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Greetings Humans….

Linus here, and yes I have a blue blankie too. Just take one look at my happy face and tell me you don’t have a smile your face also. When you meet me, you just get all warm and fuzzy, like a soft blankie.

Sometime around the 4th of July, I escaped my family yard. Some very kind Chicago police officers saw me and offered me a ride in their nice squad car. I took them up on it and jumped right in. The streets are no place for a fine dude like me. I was taken to CACC in hopes that my family would come find me. It didn’t happen. Simply Shepherds Rescu has a soft spot for frosty face pooches, so now I’m in their rescue in a foster home with good food, treats, marrow bones and love.

My age is 11yrs young. I’m in good health, neutered, micro-chipped, and UTD in vaccinations. I have a lot of spring in my step, no problems with arthritis, no problems with hearing or sight… just a mature dude looking for a comfy bed and nice family to spend time with. I’m a german shepherd/husky mix (mostly husky). That will require a secure fenced in back yard and responsible humans to make sure I don’t venture out on another adventure. I prefer being an only dog at this age and no cats for sure. Little children may not understand what an older dog thinks or requires, so a home with adults would be better. I am low maintenance and just need good folks to appreciate me. I still have lots of life to live, just in a slower pace. Hope you come find me soon, so we can make memories together.

Email at info@simplyshepherdsrescue.org or by phone at 312-608-3404.


Stop, Look, Listen to your heart… hear what it’s saying, Stop, Look, Listen to your heart… hear what it’s saying,,, Love, Love, Love. (lyrics from a Stylistics song).

This is Luna, a 20month old petite german shepherd mix. This little gal lost her home when the family never put any time into training classes to bring the best out in this gal. This sweet princess needs some confidence building and a quiet, trusting, and loving family to show her all that there is to make life fun. Luna will be that… Can I cuddle on the couch with you kinda pooch. She is approximately 45lbs, spayed, micro-chipped, UTD in vaccinations. She does play well with other nice mannered dogs, yet has not experience with cats or children.

As part of the lyrics to the song above…. It’s never too late… never too late to find love

Email at info@simplyshepherdsrescue.org or by phone at 312-608-3404.


Meet Thor...

In shelters, one of the most mis-understood and tagged germans shepherds is a “Sable” shepherd. Sometimes they are listed as a shepherd mix, or too active, or even hard to handle. Very few will be found on an adoption floor, most go to rescue. Here at Simply Shepherds Rescue, we love sable shepherds. We do understand who they are. They are smarter and quicker to pick up on training. They will usually have a higher drive for working or play. They need a great human to be as quick and smart as they are, and able to funnel their energy into a positive relationship with life.

That brings us to Thor. This young man of less than 2yrs is learning what life can really offer. He is polishing his manners with people, other dogs, walking on a leash, and being social. He is neutered and UTD in vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Thor will need an experienced shepherd family that will take it slow and use positive re-enforcement training to make him into a canine good citizen. We do not suggest children, cats, or bossy dogs. He is on the smaller side, and will be approx. 60lbs when full grown. Thor shows a lot of potential….. are you interested in meeting this Sable Dude?

Email at info@simplyshepherdsrescue.org or by phone at 312-608-3404.


So, I’m sitting here on the nice cool grass trying to take a nap, and out comes a human with a camera. Then I go into the house where I find a nice quiet corner on the kitchen, and snap again, the human with a camera. Well I guess if I want to find my forever home, they need to take pictures and write about me.

My name is Heide and I’m ready to start the next chapter in my life… my forever home. I am approx 2yrs old, UTD in vaccinations, spayed, HW-, and micro-chipped. I am not comfortable around children as I never experienced them when I was young. An only dog and no cats would be ideal for my liking. Being a typical shepherd, I take my time warming up to folks and making friends. If I think you are a good soul, you have won my trust. I do need more exposure to the real world, so dog classes are in order. I have a lot of secrets to share with the right human, are you the one?

Email at info@simplyshepherdsrescue.org or by phone at 312-608-3404.


Simon says...

Simon says, are you a patience person...

Simon says, can you work some human magic and give me confidence

Simon says, all things great and small, new and different are a challenge for me to experience

Simon says, I’m a young lad of 18months that is trying to accept the changes in my life, just slow and easy.

Simon says, I need a nice quiet home, with good folks to give me a chance and give me love. I know I can accomplish so much with proper guidance. My mom is a pocket german shepherd and dad was from the next town. I have a handsome soft coat and great color markings. Foster mom says I should be a nice medium size dude by the time I’m 2yrs old. I’m neutered, utd in vaccinations and micro-chipped. I get great pleasure hanging out with the other shepherds in foster and play well. I’m not sure about the cat. Should I chase it or will it chase me… hmmm?? But I did think the cat food was quite tasty. Are you that special human family that I would flourish with.

Email at info@simplyshepherdsrescue.org or by phone at 312-608-3404.

Meet Cartoon Dog.  Well behaved, handsome and a bit 2 dimensional.  Needs a loving home.  If you have a folder on your desktop you can give him his forever home.


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