Swindle is an 8-year old male pit bull.

Do you have any canine or feline housemates?

Yes, I have 3 housemates, Rou, Scotch and Vinnie the cat.

How did you join your family?

My mom and dad fostered me for Lovin’ Life Rescue through the Court Case Dog program after I was found in a shed with my eight brothers and sisters, and no food or water.  You'd never know I had a life elsewhere.

Do you have any “jobs”? Tell us about them and what you like most about them.

I am a certified therapy dog with Canine Therapy Corps, as well as a Safe Humane Ambassador Dog.

Do you have any “hobbies”?

I love playing tug-of-war with my brother Rou.

Do you do any tricks? What is your favorite?

Is napping a trick?

What is your favorite toy?

I love playing fetch with a ball.

What is your favorite treat?


What do you like to do when your parents aren’t home?

I'm really lucky that I don't have to spend too much time alone. My mom takes me to work with her almost every day.

Is there anything you would like to tell us about your work with Safe Humane Chicago or anything else?

I love working with Safe Humane, helping train police and at-risk youth about safe, humane communities for all. I'm not afraid to dish out love, nor am I shy about asking for it in return.