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Mixed Breed, Medium (up to 44 lbs fully grown)
3 Years 0 Months
Spayed / Neutered
Line separator



*3 Years Old - 31 Pounds
*Low/Medium Energy
*Shy but Very Sweet
*Older Kids
*Dog Friendly - Another Dog Preferred
*Working on Potty & Crate Training
*Would Thrive With A Calm, Patient Family
*Training Required

Wanna cuddle? My name is Emerson, and please don't let my initial shyness fool you: once I take a few days to settle in and trust, I am the most affectionate gal who loves cuddling right in your lap. I was rescued from a cruelty case in Tennessee, so I am just starting to learn what the good life really is. I have discovered I love, love, love lots of snuggles, and I will thrive with a patient family that gives me time to come out of my shell. I also love the company of other dogs and think I would prefer a home with another doggie friend. I would do best with older children who understand that I enjoy calm and quiet because loud noises startle me easily. My adopters will need to sign me up for training classes so I can learn everything I didn't get a chance to in puppyhood. I think it will be a wonderful bonding experience and really help me work on my confidence. As you can see in my gorgeous, soulful eyes I have a lot of love to give, and eagerly await the special people who will give me the happily ever after I have always dreamed about!

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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