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Adopt-A-Dog Program

Our Mascot, Skates, and the Wolves continue to work as hard as ever to find loving families for dogs. More than 1,700 dogs have been given new forever homes through Skates’ Sidekicks.

The Wolves will host one Adopt-A-Dog Night each month during the 2024-25 regular season as we will bring beautiful dogs from the following organizations that deserve a forever home.

Anderson Humane Border Tails Rescue Wright-Way Rescue

Be a hero and save a sidekick! It’s easy to adopt a dog! Everything is handled with care during the adoption process.

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Helping our furry friends

Throughout Wolves home games and Adopt-A-Dog Nights during the 2024-25 season, we will collect new or gently used dog toys to support the Pet Health Fairs, as well as Anderson Humane, Border Tails Rescue and Wright-Way Rescue.

We encourage all fans attending our games to bring items to donate that we collect at the Chicago Wolves Charities table behind Section 105.

Check out the Amazon Adopt-A-Dog Wish List to purchase and donate needed items!



Recently, the Wolves hosted University of Iowa journalism students. One of the students, Joel Kellar, presented a project to his professor that detailed the Wolves’ Adopt-A-Dog Night program.


Check out these dogs available from Anderson Humane!

If you are interested, email [email protected] or call 847-697-2880 x: 0, and the staff will be happy to help you (the details are below on who to contact if interested).

Goddess of the sky and earth, Hera is searching the skies for a family to love! She has the smoothest fur and freckles with a few surprise tufts of fluff that make pets just the very best!

Hera is picky on who she allows into her inner circle so her future mom or dad will need to be very special.  Five-year Hera would prefer to be your one and only (no sharing of snuggles will be permitted!). But if you find the right people, you can let your guard down, gradually trust them, and allow your real personality to emerge. If you are lucky enough to be accepted by Hera, she will bathe your face in kisses. Like a literal bath!

My favorite things:
Being outside! I love to soak in the sun, smell all the smells, and adventure with my trainers.
Cream cheese and chicken are my favorite treats
Watching out the living room window
Long walks
Booty scratches (once we a friends)
I like to sleep in a human bed!

Cues that I know:
Sit, down
Working on muzzle training
Loose leash walking
Potty trained

How am I doing in foster?

“Hera is a bundle of joy and personality. She fits in perfectly to my routine as it’s just her and me! That is where Hera thrives. She likes it when her human friends come over to visit but wants quality time between us. We go multiple times a week to the forest preserve, and she loves all the sniffs! She may try to chase a squirrel or two but can be redirected with treats. I have been helping Hera prepare for her forever home by teaching her manners when people enter the house. You are in for a wonderful dog, if you pick Hera” -Hera’s foster mom


Introducing Fay, an 8-month-old retriever mix who is ready to find her forever home! This sweet and timid pup is currently residing at the shelter, working on building her confidence and overcoming her fears.

This clever pup is highly food-motivated, making her an excellent candidate for learning new tricks and basic obedience skills. With some yummy treats as motivation, Fay is sure to impress you with her intelligence and eagerness to please.

Fay’s ideal home would be one that understands her needs and is willing to help her grow and flourish. She would thrive in a household with another confident dog as a role model, as they can guide her and show her that the outside world is a safe and fun place to explore.

As Fay can be easily startled by loud noises and cars driving by, a closed-in backyard would provide her with a safe and secure environment. This will allow her to gradually overcome her fears and help her feel more at ease in her surroundings.

If you are a patient and compassionate person looking to make a positive impact on a shelter dog’s life, Fay could be the perfect match for you. With time, love, and understanding, Fay will surely blossom into a confident and happy companion.

So, why wait? Come meet Fay today at our location inside the Bloomingdale Petco and see if you can be the one to offer her the loving home she deserves!

Socialization, training (including house training), and exercise are just a few of the things she will look to you for.

Chewing, teething, and learning what is Okay and not Okay to put in her mouth are all part of the puppy experience. And, be prepared for the time and money for frequent trips to the vet during the first few months so she can get up to date on her boosters and vaccines.

But most of all, be prepared for all of the LOVE, puppy kisses, and joy she will bring into your life.


Violet was found by a civilian after she was hit by a car and brought to Kane County Animal Control. She had several open wounds, gashes, and cracked teeth, and her eyes struggled to open. KCAC did an amazing job providing her with needed medical care. We pulled her to give her some additional medical support and hopefully some TLC! We really hoped we could find her a foster home, so she wouldn’t have to spend her time healing in a loud, over-stimulating shelter. As luck would have it, a kind person stepped up to foster her, so she could have a cozy place to rest and recoup!

Despite her recent rough patch, this cutie is SUPER loving and is ready to give you all her affection! She’s a 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. She LOVES snuggles, her people, car rides, looking for squirrels, walks, and toys! Right now, men make her quite nervous, they’re a bit scary! We don’t have a history of her living with dogs, but our adoption team could help set you up for success on how to do a meet and greet if you have a dog at home! Ready to make Violet’s Christmas wish come true and be her new, loving family?! Just email our adoption team at info@ahconnects (please provide your name and phone number), or call 847-697-2880 x: 0 to set up a time to meet her, or to get more information!


Meet Sampson, a delightful, smiley 7-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who is young at heart and ready to find his perfect forever home!

Despite his age, Sampson has a spirited personality and a zest for life that is truly infectious. While he may struggle with overarousal and anxiety during the first few days in a new environment, he quickly settles down and adapts well. One of Sampson’s favorite ways to relax and find comfort is through belly rubs. This gentle giant absolutely adores the affectionate touch of a caring hand and will gladly soak up all the love and attention you can give. His sweet disposition shines through, and he is known for his loving nature and big heart. Sampson is a pretty good walker and doesn’t get bothered by too much. Going for strolls with him will not only provide him with physical exercise but also help him feel more comfortable and confident in his surroundings.

With a bit of guidance and positive reinforcement, Sampson will surely become an excellent walking companion, enjoying the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Currently weighing 110 pounds, Sampson could benefit from a weight management plan to ensure he stays in good health. A balanced diet and regular exercise, including those enjoyable walks, will help him maintain a healthy weight and overall well-being. If you’re looking for a loyal and affectionate companion who may need a little extra time to adjust to his new home, Sampson is the perfect match for you. His loving nature and youthful spirit make him a joy to be around, and his gentle demeanor will win your heart over in no time. Open your home to this amazing senior dog, and you’ll be rewarded with a lifetime of love, cuddles, and belly rubs. Come meet Sampson today and discover the joy he can bring to your life!


Introducing Luna, a vibrant 1-year-old Retriever Labrador/Terrier mix with a striking black and brown coat. Luna is an energetic and affectionate companion who thrives on interaction with people.

Luna’s enthusiasm for life is infectious, and she is sure to bring joy and liveliness to any home. However, it’s important to note that Luna tends to struggle with resource guarding but rest assured, you will receive information on how to manage this behavior once you get home. You will also receive advice and support from our shelter staff! Understanding this aspect of her behavior is crucial, and a family willing to work patiently with Luna to address and manage this behavior will be essential.

If you have the energy to match Luna’s zest for life and are committed to helping her overcome her resource-guarding tendencies, you may find in Luna a loyal and loving friend. Consider giving Luna the chance to be a part of a caring and dedicated family, where she can continue to flourish and share her exuberance for life.

Luna is an All-Star dog! Her adoption appointment includes a discussion with our Training Team, and she will go home with her very own no-pull-harness and a few enrichment goodies to help get her off to a good start! To schedule an appointment to meet Luna, email [email protected] (please include your name and phone number), and the staff will be happy to help you!

Check out these dogs available from Border Tails Rescue!

Au Jus

2 years 2 months, Female, American Pitbull Mix

Just one look into those soulful brown eyes, and you’ll find yourself utterly captivated by Au Jus. This gentle and loving soul is on a heartfelt quest to find her forever family, and there’s no doubt that she’s ready to become an irreplaceable part of a loving home.

Au Jus’s eyes tell a story of resilience, hope, and unwavering loyalty. She’s a dog who understands the true meaning of companionship and is eager to share her endless love with a family who will cherish her. Her loyalty knows no bounds, and she’s ready to stand by your side through every moment of life’s journey.

As Au Jus patiently sits in her kennel, she dreams of the day when she’ll be chosen by a loving family. Her sweet disposition and loving temperament are her calling cards, making her the perfect fit for a well-deserving family in search of a loyal and devoted companion.

Au Jus is more than just a pet; she’s a source of comfort, joy, and unconditional love. She’s ready to be your confidant, your playmate, and your faithful friend. Her presence brings warmth and happiness to those lucky enough to meet her.

If you’ve been searching for a dog with a heart as big as her eyes and a soul filled with love, Au Jus is the one you’ve been waiting for. Come meet her today, and let her show you the profound bond that can exist between humans and their four-legged friends. You won’t be able to resist falling in love with this gentle and loyal soul who is yearning to become a cherished member of your family.


American Staffordshire/Terrier mix, 1 year 3 months, Male

Let us introduce you to Rip, the goofiest, most affectionate, and fun-loving dog you’ll ever meet. Rip’s journey to us from a partner rescue has been nothing short of joyful, and he has captured the hearts of the entire staff with his endearing personality.

Rip is a true goofball, and his zest for life is infectious. His antics and playful nature will keep you entertained and laughing day after day. He’s the kind of dog who knows how to make even the gloomiest of days brighter with his boundless energy and charming personality.

What Rip craves above all else is your love. His affection knows no bounds, and he’s on a mission to fill your life with cuddles, kisses, and warm companionship. He’s a love bug through and through, and his desire for human affection is immeasurable.

One remarkable aspect of Rip is that he’s deaf, but don’t let that deter you. His intelligence shines through, and he’s proven time and again that being deaf doesn’t hinder his zest for life or his ability to form meaningful connections. Rip’s determination and adaptability are testaments to the resilience of dogs, and he’s more than capable of navigating life with grace and joy.

If you’re considering adding a new furry family member, meeting Rip is a must. His presence will not only brighten your days but also remind you of the incredible spirit and resilience of dogs. He’s a goofball with a heart of gold, ready to become your loyal and loving companion.

Reach out today to meet Rip, and be prepared to welcome a furry friend who will bring laughter, love, and boundless joy into your life. Rip is proof that a dog’s spirit can shine brightly, even in the face of challenges, and he’s waiting to show you just how special he truly is. Don’t miss the opportunity to make Rip a part of your family.



Male, Siberian Husky mix, 9 years, 6 months

Allow us to introduce Duke, a dashing and distinguished fellow on the hunt for his forever home. Duke may have arrived with limited information about his past, but one thing is abundantly clear – he possesses a heart full of love for people. With his regal presence and charming demeanor, Duke is a true gentleman. He exudes an air of sophistication and grace, making it impossible not to be captivated by his handsome appearance.

His deep, soulful eyes hold a depth of kindness and loyalty that speaks volumes about his character. One of Duke’s most endearing qualities is his affectionate nature. He thrives on human companionship and is eager to form strong bonds with those who open their hearts to him.

Duke’s love knows no bounds, and once you’ve earned his trust, you’ll have a loyal and devoted companion for life. If you’re in search of a canine companion who has outgrown the mischievous chewing stages of puppyhood and is more inclined toward a calmer, mature disposition, Duke fits the bill perfectly. He’s a steady and dependable presence, ready to offer comfort, companionship, and unwavering loyalty.

Duke is not just a dog; he’s a promise of a lifelong friendship filled with love, trust, and devotion. If you believe that Duke may be the missing piece in your life, don’t hesitate to open your heart and your home to him. He’s patiently waiting for the right match, and he’s ready to show you the boundless affection and loyalty that only a dog like Duke can provide.

So, if you’re seeking a faithful companion, a steadfast friend, and a furry family member who will stand by your side through thick and thin, look no further than Duke. He’s the gentleman you’ve been searching for, and he’s ready to embark on a journey of love and companionship with you. Duke is indeed the guy you’ve been waiting for!


Male, German Shepherd/Husky mix, 1 year, 6 months

Meet Herman, a truly stunning dog with a heart of gold, who is eagerly searching for his forever home. Herman’s story is one of intelligence, loyalty, and the need for a loving family to call his own. Herman is a prime example of the German Shepherd breed, known for their intelligence and unwavering devotion to their pack.

This majestic canine is incredibly intelligent and thrives on learning new things. He’s a quick study, always eager to please, and loves nothing more than challenging his sharp mind with new tricks and tasks. One of Herman’s most distinctive traits is his protective nature. Like a true German Shepherd, he’s fiercely devoted to his family and is always ready to stand guard to ensure their safety. Because of this protective instinct, Herman would be most comfortable in a home that doesn’t have a lot of traffic in and out. He’ll take his role as guardian seriously, and a quieter environment will help him thrive.

Herman is a dog with boundless energy and zest for life. He would be the perfect match for an active owner who loves spending time outdoors. A large yard would be ideal for him to run and play to his heart’s content. Regular exercise is a must for Herman, as it helps keep both his body and mind engaged. But it’s not all about playtime for Herman; he also craves structure and discipline. German Shepherds, like him, thrive in an environment where they have clear rules and expectations.

A dedicated owner who can provide him with consistent training and mental stimulation will see Herman shine as he reaches his full potential. When it comes to family dynamics, Herman adores his humans to the core. He forms deep bonds and is incredibly loyal, making him a wonderful companion. While he may be a bit too much for very young children, he would do best in a home with teenagers or older, individuals who can appreciate his unique qualities and understand the importance of continuing his training.

Herman’s love knows no bounds, and he is ready to shower his forever family with affection, loyalty, and unwavering devotion. Whoever adopts him is sure to feel like the luckiest family in the world. If you’re an active individual or family looking for a loyal, intelligent, and protective canine companion, consider giving Herman a forever home. He’s waiting with open paws to become a cherished member of your family and bring joy to your life. Don’t miss the chance to make Herman a part of your story, and you’ll find that your lives are forever enriched by his presence.


Female, Bulldog/American Staffordshire mix, 5 years, 9 months

Pinky, the pint-sized pittie with a heart of gold, is a bundle of joy waiting to find her forever home. This adorable little pocket pittie has a stocky build that only adds to her endearing charm. But it’s not just her appearance that makes her special – it’s her loving and loyal personality that truly sets her apart. One look into Pinky’s golden eyes, and you’ll be captivated by the depth of affection she holds for her humans. Her gaze is a window to her soul, expressing a love so pure and unwavering that it can instantly melt your heart.

Pinky’s love knows no bounds, and she’s ready to pour it all into the lucky family that welcomes her into their lives. Pinky gets along great with kids. She has an adorable little snort. She would do best in a home with a Pinky has a playful side that’s utterly delightful to witness. She adores her toys and takes great pride in showcasing them. Watching her carry her beloved toys around, tail wagging with excitement, is a testament to her joyful spirit. She’ll eagerly invite you to join in the fun, making every day an adventure filled with laughter and play.

But Pinky isn’t just about fun and games; she’s also a master snuggler. When the day winds down, and it’s time to relax, you’ll find Pinky on the couch, ready to curl up beside you. She’s the perfect companion for those cozy evenings when all you want to do is unwind, watch your favorite movies, and enjoy the warmth of her presence. What Pinky craves most in this world is a forever family to call her own. She’s yearning for a home where she can share her boundless love, spread joy with her playful antics, and be the loyal companion you’ve always dreamed of.

Pinky’s loyalty knows no bounds, and she’ll stand by your side through thick and thin, making every moment together a cherished memory. If you’ve been searching for a furry friend to complete your family, look no further than Pinky. She’s patiently waiting for the right match, and she promises to shower you with love, laughter, and a lifetime of unforgettable moments. Are you the one Pinky has been waiting for? Open your heart and your home to this lovable pocket pittie, and you’ll discover a new level of happiness and companionship that will leave you anything but disappointed. Give Pinky her forever home, and together, you’ll create a bond that’s as enduring as it is heartwarming.


If you are interested in adopting, please go here  https://www.bordertailsrescue.org/adoption-application-for-dogs or if you have any questions, please email [email protected].