Aspen (fka. Lucky Star)

My name is Aspen! You may remember me as “Lucky Star”. I was adopted from Heartland Animal Shelter on February 27, 2016 and this week I’m celebrating my 5th birthday.

I’ve been quite busy with my dad since I left Heartland. My dad and I live in Chicago and he takes me (almost) everywhere he goes. We like to explore the forest preserves around the city. My dad even takes me on trails while he goes mountain biking and I stay right by his side. My dad is a firefighter for the Chicago Fire Department so sometimes I go to the firehouse to visit him (I do my best to not get in their way if they get a call).

I’ve tried a lot of new things and gone on countless adventures since I was adopted. I swam in Lake Michigan and hiked in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. I even went all the way to Utah and saw a buffalo! (My dad wouldn’t let me chase it).

Thanks, Heartland, for making sure I got into a loving home. I hope other dogs like me can be as lucky to find the perfect family.

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When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces him.