We want to thank James Malobocki for sponsoring Twinkie and Debbie Piggott for sponsoring Chevey and Chevelle

We wish to thank James Maloblocki for sponsoring Twinkie.  Twinkie is a beautiful pastel calico Bob tail Manx.  She is spayed already.  She has a delightful personality, and id good with children and tolerant of other cats just as long as they do not get in her face,  She will make a great addition to some lucky family.
We wish to thank Debbie Piggott for sponsoring Chevy and Chevelle. These two dogs came from the same home.  Although ideally it would be nice if they were adopted together but the main things is to get them both loving forever homes.  The owner lost her home and was forced to live in her car with her tow dog.  Heartbroken, she felt it best that they both be given up so they could have a loving home where they could get the care that this woman was no longer able to provide for them.  They are both 2 years old, good with children and other dogs.  They love to snuggle with you and are will be very devoted companion for some lucky family.  Chevy is a mixed Elkhound and Chevelle is a pit bull mix.. Both have fabulous loving personalities.

A golden Paw goes to Addison Hartman

In lieu of birithday gifts for herself Addison Hartman who jut turned 8 requested monay and gift cards for TLC to help with shelter needs and vet billls. Addison donated $100.00! Thank you so much, for your caring and generosity!

Animals for Adoption Week of 7 15 2018


the James Endebak Memorial Car Wash and Mini Doggie Spa July 22nd 10:00 until 3:00

OK EVERYONE!!!! LISTEN UP!!!! This years car wash for TLC Animal shelter is Sunday, July 22nd from 10am-3pm! We would love if you would stop by for a car wash! We will also be doing $5.00 nail trims (for pets only please)  Come on by. We also except just donations. Every bit raised will be going directly to the shelter. The more we raise...the more animals they save! Simple as that! So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE share this with family and friends. 
We are hoping for a really great turn out again this year. 
It will be held at the Animal Care Clinic of Homer Glen! 
                                              13061 West 143rd Street, Homer Glen


Raffle Prizes Needed for TLC's biggest fundraiser of the year "RAFFLEMANIA"


RAFFLE PRIZES NEEDED for TLC's biggest fundraiser of the year

To make this fundraiser a big success we need donations of  coveted raffle prizes:  Such as Gift certificates, a night on the town, a weekend getaway, jewelry and cash are always a biggie that folks like to win

We do ask that prizes be new and  valued at a minimum of $100.00
If you, your company or group would like to donate a prize for the event please call the shelter at 708-301-1594 and ask for Janine Carter or drop by the shelter.  You can also email nicetruck8@aol.com
We do ask that we have all prizes in hand by July 31st
We need to make this the best Rafflemania ever
a lot of animals are counting on us!


Dogs die in hot cars

Dogs die in hot cars
Don't leave your dog alone in a car.

When it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes.

Dogs pant to keep cool. In hot stuffy cars dogs can’t cool down - leaving a window open or a sunshield on windscreens won’t keep your car cool enough

 Heatstroke - early warning signs

Heatstroke can be fatal. Some dogs are more prone than others:
  • dogs with short snouts
  • fatter/muscley dogs
  • long-haired breeds
  • old/young dogs
  • dogs with certain diseases/on certain medication
 Heatstroke develops when dogs can’t reduce their body temperature. Symptoms include:
  • heavy panting 
  • profuse salivation 
  • rapid pulse 
  • very red gums/tongue 
  • lethargy 
  • lack of coordination 
  • reluctance/inability to rise after collapsing 
  • vomiting 
  • diarrhoea 
  • loss of consciousness.
    Heatstroke - first aid
Act quickly, heatstroke can be fatal! If dogs show any signs of heatstroke, move them to a shaded, cool area. Ring your vet immediately.

Urgently, gradually lower their body temperature:

  • Immediately douse them with cool (not cold) water, to avoid shock – you could use a shower, or spray and place them in the breeze of a fan.
  • Let them drink small amounts of cool water.
  • Continue dousing until their breathing settles – never cool dogs so much that they begin shivering.
 Once your dog is cool, immediately go to the vet.

 Warm weather tips

Dog panting at the open window of a hot car © Andrew Forsyth / RSPCA Photolibrary
  • Your dog must always be able to move into a cooler, ventilated environment.
  • Never leave dogs alone in cars, glass conservatories or caravans even if it’s cloudy.
  • If you do leave dogs outside, you must provide a cool shady spot where they can escape from the sun.
  • Always provide good supplies of drinking water, in a weighted bowl that can’t be knocked over. Carry water with you on hot days.
  • Groom dogs regularly to get rid of excess hair. Give long-coated breeds a haircut at the start of summer.
  • Never allow dogs to exercise excessively in hot weather.
  • Dogs can get sunburned – particularly those with light-coloured noses/fur on their ears. Ask your vet for advice on pet-safe sunscreen.