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Get to Know Rico


Mixed Breed (Small)




1 Year




Foster Home

Home Alone

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Rico's Story

Type of Foster Home: 

Rico is a 1-year-old cutie who has the biggest ears! He is 40 pounds. Rico would love a break from the shelter for a few weeks. He is healthy and housebroken! He knows "sit" and "down" and loves to show off his tricks. He loves to play with tennis balls and squeaky toys! Rico would do best with a slow intro to a resident pup. He would do well in a home with kids 12 and older.

How to Foster Rico:

New fosters can take the first step by learning about fostering and completing the Foster Care Application. Veteran foster parents can email to schedule a pickup appointment.

Rico is available for foster pick-up at the Adoption Canter at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave.

Meet Rico

Rico can’t wait to meet you!

If you’re interested in adopting this pet, please complete the following steps:

1. Start by taking our ComPETibility Quiz to make sure they’re a good fit for your home. Your ComPETibility Score will help you compare your home to each pet’s needs!

2. After completing your ComPETibility Quiz, you will be emailed a link to complete your Adoption Application.

3. After finishing the adoption application, complete the Adoption Inquiry Form! Once this form is submitted, our Adoption Team will take a look at your adoption inquiry and reach out within a few days.

Please note that while we can’t place holds on adoptable animals for your scheduled appointment, there are always plenty of homeless pets looking for a home! If you don’t meet the perfect pet, please feel free to complete a new Adoption Inquiry Form or visit our Adoption Center. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are recommended for a more efficient visit!

Want another way to spend time with our adoptable (or soon-to-be-adoptable) pets? Consider fostering.