Dogs and puppies arriving Saturday 4/30

This pretty chihuahua/terrier mix is one of several dogs and puppies arriving Saturday from shelters where their time is up.


Golden Paw awarded to Girl Scout Troop 70545

A Golden Paw goes to Girl Scout Troop 70545 from Lockport. These great girls donated food, treats and money. Thanks for caring!


pups arriving Thursday 4/21

Perky will be arriving Thursday, along with some basset mix pups and 5 other mixed pups.  There will not be a Saturday transport.


Bertha funds running low! Can you help?

Funds are desperately needed for the Bertha Fund
(named after the sweet dog pictured below with an advanced stage of heartworm)  

We have several animals that are receiving more extensive medical care at the shelter presently.  We are doing all we can to help them all but this takes money, and the Bertha Fund needs a boost.  WE want to help as many as we can but sadly it takes money to do so.

Can we count on you? 


Clover & Betsy sponsored by Janine Carter

Betsy, a female Cattle dog.
From the time I saw she needed rescue I looked at that sweet face and just knew she is going to be a devoted dog for some lucky person.  She has the most soulful eyes!  Take another look at this pretty girl, and think about giving her a chance.

Clover, a lovely female cat.
I would like to sponsor Clover, who is a real sweetie.  Having 3 legs is not a problem for her at all.  She can get along just fine, and she will be purrfectly content to be your best buddy.


4/16 transport EARLY!!!

Today's transport is at TLC, so come in any time to meet the new dogs (& Clover the cat)!


Dogs and puppies arriving Saturday 4/16

Murphy, along with his sister Maisy and his Momma Maya, will be arriving Saturday, along with other puppies from shelters where their time is up.


Happy ending for Leela (formerly Sugar)

Around Christmas of 2010, I found out my landlord would allow small breed dogs in my apartment and immediately began my online search. I found the TLC video featuring “Sugar” and proceeded to watch it several times each day until I could get my husband out to the shelter. As soon as we met with her, we knew it was a good fit. We love Leelaʼs sweet, humble, and calm demeanor. She has adjusted to a lot of changes very well, including Chicagoʼs Snowmaggedon (picture included). Sheʼs met a lot of the neighborhood dogs and kids at the park, and she continues to impress us with her great behavior. Leela hardly ever makes a peep in our apartment and spends most of her time cuddling with us. This is our first pet together, and she has made the transition very easy!

Thank you so much!

David and Allison


Happy ending for Seymore

I couldn't help but show you how relaxed our newest member of our family is. We couldn't be happier that we have him and totally recommend that anyone looking for a pet should adopt from Tender Loving Care Animal Shelter. He just makes us smile!

Dorene Rice

Dogs arriving friday 4/8

Crank is one of several dogs arriving Friday from Clay County Humane Society, Brazil IN.


Happy ending for Rufus

We adopted Rufus two years ago, during the frigid month of January. My oldest daughter had recently moved out and had taken her dog with her. Our German Shepard was sad and was missing his brother. When we came in we immediately fell in love with Rufus. We were told that Rufus and his human were homeless. His human had realized this was not a good situation for Rufus and loved him enough to offer Rufus the chance to live with another family. We were told that Rufus was accoustomed to eating from the dollar menu at McDonald's. We were also told that at some point in his life someone had been mean to Rufus as his canine teeth were broken in half as if someone had kicked him. His name seemed to suit him and it was what he knew so we opted not to change it.

On the way home Rufus was very nervous. He trembled the entire way, with one exception, when we would pass a fast food restaurant he would perk up and go crazy, whining and barking. He could smell a burger place before we even saw it.

We are grateful to Rufus's owner for the decision he made. My youngest daughter loves him to pieces as we all do. Rufus is quite the character we have discovered. He likes to take things from you and then have you chase him to get them back. He is quite the snuggler in bed too. Rufus is quite the hunter as well. Since we have had him, he has brought me "gifts" of squirrels, birds, and oppossums. He also likes to sneak into the garden and make it his own salad bar. Recently we discovered another thing about Rufus. He loves red carnations. We have no idea why or if he even knows that they are red, but he is crazy about them. This past Valentine's Day, my daughter was given one at school. She brought it home and placed it on her dresser. Rufus would sit there and stare at it for hours at a time. We wondered what it was about this flower, or would it be any flower. We bought some other flowers and he wasn't interested at all. One of life's little mysteries that we will never know the answer to I suppose. I have attached a picture that shows him staring at the flower.

Our beloved German Shepard, recently passed away from cancer. Rufus is taking it very hard, he won't go outside alone, he keeps looking for his brother to join him. He walks around the house looking for him. We plan on returning to TLC to find another family member.

Again, thanks to Rufus's previous human for loving him enough to give him up and thanks to TLC for the wonderful job they do helping families grow!



Willy Cat & Zippo sponsored by webmistress

 Willie Cat and Zippo came to the shelter because their former owner passed away.  These two little creatures through no fault of their own are alone in the world and missing their mom and in need of some kind soul to adopt them.