Dawson Dawson is a happy, wiggly, energetic, puppyish and good-natured 18-month-old, 60-pound, male, Dogo Argentino or mix looking for a loving guardian.
Rescued in Kendall County, Illinois, Dawson sits on command and takes treats gently from your fingers. He enjoys the company of other dogs and loves people. Although he is somewhat of a “bull in the China shop” so best with adults and teens that he can’t knock over.
Someone cropped his ears in a strange manner … probably trying to make him look tough, but he’s a sweet dog looking for a family for daily exercise and willing to continue his training.
Dawson is very healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm tested and on monthly preventative. To meet and possibly adopt Dawson, please contact Melia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-224-1900. His adoption fee of $200 benefits rescued dogs. He is currently living in a boarding near Naperville, Illinois.
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Who We Are
Lucky Dogs is a community of independent rescuers who cannot accept that loving, adoptable companion animals are euthanized every day due to lack of space in shelters and pounds. We pull "death row" dogs from overcrowded shelters, bring them to Chicago for vetting and fostering, and do our best to find them the wonderful home that each of these dogs deserves. Most of our dogs are bully breeds, because public perception has made these dogs the most difficult to adopt out. The upside to these dogs staying with us longer than most Labradors or Cockapoos is that we get to know each of these pets extremely well, and we can recommend the best dog for your lifestyle and living situation.
Each Lucky Dog posted in our Petfinder list has proven himself or herself to be a "good dog" not only to us but to the transferring shelter. Although no shelter or rescue can guarantee an animal's future behavior, all Lucky Dogs have demonstrated terrific temperaments and a love of people and/or other dogs in multiple environments -- so much so that they could easily be called "Lovey Dogs" as well.
Lucky Dogs Needs Foster Homes!
Want to help save a life? Fostering is the most direct way you can have an impact. Lucky Dogs assumes all expenses; foster parents provide in-home care and TLC.
Many people ask, “How can you foster a dog and give her up?” We answer, “How can we let more die?” Thousands of pets in rural shelters are euthanized due to shelter space and budget constraints. Lucky Dogs works with these kill shelters to select, transport, and provide veterinary care to as many of these adoptable pets as we can support through our foster volunteers. Since Lucky Dogs does not maintain a shelter building, our rescue efforts are only as large as as our foster network. As a tribute to our own dogs, current and past, we rescue as many as we can.
What's required of a foster home?
While Lucky Dogs provides the medical care, food, and other supplies required, the foster home provides its foster dog with love, time, and guidance for as long as the dog is in its care. A dog may be with its foster family for a few weeks to a few months, and our foster families help to screen potential adopters to make sure the new home will be a good fit for the dog they've come to know so well.
All our foster homes receive training and 24-hour support. .
Adopting a Lucky Dog
Like other reputable rescues, Lucky Dogs requires that potential adopters complete an adoption application (with references) and allow a home visit. All members of the household (including children and pets) should be present when first meeting the Lucky Dog. Every dollar of each Lucky Dogs adoption fee is used to care for rescued pets.
Because Lucky Dogs seeks to ensure the best possible outcome for each of its pets, Lucky Dogs reserves the right to refuse adoption when the dog's needs and the adopter's lifestyle are not compatible.