UrsulaRescue Me ID: 19-01-15-00177

About Ursula

Adoption Fee: $300
Pit Bull
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

We adopted our girl from Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago in late November. She was adopted to us as a non-aggressive dog that socialized well with other dogs and was good with children. She is dog friendly 99% of the time, but she clearly has a trauma history and has had two very severe aggressive episodes with other dogs in the neighborhood. During the more recent incident the other dog's owner attempted to intervene and his finger was broken when he was bitten. We would like to avoid taking her back to Anti-Cruelty, if possible. We are relatively certain they will euthanize her. We don't even have the option to euthanize her privately because even though she has bitten a human, most vets don't see that as human aggression. She is the most fantastic dog and would do really well in a home with only adults, as an only pet or with one specific dog that she got along well with. We do have a cat and she's always been gentle and non-aggressive towards the cat, but she's high energy and she's a puppy and she likes to play by chasing the cat around the house which is kind of torture for him. If you have an older cat who's less freaked by large dogs, that could work well. This dog has a bite history as of her last incident. She will need to complete quarantine prior to adoption. She will likely always need to be in a crate when you are not home. She would do much better with someone who works from home or has a flexible schedule. She needs a ton of exercise, but going forward she will not be permitted to be off leash in public spaces. I will require a criminal background check as well as income verification if you want to adopt her. I will require you to make an appointment with a behaviorist to evaluate her before you adopt her. This is my Hail Mary effort to save this dogs life and I am not letting her go to a home that cannot properly care for her. She is special needs, but she is a fantastic dog and she is worth the effort if you have the time and money and energy to put into it.


Cook County
Oak Park, Illinois

Contact Person:
Lauren Laughlin



  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • High Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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