Sesame the Dog
Age: 5 years
Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes
Weight: 80 lbs
Indoor? No
Microchipped? Yes
City in which animal is located: Chicago, IL
Rehoming fee? No
Please note: This is a courtesy listing on HSHV’s site. This animal is available through a private individual, NOT HSHV. For questions, please contact the individual below, not HSHV. Thank you!

We are looking to rehome our 5-year-old black lab mix, Sesame – she is an extremely loyal and caring companion. She has no history of destructive behaviors or separation anxiety, is housebroken, knows basic commands, and is micro-chipped. She is up to date on her vaccinations and has had annual veterinary visits with a clean bill of health.

Same will match your lifestyle: she is a couch potato, who will happily play fetch whenever you’d like. She loves a long walk, but she will also happily sit outside and watch the clouds go by. We adopted her from the HHSV when she was a puppy, and at the time she was extremely fearful of people. Over the years and with training, she now does well with people; however, she still barks when new people walk into her home. This can be remedied by having new people all walk to her space with her. She also does not get along with other dogs, and has gotten into two fights with other dogs in her life (both precipitated by resource guarding of toys/bed). Because of this, she would do better in a single-animal home. She can walk on a leash with other dogs, but we do choose to cross the street to avoid any run-ins. She can also share a fence line with other dogs without a problem.

We have had to make the difficult decision to rehome her after she has begun resource guarding with our 1-year-old son, which is a behavior she does with other dogs. Given her unpredictability, we believe it is best for her and our family to find her a new space to thrive in.

Sesame is the best companion, with loving eyes and a big heart. Once you are in her “pack”, she will love you forever. She is looking for a home that can set her up for success and let her live her best life, as the only animal and without any young children.

If you are looking for a loving addition to your family without other pets or small children, please send me a message. She would love to meet you! We currently live in Chicago, IL; however, we will happily prioritize meeting you and setting up time for you to get to know this amazing dog.

If you are interested in adopting Sesame, please contact Stephanie at 248-376-9577 or This animal is listed as a courtesy on our site, but is available through this individual. For questions, please contact the individual listed, not HSHV. Thank you!