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Retriever, Labrador
1 Years 1 Months
Spayed / Neutered



*1-Year-Old, 41-Pounds
*Sweet, Loving, Snuggly, Devoted
*Medium Energy
*Adores People
*Dog Friendly
*No Cats
*Potty Trained
*Crate Trained
*Training Required

Bonjour my friends! I'm Avril, which means April in French. If you're looking to put a little spring in your step (April/spring, get it?), then I'm the gal for you, because walks are one of my favorite things. But my absolute number one activity is sharing love with every human I meet. Honestly, I could give kisses all day long, and the only payment expected is lots of pets and belly rubs.

Little is known about my history other than I was picked up as a stray and taken to an overcrowded, high-kill Texas animal control facility. It took me no time at all to adapt to my new surroundings when FTF brought me to the Chicago area. While I was initially a bit shy at my first adoption event (held at a busy pet store), I quickly started schmoozing and leaning in for pets. Life is great in my foster home. I've become my foster mom's shadow and official alarm clock. Every morning, she invites me up on the bed for a cuddle session before we start our day. Then I help with chores around the house (I especially like kitchen duty) and chill out on the couch or dog bed when my assistance isn't needed. A few other facts to share: I'm totally potty trained and don't need to be crated, as I wouldn't think of chewing anything that isn't mine. I do fine with other canines and could easily fit in as the second dog in your household. The only requirement for my adoption is that you enroll us in training classes (required for all young FTF pups). What a great opportunity that will be for us to socialize, while I learn lots of new skills (including not pulling on the leash, which I admit I sometimes do).

My foster mom says I'm a low-maintenance pooch who just needs a loving home, plenty of human company, and a couple of walks a day. Are you interested in teaming up? If so, please fill out an adoption application ASAP, so we can start our new life by taking a long walk together!

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. 

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