All rescue found on the website are at the specified location and can be viewed at that location. We ask that all your resident dogs and family members come into the adoption center to meet the rescue you want to adopt. We can hold a rescue for 24 hours for a meet and greet in the specified location. We reserve the right to require an application and home visit on a case by case basis.
Puppies are saved from shelters weekly. Visit the adoption centers to meet them.
ATTR gets new moms and puppies weekly out of shelters. We are just the first step to the rest of their lives. ATTR is looking for adopters that understand the lifelong commitment of adopting and owning a dog or cat. If you are adding another dog to a pack we suggest you read our handout on how the dynamic of your household will change and the importance of getting into a good training program and utilizing day care, agility programs, nose work or barn hunt programs to keep your rescue stimulated and satisfied. If you work a typical 9-5 job you need to expect another hour or two daily to accomplish all that is needed for your dog if you do not utilize the above-mentioned programs.
Visit our adoption centers and visit the website as we try to keep it as current as possible. If a rescue is in an adoption center then fill out a questionnaire onsite. If you find a rescue on the website in a foster home then fill out an online application.
Our Frankfort location does suggest Dogology for your training needs. They are leasing space inside of the Frankfort Alsip Home & Nursery just like ATTR leases space within Alsip.
We suggest Alfie’s Poochie Playlot for your day care needs in the Frankfort area 708.478.8886.
Our St John location does not yet have a training company on site but do suggest the following:
Laurie Tuttle Dog Training LLC – 219.776.7312
Lisa Bataska Dog Trainging – 219.242.2844
Pawpowers.club for multiple trainers
At Your Bark N Call for your daycare needs 219.663.3223
4 Paws Only for your daycare needs 219.513.9520
Please be sure to research and use trainers with positive reinforcement techniques. The training methods which use correction techniques and prongs are typically not recommended for pets in a family situation with children. The children will not physically or mentally be able to control the dog with force on the dog and the dog will likely use force back on children when trained with negative or correction type techniques.
Please understand that there are typically three 5/6 weeks sessions that you should attend with your dog and then practice what you learn daily. Each member of your family should participate in these sessions. The training programs suggest above will help you apply the basic sit, down and stay, etc to your daily life. Going through this process will help you bond with your dog, build trust and form your relationship. You will learn how to walk your dog down the street, get your dogs to greet guests politely and not jump on them. There will be harmony amongst your pets if the humans are the leaders and your children will be learning lifelong skills by participating in a class with their dog. Confidence will be built in your dog, your children and yourself that will surely extend to other areas of your life as you help your dog to grow and become a socially acceptable member of the community.
Before and after you take home your new rescue you will have the support and access to all resources which ATTR can provide. If you want to learn how you can set your new rescue up to succeed and blend in with your family come we will give you tips on what to do when you first bring home a new rescue. Fill out an application or come in to our adoption centers to meet our rescues. www.alsiptotherescue.org!
Located: Foster Home/ Adoption centers
Status: Ready for forever home
Exercise Needs: Active- its a puppy!