Almost Home Foundation is committed to reducing the number of homeless and unwanted companion animals through education programs, spay /neuter programs, and the responsible re-homing of dogs and cats through adoption programs.LEARN MORE ABOUT US
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NEWS & UPCOMING
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AHF on WGN TV
June 8 | 11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Watch WGN June 8th as we will be featuring adoptable cats and promoting the Meow Meetup Chicago huge two day event at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont . The event host from The Catnip Times will be … Continue readingLEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT >
Pins For Paws
June 23 | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
STRIKE OR SPARE, BECAUSE WE CARE. HOPE THAT WE WILL SEE YOU THERE! Pins For Paws fundraiser includes 2 bowling games (shoes included) pizza and pop. Lots of raffle prizes and a 50/50. Bring the whole family. Adults $17 ($20 … Continue readingLEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT >
Everyone like a "happily ever after" story. We encourage anyone adopting one of our animals to email us about their happy experience with adopting one of Almost Home Foundation's animals!READ MORE STORIES SHARE YOUR STORY
We adopted Rayna, the Rottweiler, who was being fostered by Laura. I had been casually looking for a playmate for Remi, our Lab mix, but nothing really panned out. When I saw the video of Rayna, I felt an instant connection, and I knew my daughter would feel the same. Rayna has been the perfect addition to our family and has made huge strides since we picked her up on January 5th! She's such a lover but also a protector and wants to be close at all times. Whether it's playing in the snow, wrestling, or snuggling, she and her sister, Remi (who we also rescued), are the best of friends. Rayna was underweight when we got her, and we are proud to say that she has gained 10 pounds and looks amazing! She also had several sores/scabs all over her body, and those have all healed. She had her first bath a couple of weeks ago, and she loved it! She is still a bit skittish with new people, especially men, but she has definitely come a long way. Once she trusts you, she gently jumps up to "hug" you...then you know you're good to go with her! I also wanted to let you know that the two girls who did the home visit were awesome. Both Remi and Rayna absolutely loved them. They were so nice, friendly, and talkative. And Laura...she was amazing from the beginning of the process. I texted her over and over again as I would think of questions or concerns, and she was patient with me and happy to answer. You have a great team! Thank you for doing what you do! We love Rayna so much and are so thankful to have found her! Melissa Borgmann
Luna the Gentle Giant
Here is an update on Luna (previously Pyra and Daisy) - our sweet, gentle giant Great Pyrenees mix. She has come out of her shell tremendously since adoption and has gained about 40 pounds (she looks so much healthier)! She LOVES to play with any toy she can get her paws on. Luna is no longer shy and reserved - her favorite thing to do is go to the dog park to run around with all of her friends. It took a good 2-3 months for her to fully warm up to us and trust us - but, man, was it worth it! She loves cuddles, learning new tricks, and laying by our sides. Thank you so much for rescuing Luna and putting her into a safe foster home until she could officially move into her forever home. We love her so much and cannot imagine our lives without her. Thank you!
Morgan Wagner & Dan White
Cracker Jack / Jake
Cracker Jack, now Jake, who got adopted in October 2015, is doing well in his home. Since January, Jake has been training in the sport of canine nose work. He passed his odor recognition test (ORT) in all three scents in May. Last weekend, he competed in the National Association of Canine Scent Work trial in Burlington, Wisconsin. Of the 45 dogs participating, only 20 earned titles - successfully completing all four hides - and Jake was one of them. Way to go, Jake!