Tuesday, June 4, 2019

These Mutts Want to Meet Their Match

Mutts of the Midway search for homes for two sweet dogs

By Mary Hadac
Southwest Chicago Post

After getting busted out of the pound (Chicago Animal Care
Murray and China are looking for homes.

and Control) six months ago, Murray and China are still looking for permanent homes.

The Mutts of the Midway organizations has been putting the two dogs out there--both online and at adoption events--but so far, no one has put in an application for them.

According to their foster “parents” the dogs are sociable and low maintenance.

China, white and brown with floppy ears “is adorable and one of the sweetest pups you will meet,” according to her biography on the Mutts of the Midway Facebook page

“China came into the shelter as an owner surrender after her owner passed away. Shortly after being in the shelter, she came down with a nasty upper respiratory infection.”

“An amazing foster family stepped up and took her in while she was on the road to recovery. China is back to being healthy and ready to find the perfect family to call her own.”

China is four years old and said to be great with other dogs
and kids. She loves walks, being outside, and a nice couch to snuggle up on to get some belly rubs.

Murray, the black and white dog with cropped ears, was taken to the shelter because her previous owner was homeless; but life on the street has not hardened the pooch.

“After we sprung her out of Animal Control, she wasn't feeling well; but thankfully her incredible foster family nursed her back to health and now she is ready for her forever home” according to her biography on the Mutts of the Midway Facebook page.

“She is 5 and a half years old and has lived with cats, children and other dogs. She loves to run around and destroy tennis balls. She is potty trained and welcoming to other dogs when she first meets them. She is very sweet and laid back.”

Founded in August 2018, the Mutts of the Midway partners with shelters in Chicago and Texas to find dogs to match up with potential fosters and eventually find them forever homes. The organization was founded by three Midway area residents who have years of experience working with rescues. Since it began, the Mutts of the Midway has rescued more than three dozen canines.

Mutts of the Midway staffers prefer to not label their rescues with breeds. When a dog is given up to an animal shelter, the breed listed on its paperwork is often just a guess based on the appearance. 

Many dogs given up to animal shelters  have the appearance of certain “bully breeds” such as pit bulls and American Staffordshire terriers. These dogs are often seen as aggressive not for their inherent behavior, but because they are often used in dog fighting.

Murray and China love to cuddle.
Because of their size (both dogs are around 50 pounds) and the stigma and prejudice against bully breeds, dogs like Murray and China have a harder time finding a permanent home.

“We often find that there are just, for people who are renting, with the breed label of pit bull that rental agreements will specifically say no bull breeds,” said Ashley Archer, co-founder of Mutts of the Midway.

For and questions about Murray, China, or any of the dogs currently being fostered by Mutts of the Midway email muttsofthemidway@gmail.com. To fill out an adoption application please visit tinyurl.com/muttsadopt.

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