Cur, Black-Mouth

2 Years 1 Months
Spayed / Neutered


Dog Name


  • Medium Energy: Active/Energetic Outside, Calm in Home
    Strong on Leash

  • No Young Children (Teenagers Fine)

  • Dog Friendly: Medium/Large Playful Dogs Best Fit

  • No Cats

  • Potty/Crate Trained

  • Fenced Yard Required

  • Quiet Neighborhood Preferred

  • Training Required

Ciao! My name is Dante and I'm on the search for a comfy couch and fun-loving family! I am a Shepherd mix, estimated to be about 2 years old and 85 pounds, who is available for adoption through Fetching Tails Foundation. I am the kind of dude who will match the energy of my family: my favorite activity in the world is lounging on the couch, but a close second is going for a long walk or playing outside. If you want to relax all day with some Netflix, let's do it! If you wanna enjoy a long hike through the woods, I am all about that life! When I want to play, I can be quite boisterous so I would do best in a home without young children; teenagers who can handle my size and energy would be fine. I get along great with other medium to large-sized dogs: I am so excited to make new friends and want to play immediately, so any dogs in my forever home should be playful and patient since I am a bit like that silly kid we all know who wants to goof around with his pals as much as possible. I also need a fenced yard (tall fences that are at least 5 feet, please!) so I can run zoomies and play fetch before we curl up on the couch again to catch some zzzz's.

I am a very smart guy, and generally well behaved around the home. I am potty and crate trained: I actually love my crate and think of it as my personal man cave where I can enjoy some quiet time chewing on durable toys and kongs. Everyone is a work in progress, however, and I would appreciate a dog-savvy family who can handle a strong dog and will work with me on my leash manners. I get SO excited when I see new people or dogs and want to meet them, but my high-energy response can turn them off. I would do best in a quiet neighborhood where there are not many distractions on walks, and my humans need to commit to training classes so I can work on not pulling so hard on the leash when I want to try and meet new potential friends. I already know a few basic commands such as sit and wait, and I really enjoy learning so I think training classes could be the first of many fun adventures! I am a big, goofy guy who doesn't realize just how big I am, but big dogs have big hearts filled with lots of love, am I right? I hope you fill out an adoption application soon so I can show you how affectionate I can be!


Fostering Includes

  • FTF will provide everything you need to support your foster pet including crates, food, treats, medication, toys, leashes and collars.  Fosters will receive a Foster Packet with details and exclusions.


  • FTF will cover Approved Vet care and medicines.  Details are described in the Foster Packet that new fosters will receive before their first fostered animal.


Fostering Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Have the consent of all adults living in the household

  • Have approval from the residence owner

  • Have valid ID with current address

  • Must fill out the application below

  • Be approved by Fetching Tails  Foundation as a suitable foster home

  • Must live in the Chicagoland area

  • Be comfortable facilitating the animal’s adoption.  Details are explained in a Foster Packet given to all new foster homes.

What to Expect

  Fun, Fur, Family  

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