Adoptable Dogs!

 

Updated on 7/20/2014

 

Barq (WP-D-4577)

New Arrival!!

Barq is a handsome black and white mixed breed pup, currently weighing in at about 5 pounds. We know mom was a hound mix about 45 pounds, and dad is unknown. Because we do not know what size, weight, shape, breed or appearance he will grow into as an adult, only those willing to take pot luck need apply. Though he is a new arrival, he appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness, puppy energy, and not much of a Barq-er (get it?). Since he is still a baby, he should not be left alone for long hours. He will need a stay-at-home person to implement his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more info on Barq as we get to know him better.

You can meet Barq at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Barq's estimated date of birth is 5/22/14 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and neuter.

Chachi (JW-D-4558)

 

 

Hi. My name is Chachi. I'm a small blond Chihuahua or Terrier mix weighing in at at just under 6 pounds, and I'm about 3 or 4 years old. I may be mini in size, but I'm maxi in personality. I'm a friendly fellow with an outgoing demeanor.

I'm basically a good little dog. My foster mom says so, and she outta know! My foster dad likes to call me ChooChoo and at first I wasn't really liking it, but now I think it's kinda cute having a big guy saying "ChooChoo, ChooChoo"! I live at "Our House" with the other resident dogs. A couple of them are much bigger, but that doesn't bother me - I'm a tough little bundle! The resident cat, well, she just thinks she's the queen cat so I really don't bother with her.

I like the attention I get in my foster home, but there are a couple of things that I would like to change though. My foster mom also takes in dogs while people go on vacation and has all these other dogs coming and going, and frankly, some of them are really annoying! I try to keep them in line but it's a big job and a lot of weight on my little shoulders. Alone I would be great, or one or two siblings is fine too, but please, not a whole houseful:)

I like new adventures as well, and as you can see by my photos, I'm a good sport! Boy, it sure doesn't take much to amuse humans sometimes, does it? I'm also quite agile, as my video debut proves.

Be aware that I will protect my family until I am certain things are OK or you tell me it's OK. And I love to snuggle. Yeah, it's a sissy word for a strapping dude like myself, but I honestly love to snuggle. So much so that I'm not so keen on being bothered to have to get up. Yeah, I will - but I'm not happy about it. I like to be held, but only very gently, and I don't like to be touched in certain ways, so I'm thinking that me and a house with children probably won't mix very well.

If you think I might be the right guy to join your family give the nice people at Adopt A Pet a jingle and come see me. I like company!

Chachi's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, dental cleaning and neuter.

 

          

      

Charlotte (JS-D-4339-R)

Have you been searching for the dog of your dreams? Well, you ought to take a look at our special girl, Charlotte, a wonderfully sweet, beautiful, long-legged 3 year old hound mix (or Plott Hound?) who we found at the Chicago pound after her owners left her there, skinny and frightened. Since she has come to us, she has gained about 15 pounds and is healthy and strong at 75 pounds.

Charlotte is an awesome dog. She is extremely quiet, well-mannered, housebroken, and she gets along very well with her canine foster sister and all the dogs she has met. She loves to go for walks and is an A+ student when it comes to listening to directions not to pull on her leash, and she's gradually learning to control her urge to chase squirrels and rabbits. Charlotte is initially quite shy and unsure of herself in new and transitional situations, but with patience, time and reassurance, she adjusts and becomes more trusting and confident.

She enjoys playing with other medium/large dogs, but she might try to dominate high energy puppies and small dogs. She loves to run and explore although dog parks can be overwhelming for her. Charlotte loves getting rubbed and petted, and she loves to curl up on the couch with her head in a lap. Sleeping at night next to her human seems to provide Charlotte with a sense of security. For this reason we believe that she will do best in a home where she is welcome on the furniture and bed.

Charlotte needs ongoing reassurance that the rest of her life will not be like her past. For Charlotte to be successful in her adoptive home, we want to match Charlotte with a patient and loving family who will be sensitive to the triggers that make her anxious, and participate in ongoing efforts to help her evolve into the happy, confident dog she is well on the road to becoming. We think she would do best in a home where she is not left along for long periods of time. If you think that might be you, Charlotte would love to meet you. You can see her in this video clip with her 2 foster pals.

Charlotte's adoption fee of $200 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper-parvo combo vaccination, rabies vaccination, bordetella vaccination, fecal exam, deworming, flea control, microchip and spay.

  

Chico (WP-D-4557)

Meet Chico, a super adorable boy who we think might be a toy fox terrier, a tiny 4.4 lbs. He's a gentle and sweet boy who just wants to be held. Children seem to frighten him, so because of that, and also his fragile size, he needs to go to an adults-only home. Chico is a new arrival, so stay tuned for more info and photographs as we get to know him better.

Learn all about toy fox terriers here:
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/toy-fox-terrier.htm

We estimate Chico to be 3-5 years old, and his adoption fee of $325 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and neuter.

 

 

Deeni (WT-D-4572)

New Arrival!!

Hi! My name is Deeni which is a pet name for Gardenia. Spelled backwards it is Ineed and I really, really do need a loving forever family. I am a pretty spaniel mix about 5 years old, 27 lbs and all black with a white blaze on my chest. I am such a good and loving little girl my foster mom doesnt understand why my previous family did not search to the ends of the earth to find me. She says Im the best dog they ever fostered. How good am I? Well Im housebroken, get along with dogs, great with people, trainable, not a chewer, share my toys, like my crate and seldom bark. Thank goodness Im past that frenzied hormonal young dog stage! I even stood calmly while my foster mom put medicine in my ears which are all better now. Playing fetch with my stuffed lamb is fun and I carry it around with me. Also, I know laps are to crawl into; sometimes I fall asleep and sometimes I just make myself available for petting. In the house Im a couch potato, settling down calmly in the nearest chair or couch, but outside the spaniel in me arises, my nose to the ground as I hurriedly sniff out squirrel, rabbit and other critter tails and trails. I listen when my foster family says the No word, but I get so excited when we go for a walk I try to hurry ahead. Sit is something I am just learning, but since Im so smart I am picking it up really fast.

All I want is a family to love, and a family that loves me. I promise Ill be good, please give me a chance.

Deeni's adoption fee of $285 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper/bordetella/rabies vaccinations, deworming, flea control, heartworm preventative, microchip and spay.

Dr. Pepper (WP-D-4578)

New Arrival!!

Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, and boy is he cute! This little Dr. Pepper is an adorable tri-color mixed breed, currently weighing in at about 5 pounds. We know mom was a hound mix about 45 pounds, and dad is unknown. Because we do not know what size, weight, shape, breed or appearance he will grow into as an adult, only those willing to take pot luck need apply. Though he is a new arrival, he appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Since he is still a baby, he should not be left alone for long hours. He will need a stay-at-home person to implement his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more info on Dr. Pepper as we get to know him better.

You can meet Dr. Pepper at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Dr. Pepper's estimated date of birth is 5/22/14 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and neuter.

Fanta (WP-D-4575)

New Arrival!!

Fanta is a sweet little female mixed breed pup, currently weighing in at about 4 pounds. We know mom was a hound mix about 45 pounds, and dad is unknown. Because we do not know what size, weight, shape, breed or appearance Fanta will grow into as an adult, only those willing to take pot luck need apply. Though she is a new arrival, she appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Because she is still a baby, she should not be left alone for long hours. She will need a stay-at-home person to implement her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more info on Fanta as we get to know her better.

You can meet Fanta at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com). Although you may want to adopt her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Fanta's estimated date of birth is 5/22/14 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and spay.

Fresca (WP-D-4573)

New Arrival!!

This little girl is Fresca, a sweet mixed breed pup, currently weighing in at about 5 pounds. We know mom was a hound mix about 45 pounds, and dad is unknown. Because we do not know what size, weight, shape, breed or appearance Fresca will grow into as an adult, only those willing to take pot luck need apply. Though she is a new arrival, she appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Because she is still a baby, she should not be left alone for long hours. She will need a stay-at-home person to implement her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more photos and info on Fresca as we get to know her better.

You can meet Fresca at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com). Although you may want to adopt her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Fresca's estimated date of birth is 5/22/14 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and spay.

Gage (JW-D-4552)

Engage with Gage! A sweet 1-2 year old male hound/setter (?) mix. Gage found himself dumped at the pound when his young owners decided they had too many animals and couldn't take care of them all. He came to us with ribs showing, very underweight at 48 pounds. He is reported to have grown up with cats, loves kids and other dogs, and is very playful.

Though he's new to Adopt-A-Pet, his new foster mom has this to say about him: He's a good, funny, friendly boy. Gets along with the other dogs, relatively well mannered, seems housebroken and hasn't destroyed anything yet :-) He doesn't seem to like to be left alone and will bark at first, but does settle down eventually as long as nothing disturbs him. I think he just wants to be with someone and not left alone. He still doesn't like the crate, although I can get him in there for food, but after he's done he wants out. That hasn't been an issue since he's done nothing wrong being left out.

He enjoys sunning himself in the yard, but true to his breed, he has lots of energy. He jumped up onto the outdoor hot tub as easily as taking a step! He will need a family that will give him adequate exercise on a daily basis.

Engage with Gage! ........ is very playful.  He's quite a trip!  See him Frolic here!

Gage's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, distemper combination vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, microchip and neuter.

Engage with Gage! A sweet 1-2 year old male hound/setter (?) mix. Gage found himself dumped at the pound when his young owners decided they had too many animals and couldn't take care of them all. He came to us with ribs showing, very underweight at 48 pounds. He is reported to have grown up with cats, loves kids and other dogs, and is very playful.
He's quite a Tripp! ... see him frolic at http://youtu.be/nA5yKVgeCDY (please be patient, it may take a little while to load)

     

Harley (BNI-D-4561)

New Arrival!!

Meet our little 12 pound Harley, a terrier mix who we estimate to be 2 years old. It only took him a few days to settle in and get comfortable with his new foster family, which includes 2 other small dogs. He enjoys going for walks (he's potty-trained and walks great on leash - woohoo!) and has been fine when encountering other people and dogs on those walks. When at home he likes to either be on your lap, sit next to you or put his head on your leg really he just likes to be close but he doesnt need to be held all the time like many small lap dogs. Harley very much enjoys the company of the older kids in the house he sleeps with them and is quiet as a mouse through the night. So far there has been little, if any, shedding. You can see a video clip of Harley here that we took on the first day we met him.

Maybe because he's small he gets a little intimidated when people come in the house and make an immediate move to pet him. He likes to warm up to the strangers first on his terms (which just means he should be ignored) then he's fine with them. For this reason, we feel Harley should be adopted to a family with older children (over 10). We expect hed be fine with cats.

Harley will make a great pet with the right family/couple/person who will love him and keep him well socialized.

Harley's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heart worm test (neg), distemper/bordetella/rabies vaccinations, fecal test (neg), flea control, microchip and neuter.

 

Holiday (DBA-D-4545)

Holiday is a beautiful 55 pound shepherd mix, possibly with collie, estimated to be about 3 years old. Through no fault of her own she lost her home of three years because the kids lost interest. In her former life she lived mostly in an outdoor kennel. She is slowly learning to trust and and feel secure in her new indoor surroundings. She is becoming comfortable being around other dogs (all big) and is trying to get all the house cats to play with her (with absolutely NO success). She has accepted being kenneled when her foster family is not home and likes to cuddle on the couch! She is so very sweet, is housebroken and is great going for walks on leash. She is not a barker in general, but if there is 'action' going on in the house and she thinks she is being left out, she will bark to get her attention. She has controlled energy. not always looking for something to do, but ready to do stuff once her people are up and wanting to play outside. She still should be crated when home alone as she learns what's hers for chewing and what's not.

Holliday is still a bit timid. Though she was reported to have come from a home with children that she played with, we cannot verify. She is getting used to living indoors and closer human contact, but still does not like hugs and kisses; she'll avoid and pull away. Dogs like this, when cornered, often feel threatened. For this reason, we recommend a household without young children, though dog-savvy teens would be okay.

Holliday's adoption fee of $285 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper combination vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, fecal exam, deworming, microchip and spay.

 

                         

Katie  (WP-D-4569)

Adopted!!

They call me Katie and I'm quite the little lady. When my family was about to lose their home due to foreclosure, I found myself at the city pound. They said they'd come back for me if they could get a bailout. But there I sat, looking for my OWN bailout! Luckily, the nice folks at Adopt-A-Pet spotted me and, well ... bailed me out! So now I'm looking for a new family to call my own. I believe in paying it forward, so if YOU need to get bailed out of doglessness - I can help!

The city pound had me listed as a yorkie-dachshund mix, but the folks at Adopt-A-Pet are pretty sure I'm a silky terrier - maybe even purebred, but no one knows for sure. I weigh 12 pounds. I was starting to look pretty scruffy there for a while, but now I'm all groomed up and I feel so pretty! I'm just settling in and getting to know the nice folks at Wilmette Pet Center where I'm staying temporarily. Stay tuned, and I'll post some more information as soon as I get to know them better :)

In the meantime, you can meet me at Wilmette Pet Center (625 Green Bay Rd.) anytime during store hours 7 days a week. Although you may want to adopt me on the spot, please understand that you will need to complete an application first.

Katie's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, distemper vaccination, rabies and bordetella vaccinations, routine deworming, flea control, heartworm prevention, microchip and spay.

 

    

Mr. Pibbs (WP-D-4576)

New Arrival!

Quench your thirst for cuteness with Mr. Pibbs! This little guy is a handsome tri-color mixed breed, currently weighing in at about 4 pounds. We know mom was a hound mix about 45 pounds, and dad is unknown. Because we do not know what size, weight, shape, breed or appearance he will grow into as an adult, only those willing to take pot luck need apply. Though he is a new arrival, he appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Because he is still a baby, he should not be left alone for long hours. He will need a stay-at-home person to implement his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more photos and info on Mr. Pibbs as we get to know him better.

You can meet Mr. Pibbs at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Mr. Pibbs' estimated date of birth is 5/22/14 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and neuter.

Nunnie (ABR-D-4571)

New Arrival!!

Meet Nunnie, a strikingly beautiful young female 30 lb. Jindo type that came all the way from South Korea in search of a loving home. Her estimated age is 1 to 2 years. 'Nun' means snow in Korean so her name matches her fluffy, soft, white coat. She was rescued from the street in Korea in the meat market district and it is unclear if she has ever had the luxury to be an indoor dog. Read more about her amazing rescue story here: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Chicago-Area-Rescue-Hopes-to-Find-New-Home-for-Dog-Saved-from-South-Korean-Meat-Market-264466411.html

The Korean Jindo Dog is a breed of hunting dog, known for its fierce loyalty and brave nature, and further described as active, bold and intelligent. Jindos are double-coated spitz-type dogs, similar in appearance to the smaller Shiba Inu and the larger Akita - translation: be prepared for shedding. The typical Jindo is very affectionate with its loved ones, but often wary of strangers. Jindos are of medium to high energy and they make great house dogs as long as they are provided good mental and physical stimulation. Jindo dogs enjoy the outdoors and need reasonable space to roam and run, consistent vigorous walks or jogs and robust fenced yard play.

After spending a couple weeks in her new foster home, her foster parents have this to say about Nunnie: She is a medium to high energy dog that will need an owner who is patient and willing to spend the time needed for Nunnie to become an excellent companion. After a few short days with minor trust issues, Nunnie has grown to love her foster humans. She will follow us from room to room throughout the house looking for attention and affection. But due to her high intelligence, it's common for Nunnie to think for herself, and won't necessarily come when called. Nunnie is picking up the idea of house training and we've had stretches as long as 4 days with no accidents in the house. She has become comfortable in her crate at bedtime and no longer needs to be coaxed in. She can go the whole night without having any accidents and will even wait for people to wake up before she asks to be let out of the crate. Nunnie enjoys chewing bones or rubber balls and has not eaten anything she's not supposed to. Furniture and shoes have been safe.


Nunnie absolutely LOVES to go outside for walks or even short jogs but she could use some work on the leash due to her excitement. She's a very curious dog and enjoys seeing the neighborhood around her, but she is still a bit fearful of big trucks or loud noises (lawn mowers). After some initial grumbling towards our resident dog, they have made friends and they now get along fine, even sharing pillows sometimes. Nunnie even tolerates our cat, but we feel she would love to have a home where she is the center of attention and can give and receive all the affection she deserves. She stays off our furniture, but it's obvious from the way she melts when petted that she would love to be someone's lap dog.

Nunnie's adoption fee of $285 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper/bordetella/rabies vaccinations, deworming, flea control, heartworm preventative, microchip and spay.

           

 Sprite (WP-D-4574)

New Arrival!!

 

Sprite is a sweet little girl puppy, currently weighing in at about 4 pounds. We know mom was a hound mix about 45 pounds, and dad is unknown. Because we do not know what size, weight, shape, breed or appearance Sprite will grow into as an adult, only those willing to take pot luck need apply. Though she is a new arrival, she appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Because she is still a baby, she should not be left alone for long hours. She will need a stay-at-home person to implement her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more info on Sprite as we get to know her better.

You can meet Sprite at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com). Although you may want to adopt her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Sprite's estimated date of birth is 5/22/14 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and spay.

Squirt (WP-D-4579)

New Arrival!!

This little Squirt is an adorable tri-color male mixed breed pup, currently weighing in at about 4 pounds. We know mom was a hound mix about 45 pounds, and dad is unknown. Because we do not know what size, weight, shape, breed or appearance Squirt will grow into as an adult, only those willing to take pot luck need apply. Though he is a new arrival, he appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Because he is still a baby, he should not be left alone for long hours. He will need a stay-at-home person to implement his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more info on Squirt as we get to know him better.

You can meet Squirt at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Squirt's estimated date of birth is 5/22/14 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and neuter.

Summer (MCON-D-4484)

Bring some extra Summer into your life! This cute little boy is a retriever mix, 10 months old as of July 1st and 30 pounds. He has a sweet personality that will warm your heart. Summer is easy-going, just like his mother, a 40 pound lab retriever mix. He loves all people and other dogs!

His foster mom says Summer is outgoing but not overly energetic, and that he is a real "people dog". He loves just hanging out with us, or snuggling with our dog. He's incredibly easy and non-demanding. Summer is completely housebroken; he just needs to be kept on a regular schedule. A fenced back yard would be a big plus: Summer will not always go potty while on a leash. He loves neighborhood walks and is very well behaved at the dog park.

Summer has been in a foster home his entire life (never a shelter) so he is very well adjusted to the routine of family life. He would be a great family dog: he is playful, but very calm for a young dog. He is not a chewer, or a jumper, and walks very nicely on a leash. He gets along extremely well with other dogs and would make a great addition to a multiple dog family. He is also very patient and friendly with young children. He is a favorite with the local Petco groomers, and is a great companion in the car. Summer is ready for puppy school and for a family of his own.

Because of a viral illness when he was a baby, Summer's adult teeth were damaged and had to be removed. However, it in no way affects his ability to eat dry dog food or chew on rawhides. If you want a dog with perfect teeth and no known history of illness, he's not the dog for you. If you want a dog with a complete medical history and a close to perfect disposition, then Summer could be the dog for you!

Summer's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, flea preventative, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming and neuter.

Tessa (WP-D-4570)

Adopted!!

Meet Tessa, a frisky and happy (with good reason!) 8 month old poodle (mix?). A whopping 7.5 lbs after we shaved off about a pound of dirty, matted hair, she can now wiggle around with ease. We don't know much about her at this time other than she's a happy little girl who enjoys other dogs and likes to be held. Because Tessa is still a puppy who we're expecting did not come the most responsible home, (we found her at Chicago Animal Control), we expect her new human(s) to provide training and socializing from the get-go. Tessa is a non-shedding pooch.

You can meet Tessa at Wilmette Pet Center (625 Green Bay Rd.) anytime during store hours 7 days a week.   (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ).   Although you may want to adopt her on the spot, please understand that you will need to complete an application first.

Tessa's adoption fee of $325 includes: vet exam, heart worm test, distemper vaccination, rabies and bordetella vaccinations, routine deworming, flea control, heartworm prevention, microchip and spay.

 

 

      

 

 

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