Dogs Available for Adoption


Tinkerbell Is In Search Of Her Forever Home


Update 2/14/18

Tinkerbell is a 10-year-old Throwback Pomeranian.
She currently weighs 13lbs. She is extremely affectionate with people that she trusts.
She is very loyal and walks well on a leash. She will go outside and use pads 90% of the time.
She is not fully housebroken.
Tinkerbell is in search of a quiet forever home without small infants, toddlers, or young children.
She has lived with cats in the past and is currently fostered in a home with other dogs.
That being said, she is extremely dog selective and unfortunately, fearless.
She has no qualms bullying other dogs regardless of their size.
She insists on eating with the rest of the pack but will guard her bowl around other dogs.
It is in her best interest to be in a home without any other dogs.
She would not do well in an apartment or condo situation as she will bark incessantly when frightened during storms and absolutely hates fireworks.
If you are interested in providing Tinkerbell a forever home and live within 30 miles of Chicago, please fill out our adoption survey.

Please help us help Shorty

Shorty

Shorty is a 15 year old Pomeranian that was surrendered to a local kill facility in late June of 2014. At 15 years old, he is still feisty, happy and full of energy. He can run up and down stairs and has proven to get along with dogs of all sizes, cats, children and people.
We as a rescue have been shocked that applicants have withdrawn their applications because he is still full of life and mobile.

On 1/4/16, Shorty developed a large swelling under his right eye. We brought him into our vet and discovered that he had a Carnassial Tooth Abscess in the 4th premolar. His back teeth are fused together by tartar build up. This is extensive and major surgery, especially for a dog of his age.

He had one round of blood panel and urinalysis and the vet has placed him on 2 weeks antibiotics to prepare him for surgery. He will then be subjected to another round of blood tests and xrays to be sure that is heart is not enlarged because he has a slight heart murmur. These need to be performed in order to ensure his survival.

We’d like to ask for your help.
Making A Difference Rescue is a Non-Profit Organization
that is funded solely by donations made by the public.
We are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.

We have several fundraisers set up.
Snap It Forward has generously set up a page to donate 35% of their jewelry sales to our rescue to help.
https://www.facebook.com/events/168285950193570/
We will also be featured at the BarkBox Comedy event on January 21, 2016 at Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1002274256501678/

You may also donate here.
http://fnd.us/c/d15iY2/sh/5NRue
or here
https://www.facebook.com/Makingadifferen…/…/128953167177144/

Thank you.

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Shorty says “Hear Me Roar”!


Shorty says, “Hear me roar!!”

Shorty is an amazing 14 year young Pomeranian that gets along with dogs of all sizes. He is great with children, walks well on leash, and knows sit, lie down, and come.
He is mostly house-broken and crate-trained.

Many thanks to Jeraul of Liberation Press for the fabulous hair cut!

Max has his photos taken!


Max is a sweet, snugly and chill, four-year-old, 46-pound, male black and white Pit Bull Terrier/Lab-mix looking for a loving guardian.

Max’s best friend in his foster home is a nine-year-old boy whose bed he shares each night. He’s an amazing and affectionate dog who is full of tail wags and wiggles. He thinks he’s a lap dog.

Max is well-trained and knows the commands sit, down and paw. Max is perfectly housebroken and crate trained. His foster family crates him when they are not home as he still likes to chew on items like socks and underwear.

He has no anxiety issues; he can deal with fireworks, revving motorcycles, and other loud noises. But, he does have a strong prey drive so he needs a home without cats.  While he gets along with other dogs for the most part, he does resource guard items from other dogs (bones, toys). So, ideally he would be best as the one and only pet in the home.

Max is extremely healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested.

To meet and possibly adopt Max, please fill in an adoption application

Max…

Max has been waiting patiently for his forever home.  He has been with our rescue for 780 days.
He’s an amazing and affectionate dog… and though he has received many applications, none so far fits the criteria for what we are looking for.  We are holding out for the right home.

Max is 100% housebroken and crate trained.
He has no anxiety issues.
He can deal with fireworks, revving motorcycles, and other loud noises.

He needs a home with NO cats.
He needs a high fence if there is a yard as he has a high prey drive for rabbits, squirrels and rodents.

He is great with other dogs but prefers dogs his own size or smaller.  He does have resource issues with other dogs when high value bones are involved.

He must also be crated when left unsupervised as he will chew socks, underwear, shoes and blankets.

He is truly a phenomenal and loving dog.

Titan is in search of his forever home.


Hi there!
My name is Titan and I am one years old.
I am the nicest pit bull you will meet.
I love hugs and kisses and if you let me I will put my head on your lap and fall asleep.

I live with my foster mommy & daddy, 2 smaller brothers (chi mix) and Luna-cat.
I love them all but I don’t play with Luna- she scares me
I am very healthy and I love walks and being outside in the yard. When we all go out for a walk I stay right by my family’s side. I don’t bark at people, my little brothers do that enough already…

Sometimes we go to this big park where we don’t have to be on the leash and we can just run around! I like it there but I always stay with my foster mommy…that place is so big that I am afraid to get lost.
Lots of other doggies go there too and we all play and when it is warm I like to swim and play fetch with my little brother Abbas.

Sometimes my foster mom and dad have to leave for work and they leave us in our crates. I like mine, it’s big and cozy and I always get a treat when I am there. When mom leaves us, we all go to sleep.

My foster mom says I am a good boy and when we get ready for dinner I like to talk to her in my doggie language. She says it’s funny.

Overall I am a good boy and if you have some treats and toys I am sure I would like them too, but even better if you like being outside like I do and then we could run together to the woof-finity and beyond!

If you are interested in providing Titan a forever home,
Please fill out our online survey:
http://makingadifferencerescue.com/adoption-survey/
Please be aware that we do not adopt out of state. We do require screening and an at home visit.

Percy


My name is Percy.
I am a Presa Canario/ Pit mix.
I am now 10 months old and weigh 55lbs.

I was taken in to an open access municipal animal control. I was pretty banged up. Luckily some volunteers at the shelter took the time to notice me. I was emaciated, and I had two large nasty burns on my hips, badly cropped ears with dried blood and fly bites all over. They looked past my appearance and saw me for the good doggie that I am.

I am very affectionate and I like to rest my head on your leg. I do like to lean on you if you would let me. I have a lot of puppy energy but I am learning to walk better on leash. I am wary of dogs that I encounter that I am not familiar with and require an experienced handler.

I respond well to hand signals and will look to you for instruction. I have been told that I am extremely high energy and I will need a family that can keep up with me. I am house broken and crate trained.
I also love kids, but my foster mommy thinks that I would do best in home with children over 5ft tall or 100lbs because my excitement will knock down little ones.

I would require a high fenced in yard if a yard is available.

An angel sent me to Making a Difference Rescue. Will you watch over me too?

Please remember we can not adopt out of state because a home visit is a requirement. We require an at home evaluation and screening prior to adoption. We do this to ensure that our animals will go to safe forever homes.

We ask that you please call and inquire whether we are able to travel to your area. Percy is located in Chicago. He is adoptable within a 30 mile radius.

If you are interested in providing Percy a forever home, please fill out our adoption survey

This will expedite your inquiry as we are not able to return phone calls or emails during our own non volunteer working hours.

Please welcome Shorty to Making A Difference Rescue!



Shorty is a 14 year young Black and Tan Pomeranian. He weighs in at 7lbs but his coat makes him appear twice that size in person.

He is extremely sweet and friendly. He walks well on leash, and is not 100% housebroken. He will go outdoors and on pads.
He is a spry little one and shows no sign of his age in his mannerisms.

Shorty is amazing with all the dogs that he has met and has ignored the cats that he encountered at the vets office. He is gentle with children, but is not a fan of being picked up. He will not go on furniture even if you allow him. He is not a cuddler in any way but shows his loyalty and affection by always being near you.

Shorty can be a talker. He will be the first to let you know when he needs to go outside, when it’s time to eat or if other dogs don’t move when he wants to be near you. He can be a real beggar for table scraps and his energy and excitement will fool you as he does not act his age.
He will also be the first to greet you at the door or let you know that there are visitors.

Please remember we can not adopt out of state because a home visit is a requirement. We require an at home evaluation and screening prior to adoption. We do this to ensure that our animals will go to safe forever homes.

We ask that you please email and inquire whether we are able to travel to your area.

If you are interested in providing Shorty a forever home, please fill out our adoption survey

This will expedite your inquiry as we are not able to return phone calls or emails during our own non volunteer working hours.

Max is in need of foster or forever home.

This is Max. He may be the most silly and affectionate dog that we’ve ever met.

He’s a petite little guy. He weighs 45 lbs. and is around 2-3 years old.

If you’re a gardener, you can be sure that your yard will never be infested with feral cats, squirrels or rabbits. He loves to play in the mud…but never fear, he’s figured out how to jump into the tub on his own free will to have his feet and muzzle cleaned.

If you have kids…he will easily fit in. He’s a great disciplinarian. He will teach your kids to pick up after themselves quickly if they cherish their balls, legos, socks and underwear. No mouthiness from this one…just too many slobbery kisses.

He loves to sleep in and insists on spooning you in bed. He’s mastered the art of playing dead and will not budge from his spot until you physically move him.

He is quite the charmer and fancies himself a lap dog. Just like a baby, he will wrap his arms around your neck and schnooze on your shoulder.

Max also loves to go running with his person and will keep up with speed and match strides for slow down periods. He does very well meeting strangers. He has no anxiety, noise or separation issues.

He’s very low maintenance. He’s house broken, neutered, HW negative and up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. He must be crated for his safety when left at home.
He can not be in a home with cats or small rodents.

He has an extremely high prey drive and the ability to jump over low gates and fences. Unless his forever home is in a condo setting where he will be walked daily, he will require a home that has a 6ft high privacy fence and he can never be left outside unattended.

We have discovered that he will resource guard bricks and rocks. Although he can be easily distracted from these items through positive reinforcement, he will require a dog savvy person who is willing and able to work with this behavior. He can not have any meaty bones.

Max is located in Chicago. We ask that inquiries be within 30 miles of Chicago.

Please remember we can not adopt out of state because a home visit is a requirement.We require an at home evaluation and screening prior to adoption. We do this to ensure that our animals will go to safe forever homes.

If you are interested in fostering Max,
please apply here:
http://makingadifferencerescue.com/fostering/

If you are interested in providing Max a forever home, please fill out our adoption survey here
http://makingadifferencerescue.com/adoption-survey/
This will expedite your inquiry as we are not able to return phone calls or emails during business hours.

Max