Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)
2 Years 4 Months
Spayed / Neutered
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* 2 Years Old - 53 pounds
* Cuddly, Loving, Loyal
* Medium Energy
* Dog Selective - Needs Slow Introductions
* Cat Friendly
* Potty & Crate Trained
*Single-Family House Required (No Apartments/Condos With Shared Walls)
* Fenced Yard Preferred
* Older Kids (12 Years+)
* Training Required

Greetings from your furry friend Ada. Fetching Tails rescued me from an overcrowded partner shelter in Texas, where I'd lived for more than 7 months, and placed me in a wonderful foster home. Now that I know what it's like to feel safe and loved, I'm quickly blossoming into the happy, loving, and confident dog I was always meant to be. My favorite activities are snuggling with my foster family (especially in their beds), playing with my new toys (bones and Kongs are my favorites), and taking long walkies (I'm getting better on the leash every day!) I get along with some dogs, though I need slow introductions and can be picky about who can be my pal, and I even like cats, although I've noticed the feeling isn't always mutual and I would do best with a kitty who doesn't mind my playful nature with them.

Here are some other things you should know about me. First, when kept to a schedule, I'm 100% potty trained, and I am also crate trained. I would do best in a home without shared walls (so no apartments/condos/townhouses) because I like to talk and wouldn't want to disturb the neighbors. I would also thrive with patient humans who understand that it takes me time to adjust and feel secure so we will probably need a few meet and greets to get to know each other; once I know I am safe with my people, I am the most loyal, loving dog you will ever meet. At least initially while I settle in, I would prefer a quiet home without too many visitors (I sometimes bark at people at first until we become friends) and older kids who understand my personality. Because I'm an explorer, my ideal forever home would have a securely fenced yard (6-foot privacy fence, not chain-link). But if you don't have a yard, lots of long walks that let me safely enjoy my outdoor time will be fine. Lastly, I'm very smart and need my person/people to commit to signing me up for training classes. Since I can be reactive around hyper dogs, a program with calmer pups or private lessons would be best. I'll thrive as I learn-especially with tempting treats for extra motivation-and I promise to become the best canine companion ever!

Have I convinced you it's time to schedule a meet & greet? Then please fill out an adoption application ASAP. When we get together, you'll recognize me by my bright eyes, wagging tail, and big smile meant just for you!

Love and licks,
If you'd like to adopt this dog, please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent.) Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history, and information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.



Adoption Fees

When you adopt a dog, you're not buying a pet. Your donation isn't a fee for your adoptee - it's a gift that helps us pursue our mission, save lives, and ensure we can provide care to all the dogs in our program.


  • Senior dog. 8 years and up / $125

  • Adult or Young Dog. 6 months to 7 years / $375

  • Puppies. Under 6 months / $450


Adoption Requirements

  • Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border

  • Be at least 21 years of age 

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Have approval from owner of the residence  (written in lease)

  • Have a valid ID with current address

  • Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation 

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment 

How to Adopt

  Wag, Woof, Smile  


Get Started

Apply to Adopt

Ready to welcome a wagging tail into your family? Then fill out an application to join our adoption family!


Once we have your info we'll start the process (which includes a consultation and a doggy meeting) and get you on your way towards a life of puppy love.