Our Mascot, Skates, and the Wolves continue to work as hard as ever to find loving families for dogs. More than 1,600 dogs have been given new forever homes through Skates’ Sidekicks.
The Wolves will host one Adopt-A-Dog Night each month during the 2023-24 regular season as we will bring beautiful dogs from the following organizations that deserve a forever home.
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
During all Wolves home games and Adopt-A-Dog Nights during the 2023-24 season, we are collecting 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.
2023-24 ADOPT-A-DOG DATES
- Saturday, March 9, 2024
- Saturday, April 20, 2024
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)
Check out these dogs available from Border Tails Rescue!
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.
Meet the Irresistible Charlie: Our Foster Cuddle Bug!
We can’t help but gush about our darling foster pup, Charlie! ??? She’s not just sweet; she’s an absolute cuddle bug who adores being in the company of people. With her charming face and heartwarming personality, she’s an attention magnet, and we can’t blame anyone for falling head over paws for her!
A Heart of Gold:
Charlie’s love knows no bounds, and she’ll do anything to soak up all the love and affection she can get. Whether it’s curling up with you on the couch or going for a leisurely stroll in the park, she’s always up for some quality time together.
Charlie isn’t just a bundle of cuteness; she’s also incredibly smart! She’s been making remarkable progress in her training journey. She already knows essential commands like sit, stay, come, leave it, and let’s go. Her enthusiasm for learning is matched only by her love for treats and praise!
**On the Go:
Exploring the great outdoors is one of Charlie’s favorite pastimes. She loves taking leisurely strolls in the park, where she can use her keen sense of smell to investigate every fascinating scent. She’s fantastic on walks, and her reactivity is limited to confined spaces like elevators, where she’s making excellent progress with positive redirection and encouragement.
Charlie truly is the best companion anyone could ask for. If you’re ready to welcome this cuddle-loving, smart, and adventurous girl into your home, reach out to us to learn more about adopting Charlie. Let’s give her the loving forever home she deserves!
Capuchin is an adorable 2-year-old terrier mix who is on the lookout for her forever home. This sweet pup is a little shy and slow to warm up to new people, but once she feels comfortable, she is the sweetest and most loving companion one could ask for.
Capuchin loves showing off her tricks and impressing her humans with her skills. However, due to her timid nature, she will need a patient and understanding adopter who can work with her to overcome her fears and build her confidence.
While Capuchin can be nervous around new guests, she has done exceptionally well in her foster home and is crate trained. She knows basic commands such as sit, place, and spin, and she is an avid player who loves running around the yard and playing with other dogs.
Capuchin has been spending time with a professional trainer to work on her manners and socialization skills. With patience and gentle guidance, she has been making great strides and is now ready to find a loving and active home where she can continue to grow and thrive.
If you are interested in adopting Capuchin and providing her with the love and care she needs, please get in touch with us to schedule a meet-and-greet. Together, we can give Capuchin the happy and fulfilling life she deserves!.
Freddie is a young (~3 years), energetic dog looking for his forever home. He is potty trained and crate trained, capable of being home during a typical 9-5 work schedule. At dinner time, he will either cuddle with his human on the couch to watch TV (he also likes to calmly watch the screen!), or lay on his cot.
He’s playful and enjoys a variety of activities, including: fetch, chase, tug, going on walks, running alongside his human, hiking, GRC sports (wall climb, spring pole, weight pull), shredding stuffed dog toys, pack walks with his foster dog sibling and cuddling. While he has not pursued disc, he would likely enjoy a disc sport such as UpDog or Freestyle. He will do almost anything for a tennis ball and loves when his people chase him after he retrieves it. Freddie is a fast learner and is food motivated, though he’d prefer to work in exchange for play time or enthusiastic affection rather than treats.
While he has the desire and capability to play, hike or run for hours, he can be fulfilled with a few 10-minute play or training sessions each day.
He can be nervous in new environments, though he is gaining confidence and will continue to do so as his family takes him to more locations. He is muzzle trained for veterinary visits and in case of emergency.
Freddie attends structured dog socials run by a dog trainer and is quickly learning appropriate dog socialization and body language. While he would prefer to be an only pet, he could successfully live with another dog if his family has experience with bully breeds and/or is proactive in reaching out to a trainer to help integrate him into the home safely. He has a high drive and should not go to a home with smaller animals.
Freddie loves belly rubs and wants nothing more than to be by his family’s side.
He is socially sensitive with a gentle soul, so his human’s approval or disappointment means a great deal to him, and he will adjust his behavior accordingly. Due to his energetic nature, he would do best with an adult-only, or adult and teenage family.
American Pitbull/Terrier mix, Female, 3 years 7 months
In the world of rescue, stories of resilience and love often unfold in the most unexpected ways, and Nayla Bean’s journey is a testament to this truth. Nayla, a brave and gentle soul, found herself in the arms of a rescue when she was pregnant, carrying a future she could only hope for. Despite her own uncertainty, she gave birth to her precious puppies with a strength that spoke volumes about her character.
Nayla Bean is ready to embark on a new chapter of her life-a chapter that is rightfully her own. Her shyness is a testament to the experiences she’s had, but within that shyness lies a world of potential waiting to bloom. Like a delicate flower, she takes her time to open up, to reveal her true self to those who approach her with kindness and patience. One thing we know for certain is that Nayla Bean doesn’t mind other dogs and doesn’t seem to care about cats!
A family that understands the beauty of a gradual connection is exactly what Nayla Bean needs. She’s not a dog who rushes into friendships; she’s a dog who values each step of the journey. Every moment spent building trust is a brick laid in the foundation of a relationship that will be as strong as it is precious. Nayla Bean isn’t seeking instant companionship; she’s seeking companionship that’s built on a solid and mutual understanding.
Exploring the world around her is an invitation to Nayla Bean’s heart. The sights, sounds, and scents of the world are a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll in the park or an adventure in a new place, she will cherish each step taken alongside her family, her heart swelling with gratitude for the world she’s finally able to embrace.
Nayla Bean’s story is one of hope, resilience, and the unwavering power of love. Her journey from expectant mother to an independent soul seeking her forever home is a reminder that every creature deserves a chance at happiness. With the right family by her side, one that understands the value of patience, Nayla Bean’s shy exterior will transform into a vibrant, trusting spirit-a spirit ready to share a life filled with love, exploration, and the beauty of a connection that was worth the wait.
American Pitbull/Terrier mix, 4 years, Female
Introducing Cheese, a stunning lady who is ready to find her forever home! This beautiful girl arrived at our shelter with her son, Ham, and has proven to be the epitome of a loving and caring mother. Now, it’s her turn to find a family that will cherish her as much as she adores her own.
Cheese has a wonderful combination of playful energy and calm disposition, making her the perfect companion for any household. Her intelligence and sweet nature shine through, and she loves nothing more than spending time with people and spreading joy wherever she goes.
If you’re searching for a furry friend with a heart as big as her smile, look no further than Cheese. She’s guaranteed to brighten your days with her love and affection, and her playful antics will keep you entertained for hours on end.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to welcome this incredible lady into your home. Come meet Cheese today and discover the endless love and happiness she has to offer. With Cheese by your side, every day is sure to be filled with laughter and love.
Ratatouille, a 10-year-old Whippet mix, is the perfect blend of sophistication and curiosity, eagerly waiting to spend her golden years with a loving family.
Ratatouille is a timeless beauty, with the grace and poise of a Whippet and a personality that’s as vibrant as ever. Her soulful eyes tell the story of a well-lived life, and her heart is full of love to share with her new forever family.
When it comes to relaxation and leisure, Ratatouille knows how to do it right. She loves nothing more than curling up on a cozy blanket or a fluffy bed, basking in the warmth of your companionship.
But don’t be fooled by her age—Ratatouille still has a strong sense of adventure. She relishes exploring the great outdoors, especially during short hikes in the forest preserve. Watching her roam through nature’s beauty will fill your heart with joy, and she’ll remind you to savor every moment.
As a senior dog, Ratatouille is past the puppy stage and has learned the gentle art of companionship. Her years of wisdom make her a wonderful friend, and her ability to cherish the simple pleasures in life is truly inspiring. If you’re ready to offer a loving home to a senior dog who will bring elegance, adventure, and unconditional love into your life, Ratatouille is waiting for you!
|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].