Lovely Rita

Chihuahua, Short Coat
7 Years 1 Months
Spayed / Neutered
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Lovely Rita

*6 Years Old - 20 Pounds
*Medium Energy
*Dog Friendly - Another Dog in Home Preferred
*Potty Trained/Working on Crate Training
*Fenced Yard Required
*Diabetic - Needs Insulin and Prescription Food For Life

Oooh, ooh, my name is Lovely Rita -- if you are the special family that will give me the life I have always dreamed about, I can promise that nothing can come between us! You see, I didn't receive the best care in my pre-rescue life and came to Fetching Tails with untreated diabetes and heartworm positive. But now that I am recovering from my heartworm treatment and am receiving insulin to regulate my glucose levels, I feel like a brand new Rita and am ready to enjoy life! I am a very friendly little lady who would love to have doggie siblings in my forever home: my favorite activities include running and playing in the yard with my canine pals, sunbathing, and cuddling with my humans. I will also make you laugh with my enthusiastic happy dance at meal times! I have good house manners, too: I'm potty trained and working on crate training (I would rather be cuddling or playing, but eventually I settle down and nap.) My ideal forever home will include a fenced yard so I have room to run, and caring humans who will continue to provide my insulin injections and prescription food to regulate my diabetes. I hope you fill out an adoption application soon!

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.