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*10 Months Old - 9 Pounds
*Low/Medium Energy
*Shy Personality
*Dog Friendly
*Older Children
*Working on Potty Training
*Crate Trained
*Training Required

Hi future family! My name is Smithers, and I am a shy but very sweet and gentle young guy who would thrive with a patient family that will help me come out of my shell. I would do best in an adult-only family or with older/teenage kids who understand that it will take me a bit of time to feel safe. Once I am comfortable, I'm a snuggly dude who loves laying next to my people, chewing on toys, and cozy naps. I love my crate and sleep well in it. I previously lived with other dogs and enjoyed playing with them, so maybe another dog will help bring out my confidence. Committing to signing me up for training classes will really help me blossom, too: I am learning lots in my foster home, but need continued help with potty training and learning how fun it can be to go outside. Like all beautiful gems, I need some polishing, but if you have the patience to help me sparkle, I will be an amazing best furry friend for life!

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 / $300

  • Puppies. Under 6 months / $375


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.