like the perfect boy for you, stop by and meet with Primo today! He will be sure to steal your heart.
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