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Terrier, American Staffordshire
2 Years 1 Months
Spayed / Neutered



*2 Years Old, 65 Pounds
*Loving, Sweet, Gentle, Devoted
*Medium Energy
*People Friendly
*Dog Friendly
*Potty Trained
*Doesn't Need a Crate
*Training Required

Hi everyone, I'm Terrific Tallie, owner of the tail that never stops wagging. I was picked up as a stray in Texas and brought to FTF to find my forever home. My foster mom says I'm one of the sweetest pooches ever, and that I love everyone I meet-humans and canines alike. I can't get enough petting or belly rubs. One way I like to return the affection is by jumping up and wrapping my front legs around your body to give you a big hug. Of course, I also like to snuggle close on the couch and bestow gentle Tallie kisses.

I adore going on long walks, and though my leash manners need a bit more work, I'm easily redirected when I pull towards a squirrel or rabbit. It would be terrific if you had a fenced-in yard for me to run around in. But it has to be a high one (6-foot privacy fence) because, as mentioned, I'm a super jumper, and scaling 3- to 4-foot fences is easy-peasy for me. It's okay if you don't have a fence, just as long as I get plenty of exercise going on walks with you. I should mention I always do my business outdoors. And while I don't like crates, I don't need one, since I never get into anything and spend my time napping when left alone. The only requirement for my adoption, true for all young FTF dogs, is that you sign us up for training. I've heard these classes are really fun, and I can't wait to learn new things that will make you extra proud of me.

One last thing. I'm not really into treats except for fortune cookies (did you know it's the year of the dragon?). I'm hoping my next fortune tells me a wonderful person or family will soon open their heart to me. Could that be you? If so, please fill out an adoption application and schedule a meet and greet. I'll be waiting!

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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