Adoptable Dogs!

 

Updated on 8/31/2015

 

Briar Rose D15128

New Arrival!!

Meet Briar Rose, one of 8 Forest pups! A rescue person in rural Georgia found 8 six-week old puppies, left alone in the woods. After getting their shots and check-ups, they were brought to Chicago on an 18 hour transport relay set up just for them. Thanks to the care they received during the past 3 weeks, they are very friendly, well socialized, and love human attention. They have typical puppy energy, but as soon as you pick them up they melt in your lap.


 

Briar Rose will be about 12 weeks old on September 1st, and currently weighs just over 15 pounds. She is one of the most outgoing of the litter, and enjoys being the center of attention. She does well with other dogs and like to play with her siblings. Although she has the markings of a cattle dog, and might be a hound/cattle dog mix, her first foster home reports she is not much of a barker.

Because she is so young, Briar Rose will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get her on a regular schedule for potty-training, and to keep her exercised and socialized. Puppy obedience school is also required. 


 

You can meet Briar Rose at her current foster home, Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Rd., during normal store hours (847-251-6750, www.wilmettepetcenter.com ) Though you may want to take her home on the spot, please know you will first have to go through our normal application process.


 

Her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and spay.

 

       

Cookie (D15090)

Adopted!!

This sweet little Cookie has been with us for a few weeks now, growing up in one of our foster homes.  Her foster mom says Cookie is very loving and often is the first to attract peoples' attention. She is playful and curious and gentle and loves to wrestle with all of the other dogs and play tug of war with their toys. She also loves to be carried around the house or yard, happy for any attention she can get. She is the smallest of her litter, currently weighing in at 4 pounds, and follows the other pups around more than wandering off on her own.  She does not mind the kennel and will also happily take a toy with her into the opened kennel if there are other pups in there, and plays for a bit inside of it before settling down for a nap. 

Our best guess is that Cookie is a hound mix, but at this young of an age breed is hard to be certain.  So since we don't know what breed or size she will grow into, only those willing to take pot luck need apply!   Because of her young age, she will need to go to a home with a stay-at-home person who will continue with her training and socialization and keep her well exercised.  Adults and older children recommended.  Lots of activity and puppy school is a must. 

 

Now that Cookie is old enough, we've moved her to Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Rd. where you can meet her 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.

Cookie's date of birth is approximately 5/30/15 and her adoption fee of $350 includes vet exam, distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, deworming, heartworm preventative, flea & tick preventative, microchip and spay.

    

Johnny (D15109)

New Arrival!!

Johnny and his siblings Olivia and Newton came to us from Missouri, where they were left in the woods to fend for themselves. Through a “Twist of Fate” someone found them, kept them safe from the coyotes, and worked some “Magic” to get them to Adopt A Pet.

Johnny is about 4 months old and weighs 25 pounds, and looks the most like a lab. All the pups have the markings of a hound and the sweet personalities of a lab, and might be lab/hound mixes. But that is very much of a guess, so only those willing to take pot-luck as far as actual breed should apply!

These pups are extremely friendly, good with people and with other dogs, and not overly interested in cats. They have typical puppy energy, but are not overly “Physical”. Johnny is an active little guy, who wants and seeks out attention. He is happiest just sitting in your lap, but he's also content on his own with a chew toy. He would love another young dog to play with, but it's people he likes the most. At first we thought he was nipping his foster mom, but in fact he was giving little love nibbles!

Johnny will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get him on a regular schedule, since he is not house-trained. But with “A Little More Love” and some obedience training, most likely he will be “Hopelessly Devoted To You” when full grown!

His adoption fee of $325 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo), bordetella, and rabies vaccinations, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and neuter.

 

Mittens (D15077)

The sweetest dog this side of the Mississippi, Mittens was adopted as a puppy by a U.S. Navy veteran who took very good care of her and his other dogs. She had a happy life in Missouri until her owner had a stroke and could no longer take care of her and siblings. She has now crossed the river and landed in Chicago where she is loved by her foster family and is waiting to find her new forever home. 

Mittens will be your best friend and will follow you around the house looking for a belly rub, a neck scratch, or a head massage.  She will also give you some space by curling up on the couch and taking a nice long nap. She loves to go out for walks and often goes back to the door hoping for another walk right after you've returned to your home! She has no interest in being outside in a yard by herself. She wants to be where her humans are and is quite content to hang out inside the house. 

At 7 years old, Mittens is 100% house trained and has learned the commands sit, down, and roll in just a few weeks. She does well in her crate and is great with other dogs, cats, and kids.  She is learning to walk nicely on a leash, though sometimes tends to pull (especially when she sees another dog or a bunny!), so she'll need an owner who will continue her leash training.  Luckily, she's a nice manageable size at about 18.5 pounds. Note that she is capable of climbing a chain link fence, so it’s best to have her on leash in the yard if you have that type of fence. 

This is your chance to honor a man who served our country and would want only the best for the dogs he sadly had to give up. Mittens came with complete vet records (pardon the pun) so we know she was well-cared for her entire life. Her breed is noted as Brittany Spaniel mix. If you are looking for a mature, sociable, easy-going dog to take on walks and keep you company, come meet Mittens! 

Mittens’ adoption fee of $225 includes initial vet exam, distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, flea/tick preventative, deworming, heartworm test, heartworm preventative, dental cleaning and extractions, microchip, and spay. Veterans or currently enlisted – show us your ID and as our way of thanking and honoring YOU, we’ll cut her adoption fee in half.


 

 

   

         

Mr. Right (D15098)

New Arrival!!

Looking for Mr. Right?   Well, look no further!   We found him right under our nose, and what a little sweetie this guy is.  This miniature terrier mix got delivered to Adopt-A-Pet by mistake.  He came to us from a high kill pound in Kentucky.  We were supposed to have gotten a different dog, but a mix-up happened on the transport, and 'our' dog got delivered to another shelter, and this little guy was handed over to us instead.  We told our vet to hold off on vetting him because we were going to be swapping dogs with the other shelter, and as a result, he never got a name or ID number, so to identify him they just started calling him "Mr. Wrong".  What a sad little name.  Well, fast forward a couple days, and we were having trouble coordinating with the other shelter to do the swap, and the more we got to know "Mr. Wrong" - we realized he was anything BUT "Mr. Wrong" and he must have been meant to be with us since everyone at the vet clinic loved him so much. So, swap cancelled, he wasn't going anywhere!  And now this fellow has been officially dubbed "Mr. Right".  He's now all vetted and ready to find his forever home.

We estimate Mr. Right to be about 3 years old and some kind of terrier mix.  He's smaller than he looks in his photos, only 18 pounds.  He's a total love with everyone, gets along with other dogs, ignored the clinic cats, and is just a happy little boy with his short tail always wagging.  He's just settling in at his new foster home, but so far it's been an easy transition.  He appears to be housetrained.  He still needs a little coaching in the leash training and basic obedience department, he doesn't seem to know much, but he's attentive and wants to please.  Stay tuned for updates as we get to know him better.

Mr. Right's adoption fee of $295 includes:   vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, routine deworming, heartworm preventative, flea & tick preventative, microchip - and he is neutered.

 

          

Newton (D15110)

New Arrival!!

 

 

Newton and his siblings Olivia and Johnny came to us from Missouri, where they were left in the woods to fend for themselves. Through a “Twist of Fate” someone found them, kept them safe from the coyotes, and worked some “Magic” to get them to Adopt A Pet!

Newton is about 4 months old and weighs 25 pounds, and looks the most like a hound. These pups all have the markings of a hound and the sweet personalities of a lab, and might be lab/hound mixes. But that is very much of a guess, so only those willing to take pot-luck as far as actual breed should apply.

These pups are extremely friendly, good with people and with other dogs, and not overly interested in cats. They have typical puppy energy, but are not overly “Physical”. Newton loves to run around and play with other dogs, but then he comes looking for human attention, affection, and petting. He likes sticks, bones, and crushed empty milk carton w/ treats inside. He slept in a crate through the night with little barking at his first foster home.

Newton will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get him on a regular schedule, since he is not house-trained. But with “A Little More Love” and some obedience training, most likely he will be “Hopelessly Devoted To You” when full grown!

His adoption fee of $325 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo), bordetella, and rabies vaccinations, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and neuter.

Ody (D15099)

 

Hi, my name is Ody and I know it - Just call me, and I'll come running. I also know Sit and Lie Down and I even understand if I'm told to leave a room.   I have a few years under my belt but it has all led to maturity. I am housebroken, I don’t chew things and I’m good with other dogs. (Cats, not so much!  I don't think I'd ever hurt one, but it sure is fun chasing them!)  Overall, though, I'm a pretty relaxed and well-adjusted guy.  I'm probably some kind of hound-terrier mix, long and low like a bassett, with the face of a terrier.  I’m not tall but I’m BIG on personality.  I love snuggling and giving kisses. I always have a smile on my face and I like following my foster dad like a shadow.  I recently overheard him saying that I'm the best foster dog he's ever had!  And my foster mom calls me a "love bug". 

My foster family taught me the first day that I'm not allowed on the couch (much to my chagrin, but, you know, their house, their rules :)   However, even with my stubby little legs, I managed to get up on their (QUITE high) bed though and slept right in between them all night! So as you can see, I acclimate easily.  Within a few hours, it will be liked I've lived with you forever.  Can you say EASY!

I’m living with a foster sister dog who is a good bit bigger than me (I'm only 34 pounds), but we play, wrestle and just hang out great. I lived with my previous owners until they could not care for me anymore but I know how to live in a home.  I would be a perfect turn-key dog for the right home. I would love a family with an existing dog (I'm very good about sharing my food and toys!) - but I would do fine if I’m the only dog as long as I'm not left alone TOO long.  I'm a very sociable guy, so don't want to be lonely.  If you want a pal that will snuggle as much as you want and always has a smile, I am the dog for you. 

Ody is estimated to be 6-7 years old  His adoption fee of $235 includes:  vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, routine deworming, heartworm preventative, flea & tick preventative, microchip, dental cleaning and neuter.

 

 

 

Olivia (D15111)

New Arrival!!

 

Olivia and her siblings Newton and Johnny came to us from Missouri, where they were left in the woods to fend for themselves. Through a “Twist of Fate” someone found them, kept them safe from the coyotes, and worked some “Magic” to get them here. Olivia is about 4 months old and weighs 17 pounds. All the pups have the markings of a hound and the sweet personalities of a lab, and might be lab/hound mixes. But that is very much of a guess, so only those willing to take pot-luck as far as actual breed should apply!

These pups are extremely friendly, good with people and with other dogs, and not overly interested in cats. They have typical puppy energy, but are not overly “Physical”. Olivia is the smallest and the sweetest of the bunch. She loves to be held, cuddled and petted. She comes looking for a snuggle and some affection first… then off she goes to play! She loves soft toys, and is also very fond of bones, which she carried off the porch and around the yard. She did well with 5 other dogs at her first foster home and would be a welcome addition to any family, 2 legged or four.

Olivia will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get her on a regular schedule, since she is not house-trained. But with “A Little More Love” and some obedience training, most likely she will be “Hopelessly Devoted To You” when full grown!

You can meet Olivia at her current foster home, Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Rd., during normal store hours (847-251-6750, www.wilmettepetcenter.com)   Though you may want to take her home on the spot, please know you will first have to go through our normal application process.

Her adoption fee of $325 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo), bordetella, and rabies vaccinations, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and spay.

Pepe (JW-D-4619)

 

 

 

 

Hola!  I'm Pepe, a 2 year old chihuahua/terrier mix, weighing in at a svelte 10 pounds. Affectionately known by my foster parents as Chooch, or Choo, or Choo Choo. Doesn't matter, I answer to all!  While at first I was a little leery of big guys, I now understand that humans, whatever size, shape or gender, are vehicles of affection. If I sound quite the scholar, that is because I have learned so much in my foster home that I now consider myself an astute, bright, brainy and brilliant example of my heritage! I have developed an array of clever ways to attract your attention, showing off my extreme cuteness. You will not be able to resist my adorable and charming personality, and in turn I get to sit on your lap or your arm. Sometimes you rub my belly, which is one of my favorite pastimes!

 I love to play with a ball, a squeak toy, rope or whatever else you have for me. I like playing with my own species as well. Big or small, I can handle any size friend I meet. I am a very brave and confident fellow.  I have the ability to learn so much more, in case you have anything in mind you'd like to teach me! I'm willing and able.   Click here and here to see him at play!

 

 My foster mom says this about me: Chooch is quite the agility athlete, In fact, he'd be a riot to teach all kinds of tricks. I bet he'd be able to walk on a ball if you taught him. He is crate trained, but it's not his favorite place. He'll go in no problem either for a meal or a treat, but likes to come out when done. May whine a little, but settles down if you leave. I have left him loose in the "dog room" without incident. That said, I'd say he's housetrained, but would need time for adjustment in a new home. He's great with other dogs, and mostly ignores my cat once he was used to her. He's fine with both men, women and older children (I don't have any small ones). This guy has developed such a personality, all of us are getting quite attached to him and amused daily at his silly antics. What a great little dog!

 Pepe's adoption fee of $300 includes: initial vet exam, heartworm test (neg) and heart worm preventative, distemper combination vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, routine deworming, flea control, neuter and microchip.

        

Scamper (D15096)

Meet Scamper, a terrier mix estimated to be about 3 yrs.old, and tiny at just 8 pounds.  Though he was a tad shy when he first arrived, he's acclimated well and is now more outgoing and social.  He's very sweet once he gets to know you.  He appears to be housebroken - in his new foster home he has only pottied outside.  He adjusted well right away, made himself at home and crawled in a doggy bed and went to sleep. He got along very well with the resident dog right away and likes to play. He's just a sweet little dog that will make a nice companion for anybody.  Watch him play with Pierre & Marnie!

Scamper's adoption fee of $300 includes vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, heartworm preventative, flea & tick preventative, microchip and neuter.

 

    

Sprout D15132

New Arrival!!

Meet Sprout, one of 8 Forest pups! A rescue person in rural Georgia found 8 six-week old puppies, left alone in the woods. After getting their shots and check-ups, they were brought to Chicago on an 18 hour transport relay set up just for them. Thanks to the care they received during the past 3 weeks, they are very friendly, well socialized, and love human attention. They have typical puppy energy, but as soon as you pick them up they melt in your lap.

 

Sprout will be about 12 weeks old on September 1st, and currently weighs just under 15 pounds. She is one of the shyest and calmest of the litter, but warms up quickly once she gets used to the situation. She does well with other dogs and likes to play with her sisters. Sprout is probably part hound like her siblings, but we are stumped as to the rest of her parentage: we can't even begin to guess where she got those beautiful blue eyes, that black face, and those short, stocky legs. She is truly a Heinz 57 Variety breed!


Because she is so young, Sprout will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get her on a regular schedule for potty-training, and to keep her exercised and socialized. Puppy obedience school is also required. 


You can meet Sprout at her current foster home, Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Rd., during normal store hours (847-251-6750,
www.wilmettepetcenter.com ) Though you will want to take her home on the spot as soon as you see those blue eyes, please know you will first have to go through our normal application process.

 

Her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and spay.

 

 

 

Sherman (D15093)

New Arrival!!

Meet Sherman! This gorgeous brindle puppy arrived a scared, skinny, hideaway, nervous baby and has blossomed into a happy, playful, friendly little guy.  He came to us from a rural Kentucky pound as a very young puppy.  It was apparent he had never been on a leash before, and we don't think he'd spent much time outdoors as he was scared of outside sounds.  He spent most of the day at his foster home curled up in a corner of the couch and shied away from strangers.   

But after a short time a brand new dog began to blossom out of this old shell of a puppy.  His foster 'brother and sister' dogs taught him how to engage in play, to run, to wrestle, to sit together, and to sleep together.  His foster mom taught him how to walk on a leash, play with toys, sleep through the night in his crate, ignore the cats, and welcome human attention.  Though not totally there yet, he's well on his way to being a real snugger / kisser / jump-in-your-lapper.  He likes it when YOU sit next to HIM on the couch and give him snugs and petting.  Now about 16 weeks old, Sherman is ready to move on to his forever family and new home.   

Sherman's new family will continue with his training and socialization and finish his transition into a loving, engaging dog.  He will make a wonderful companion for someone willing to give him the little bit of extra TLC he'll need to gain confidence and feel secure.  He's ready to move on.  He's ready for puppy school.  He's ready to connect with his forever family.  Because he is still a puppy, he needs a family where someone is home so he will not be left for long hours all alone.   

We believe Sherman may be a boxer/hound mix who will be a medium size dog when grown, but really, it's anybody's guess.  Currently weighing in at about 16 pounds, we do not know what size, shape or breed he will appear to be as an adult.  Therefore, his adopter must be flexible and willing to adopt Sherman 'as is' and willing to accept whatever his adult persona will be.  

You can meet Sherman at his current foster home, Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Rd., during normal store hours (847-251-6750, www.wilmettepetcenter.com)   Though you may want to take him home on the spot, please know you will first have to go through our normal application process.  

Sherman's adoption fee of $325 includes: vet exam, distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, deworming, heartworm preventative, flea & tick preventative, microchip and neuter.

       

 

Twig D15131

New Arrival!!

Meet Twig, one of 8 Forest pups! A rescue person in rural Georgia found 8 six-week old puppies, left alone in the woods. After getting their shots and check-ups, they were brought to Chicago on an 18 hour transport relay set up just for them. Thanks to the care they received during the past 3 weeks, they are very friendly, well socialized, and love human attention. They have typical puppy energy, but as soon as you pick them up they melt in your lap.


 

Twig will be about 12 weeks old on September 1st, and currently weighs 15 pounds. She is one of the most outgoing pups of this litter, although she can be shy at first. She does well with other dogs and like to play with her siblings. Twig has the face of a hound and the speckles of a cattle dog, but that is only a guess at her parentage. Only those wiling to take pot luck in terms of her ultimate size and breed need apply!


 

Because she is so young, Twig will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get her on a regular schedule for potty-training, and to keep her exercised and socialized. Puppy obedience school is also required.


 

You can meet Twig at her current foster home, Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Rd., during normal store hours (847-251-6750, www.wilmettepetcenter.com) Though you may want to take her home on the spot, please know you will first have to go through our normal application process.


 

Her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and spay.

 

 

   
 

Woody D15125

New Arrival!!

Meet Woody, one of 8 Forest pups! A rescue person in rural Georgia found 8 six-week old puppies, left alone in the woods. After getting their shots and check-ups, they were brought to Chicago on an 18 hour transport relay set up just for them. Thanks to the care they received during the past 3 weeks, they are very friendly, well socialized, and love human attention. They have typical puppy energy, but as soon as you pick them up they melt in your lap.

 

Woody will be about 12 weeks old on September 1st, and currently weighs 11 pounds. He is the smallest pup of this litter, and also the shyest. But once he learned that laps were made for sitting in, and people were there to pet him, he stopped being shy. In fact, he quickly became his first foster mom's favorite. Who can resist a snuggle baby? Woody's siblings look like they are part hound, although he does not. Since we can't even begin to guess at his parentage, he is a true Heinz 57 Variety. Only those wiling to take pot luck in terms of his ultimate size and breed need apply!

 

Because he is so young, Woody will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get him on a regular schedule for potty-training, and to keep him exercised and socialized. Puppy obedience school is also required.


You can meet Woody at his current foster home, Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Rd., during normal store hours (847-251-6750,
www.wilmettepetcenter.com).  Though you may want to take him home for a snuggle, please know you will first have to go through our normal application process.

 

His adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and neuter.

 

 

  

 

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